The 10 best places to go with kids in 2022: Mexico, Aruba, Orlando

The oceanfront The brand-new Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts Riviera Maya has its own private beach, interactive entertainment and a giant six-acre outdoor water park.

Even with the recent Omicron-fueled surge of coronavirus cases, family travel is rebounding in a big way in the U.S. Kids five and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, easing parental anxiety, and after many homebound months there’s a pent-up desire to get out and see the world. In fact, 2022 may bring a return to pre-pandemic levels of travel, especially in family vacation spots where social distancing and fresh-air activities remain options. 

Keeping health and safety at the forefront, the best places to go with kids in 2022 include all-inclusive resorts, family beach destinations, national parks and – as always – the country’s top theme parks. So, dust off your suitcases and get ready: Here’s where to go with the kids in 2022. 

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