The zoo is the perfect place for children to see and potentially interact with wildlife. Whether your family is filled with animal lovers or you just need a good excuse to get out and about, here are some of the country’s best zoos for your next family adventure:
The Philadelphia Zoo is considered the first true zoo in the country. One of the most popular attractions is the Zoo360 Animal Exploration Trails, where tigers, monkeys and other exotic animals walk overhead in tunnels, making you feel part of the exhibits. The zoo features around 1,300 animals of more than 300 different species. Other attractions to keep an eye out for are the paddleboat lake, children’s petting zoo and WildWorks — a ropes course with bridges and obstacles.
The world-famous San Diego Zoo and Safari Park is home to more than 3,500 animals across 800 species. The zoo is most popular for its open-air, cage-free exhibits, recreating natural habitats. Make sure to visit the kangaroos and koalas in the Outback, the Elephant Odyssey, the penguins at Conrads Prebys Africa Rocks and the Polar Bear Plunge in the Northern Frontier.
The Bronx Zoo is the largest urban zoo and features more than 4,000 animals across 650 species. Don’t miss out on The Nature Trek, a kid-friendly path with bridges, playgrounds and tunnels to explore, along with a bird’s eye view of some of the animals. Visit the Children’s Zoo to get up close with the animals. Make sure to stop by JungleWorld, World of Reptiles and Congo Gorilla Forest.
The second-oldest zoo is home to 1,900 animals across more than 500 species and was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Make sure to visit Fiona the hippopotamus, the first hippo born in the zoo in 75 years. Fiona went viral for being born premature and gained the love of viewers from all over the world. Some other must-see animals are the largest komodo dragon, the fastest cheetah in captivity and the longest-living American alligator.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Northwest Florida is a haven for beachgoers seeking the waters of Panama City Beach, Pensacola and Destin. But this region of Florida also has some extensive history, offering family travelers a great way to introduce young ones to Florida’s Spanish and indigenous past.
More than 1,000 miles from Spain’s capital city of Madrid, the seven Canary Islands are also part of Spain. They are the tallest peaks of ancient volcanoes rising out of the Atlantic, not far from the coast of North Africa. Two of these volcanoes, both still active, offer exciting adventures for families traveling to the islands.
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If you think you have to head into the wilderness just to get some hiking time in on your next vacation, rest assured. Cities across the country pride themselves on being great all-around family destinations, and that often includes fun urban hiking opportunities. These cities prove you don’t have to hike to a mountaintop to stretch your legs and get some fresh air. They are home to great parks and walking trails designed for easy walks that let you enjoy the fresh air, and get to know the personality, culture and history of the city you are visiting.