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Overview

A region of awe-inspiring landscapes in which successive civilisations have left their mark, whether in the form of humble settlements, great cities or even some of the world's greatest themeparks, North America is a family-friendly holiday destination second to none. Whether you want beaches or world-class museums, national parks or hip urban neighbourhoods, wildlife or culture – or a bit of everything – your only problem is deciding where to start.

Things to do with kids in North America

United States

The USA is a simply superb place to head for family holidays, whatever the age of your kids. offering something to please all tastes, from trashy themeparks unrivalled in the rest of the world to wild nature and animal encounters, from great artworks and world-breaking architecture to outdoor sports galore, including skiing

Canada

Similar in scope to the United States, Canada offers vast potential for family holidays, from wild landscapes where you'll barely meet another soul and encounters with animals ranging from whales to moose, to vibrant modern cities and some of the world's most child-friendly ski resorts.

Eat

From New York delis, hotdog stands and donut stops to macrobiotic cooking, and from maple syrup pancakes to wild game and fabulous seafood, North America offers a mindboggling array of cuisines that make eating out or in with kids one of the greatest pleasures of a family holiday here.

By Rhonda Carrier
Our Favourite North America Property
Family-friendly hotel in New York, close to Central Park, with family suites including kitchenette and a very handy butler service.
Our Favourite North America Trip
A western family adventure holiday in USA; sightseeing the amazing sites of the Grand Canyon and Yosemite.
Our Favourite North America Features
Rhonda and Zac enjoy a brief interlude in the hip Florida city by the sea.
North America Feature Two
Cathy shares 10 free/wallet-friendly things to see and do in Gotham.

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