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Top things to do in the United States for families

Whether your children are 5 or 15, the United States is a perfect destination for a family holiday. We have personally selected extraordinary local experiences for children of all ages. And our focus is on nature conservation and small-scale locally owned companies. A chance to spend quality time together and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Explore the wilderness of Yosemite National Park. Hike through mystical forests, past striking cliffs and gushing waterfalls. Kayak the waters of Monterey Bay and spot otters, dolphins, and whales as the sun slowly rises. Early birds will be rewarded with magical views during their journey through the United States.

Would you like to know more about active activities that suit your family's interests? Get in touch with our travel specialists to find out about all the possibilities.

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Experience the beauty of Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, United States

With a personal guide, visit California's iconic Yosemite National Park, nestled among the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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Experience San Francisco by seaplane

San Francisco, United States

Experience the best sights around San Francisco from the best vantage point: the air!

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Explore Seattle by bike

Seattle, United States

On this guided bike tour, you will leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind on this tour and be able to enjoy the most beautiful views Seattle has to offer.

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Hike through Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park, United States

Experience the beautiful array of diverse ecosystems, trail networks, and vistas of Olympic National Park with a locally owned and operated tour company.

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Guided tour through Umpqua National Forest

Umpqua National Forest, United States

Explore all that Oregon's Umpqua National Forest has to offer on this multi-day guided tour.

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Whitewater rafting tour with views of Oregon nature

Willamette National Forest, United States

On this guided whitewater rafting adventure, you will experience all the spectacular Pacific Northwest nature from the water.

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Incredible self-guided trail tour of Zion

Zion National Park, United States

Explore the stunning canyons and tails in Zion with this self-guided adventure.

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Kayaking among sea otters in Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay, United States

Kayak with the family around California's Monterey Bay with an experienced guide, enjoy the pristine water and even have the chance to spot dolphins and sea otters!

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Horseback riding tour through Cave Lakes Canyon

Kanab, United States

Serene horse trail riding experience in one of Utah's most coveted canyon destinations.

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An unforgettable wildlife tour of Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park, United States

Take a private tour through the best of Yellowstone National Park with an experienced guide and spot geysers, wolves and endless other nature.

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"Nature in the United States is just stunning - you really just have to get out there under those big skies. I can't wait to go kayaking and hiking in the National Parks again."

Clare, Content writer

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More is possible than you may think

You probably already have ideas for your holiday to the United States and Canada. Nature tours through the Rocky Mountains, spotting orcas near the San Juan Islands, or exploring the streets of San Francisco on the iconic cable car?

For the best local tips and advice, visit one of our online presentations. Meet our travel specialists and have all of your questions answered.