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.

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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.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida© VISIT FLORIDA

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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.

Cape Cod© Rachel Neathey

Cape Cod

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San Francisco

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Flying time0hrs All flight times are based on flights from UK London airports, to the capital or nearest destination airport.

Carbon footprint0 CO2 Estimated tonnes of CO2 produced for return flights for a family of four.

TimezoneVarious by destination

CurrencyUS / Canadian Dollar

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Ranch, British Columbia

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Kayaking near Vail