With summer holidays getting closer, parents are starting to think about where to spend time as a family. Though it is easier to spend vacations at the local entertainment park or at the beaches that are close to home, it can be fun to think out of the box and visit some places while your kids are still kids.

If you want to have that big fun moment with your kids and you are pretending to leave great memories on them, you should know that there awesome places that you can choose for your holidays.

Here are 6 cool places that you can go here or abroad and that 100% family-friendly spots. You should consider them before your kids grow up.

Galapagos Islands

A place that is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. The Galapos Islands are located 600 miles off from the Ecuadorean shore, is an excellent spot for wildlife-loving families.

Here the family can check the beautiful active volcanoes, which provide a diverse selection of unique wildlife that can go from penguins to sea lions and marine iguanas.

Known as the place where Charles Darwin used for his investigation on his theory of natural selection, the islands have received a mythical status.

There are plenty of things that kids can do, like snorkel with the stunning turtles or swimming with sea lions. It is sure that visiting this place can give a memorable experience that will endure for an entire life.

By Stolz Gary M, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By Stolz Gary M, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The Hawaiian Islands

Most people dream about visiting Hawaii, and the Hawaiian Islands can be for sure a great place to be for kids of all ages.

A sure fun trip, this place offers unique beaches on which you can go surfing, snorkeling, and boogie boarding.

The local culture provides a scenic picture that is accompanied with great breezes from the ocean. You can watch the gorgeous sunsets while hiking through the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park or a horseback riding.

The perfect weather is great for family excursions like trips to natural and historical sites, for example; Pearl Harbor.

Your vacations can also include a trip to Maui and celebrate the Road to Hana. It doesn’t matter if you choose the Big Island, Kauai, Maui or Oahu, it is a sure bet that a vacation here won’t be forgotten.

Forest & Kim Starr [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Forest & Kim Starr [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Walt Disney World

Any trip list should have Walt Disney World written on it. It is full of characters, excitement in all the rides, fireworks, and most of all, magic.

Kids will surely desire to visit and get to know Orlando’s Disney parks. Though it is not a cheap trip, you can visit it at times when is less expensive and crowded, for example; you can go between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Get creative with the course of your holidays vacations by making time to visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Epcot, Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom. During your trip you will be able to meet a few characters and having fun in the water parks.

A sure thing is that you will love the look in your kid’s faces when they meet their favorite characters in person.

By Flickr user: Gerard McGovern :en:London http://www.flickr.com/people/inkiboo/ [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Flickr user: Gerard McGovern :en:London http://www.flickr.com/people/inkiboo/ [CC BY-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Rome

The main touristy city of Italy can be an awesome place to be with your kids. Italians are known for loving children, and they will constantly stop you for ogle at your kids or babies.

If you are planning to make a tour in Italy you can start in Rome. Keep in mind that if you want to visit the Vatican you must make a reservation first, though is preferable to hire a tour guide or service.

Be careful on the time of year that you’re planning to go, you can have trouble with crowds. Climb the Cupola is one of the few things that you can do, as also a tour of Piazza Navona, Campo di Fiori, Santa Maria del Popolo, the Pantheon, and the Colosseum.

A highly recommended tour with kids is the trip to visit the Trevi Fountain and Michelangelo’s Pietà in St. Peter’s.

Your kids can run freely in the Villa Borghese or any open piazzas, and later they can taste different scoops of gelato all the time.

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New York City

Called around the globe, as the greatest city in the world, and many would be agreed with this. Any trip to the Empire State Building will help you to start considering this too.

After all, there is an impressive view from the top of 102 floors. You can also head west and check out a Broadway show. Other day you can make a trip around NYC’s Central Park, or if you feel a little curious you can make a visit to the Natural History Museum, one of the largest museums around the world with over 30 million artifacts, which includes the Rose Center for Earth & Space plus dinosaur skeletons.

Also, another great place to visit is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which offers a cool view of the Egyptian Collection.

New York City is for sure a city that could offer to your family days culture and sightseeing while you enjoy the delicious the ultimate NY cuisine.

By Javier Gil [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Javier Gil [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/) or CC BY-SA 2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
San Diego

This is a place that offers a luxurious scene of the sandstone cliffs in the coastline, sea caves and pure beaches alongside with a beautiful weather and a huge number of unforgettable attractions.

Any family can enjoy an entire day at the San Diego Zoo, considered one of the best zoos around the world, where you can watch amazing animals like polar bears or pandas. Or you can have a cool trip in the Safari Park of the zoo, where kids can interact safely with animals that go from Asia to Africa.

If your kids are Lego fans they will fall in love of LEGOLAND, with tons of attractions and shows. There’s also SeaWorld, a touristic place that attracts a lot of people from abroad to meet the house of Shamu, the well-known killer whale.

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