We are planning a 5-7 family day trip for July with our two year old. We are from Western Canada and are debating whether to go to Yellowstone or Yosemite. Yosemite is cheaper, closer, more accessible and is the obvious choice. Yellowstone- I've always wanted to go, I find the landscape more interesting.
What it comes down to-
I've read every single toddler post on this forum and it seems like my toddler would have to be on a leash almost all the time, and if not, then in the car. Well, she's one to run around and hates the car (I might get a dvd player for that trip so it might solve some of the issue) but I want to go somewhere that would be fun for all of us, where we could take day trips and she could run around. My idea of letting her run around does not involve gift shops, it involves open fields.
Wait until she's older? or can we plan an easy-going trip where her free spirit can shine? (obviously, I'd keep her away from danger and hold on to her at geyser spots but is that all there is to see?)