Best Family Vacations in September

September seems to be the transition between a hot summer and a breezy fall, which makes way for some pleasantly mild days, perfect for vacations. Although many kids are in school, many families take vacations during this month to avoid the traditional crowds found when school's out. Check out this list of the top 10 best family vacations in September.

september family vacationsCairns, Queensland, Australia

As always, Australia knows how to party, particularly in Cairns. Check out the Cairns Festival around the Botanical Gardens, City Place Hub, Civic Theatre, Esplanade, Marina Point, and the Palm Cove and Pier.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This one's a no-brainer. Why? Because Rio during this time of year hosts one of the greatest events known to man: Carnival. This event is filled with music, dance, and the culture of Brazil.

Destin, Florida

September is a great time to travel with preschoolers because school doesn't get in the way and many summer destinations have cleared out. This is especially true for beach destinations such as Destin. Preschoolers can have fun in the waves without worrying about older kids being too rough in the water.

Orlando, Florida

This caters to the best family vacations in September because it's the best time to head to Orlando's theme parks. What were filled to brim with visitors in August is now basically empty. With so many kids starting school, and no holidays for a couple months, this is a great time to enjoy the many theme parks in the area.

Grand Rapids, Michigan

If you're into artwork, be amazed as you walk all over downtown in Grand Rapids to marvel at something called ArtPrize; beginning the third week of September, a collection of original art masterpieces literally littering all of downtown in the oddest of places - on the streets, walls of buildings, in buildings, in the river, on top of roofs. Basically everywhere.

New York City, New York

This goes without saying when you think about the tragedy of 9/11. Celebrate your American heritage and the right to be free by visiting New York, the site where it all happened, for the event "Remembering September 11" on September 11 (of course) for memorials and concerts all over Manhattan.

Rome, Italy

Specifically regarding weather and crowds, you'd be surprised how much more convenient it is to visit Rome during September. Not many people show up during that month, probably due to the fact that children start school this time of year. So take advantage of it. Take a vacation and not be bothered by enormous numbers of people and the harsh hot weather of summer!

Frankenmuth, Michigan

So this is all about the secrets of great family vacations. Although many don't think of Frankenmuth in when it comes to the best family vacations in September, the best auto show exists in this little Bavarian town: the Frankenmuth Auto Fest where you'll find over 2,000 classic cars, street rods, and muscle cars.

Brunswick, Georgia

Nothing beats experiencing in your vacation the very best a city has to offer. Brunswick is located right on the coast making it a great place to enjoy the ocean. In September, be sure to experience the Wild Georgia Shrimp Festival for the best shrimp and grits you'll ever taste!

Chicago, Illinois

Well, there's no better place than Chicago in September thanks to the 33rd annual Chicago Jazz Festival in the beautiful Millennium Park and Grant Park. Imagine enjoying your time in the Windy City listening to the best jazz musicians of all time. The best part? It's absolutely free.


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