Taking a family on vacation can sometimes be a hassle, but there are ways to travel that can be fun for both kids and adults. Here are a list of the top 10 family-friendly vacation destinations from FamilyVacationCritic.com.
Don't let the television shows and hurricanes fool you.
The Jersey Shore has suffered severe damage from Hurricane Sandy, but that is bringing on major renovations and additions.
A trip here may be a whole new experience for families.
The islands of Turks and Caicos in the West Indies provide an exotic getaway for families.
The islands feature Grace Bay, "one of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches," according to Family Vacation Critic.
Taking a cruise tour of Alaska is an excellent way of seeing the Northern states beautiful in a family-friendly way.
Gold panning, dogsledding and train rides are some major activities on cruises like Disney Wonder.
Nantucket, a small island off the coast of Cape Cod, is a great place to take kids. The Winnetu Resort on Martha's Vineyard is kid-friendly, with a children's program and onsite dining.
This area has a good mix of everything. You can go to SeaWorld, the Air and Space Museum or LEGOLAND.
Of course, there is also the famous San Diego Zoo, which recently added a Jungle Ropes Safari.
This family-friendly resort is growing in popularity due to Moody Gardens, a 242-acre theme park that boasts of its own rainforest.
There is also the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, which converts to indoor during the off-season.
Utah's very own Park City made Family Vacation Critic's list for 2013.
The mountain city is famous for its 400-acre Utah Olympic Park and resorts like the Waldorf Astoria and St. Regis Deer Valley.
Affordability and convenience makes the Bahamas a great family-friendly destination in the Caribbean.
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort sports 11 pools, waters slides and the largest marine habitat in the world.
This city is an affordable alternative to France.
The city offers a science museum called Space for life and the second-largest amusement park in Canada.
Located off the northeast coast of Florida, this island has 13 miles of beaches where you and your family can take sailing or kayaking lessons or search for manatees.
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is undergoing $85 million in renovations, which are scheduled to be completed by 2013.