Top 10 Places to Visit with Teens in the United States

Family vacations to these destinations will be a hit with your teen.

Vacations are a wonderful way to create memories that last a lifetime. However, finding vacation destinations that will entertain teens can sometimes be a little tricky. 

Whether your teen prefers hiking up a mountainside or shopping in a mall, here are the top vacation destinations every teen should visit:

1. Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.’s historical monuments and museums aren’t just for history buffs.

There are plenty of activities to ensure there’s something for everyone. There’s a world-class zoo, aquarium, and amusement park for added entertainment opportunities.

2. New York City

From television shows to Central Park, New York City's attractions can make for an action packed trip. Take a tour of the city, visit the Empire State Building, and take in the Statue of Liberty to create a memorable experience.

3. Orlando

Teens aren’t too old for Disney World. There are plenty of other amusement parks and attractions for everyone in the Orlando area. Sea World, Universal Studios, water parks, and dinner shows are a great way to keep teens entertained in Florida.

4. Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is a must-see for families. Teens who aren’t interested in the outdoors may gain a new respect for nature after seeing bubbling mud pots and hot springs. Get up close and personal with Old Faithful and you’re sure to see a variety of wildlife ranging from bears to bison.

5. Hawaii

No matter which island you visit in Hawaii, you can’t go wrong. Oahu is the most commonly visited island for tourism and it provides a great deal of opportunities for teens to do anything from surfing to hiking a volcano.

6. Denver

Denver offers a great mixture of activities. If you have a teen who appreciates the outdoors, there are beautiful hiking trails and parks in the Denver area.

Just outside Denver, you can even pan for gold. Denver also offers a variety of interesting museums and amusement parks for teens who are less interested in outdoor adventures.

7. Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor is a great place for a teen with a sense of adventure and a passion for the outdoors. Hire an expert to take you rock climbing up the cliffs along the ocean’s edge or take a horseback ride through the park. Acadia National Park also offers plenty of opportunities for hiking and not far from the park, there are whale watching and deep sea adventures. 

8. Key West

If your teen is interested in getting in the ocean, Key West offers a variety of water activities. Snorkeling, kayaking, and jet skiing are just a few of the adventures the whole family can enjoy. There are lots of short cruises and beautiful beaches as well.

9. Boston

Historic Boston has many landmarks that may be of interest to teens who appreciate history. There are lots of ways to tour Boston, ranging from Segway tours to Duck Boats, to help you take in the entire city. Don’t forget to take in a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.

10. Los Angeles

If your teen appreciates movies or is into celebrities, Los Angeles is a wonderful destination.

Take a tour to view stars’ homes in the Hollywood Hills or check out the Walk of Fame. You can tour movie studios or visit museums showcasing movie memorabilia. 

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