Best Family Vacations: 2014 FamilyFun Travel Awards

2013 Winners: Regional Favorites: The West

Museums, Zoos, & Aquariums

1. Steinhart Aquarium: San Francisco, CA (Score: 91)
2. San Diego Zoo: San Diego, CA (Score: 90)
3. Monterey Bay Aquarium: Monterey, CA (Score: 90)
4. SeaWorld San Diego: San Diego, CA (Score: 90)
5. Wildlife Safari: Winston, OR (Score: 89)
6. OMSI (Oregon Museum of Science & Industry) : Portland, OR (Score: 89)
7. San Diego Zoo Safari Park: Escondido, CA (Score: 88)
8. Exploratorium: San Francisco, CA (Score: 87)
9. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum: Tucson, AZ (Score: 87)
10. Pacific Science Center: Seattle, WA (Score: 87)
11. California Science Center: Los Angeles, CA (Score: 86)
12. Woodland Park Zoo: Seattle, WA (Score: 86)
13. San Francisco Zoo: San Francisco, CA (Score: 84)
14. Museum of Flight: Seattle, WA (Score: 84)
15. Oregon Coast Aquarium: Newport, OR (Score: 83)
16. High Desert Museum: Bend, OR (Score: 83)
17. Denver Zoo: Denver, CO (Score: 83)
18. Aquarium of the Pacific: Long Beach, CA (Score: 82)
19. Oregon Zoo: Portland, OR (Score: 82)
20. Seattle Aquarium: Seattle, WA (Score: 82)
21. Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium: Tacoma, WA (Score: 82)
22. Cheyenne Mountain Zoo: Colorado Springs, CO (Score: 81)
23. San Diego Air & Space Museum: San Diego, CA (Score: 81)
24. Seattle Children's Museum: Seattle, WA (Score: 81)
25. Santa Barbara Zoo: Santa Barbara, CA (Score: 80)
26. California State Railroad Museum: Sacramento, CA (Score: 80)
27. Phoenix Zoo: Phoenix, AZ (Score: 80)
28. Portland Children's Museum: Portland, OR (Score: 80)
29. Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens: Los Angeles, CA (Score: 78)
30. Children's Museum of Denver: Denver, CO (Score: 77)
31. Hatfield Marine Science Center: Newport, OR (Score: 75)
32. EMP Museum: Seattle, WA (Score: 70)

Tourist Towns

1. Monterey, CA (Score: 88)
2. Lake Tahoe Region, CA, NV (Score: 87)
3. Leavenworth, WA (Score: 83)
4. Estes Park, CO (Score: 81)
5. Beaver Creek, CO (Score: 79)
6. Telluride, CO (Score: 78)
7. Santa Fe, NM (Score: 78)
8. Santa Monica, CA (Score: 78)
9. Jackson Hole, WY (Score: 77)
10. Taos, NM (Score: 77)
11. Park City, UT (Score: 77)
12. Tombstone, AZ (Score: 75)
13. Sisters, OR (Score: 73)
14. Port Townsend, WA (Score: 73)
15. La Conner, WA (Score: 68)
16. Carson City, NV (Score: 66)

Tourist Attractions

1. Pearl Harbor/USS Arizona Memorial: Honolulu, HI (Score: 93)
2. Golden Gate Bridge: San Francisco, CA (Score: 87)
3. Alcatraz Island: San Francisco, CA (Score: 84)
4. Cable Cars: San Francisco, CA (Score: 84)
5. Space Needle: Seattle, WA (Score: 83)
6. Tillamook Cheese Factory: Tillamook, OR (Score: 83)
7. Fisherman's Wharf: San Francisco, CA (Score: 83)
8. 'Iolani Palace: Honolulu, HI (Score: 83)
9. Fort Clatsop: Astoria, OR (Score: 81)
10. Buffalo Bill Historical Center: Cody, WY (Score: 80)
11. Hearst Castle: San Simeon, CA (Score: 80)
12. Cascade Locks/Bonneville Lock and Dam: OR (Score: 79)
13. Mission San Juan Capistrano: San Juan Capistrano, CA (Score: 78)
14. Grand Coulee Dam: WA (Score: 77)
15. United States Air Force Academy: Colorado Springs, CO (Score: 75)
16. Sutter's Fort State Historic Park: Sacramento, CA 75
17. Hoover Dam: AZ, NV (Score: 74)
18. Hiram M. Chittenden Locks: Seattle, WA (Score: 73)
19. Fort Vancouver National Historic Site: OR, WA (Score: 70)
20. Fort Nisqually: Tacoma, WA (Score: 64)

Nature Escapes

1. Yellowstone National Park, WY, MT, ID (Score: 97)
2. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM (Score: 94)
3. Grand Canyon National Park, AZ (Score: 94)
4. Yosemite National Park, CA (Score: 94)
5. Glacier National Park, MT (Score: 93)
6. Arches National Park, UT (Score: 93)
7. Zion National Park, UT (Score: 92)
8. Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, HI (Score: 91)
9. Mount Rainier National Park, WA (Score: 91)
10. Rocky Mountain National Park, CO (Score: 91)
11. Bryce Canyon National Park, UT (Score: 90)
12. Grand Teton National Park, WY (Score: 90)
13. Haleakal? National Park, HI (Score: 90)
14. San Juan Islands, WA (Score: 89)
15. Sequoia National Park, CA (Score: 89)
16. Redwood National Park, CA (Score: 88)
17. Olympic National Park, WA (Score: 86)
18. Catalina Island, CA (Score: 85)
19. Golden Gate National Recreation Area, CA (Score: 85)
20. Point Reyes National Seashore, CA (Score: 81)
21. Joshua Tree National Park, CA (Score: 77)

Family Resorts

1. Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort: Honolulu, HI (Score: 89)
2. Loews Coronado Bay: San Diego, CA (Score: 87)
3. Northstar California Resort: Truckee, CA (Score: 84)
4. Sunriver Resort: OR (Score: 82)
5. Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort: Phoenix, AZ (Score: 79)
6. Arizona Grand Resort & Spa: Phoenix, AZ (Score: 75)
7. Estes Park Center: Estes Park, CO (Score: 73)
8. Keystone Resort: Keystone, CO (Score: 71)

Amusement Parks

1. Disneyland: Anaheim, CA (Score: 93)
2. Disney California Adventure: Anaheim, CA (Score: 90)
3. Universal Studios Hollywood: Universal City, CA (Score: 81)
4. Knott's Berry Farm: Buena Park, CA (Score: 79)
5. Legoland California: Carlsbad, CA (Score: 78)
6. Six Flags Magic Mountain: Valencia, CA (Score: 76)
7. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom: Vallejo, CA (Score: 75)
8. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor: Valencia, CA (Score: 74)
9. Water World: Federal Heights, CO (Score: 73)
10. Lagoon: Farmington, UT (Score: 68)
11. Enchanted Forest: Turner, OR (Score: 68)
12. Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park: Denver, CO (Score: 63)

Originally published in the April 2013 issue of FamilyFun

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