The 10 Best Cities for Families

                       The 10 Best Cities for Families

Family Vacation Critic names the 10 Best Cities for Families and introduces
new weekend city guides.

PR Newswire

PENNINGTON, N.J., Sept. 16, 2013

PENNINGTON, N.J., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --While the hustle and bustle
of a visit to a big city can be exciting for kids, a recent poll* by Family
Vacation Critic^® (, an online family travel
planning guide, shows that parents often hit road blocks when planning the
trip. According to the poll, 40 percent of parents find the toughest part of a
city vacation to be finding a family-friendly hotel that fits the budget.
Families also find it difficult to choose the best attractions to see (21%);
locate good, kid-friendly restaurants (14%); and get around the city (13%).

"There are a number of factors for families to consider when visiting a city
with kids, but planning in advance can help cut down the stress and ensure a
successful family vacation," says Lissa Poirot, executive editor of Family
Vacation Critic. "The best cities for families include a variety of
kid-friendly hotels at a range of price points; plenty of fun attractions,
parks and family-friendly activities; and an easy-to-navigate transportation

Family Vacation Critic's list of the 10 Best Cities for Family Vacations

  oNew York, NY
  oWashington, DC
  oSan Francisco, CA
  oChicago, IL
  oNew Orleans, LA
  oHonolulu, HI
  oSan Antonio, TX
  oFort Lauderdale, FL
  oSan Diego, CA
  oBoston, MA

To help families plan weekend trips this fall, Family Vacation Critic has
introduced new city guides with itinerary suggestions, hotel listings and
planning tips.

For more information on the best cities for families, visit the 10 Best Cities
for Families. For specific planning tips, visit Family Vacation Critic's City
Getaway Guides.

* Family Vacation Critic polled its website readers by asking "What's the
toughest part of a city vacation with kids?" For full poll results, visit:

About Family Vacation Critic
Family Vacation Critic^® is a comprehensive online travel resource for
families that offers reviews of family hotels, resort and destinations. The
site features vacation ideas, family travel tips and an online forum for
family travelers. Family Vacation Critic is published by The Independent
Traveler, Inc., a subsidiary of TripAdvisor, Inc.

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more than 2.7 million accommodations, restaurants and attractions.

*Source: Google Analytics, worldwide data, July 2013

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