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5 of the Safest Cities You Must Visit With Your Family

5 of the Safest Cities You Must Visit With Your Family

When you’re planning a trip with your family, especially if you have young children, you’ll have plenty to consider. It goes beyond how many of your children’s toys you can get away with leaving behind, or whether factor 50 sun cream will be high enough; you need to feel confident that the city is safe to visit. Here are five cities that are not only known for their safety, but also have family entertainment by the bucket load.

Visit the Annual Balloon Festival in Plano, Texas

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The Collin County city of Plano boasts one of the lowest incidents of violent crime. During your visit, enjoy family-friendly attractions such as the Heritage Farmstead Museum, the Arbor Hills Nature Preserve, and Kid Mania. If you’re visiting during September, take in the kaleidoscope of color as up to 100 hot air balloons take to the skies as part of the annual Plano Balloon Festival in Oak Point Park.

Celebrate Memorial Day at the Strawberry Festival in Garden Grove, California

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Boasting attractions such as the Crystal Cathedral, the Atlantis Play Center, and the annual Strawberry Festival, the northern Orange County city of Garden Grove is known as a safe haven for families. Your family will delight in the city’s close proximity to the ever popular Disneyland Resort in neighboring Anaheim. If you prefer the great outdoors, take a short 10-minute drive to relax on the warm sand at Huntington Beach. This popular city boasts safe streets and a lower than average crime rate.

Discover New York from the Safety of Fort Lee, New Jersey

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A 2014 winner in Neighborhood Scout’s list of America’s Top 100 Safest Cities, Bergen County’s city of Fort Lee is a great choice for family stays. Conveniently located near several airports, the city is widely regarded as a gateway to New York City. Attractions in and around the area are plentiful and include Constitution Park, Bronx Zoo, and the Yankee Stadium.

Enjoy the Fresh Ocean Breeze in Virginia Beach, Virginia

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With crime rates at less than the national average, your family will enjoy a sense of security in Virginia Beach. This vibrant, independent city, at the mouth of the picturesque Chesapeake Bay, has plenty to offer in the way of family-friendly activities. Enjoy a walk along the scenic oceanfront, wander through False Cape State Park, or take a trip to the Virginia Aquarium. Here is a list of Virginia Beach hotels near these attractions.

Find Family-Friendly Activities in John’s Creek, Georgia

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The Fulton County city of Johns Creek specifically appeals to families, so you can expect to find activities to suit all ages. Enjoy green spaces such as Web Bridge and Big Creek Parks, and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, or if you prefer something livelier, head into nearby Atlanta.

Enjoying quality time as a family is one of life’s little pleasures, so why not go ahead and book your trip to one of these cities today?

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