Deciding which 10 destinations across the globe deserve a spot on TPG’s list of top vacation spots for families to visit this year was no easy task.
We pulled from our own extensive travel experience, researched new resorts and activities and compiled data from travel sites like Priceline and Vrbo to find the spots your family will still be talking about years after you return home from your trip.
Of course, we had to throw in a few of our dream destinations, too.
Whether your family prefers cities, beaches, theme parks or the great outdoors, you’ll find your perfect family vacation on this list.
What to do
With four major theme parks in the area, Orlando bills itself as the “theme park capital of the world.” Because those parks are always competing for the top spot in travelers’ hearts (and their wallets), there’s always something new to do.
2022 was a big year for Orlando’s theme parks, and 2023 looks to be just as thrilling. In early 2022, Disney opened Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind coaster at Epcot and the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser two-night hotel experience that includes a visit to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
In December 2022, Universal Orlando changed the escape room game with the opening of Universal’s Great Movie Escape. The attraction has two different experiences, one themed to “Jurassic World” and one themed to “Back to the Future.”
SeaWorld Orlando opened its first launch coaster, Ice Breaker, and the nearby town of Winter Haven, Florida, opened an entirely new park themed to Peppa Pig.
Orlando’s theme parks aren’t slowing down in 2023. This spring, Disney World and SeaWorld Orlando are scheduled to open new roller coasters.
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At Disney World, Tron Lightcycle Run will come to The Magic Kingdom’s Tomorrowland area and at SeaWorld, Pipeline: The Surf Coaster will give guests the experience of standing up to “surf” along the tracks. Journey of Water — Inspired by Moana, a walkthrough attraction coming to