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anybody got any ideas for a holiday in USA with a 1 year old? Travelling from the uk.

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Depends on what kind of traveler your one-year-old is, and what you're thinking about doing. Cities? Outdoor adventure? And how long are you thinking about staying?

Obviously, I'm a fan of Utah and its national parks, :) so I'll plug them a bit here. Flying into Las Vegas is easy and usually cheaper than Salt Lake City. It takes about an hour to get from there to the southern border of Utah by car. The first big town on your way into Utah is St. George, and a major national park nearby is Zion. From there, heading over to Bryce Canyon is easy and quick. And the views are beyond spectacular. There are plenty of day hikes you can do with a child that young, if you have a child carrier backpack.

The other national parks are Capitol Reef, Arches, and Canyonlands, all in southern Utah.

If you're interested, here are a few links with more info. No matter where you decide to go, have a great trip!













The Tampa area is a great place for toddlers. There are many beautiful beaches in the area where he/she can play in the sand and run around. Busch Gardens is also here which has an excellent toddler area, including a Sesame Street section with a cute stage show and character's walking around the area. There is also a water area for them to run through sprinklers. The Lowry Park Zoo also is wonderful for children with lots of up-close encounters with animals and of course a water area. The Florida Aquarium also has a great outdoor kids area as well as some awesome marine exhibits that children love. The Glazer Children's Museum also just opened in Tampa and if it's only a little over an hour to Orlando from here if you want to see any of the Disney or Universal Parks.
Wisconsin is a great place for an affordable, family-friendly vacation. You can fly into General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee or O'Hare in Chicago and take a train to Milwaukee. Besides it's convenient location near Lake Michigan, there's a basebal stadium and lots of festivals and fairs during the summer.

The Milwaukee County Zoo is great for all ages, as is the Milwaukee Public Museum. You can hang out at the beach or catch a baseball game. There are small church festivals, music in the park events, and larger festivals known throughout the world, like Summerfest.

If you decide to visit our friendly city, let me know. I'd be happy to assist you further. Happy Travels!
Hi! It depends really one when you're interested in coming to Maine or New Hampshire. I highly recommend the North Conway-White Mountains regions in New Hampshire in the summer. Storyland and Santa's Village are great amusements parks geared toward younger children. There are also opportunities for hiking and kayaking. The Portsmouth Seacoast (also in New Hampshire) has a great children's museum -- the Children's Museum of New Hampshire in nearby Dover -- as well as the Seacoast Science Center in Rye (a lot of hands-on activities at both locations). You can also take a delightful boat tour of Portsmouth Harbor or the Isle of Shoals with your child. Water Country (in Portsmouth) has several rides geared toward toddlers, too. An outdoor concert at Portsmouth's Prescott Park Arts Festival is a great way to expose youngsters to the joy of music and dance (and they also feature several children's theater productions). Access to Portsmouth or North Conway are fairly easy via Manchester (New Hampshire) airport or Logan Airport in Boston. Hope that gives you some terrific ideas!
It depends on what you want to do. Yes, the US has the best national parks. If you are going in the winter, you might want to stick with the southern part of the U.S.: Arizona, Southern Utah, Texas, New Mexico, So. California. Southern Utah is so beautiful. Julie from can get you the best information. It might be easier to stick to smaller towns with a small child. Renting a car will be necessary as well.
Santa Cruz, CA and the surrounding area is very family friendly traveling, even with a very young child. There are mild hiking trails, train rides through redwood forests, countless beaches--perfect for picnics and strolling--and is an all around easy-access destination. Monterey, CA south of Santa Cruz by about 45 miles, houses the Monterey Bay Aquarium with many hands on exhibits and displays and programs that would fascinate anyone, no matter what their age.

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