Planning a family summer vacation anytime soon, but having trouble choosing the best place? Don’t worry. Let us give loads of destination ideas for you and your family to enjoy this summer. From vibrant cities to incredible islands, here are the top 10 summer vacation destinations for that perfect family holiday. Let the family fun begin!…
Best Family Summer Vacation Destinations
San Diego, California
If you are looking for a fun-filled family vacation, look no further. San Diego is the perfect summer destination for you to spend your holiday with kids. You will be overwhelmed by the number of things to do in this sunny city in California. From 70 miles of unspoiled beaches, extraordinary museums to water parks, exciting theme parks and a zoo, San Diego offers nothing but the best. Parents can take surf lessons and tackle the waves, while kids make sandcastles or enjoy the tide pools. Pacific Beach, Coronado Beach and Mission Beach are best for making sandcastles. Visit the San Diego Zoo to see giant pandas. San Diego Zoo features over 800 species of animals so spend some time exploring them. If you have more time, board a cruise ship for an amazing whale-watching experience.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park attracts nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. You can allow your kids to get closer to nature with Yellowstone’s abundant wildlife, geysers and beautiful landscapes. Your kids will love the Old Faithful in the Upper Geyser Basin featuring about 150 geysers spraying water 135 meters up to the sky. They will love exploring the magical Dragon Mouth Spring and the Grand Prismatic Spring even more. You will also get thrilling family-friendly hiking routes in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho areas of the park that you can go on.
The bustling city of Tokyo is also a great family-friendly summer holiday destination. You can spend time with your family exploring world-class museums, ancient temples, climbing futuristic skyscrapers and enjoying theme parks. Tokyo Disney Resort is a must-visit theme park in Japan if you are travelling with kids. Don’t forget to check out Akihabara with manga stores selling Japanese-themed comic books. To get the ultimate Japanese experience, try some of the authentic Japanese cuisine too.
Bahamas is an exceptional summer holiday destination with a bountiful of fun resorts. Resorts feature water parks, pools, water sports and kids clubs. Beautiful sandy shores and turquoise waters of the Bahamas offer great snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities for underwater adventurers. Nature lovers are welcome to explore Lucayan National Park on Grand Bahama island, while the history lovers are invited to explore ruins of the colonial era and it’s indigenous people.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Grand Canyon is by far one of the best summer family destinations. Ideal for adventurous families, this national park features world-class trails including rim to rim extremely strenuous hikes. But, the not so adventurous families shouldn’t get disheartened as Grand Canyon National Park is worth a visit just for its awe-inspiring views. Camping is great here too. You can also enjoy a river rafting excursion to beat the heat. If you are planning on going camping, get to Desert View or Mather Point where most of the campsites are in place on the South Rim. To avoid large crowds head to the park’s North Rim.
With towering castles, spectacular museums, gardens and bridges, London is sure to inspire your whole family. Your kids will love a visit to the Buckingham Palace and will love witnessing the changing of guard. The Big Ben, Tower of London, London Eye are must-visit attractions in London too. Meet and take photographs of your favourite celebrities at the Madame Tussauds and enter the Harry Potter wizard world at Warner Bros. Studios on your visit to London.
Grand Cayman Island, Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman Island is ideal for families planning an island getaway during summer. With all sorts of water activities from swimming to snorkeling and scuba diving you are sure to get a fun-filled family vacation in the Grand Cayman Island. Exploring the white sandy beaches is also one of the best things to do on the island. You can visit the Stingray City where you can even feed the gentle creatures.
Travelling with kids or not New York is a fabulous city to visit during summer. There are tons of things to do in New York and you will surely love all of them. Visit The Big Apple and take a lot of photos of the Statue of Liberty. Families with kids can visit Coney Island, The Lego Store and American Girl Place. Outdoor enthusiasts can go cycling in the Central Park. You can also shop at some of the popular designer stores in Fifth Avenue.
You should definitely add the city of Orlando, the theme park capital of the world to your summer family vacation destination lists. Orlando will take your kids on a magical journey without a doubt. Universal’s Island of Adventure with its thrilling, nail-biting roller coasters will amaze you. Try the Jurassic World VelociCoaster and you will not be disappointed. Little kids will enjoy acts of their favourite characters Mickey and Minnie too.
Sicily is an excellent summer destination for families looking for some relaxation and the city will guarantee you the ultimate Italian getaway. From majestic ruins to breathtaking landscapes you will not run out of things to do in Sicily. Start off your summer family vacation from Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then go on to explore mosaics at Roman Villa del Casale, a perfectly preserved ancient Italian village. You can also swim in the Ortigia Bay. To complete your Sicilian itinerary, try gelato, pizza and mouth-watering Italian delights.
Although there are tons of family summer destinations, these spectacular destinations stand out from the rest. So, with the school holidays coming up, make sure to include one of these destinations to your summer itinerary to have the best family summer vacation ever. Enjoy!