Fun-Filled Family Summer Vacation Ideas

It sure doesn’t take long for everyone to go stir crazy once the kids are out of school. Not only that, but It’s so easy for them to quickly lock into technology and let their vacation months quickly pass. Make a change this summer and plan an upbeat vacation to get everyone out of the house and enjoy fun experiences together as a family.

The team has a plethora of great family summer vacation ideas, but these are some of our favorites! We hope you take advantage of the warm weather and make unforgettable memories with the people you love most this summer.

Beach Vacation

Summer is prime beach season and the United States offers a wide variety of beautiful beaches, each offering its own unique activities and attractions.

Ocean City, Maryland – Ten miles of pristine, clean beach—perfect for walking along the shore, sunning yourself, and swimming. There are ample free family activities including concerts, movies, and beach olympics. You’ll also love the Ocean City boardwalk…one of the America’s best!

Cape Cod, Massachusetts – With endless beaches to choose from in the area, there is no shortage of sand and sun with 559.6 miles of immaculate coastline. Cape Cod is also home to plenty of spots to hike, bike, shop, and eat ice cream.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina – Over 60 miles of wide open sand provides ample places for you to plop down your beach gear and enjoy the sun. You’ll also discover an exciting boardwalk with unique places to eat and play.

Theme Park Vacation

Theme parks are something the whole family can enjoy. With a wide variety of rides to choose from, there’s thrills and fun for all ages. Choose a park that has a theme that excites everyone with a wide selection of rides, such as these favored locations:

Disney World, Florida – Not shocking that this made the list—Disney World is where everyone can be a kid! With opportunities to meet your favorite characters, enjoy great food, and of course the endless ride choices, you’ll be sure to make an abundance of magical memories.

Hershey Park, Pennsylvania – Combine the sweet taste of chocolate with fun shops and thrilling rides and you’ve got a great day ahead. The park has a wide variety of family-friendly rides as well as a waterpark included in admission to cool down the hottest of days.

Legoland, California – No matter how old you get, Legos will always bring you back to childhood fun. This lego-themed park features a waterpark, aquarium, live shows (including a 4D movie), and tons of thrilling rides.

National Parks Vacation

This is a great way to get everyone outside, and often makes for exceptional photo opportunities—just think of your next Christmas card! These beautiful parks will not disappoint.

Yellowstone, Wyoming – 3,500 square miles of breathtaking wilderness exists mostly in Wyoming, but also spreads into parks of Montana and Idaho. See beautiful canyons, alpine rivers, rich forests, hot springs and geysers, and a wide variety of animal species in their natural habitat.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona – Nothing compares to the incredible site of the Grand Canyon. Visit the park, bring a picnic, and make a day of it! Go on a tour or a river trip, or enjoy a self guided hike at whatever speed you please.

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado – Feel like you’re on top of the world when you visit this incredible mountain park. With over of 300 miles of hiking trails, wildlife, beautiful starry skies and wildflowers, you’re guaranteed an active day that will let everyone sleep well that night!

City Vacation

For a high-energy, lively vacation, head to the city! Tall buildings, endless eateries, shops, and much more can be found in these bustling hot spots.

San Francisco, California – This is a city that never ceases to surprise its visitors. Bursting with culture, you and your family can view incredible local art and theater, dine at unique eateries, and catch a glimpse of the Golden Gate bridge.

Boston, Massachusetts – Travel to one of the oldest cities in the US and immerse yourself in the history of our country. Visit Faneuil Hall, walk to Freedom Trail, or visit one of the many museums. You can also find great food, fun duck tours, and America’s favorite pastime at Fenway Park.

New York City, New York – Best known for its thrilling Times Square, NYC is the city that never sleeps. See a Broadway or off-broadway show, play in Central Park, or visit the animals at one of the two zoos in the city.

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