Best USA Destinations for Family Travel 2021

Hands up, who else is thinking about their 2021 holidays already? If, like us, you’re thinking of heading to the States then why not look at the different holiday options that our friends over at American Holidays recommend. Here are their top USA destinations for family travel in 2021, offering something for all kids – both big and small!


As one of America’s oldest cities, Boston offers the perfect combination of great history and vibrant culture. Visit Boston’s historic monuments and nature parks, walk the freedom trail or catch the Red Sox in Fenway Park. Why not explore the campus of one of the most prestigious universities in the world? Harvard is right on your doorstep and offer daily tours. Take a day trip to Salem, the site of the infamous 17th century witch trials. Located only 40 minutes from Boston, learn about Salem’s fascinating history, explore its beautiful seaside park and experience its delicious food!

Fancy a sightseeing break? Make a pit-stop and indulge in Massachusetts favourite dessert, Boston Cream Pie – you will not be disappointed.  Why not extend your family trip with 3 nights in the beautiful Cape Cod? As a true family-friendly destination, Cape Cod offers activities to entertain everyone. Cycle alongside the glistening Atlantic Ocean on the Shining Sea Bike Trail, search for treasure at the Pirate Museum, spend an afternoon sliding around the water park or take a tour to enjoy some of the best whale watching in the USA.

Take a trip to Boston and Cape Cod next Spring with American Holidays to discover all this and more, from € 1450pp.


Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, Chicago is famous for many things, from its love of sport to its deep-dish pizza! Catch a game in Soldier Field or shop ’til you drop on the Magnificent Mile. Make the most of your trip to the Windy City and head to Navy Pier for a ride on the Ferris wheel before staying to see the weekly fireworks show. Explore the world’s oceans, lakes, rivers and reefs with the kids and meet Chicago’s underwater residents at the Shedd Aquarium, from rockhopper penguins to beluga whales. With something to offer every type of holidaymaker, Chicago is a perfect destination for your next family trip.

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the family in Chicago with American Holidays from €659pp.

The West Coast

There’s a reason they say the West Coast is the best coast! From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Space Needle, the West coast of America is home to countless bucket list attractions. Visit San Francisco to explore Fisherman’s Wharf and ride the cable car up the famous hilly city. Cycle over the Golden Gate Bridge and spend some time in the charming seaside town of Sausalito before catching a ferry back to the city. Why stop your holiday there? Seattle is the ideal destination to continue your stateside adventure. Experience the local food at Pike Place market, take the family to the Museum of Pop Culture or the Museum of Flight. Ditch the car and take a water taxi from downtown Seattle and enjoy the picturesque cityscape scenes. Then, top it all off with unforgettable view from the Space Needle in this beautiful waterfront city.

What are you waiting for? Tick off your family bucket list on a west coast adventure next Spring, from €1,699pp.

Orlando and Mexico

Known as the Theme Park Capital of the World, it’s no surprise Orlando makes for an unforgettable family holiday. From Walt Disney World to Universal Studios and everything in between, no kid is too big to enjoy this destination. What better way to end an Orlando adventure than relaxing by the crystal-clear shores of Cancun? Renowned for its family friendly beaches and restaurants as well as it’s vibrant culture, Cancun is a great family holiday destination. From snorkelling in the world’s second largest coral reef to visiting the Mayan pyramids and temples, Cancun has something for the whole family. Couple this with Orlando and it’s sure to be an unforgettable holiday.

Escape the dark winter days or make it a Christmas to remember with a family holiday to Orlando and Mexico with American Holidays from €1,850pp.


Famous for its perfect combination of high-rise buildings and beautiful neighbourhoods, Toronto is an international hub of arts and culture. This stunning city is ideal for a family getaway, with waterfront walkways, plenty of museums and charming markets. From Kensington Market to Graffiti Alley, these classic ethnic enclaves have mixed with millennial revitalization to result in an exciting combination of gift shops, salons, cafés and restaurants! Drop into the Mashion Bakery in Chinatown, one of best and most unique bakeries Toronto has to offer. Or, why not hop on a ferry to the Toronto Islands? With perfect picnic spots and bike rentals available, it’s a guaranteed day of fun!

Take the family to Toronto for Easter with American Holidays from €899pp.

Remember, this is just a selection of what’s on offer!

Call American Holidays on (01) 901 4405 to avail of these offers or you can also drop into our office located on Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, where our expert staff will be on hand to help you create your dream holiday.

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