Published On: Tue, Jun 27th, 2017

Ideas For Your Next Family Vacation

It’s that time of year when kids are out of school and parents are working less. Whenever there’s extra time in the schedule, there’s an urge to take a vacation. Round up the family and start brainstorming different destinations and activities.

If you think hard enough, you’ll come up with an idea the entire family will enjoy. It doesn’t need to be elaborate and expensive, but it should be fun. Ask yourself what you liked to do as a kid and where your vacations took you. Consider if you want adventure or more of a relaxing trip. See ideas for your next family vacation and start planning the perfect getaway.

Disney resort RFID bracelet photo Judy Aron

Amusement Park

Head to an amusement park where there are rides, games and good food. There are rides for all ages, so no one will be bored. See if it’s possible to get tickets to jump the lines, so you don’t have to stand in the heat when waiting your turn. If it’s hot, pick a place that has water rides to cool off. Be sure to bring extra cash for lunch because there are always sweet treats and delicious snacks at an amusement park.

The Beach

Get your family together and head to the beach. Soak up the sun on the sand and build sandcastles. If you’re someone who enjoys the water and adventure, bring along or rent motorized boards for an awesome time hitting the waves. Water sports and activities are a good time for all, and you can find such motorized boards from Jet Surf – a worthy, family investment!

Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas cruise ship Image/Video Screen Shot


If you prefer the water over land, book a cruise and sail into the sunset with your family. There are lots of activities for you and the kids to participate in on a cruise. There’s enough room to keep your space from each other, but make sure to see each other for meals.


Why go anywhere when you can have a staycation right in your city or town? Explore new sights and head to attractions you’ve never seen before. You’re so busy all the time it’s difficult to get to activities right where you live. Book a fancy hotel and choose new spots to dine. You won’t be disappointed if you do it right.


Head to a museum and explore what they have to offer. It’s okay to learn while you’re on vacation. Choose museums that interest the group and that you’ve never toured before. If you have kids, pick a museum that hosts fun exhibits to keep them entertained.


If you’re outdoor people, head outside for a camping trip. Bring your own food to cook over the fire and roast marshmallows at night. During the day, go for a swim or hike in the woods. Take day trips to local spots and meet new people in the area. Sit back and relax knowing you’re sleeping under the stars.


Planning a vacation isn’t always easy, but it’s worth the effort. There are activities that’ll have the entire family wanting more. These are ideas for your next family vacation to guarantee a good time’s had by everyone.

Author: Carol Trehearn

photo/ William Iven via Pixabay

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