Kid Friendly Summer Vacations

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Do you want to plan a memorable summer getaway this year? If so, break out of your regular vacation routine and surprise your family with a new idea. When doing your research, you're going to want to check out places that offer kid friendly summer vacations. Not all destinations are right for families, so be sure to research in advance. Keep reading for some ideas on great family-friendly destinations for a summer getaway.

The Grand Canyon

RimtoRimCanyon_NorthRim.jpgBeaches aren't the only places that provide kid friendly summer vacations. Why not try an outdoor adventure this year? One of the best is a trip to the Grand Canyon. Here families can spend their days hiking, horseback riding, and even taking a scenic flight over the incredible canyon.

Tybee Island, Georgia

If you're going to plan a beach vacation, choose a place that isn't too crowded but also offers plenty of entertainment for the kids. This perfectly describes Tybee Island, a beach destination near Savannah, Georgia. Activities here include kayaking, fishing, jet skiing, and more.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Parents that love to ski already know about the pleasures of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, but why not rent that mountain cabin in the summer season? Instead of skiing the family can enjoy hiking, rafting, and horseback riding.

Alaska

activities_family_hiking_canada.jpgAnother great option for adventurous kid friendly summer vacations is Alaska. This type of trip can open up your children's eyes to a variety of wildlife and climates that will help bring their education to life. Don't miss out on a glacier tour or the chance to take a scenic flight over Mount McKinley.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

If you're craving a classic beach vacation, choose a rental in Myrtle Beach. This worry-free family friendly trip will be filled with days of building sand castles, flying kites, and enjoying water sports. Choose a vacation rental with a barbecue for fun nights of grilling as a family.

Galveston, Texas

carolina-beach-family.jpgAnother great beach option is Galveston, Texas. This spot on the Gulf of Mexico offers gorgeous beaches, fishing, kayaking, and many more water sports. One of the best local attractions is Moody Gardens, a theme park and discovery museum with a huge aquarium that kids are bound to love. Also be sure to check out the Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

Finger Lakes, New York

Beaches aren't the only place where kids can cool off this summer. Rent a cabin in the Finger Lakes region, and you will be miles from the crowds. Kids will enjoy swimming, kayaking, boating, and hiking. A lake cabin will also provide a relaxing environment for parents seeking some peace and quiet.

Providence, Rhode Island

One of the best destinations in the northeast for family getaways is Providence, Rhode Island. The city is home to a number of appealing attractions including the Roger Williams Park Zoo, but during the summer many families choose to take advantage of outdoor activities such as sailing in Narragansett Bay.

Cape May, New Jersey

Destinations along the Jersey Shore all have different reputations. While some spots are known for nightlife, Cape May is known as a sleepy destination at the very southern tip of the state. This historic town is perfect for family getaways of lazy days on the beach.

San Juan Islands, Washington State

One of the most beautiful places in the country for kid friendly summer vacations is the San Juan Islands in Washington State. Kids can enjoy whale watching tours one day and hiking the next. This outdoor adventure might just change your kids' ideas about the perfect summer getaway.

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