Family Vacation Hot Spots
Looking for a little R&R this summer with the family? Check out what travel experts claim to be the most kid and adult friendly vacation destinations.

Orlando, Florida

This destination is the ultimate family-friendly vacation destination. The fun is endless with a variety of theme and water parks to choose from including: Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon. Not a fan of theme parks? According to, Travelocity’s Genevieve Shaw Brown, there are 19 destination spas and 5,300 restaurants, museums and nightlife.

The Atlantis Resort, Bahamas

This tropical haven is the perfect choice for a family getaway according to libertytravel.com. The resort boasts numerous attractions that will keep the entire family occupied including several beaches, pools and water parks as well as a dolphin cay where visitors can interact with dolphins and sea lions. The web site highlights the Atlantis Beach Tower as an accommodation option for families visiting the resort.
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According to Expedia.com, Disney and Carnival cruises offer great activities for kids of all ages giving parents a break and a chance to relax. Hitting the open seas also allows your family to see many destinations, without having to worry about planning for transportation and accommodations.
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Washington, D.C.

Soak up a little fun and history on your next vacation. The list of things to visit includes The National Mall, which has views of The White House, Capitol Building and Washington, Lincoln and Jefferson monuments. There are also numerous war memorials nearby. According to Expedia.com, the International Spy Museum is a fun time for kids as well as the historic (not to mention free) Smithsonian museums.
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Yellowstone National Park

The breath-taking park spans three states: Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and you are guaranteed to view wildlife in its natural environment. Don’t miss the Old Faithful Geyser, which erupts multiple times a day to the delight of onlookers. The park offers a range of activities including hiking, camping and fishing.
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Williamsburg, Virginia

Disguise a good history lesson in the town of Colonial Williamsburg. Stroll through the streets of the historic town and weave in and out of shops reflecting Colonial times. History is not the only thing that Williamsburg has to offer. A family outing to Busch Gardens is guaranteed to put a smile on kids’ faces and Virginia Beach is a short drive to give you time to soak up the sun.
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San Diego, California

According to Expedia.com, San Diego is the city for animal attractions. A family can choose from the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Wild Animal Park and Sea World, or all three since they’re in close proximity to one another. With its ideal climate all year long, families can always enjoy the endless beaches stretching along the Pacific Ocean.
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Oahu, Hawaii

According to Travelocity’s Genevieve Shaw Brown, families can enjoy surfing at Waikiki Beach as well as taking in American history by visiting Pearl Harbor and its memorial. There are also great dining and shopping options around the capital. With numerous direct flights from the continental U.S., it is the most convenient Hawaiian island to visit.
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Keystone, Colorado

In the middle of the Rocky Mountain Range, Keystone is a destination perfect for any family. According to Travelocity’s Genevieve Shaw Brown, Keystone has great skiing in the winter along with hiking, biking, fishing, rafting, horseback riding and golf during the warmer months.
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Hilton Head, South Carolina

Situated between Charleston and Savannah, Hilton Head is a beautiful place for families to visit. According to Travelocity’s Genevieve Shaw Brown, it boasts some of the country’s best golf and tennis. The entire family can also enjoy the gorgeous white-sand beaches and the incredible wildlife, including dolphins.
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Family Vacation Hot Spots

Looking for a little R&R this summer with the family? Check out what travel experts claim to be the most kid and adult friendly vacation destinations.

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