Fort Lauderdale Named a Top City for Families via Good Morning America

We are proud to share the news that Fort Lauderdale has been named one of the top 10 cities for families as reported by Good Morning America.

Family Vacation Critic, an online family travel planning guide, recently released its list of top 10 urban destinations based on a survey of its readers, with New York City leading the pack. The Big Apple was closely followed by Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, Honolulu, San Antonio, Fort Lauderdale, San Diego and Boston.

Here is the link to the full article:

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

Pennington, NJ – September 16, 2013 – 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 system.”

Family Vacation Critic’s list of the 10 Best Cities for Family Vacations include:

  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Chicago, IL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • San Diego, CA
  • Boston, 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.