What makes an ideal kid-friendly destination? We asked USA TODAY 10Best readers to chose their favorite place for a family vacation, and after four weeks of voting, the results are in!
Only a handful of votes separated our winner from the runner up, but in the end, Niagara Falls, N.Y. came out on top. Families flock to this northeastern city to experience the awe-inducing grandeur of this natural wonder, whether aboard the Maid of the Mist or from the Cave of the Winds. Aside from the cascades, Niagara is packed with other family-centric attractions.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Kid-Friendly Destination are as follows:
- Niagara Falls, N.Y.
- Myrtle Beach, S.C.
- Anaheim, Calif.
- Wisconsin Dells, Wisc.
- San Diego
- San Antonio
- Virginia's Historic Triangle
- Yosemite National Park, Calif.
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Katie Dillon (La Jolla Mom), Kyle McCarthy (MyFamilyTravels.com), Eileen Ogintz (Taking the Kids) and Dave Parfitt (Adventures by Daddy) were chosen for their expertise in the family travel industry.
10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winners. The contest was promoted on 10Best and USA TODAY.License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo