7 of North America’s Must-See Natural Formations Every Family Should Visit


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If you are looking for a unique vacation that you and your family won’t soon forget, consider a tour of some of the most beautiful rock formations that North America has to offer. You don’t have to go far to see the wonder and beauty that nature has created. Whether your family is large or small, there are plenty of family friendly resorts that will suit your needs. From the Cabo San Lucas Family Resort, Mexico to Eastern Canada, there are beautiful sights to see and resorts to rest your weary bones. Here is a list of 7 of the most unique tourist attractions across North America that every family should visit at least once.

Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

“A Grand, Gloomy and Peculiar Place” – not exactly words that want to make you rush out to see it, but is a pretty accurate description nonetheless, and something that should be seen at least once in your lifetime. Located in South Central Kentucky, the National Park is responsible for preserving the cave system and the Green River Valley. The cave consists of complex labyrinths and vast chambers to earn its name – Mammoth.

Arch of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

This distinctive formation is located at the most southern tip of Cabo San Lucas, where the Pacific Ocean meets the Gulf of California. It’s a popular tourist attraction for families and couples alike. The crystal blue waters and formation are used in many hotel advertising campaigns. There are many family-friendly resorts here, where you can relax by the poolside, enjoying the sun and sand.

Flower Pot Island, Ontario Canada

One of Canada’s most fascinating natural attractions, Flower Pot Island is only accessible only by boat, and is located off the coast of Tobermory. Once you cruise to the island, the best way to explore is to hike the loop trail. Starting at Beachy Cove, the trail takes you past both the small and large flowerpots, as well as the cave. If you love blue water and serene surroundings, this is the ideal setting.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Located in and maintained by the Grand Canyon National Park, this location is famous for its steep sided canyon and is one of the main tourist attractions in the U.S. Millions of visitors flock to the site each year and for good reason. At 277 miles long and up to 18 miles wide, it is a sight that you won’t forget anytime soon.

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia Canada

Located on the Eastern Shore of Saint Margaret’s Bay in Nova Scotia, this rural community is not only known for its diverse marine life, but for the rock formations that make up the area. Thanks to factors such as the Labrador Current, the Atlantic Ocean and melted land glaciers, the rock formations are a sight to see. If you’re looking for a relaxed atmosphere and beautiful landscape, this is the place to be.

Yosemite National Park, California

There are so many things to see and do here, it may be difficult to choose. You can hike, camp, or just enjoy the breathtaking views. Yosemite Valley attracts millions of tourists from all over the world and is famous for its waterfalls, cliffs, meadows and unusual rock formations. There is something for the whole family.

Red Canyon, Utah

Every bit as beautiful as the other attractions listed here, but is Utah’s ‘hidden jewel’. Part of Dixie National Forest, you won’t help but notice the red sandstones as you enter Red Canyon. There are plenty of activities to fill your day, including hiking, kayaking, horseback riding and off-roading on designated vehicle paths.

Studies have shown that those who vacation are up to 32% less likely to suffer from stress, heart-related disease and are happier and healthier than those who don’t. Likewise, families who vacation together have a much better chance of staying together. Those are pretty good reasons to shut off your mobile device, take a break and have some down time.

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