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Top 7 Family-Friendly US City Destinations-2011

ABC City Guides for Kids Names Top 7 US City Family Destination 

2011 to be a rebound year as families visit great American Cities

PHILADELPHIA -- Spring Break is around the corner and it's time to start planning a family getaway.

Top Destinations for Family Travel:

  1. Denver, CO – Tour the US Mint and Hammonds Candies.  16th Street is kid friendly then head to Red Rocks.  For burgers, and a billiards lesson from "Viper", visit Wynkoop Brewing Company then catch a Rockies game.
  2. Lancaster, PAKitchen Kettle's Rhubarb Festival is in May.  Central Market and Barnstormers baseball is pure Lancaster.  In Lititz, eat Wilbur Buds (born before Hershey's Kisses) and pretzels from Julius Sturgis. Kids under 10 will love the Hands-On-House and Dutch Wonderland.
  3. San Antonio, TXSee the IMAX Alamo show then visit the real thing.  North Star Mall has the world's largest cowboy boots and Lulu's serves a 3 pound cinnamon bun.  At Pearl eat at La Gloria and visit the gourmet food trucks at Broadway on Bulverde.  Book the family suite at Hotel Indigo Riverwalk.
  4. St. Louis, MO – Ride a pod 630 feet to the top of the Arch.  Visit Forest Park then picnic at Turtle Playground.  The Hill has top-notch Italian restaurants and bakeries.  Ted Drewes serves custard so thick it's handed to you upside down!
  5. Miami, FL – Visit Monkey Jungle and Coral Castle on the Redland Trail.  Enjoy Big Pink restaurant in South Beach, then head to the beach.  The Colonnade Westin Coral Gables is close to the Venetian Pool and Ortanique restaurant.
  6. Nashville, TN – Music and fried pickles at the Wildhorse!   Visits to the Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame are mandatory.  For beauty - Cheekwood and Frist rule.  Drive to Loveless Cafe for biscuits and Pancake Pantry for pancakes.
  7. Orlando, FL – Visit the off beat attractions of I-Drive (Wonder Works, Wet N Wild, Ripleys) and Gatorland.  Loch Haven Park has first class cultural attractions.   Chow in Downtown Disney.


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