Group Vacations Without the Hassle
Travelers crave the wild, the wonderful and the wanted. It's too often a challenge, however, to satisfy all needs, with vacations for families of 5 or more ending in disaster. There are destinations that can appease even the most determinedly contrite child, though; and these (when coupled with the elegance of rental homes) can offer relief for the summer. The following are some great vacation destinations for families of 5 or more.
Centered among the wetlands of Florida is Orlando
-- a sprawling metropolis that dominates the region, demanding attention from all travelers. This city (which is composed of over 115 distinct neighborhoods and reaches across over 100 square miles) is a collection of family thrills. Within it guests will find such pleasures as the Walt Disney World Resort, Sea World, Universal Orlando, Bok Tower Gardens and Gatorland. These amusements are coupled with museums, galleries and theatrical performances: allowing this area to appeal to all interests. Orlando is among the best vacations for families of 5 and will not disappoint.
Nestled in the south-western plains of Missouri is Branson
: where diversity meets convenience. This small city (which boasts an estimated population of only 6,000) seems to be an unlikely destination; but its many family-friendly attractions brand it instead to be ideal. Guests -- after securing luxurious rental properties, which will keep them within the heart of Branson -- can seek out endless activities: Silver Dollar City amusement park, Ripley's Odditorium, Buckets 'n Boards Comedy Show, the New Shanghai Circus and the Titanic Museum. Children of all ages will adore what is offered.
Tucked within the sweep of the Great Smokey Mountains is Gatlinburg
-- a Tennessee treasure. This tiny town is cradled along forest miles, providing spectacular scenery. Rustic shops line its cobbled streets, and a wealth of activities is hidden within its many alleyways: the Climb Works Canopy leads guests through a two hour zip line adventure; Ripley's Aquarium provides rare species and interactive exhibits; Fort Fun offers a carnival atmosphere, with miniature golf, laser tag and arcade games framed against the peaks; and the Sky Lift takes travelers high into the air, offering stunning views. Gatlinburg provides the best vacations for families of 5.
Settled in Pennsylvania's southern hills is Hershey
: a town that celebrates its past with a smile (and a dollop of chocolate). This quaint area was founded by Milton Hershey, who championed sweets in America and developed the taste of an entire generation. Within it are countless attractions -- as well as vacation properties that will provide the comforts of home. Families can experience the famed Hershey Park (over 100 acres of rides and thrills), the Antique Automobile Club of America, Hershey Gardens and ZooAmerica. The atmosphere is perpetually cheerful and perpetually pleasing.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Perched within Arizona's northern deserts is the Grand Canyon
-- where natural wonder can be experienced with every glance. Travelers can wander from their rental homes (where spacious quarters and modern amenities may seem too tempting to deny) and discover the depths of the canyon. This magnificent basin stretches almost 300 miles, with sandstone shaping its every layer. Its many gorges and trails offer some of the country's best scenery; and the attractions within it can't be ignored: the Watchtower along the South Rim offers observation posts; Havasupai Indian Reservation provides miles of hiking trails; the Colorado River can be conquered with rafting; and helicopter tours are available to fly guests over the entire span. It's an outdoor experience that is among the best vacations for families of 5.
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