Places to go for fun family vacations are Disney World, Disneyland, Monterey Bay Aquarium, St. Louis Zoo, and the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. Destinations such the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and the National Air and Space Museum can be both fun and educational.
Disney's many parks are among the most popular tourist destinations and are suitable for families, with both child and adult appeal. For instance, the Magic Kingdom boasts 47 square miles of fun and magic with rides that range from mild to those designed for older children and adult. Disney's MGM Studios park focuses on television shows and some movies with rides centering around "Toy Story" and the "Twilight Zone." Both Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon Park offer cool pools and enjoyable rides for all family members.
Those who want to experience the wonders of the ocean without actually going into the ocean can visit California's Monterey Bay Aquarium. The aquarium has a variety of exhibits as well as a touch pool for young children. The St. Louis Zoo also offers close proximity to animals including the penguin exhibit, which is popular among all ages. The National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. makes learning fun with videos about flight and part of a space shuttle.