Essential Travel Experience #94 – Bring the Kids to a Fun Place

      More and more people are bringing their children with them on vacation. Whether it’s the modern trend or the fact that day-care is very expensive or that today’s family is more fractured so looks forward to vacation time as a way to spend time together, there are many more kids traveling these days. Certainly, there are more places designed for kids.

      Here are some attractions which are geared primarily toward children (although many are just as much fun for adults). The world’s premier tourist attraction for kids is Disney World (or any of its mutations around the world). Its many parks delight millions each year. The Magic Kingdom remains the focal point for young children

Magic Kingdom, Disney World

with the ever-popular Cinderella’s Castle

Cinderella's Castle

while Epcot is more popular with adults and older kids


Newer parks such as Disney-MGM


and Animal World

Animal World

draw more and more fans each year.

     Also in Orlando, and one of my favorites, is Sea World

Sea World

Another “world” that lures visitors is Coca Cola World, located in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. The world’s most popular soft drink was born here and the attraction chronicles its history.

Coca Cola World

To continue the “world” theme, next is Chocolate World, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where everything revolves around the dark brown confectionary.

Chocolate World

    A tour of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream plant in northern Vermont is on everyone’ s list as a delightful place to be.

Ben & Jerry's

The San Diego Zoo is one of the world’s best zoological parks. It displays many unusual animals from around the world, such as, koala bears

Koala Bear

and Giant Pandas.

Giant Panda

The Bronx Zoo in New York City is another of the world’s greatest and has been for many, many years. It also features some wonderful animals from around the world, like this Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger

and this Tapir from South America


The Puppet Show at Covent Garden in London has been entertaining children for years.

Covent Garden


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