7 Fun Destinations For a Family Vacay With Kids Under 8

The common notion that ‘life stops’ once you bring kids into the world, may a lot of times have a negative effect on new parents who wouldn’t even consider embarking on a holiday with their young ones just because it seems like mission impossible. However, although life does dramatically change, it doesn’t mean you can’t have a nice family vacay and even enjoy it! It’s the ultimate quality time, and although you may think that it would be pointless to take kids under a certain age because they won’t remember anything anyway, it’s the  experience that leaves a lasting memory.

Here are 7 incredible spots around the world that are perfect for your next family trip.

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The Tyler Place – Family Resort, Vermont

The Tyler Place in Northern Vermont is probably the best place to go on vacation and feel like you traveled overseas without actually leaving the country.  Surrounded by a private lakeshore and breathtaking natural beauty, the camp offers 165 acres of freedom and open spaces with lots of activities for you and your young children. From toddlers to adults, there’s a program for everyone. The place is so family oriented that it has thought of the smallest details that would make your next family vacations a perfect one, There’s even a babysitting service for parents who want a night out. According to your family needs and lifestyle, you can custom your vacation not only with the different on site activities, but also with the great amount of accommodation options that the resort offers. Enjoy some family fun in the water, go fishing with your young ones or explore the area by foot.

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Atlantis Paradise Island, Bahamas

We know that a family vacation in the Bahamas sounds like an oxymoron, after all it’s an island that’s known for being the perfect honeymoon destination. However, if you decide to embark on a family vacay with your kids in the Atlantic Ocean, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find the Atlantis Paradise Island resort with its 13 pools, huge waterpark, wonderful beach and many more fun activities for the little ones as well as their parents. You can find anything from cooking lessons, to swimming with dolphins all in one place.

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Washington DC

Traveling to D.C doesn’t necessarily have to be about museums and other ‘heavy’ attractions for kids, it can actually be one of the best options for a family traveling with kids under 8 years. Pay a visit to the National Zoo, which is free of charge and where you can watch two huge pandas. If you happen to visit on a rainy day, hop on to the Newseum, where kids, especially those who are in primary school can experience what it’s like to be a reporter for one day with hands on experiences on the cameras and the other studio equipment.

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London for the Young Harry Potter Fans

We know and you know that when you take your kids on a Harry Potter themed trip, it’s really all about your joyful time. London offers endless Harry Potter related sites that will make your kids go insane, in a totally good way. If you want a more condensed day of you can choose to go to Warner Bros. Studio Tour London to see where the magic was happening and where the franchise’s films were being filmed. If you prefer a more active tour, then a walking tour to all of the famous Harry Potter locations including St Paul’s Cathedral the Big Ben and more, is probably what you’ll need.

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Aulani, Disney Resort & Spa, – Ko Olina, Hawaii

What sounds better than partying with Goofy at the pool? Or having a family BBQ and Disney movie night under the stars? Hawaii in itself sounds like a dream for anyone who goes on a holiday, so you really can’t go wrong with Aulani Disney Resort who was built by the very same Imagineers who constructed the best and most favored Disney Parks. The resort blends in with the natural resources and beauty of the area. Some of the activities you can enjoy are amazing pools, Disney Villas to relax in and even a teen spa for those who love their pampering routine.

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Estes Park, Colorado

If you’re more of an outdoorsy and just an adventurer at heart, and love the idea that you can travel to a place all year around, than Estes Park is the ultimate playground for families traveling with kids. From wildlife watching, Whitewater rafting, golfing and even skiing during the winter. There are also tons of restaurants to choose from. There’s no doubt that the Estes Park, that is nestled in Rocky Mountain National Park, caters for families with young children.

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Lake Garda, Italy

While many people might relate Italy with good food, great shopping and historic monuments, Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy is probably one of the best surprises that Italy has to offer in terms of family vacations. Located in northern Italy and surrounded by charming serene villages as well as modern towns with amazing nightlife, this area is not only strikingly gorgeous, it also offers a variety of activities and excursions to nearby lakes and mountains. The area is ringed with many camp sites and even two theme parks for an extra adrenaline rush.

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