Carlsbad Flower FieldsHome to Legoland, the flower fields, a waterpark, an Aquarium and beautiful beaches, this sleepy little beach town is becoming a major tourist attraction in Southern California.

Carlsbad sits between Oceanside and San Diego with a long stretch of beaches, several creeks and lagoons, making it a perfect spot for a weekend getaway or a rest stop on a long journey.  

Most families with children flock to Carlsbad to spend a day or two at Legoland. The theme park is filled with rides and experiences based on the popular Lego toy brand. And if a park full of thrills is not enough, you can go next door to the new Water Park and Sealife Aquarium.  

Hollywood Studios, Disney World

Disney World - Epcot - Hollywood Studios - Wikimedia by Jedi94This park opened in 1989 as both a production studio and a theme park but later became a theme park dedicated to the fantasy worlds and characters from film, television, music, and theatre, while celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Visitors enjoy many shows and attractions with movie themes in 6 distinct areas:

Echo Lake

At Echo Lake, you can ride “Star Tours – The Adventures Continue”, or “Indiana Jones”, or watch the “First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along, and “Star Wars: Path of the Jedi” shows.

Oahu Polynesian Cultural Center

Polynesian Cultural CenterOur Hawaiian odyssey reached its zenith with an immersive day at the Polynesian Cultural Center, a place that stands as a testament to the vibrant heart of Polynesia. 

This all-encompassing experience, far more than a mere visit, transported us across the Pacific through a rich tapestry of cultural festivities, a sumptuous luau, and a myriad of interactive activities that vividly brought to life the diverse heritage of the Polynesian islands.

Family Getaway to Las Vegas

Family Getaway

Entertainment Capital of the WorldLas Vegas, often known as the "Entertainment Capital of the World" might not be the first destination that comes to mind when planning a family getaway with kids. However, beyond its dazzling lights and vibrant nightlife, Las Vegas offers a surprising array of family-friendly activities that can turn your visit into an unforgettable adventure for both young and old.

When my kids were younger, we took the plunge and spent a few days exploring the wonders of Las Vegas, and we weren’t disappointed.