5 Top Summer Family Vacation Spots

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As the warm season approaches, you’re probably looking for the top summer family vacation spots After all, when school is out and the sun is shining, it’s simply the best time to go on a trip with your family. The choices are endless, from theme parks to beaches to mountains. Now is the perfect time to get your kids out of the house and away from their video games so they can enjoy the wonderful weather and the outdoors. Here are the top summer family vacation spots that you can take them to.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

An African safari may sound wonderful, but not everyone can afford a trip all the way to another continent. The next best thing may very well be a trip to Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Located in Orlando, Florida, it has several savannah areas where more than two hundred animals roam, including gazelle and giraffes. Book a suite with a balcony overlooking these savannahs, and you may come face-to-face with these lovely creatures while relaxing in your accommodations. The lodge carries an African theme, with mosquito nets, handicrafts, museum-quality works of art and two African-inspired restaurants.

Hilton Waikoloa Village

Hawaii will always have a spot in a list of top summer family vacation spots. At Waikoloa Village, parents and kids alike will have fun enjoying the beach and a number of water sports that include kayaking, snorkelling, and whale-watching. There’s a kids’ club with treasure hunts, golf, and interactive dolphin programs, as well as the Legends of the Pacific Luau with traditional music, dancing, and a buffet dinner.

Tanque Verde Ranch

This ranch in Arizona is a great place to bring your little cowboys and cowgirls. This oasis in the middle of the desert will allow your family to experience a way of life that is part of our nation’s heritage. Horseback riding is the key attraction at the ranch, and you can go on a Breakfast Ride, a Picnic Ride or a Day Ride. Riding lessons are also available for beginners. Kids will also enjoy the opportunity to swim, play tennis, and do some arts and crafts.

Atlantis Resort and Casino

If you’d like to take a trip to the Bahamas, then stay at the child-friendly Atlantis Resort. Activities for adults and children abound. You can enjoy a number of beaches, pools, and water slides, as well as dining and some evening entertainment for moms and dads.

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

This resort is located in the mountains of Utah, and it’s a snowy retreat where you can escape the sticky summer heat. Have fun skiing on the slopes or take some ski lessons if you’re a beginner. Even kids as young as 3 will enjoy the learning experience. You can also try snow tubing, sledding and skating or get a relaxing massage and spa treatment.

If you’re wondering where to take your family this summer, this list of the top summer family vacation spots should give you some great ideas.

Photo credit: Darren Wittko

TravelonJo is a travel enthusiast who has traveled for vacations with her family. She tries to help people by writing about family destinations and travel tips based on her experience.

1 Comment

  1. Janet

    July 1, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    These are some really great ideas for places to take a family vacation! I am sure the kids would really enjoy visiting the animal kingdom. I know I would!

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