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5 Cultural & Educational Destinations for Traveling Families

5 Cultural & Educational Destinations for Traveling Families

For this year's trip, take the family to exciting cities in the United States or travel abroad to outstanding countries thriving with cultural insights and educational fun. Traveling to any of the following domestic and international destinations are vacations that everyone in the family will enjoy and find fascinating.

Epcot®, U.S.A.

Restricted by a tight budget? Embark on a cultural journey by visiting Walt Disney World and Epcot Center in Orlando, Florida. Immerse your kids in 11 international showcases of various countries. You'll educate your family by exploring attractions in each country throughout the park and tasting authentic cuisine in China or Mexico, for example. Kids will also love to participate in the educational experience of The Hall of Presidents. At least two dozen, hands-on programs and cultural destinations wait to be discovered by eager-to-learn kids among the magic of Walt Disney World. 

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Epcot photo from Flickr user inazakira.

Hong Kong

"Hong Kong is an indisputable great time for those who love the excitement of a big city," notes HCCMIS travel blog. This dynamic and thriving city has long been considered a fantastic, fast-paced cultural city where the East meets the West. If you plan a trip to Hong Kong, learn with your children words or phrases in Cantonese or Mandarin and research delicious, authentic cuisine that your family will indulge in while traveling throughout city streets.

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Hong Kong photo from Flickr user HerryLawford.

San Francisco, U.S.A.

San Francisco is known as the leading cultural center of Northern California and the Bay Area. San Fran boasts the largest intake of immigrants from Latin America and Asia in the United States — ethnically diverse, indeed. Also, every year San Francisco hosts the largest Chinese New Year Parade in the country. The Golden Gate Bridge plus the 400,000 multilingual residents in the city make this a destination thriving with culture and urban distinctions that can teach young children valuable life lessons.

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Ghirardelli square photo from Flickr user Brian Jelonek / jelloneck.

Paris, France

Paris, France, is a modernization city distinguished by its renowned architecture and rich history. While traveling throughout this romantic city, your family will meet locals who speak Dutch, English, Scottish, Irish, Polish, and French. Make sure to visit other historic destinations on your Parisian vacation, including Little Ethiopia, Little Armenia, Flipinotown, Koreatown, and Thai Town.

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Eiffel Tower photo from Flickr user House of Hall / Bob Hall.

New York City, U.S.A.

New York City is a city of more than eight million ethnically diverse residents, including Hispanics, African Americans, and Asians. While traveling through the fast-paced city streets of New York, introduce your kids to a variety of fare. Your family will return home with a new palette and appreciation for cultural cuisine after indulging on ethnic foods, from Caribbean and Greek to Cajun and Indian. 

You can also provide your family with educational experiences by touring the following NYC attractions:

  • 9/11 Tribute Center
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Carnegie Hall Tours
  • Central Park
  • Empire State Building
  • Listings of Broadway shows
  • Greenwich Village walking tours
  • Madame Tussauds New York
  • NBC Studio Tour
  • New York Sky ride
  • Radio City Music Hall

Also, add a few of the following landmarks to your traveling itinerary:

  • 69th Regiment Armory
  • Ambrose Lightship
  • American Stock Exchange
  • Louis Armstrong House
  • Bartow-Tell Mansion
  • Bell Laboratories
  • Carnegie Hall
  • Andrew Carnegie Mansion
  • Chrysler Building
  • Brooklyn Bridge

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NYC skyline photo from Flickr user Thomas J. Matthews.

Whether you explore the Montmartre hill and Louvre museum in Paris or tour the Empire State Building in New York City, a vacation with a focus on culture will enlighten your family and provide your kids with enriching experiences of a lifetime.

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