Some family vacations are all about being active, while others are about being entertained. Which destinations offer the best in kid-friendly entertainment? That depends on your own family's preferences.
Know Your Family's Preferences
Before you can choose a destination, start by asking what kind of entertainment your family enjoys best. New York City is known as the entertainment capital of the US, and many would argue that no family visit is complete without taking in a Broadway show or a performance at one of the many music venues. New York isn't the only big city for wonderful theater. Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco and Los Angeles are also well-known for their high-quality theatrical productions. Las Vegas might be known for its casinos, but it is also home to many high-quality music and theatrical performances, many of which are appropriate for kids of all ages.
Don't Forget Disney
When it comes to naming a top destination for kid-friendly entertainment, many families would vote for Disney World or Disneyland, theme parks that are famous for rides, attractions, fireworks, parades and some of the best live family-friendly shows in the country.
Perfect for Little Performers
If you are a fan of country music, pack your bags for a family getaway to Memphis, Nashville, or Branson. You'll find some of the world's best jazz and blues in New Orleans and Kansas City, while Austin offers a tremendous alternative music scene.
Looking further north to Canada, Toronto has a top film festival and Montreal is known for a calendar of noteworthy festivals.
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