The summer is a great time of year to get outside and explore. You can experience these areas with your family too, and create unforgettable memories. It can be difficult to choose a location for your next trip, but you want to make sure that the trip is one that is fun for everyone who goes. Here are five family travel ideas for exciting summer getaways.
1. Go Camping in Utah
What better way to get out in nature and to explore all that the outdoors can offer to you than to go on a camping trip with your family? You can go camping in Utah state parks or any other state park, or you can go off the grid and camp at a rural campsite or on your own terms. When on a camping trip, you can go swimming in local waterways such as rivers and ponds. You can even go on a hike to see for yourself the beauty of the area that is surrounding the city or town you are staying in.
2. Winter Park, Colorado
Winter Park, Colorado, is, as the name implies, much more popular for tourists to visit during the winter months. But it’s also a great summer destination, with some of the best adventure activities you can think of. Go on the longest alpine slide in the state of Colorado, or go tubing in the middle of the summer at Snow Mountain Ranch. There are also opportunities for you to go on a hike, take a horseback ride, go rafting down the river, or even go on a zip-lining adventure.
3. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
You may instantly think of the beach when you think of a destination for your family summer vacation. Myrtle Beach is one of the best options on the east coast as there are plenty of options to keep you and your family entertained. You can book several resort hotels that have luxurious pools and built-in watermarks, as well as lazy rivers for you to lounge in. You can go to Broadway at the Beach to have a supreme shopping experience or go to one of the over 50 mini-golf courses as well.
4. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Gatlinburg is a great travel destination if you want to escape to the mountains without being too far from reality. You can book a stay in a hotel, or in one of the many varied rural cabins. Downtown Gatlinburg is full of cute stores, and there are outdoor adventures throughout the Great Smokey Mountains National Forest including whitewater rafting and hiking. Pigeon Forge is right nearby Gatlinburg where you can catch a dinner show or visit any of the many zany museums.
5. San Diego, California
For the last family summer vacation idea, this list is moving to the west coast of the United States. San Diego has over 70 miles of beaches that you and your family can play and relax on while the sun is shining bright. Close to San Diego are major attractions like the San Diego Zoo and Legoland California, just to name a few. San Diego also has multiple water parks, museums, and small theme parks, as well as museums and even sports teams to go watch.
Now is the time to start considering where you want to take your family this summer for a vacation that is unforgettable. If you have already taken your trip for this year, consider a weekend trip with your family or even getting a jump on planning for next year. These family travel ideas are sure to be hits that no one will complain about!