America Baby Steps America has more family-friendly attractions and activities than you can poke a stick at, and there's no reason why you can't bring along your smallest bundles of joy to enjoy the fun.

Big kids (we're looking at you, Dad!) and tiny tots alike will love Disneyland, where dreams come true and your kids' favourite characters come to life. There's a whole range of things to do, plus the huge size of the park means it will keep little ones entertained for hours upon hours, while you sit back and take a breather.

If you head to Los Angeles you'll find a family friendly pier and beaches for your little ones to run amok on. While they may not be old enough to recognise the Hollywood celebrities that roam the streets (unless, of course, you see The Wiggles), you'll get a kick out of spying on stars eating their lunch or partaking in a spot of sunbathing.

New York is a great place to explore if you want to start your kids' cultural appreciation early. Test out your cherub's artistic flair at the Museum of Modern Art, or spend a day at the Children's Museum of Manhattan for a fantastic learning experience, class or tour.

Central Park is another fantastic destination to take the little ones to. The huge area is filled with playgrounds, refreshment venues, expanses of lawn to play on and, of course, the zoo. Push your pram over to Tisch Children's Zoo to let your tot get up close and personal with goats, sheep and even a pot-bellied pig!

If San Francisco is more your style, you'll love simply strolling along the bay and soaking up the atmosphere. Climb aboard a cable car with your children to experience a transport option with a difference, or head to the Fishermans' Wharf area to spot sea lions and enjoy local artists juggling, miming and making magic.

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