The LEGO Group created theme parks with one market in mind: children. And by children, it specifically targets those in the 2 to 12 age group, with rides, shows, restaurants and expansive gardens to explore. That doesn't necessarily mean you can't bring your teen though. Take a look at some of the highlights offered for each age group before planning your trip.

Coast Cruise at LEGOLAND California.

In 2014, LEGOLAND Florida introduced Duplo Village, where little ones can extinguish flames like a fireman, slide and climb all over the Duplo Farm, fly a plane or ride a train. There's also an indoor play area and a water playground outside. LEGOLAND California has DUPLO Playtown, which is an interactive playground for youngsters.

FUN TOWN is especially fun for little ones, as well, as it offers a double-decker carousel.

LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND California both feature Heartlake City, based on LEGO Friends. Tweens enjoy "Friends to the Rescue," an interactive show; Stephanie's Newsroom, perfect for photos; Mia's Riding Adventure, a circular-motion ride; and Heartlake Mall, where you can purchase products by LEGO.

The LEGO World of Chima at LEGOLAND Florida is also a highlight for tweens. Presented by Cartoon Network, it includes a water ride and movie experience in 4D.

Teens may or may not be too cool for LEGOLAND, but they'll likely enjoy the water parks at both locations in California and Florida. Both water parks offer waterslides, lazy rivers and wave pools, plus cabanas for rent.

Need a place to stay? Consider LEGOLAND California Hotel or LEGOLAND Florida Hotel, both of which offer themed rooms, pools and early entrance to the parks.

LEGOLAND California Hotel
LEGOLAND California Hotel

LEGOLAND Florida Hotel
LEGOLAND Florida Hotel

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Written by Wendy Irvine

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