The summer is the ultimate time for a family to travel when workloads are lighter, school is out and the sun in shining. Where you decide to go with your family depends on a variety of factors such as the weather, your styles and personalities, which places are kid-friendly, as well as the lodging and dining options. Here’s a list of the 5 best family vacation destinations for the summer based on all of these factors.
Oahu is the perfect combination of cosmopolitan luxury together with tropic scenery, more so than all other Hawaiian islands. Honolulu, which is the capital city of Hawaii, depicts all of what the island has to offer and its urban appeal. There are a wide variety of historical and cultural attractions, as well as a beautiful skyline with high-rises and resorts with stunning beaches. The hiking here and the sparkling blue waters are incredible and make for a wonderful family summer vacation spot.
Yellowstone is America’s oldest national park. It is a no fail park for tourists of all ages, especially for families, due to its incredibly unique features, such as the Mammoth Hot Springs and Old Faithful, as well as its breathtaking hiking paths. It is great for active families and the summer is the best time to go, but is also the busiest.
Orlando, Walt Disney World
Summer is always the most popular time to go to Walt Disney World, the weather is sunny and perfect and school is out. Your children will cherish a trip to Disney World forever and be eternally grateful. Taking your family to the Universal Islands of Adventure is also very worthwhile, especially since it is home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. However, do take note that the lines are long and the admission is not cheap.
Lake Tahoe is great in the summer, especially so for families who love the outdoors and want to maximize it, as it is full of beaches, hiking trails and tons of opportunities to be active. Some ski resorts also have summertime activities which is great for families, so be sure to do your research online and make the most of your trip.
San Diego has truly become of the main hot spots for families to travel to. For example, the massive Balboa Park, home to the legendary San Diego Zoo is a wonderful place to let kids enjoy and burn energy. Just make sure to book in advance, as it is a seriously popular family destination.