I think taking vacations as a family is so important. With life being so crazy busy (at least for us) it is the much needed quality time you get to spend together as a family making memories that will last forever. As a child our parents took us on vacation regularly and I became very fond of our trips and have so many fun memories from them.
That ties into where I think the ideal family vacation destination is: Disneyland! Probably because my parents took us so much (sometimes once a year), and partly because I just love being a child at heart. When we step through the gates of Disneyland (and California Adventures) I immediately feel like a child again. And isn’t that just so much fun?! To feel like a child again, to have no worries and just play! I love it! I love the music, the rides, the shows, just being there!
3 year old Bug has never been, and not from a lack of me wanting to take him, I have been wanting to take him since he was born, LOL. But we wanted to wait until he was old enough to truly experience and enjoy everything. We are planning a trip for Spring Break and I get so excited thinking about taking Bug for the first time. I can’t wait for him to experience this family vacation that I grew to cherish so much as a child.
Let me just tell you why I think Disneyland is such a fun place for a family. They have so many things to do for all ages. My hubby and I enjoy the Tower of Terror in California Adventures, and I know Bug is going just love the Bug World, Toon Town and Fantasy Land. Actually I could go on and on listing the things I know he will love. There are so many, and I love them all! The shows at night are wonderful. The fireworks are so much fun and I can’t wait for Bug to see Tinker bell fly above the castle. Fantasmic is a must see show as well, they started doing it when I was a kid and it is a classic must see show on your Disneyland Vacation. Just thinking about it makes me want to be there now.
So, what is your ideal US family vacation? Is it relaxing on a beach or going to an amusement park like me? I want to hear what your family loves to do (so then I can have ideas for our next one 🙂 ) So leave a comment and let me know what your fav. US vacation is!
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