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The Most Kid-Friendly Cities In America

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Now that spring has sprung, we've all got our eyes on the collective prize: summer vacation.

There are quite a few pieces to the puzzle when trying to figure out what your destination of choice should be, so we're here to offer a little bit of help. How long can I go for? How far do I want to travel? And perhaps most importantly, who is coming with me?

If you've got some tiny tots in your life and you'd like to bring them along on your trip, take a look at FamilyFun's list of the most kid-friendly cities in the U.S. and let their FamilyFun Travel Awards do the deciding for you.

Each corner of the country is represented, with cities as big as New York and as quaint as Portland, ME. Each of the top 10 offers some fun for all ages so check out the full list to see which city is the most kid-friendly in the country.

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    San Francisco, CA
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    San Francisco has been the setting of enough TV shows and films to get any kid a little excited at the first sight of a trolley car or The Painted Ladies, but that's not where the child-friendly fun will stop.
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    Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN
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    It wouldn't be right to not mention the massive Mall of America in Minneapolis-St. Paul, but don't kid yourself. This northern city is full of nooks and crannies that can make visitors of any age a big fan.
  • 8
    Chicago, IL
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    Spending a hot summer afternoon in Grant Park or making your way toward the Navy Pier Ferris wheel for a ride, Chicago's kid-friendliness knows no bounds.
  • 7
    Boston, MA
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    Boston is a city rich in history and a prime location for a quick kid-friendly getaway. From spots like Copley Square to anywhere along the Charles River, a trip to Bean Town will certainly not disappoint.
  • 6
    Portland, ME
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    The adventurous, outdoorsy kid in your life will love a stop in Portland, ME. There are plenty of opportunities to spend majority of your time outside, soaking in the tranquil scenery and gorgeous coastlines. Have no fear though, if the weather is bad, there are plenty of kid-friendly museums to fill your time.
  • 5
    Washington, D.C.
    There will be no shortage of things to see in Washington, D.C. for everyone. The countless museums and monuments will make for the ultimate history lesson during the family vacay.
  • 4
    New York, NY
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    The City That Never Sleeps just has to make the top 10 kid-friendly destinations. From a baseball game at Citi Field to the famous Dylan's Candy Shop, the kiddos in your world will be grinning from ear-to-ear during their stay in NYC.
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    San Diego, CA
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    A destination that is actually pretty perfect any time of the year, San Diego is a pretty sweet spot for families who love a little fun in the sun and the water. Sea World, Coronado Beach... need we say more?
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    San Antonio, TX
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    From Six Flags to the River Walk, San Antonio as the perfect combination of a little bit of history, some delicious food and a whole lot of southern charm.
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    Orlando, FL
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    While Walt Disney World certainly helps to make Orlando, FL the most kid-friendly city in America, let's not forget the many, many other things that make this southern city so great.

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