Traveling with family is a great way to get away, reconnect, and relax. But where should you go? With so many options, we’ve created a list of our top family-friendly destinations.
Family vacation fun always comes around during the summertime. Deciding where to go and what to do is just as fun. You could just all pile up in the car and head out on a road trip like years ago.
But, who really does that any more? With travel being so easily accessible to so many potential destinations your options are nearly unlimited.
To help you narrow down your list – hopefully – we’ve put together a list of the top family destinations for travel this summer. And, perhaps we’ve also thrown in a thing or two about the best way to get there. (And no, it is not by car).
Check out our favorites destinations to hit when traveling with family.
1. Orlando, Florida
What is the first thing you think of when you hear Orlando? If you have kids – or even if you don’t – it is likely that you first think of Disney. Or, maybe Harry Potter in Universal Studios. Then again, you could just be excited due to the close proximity to the beach.
Whatever your reason, if you are looking for some major fun when traveling with family, then Orlando may be your ticket.
You name it: you are going to find everything in Orlando:
- Amusement parks
- Water parks
- Tourist attractions galore
- Dinner shows
- The beach
The best part is that there is something for people of all ages here. And, that is a major bonus for any family vacation.
2. Big Sky, Montana
Does your family prefer to take the road less traveled? Or, perhaps you are starting a new tradition. Whatever your reason, give Big Sky a try.
It is like a sleepaway summer camp for the entire family. With all the unlimited outdoor fun, such as hiking, canoeing, fly fishing, ATV riding, horseback riding, and so much more.
It is so close to Yellowstone National Park, too. If you want to unplug (or try to) and give your family the experience of nature this summer, then you won’t want to miss this state. It doesn’t matter where you go in Montana, you are likely to experience a summer vacation like you never have before.
3. Costa Rica
Ready to get lost in the rainforest, fly high above volcanoes, and take surf lessons? If your family is made up of adventurers, then you will surely not want to miss a trip to Costa Rica.
There are so many things to do in this Central American country. From exploring the wilderness and rainforests on guided hikes or climbing up to zip line down, you will be sure to expose the explorer of everyone in the family.
This great family destination boasts beautiful scenery such as:
- Sea turtle excursions
- Night hikes
Of course, there are many wonderful places to dine on the local cuisine you’ll fall in love with – as well as many shopping areas, too.
Costa Rica is a tropical destination that is rich in the many experiences it has to offer. After all, where can you have a tropical beach paradise, volcanoes, rainforests, and a great meal?
4. Riviera Maya, Mexico
When traveling with family, tropical escapes are always wonderful places to be. And, visiting Riviera Maya gives you all the benefits of a tropical paradise – and then some.
- You can go swimming and snorkeling
- You can enjoy swimming with manatees and dolphins
- You can even climb the ancient Mayan ruins
If you want to be subjected to some real beauty, you will want to take a day trip on the ferry over to Isla Mujeres. Not only can you spend time exploring the island, but you can find some inner peace by visiting Punta Sur.
Or, if you just want to soak up the sun and blue skies after a long, cold winter – you can simply sit on the sand and listen to the waves. Your family can unwind while enjoying all that Riviera Maya has to offer.
5. Washington, D.C.
No matter what end of the spectrum you fall on when it comes to politics, visiting the capital is something everyone should do at one point in their lives. So, why not visit D.C. when traveling with family?
It even turns into a learning experience for the kids – keeping their mind going and their education going over the summer.
While visiting D.C., you will want to plan ahead to see all the monuments, memorials, and governmental buildings – including the:
- Lincoln Memorial
- The White House
- The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
But that is not all. You can check out the National Air and Space Museum, plan a visit to the brand new International Spy Museum, take in a Nationals baseball game, go shopping at the National Mall, and so much more.
How to Get There
You have a choice of travel when it comes to many family-friendly summer vacation destinations. But, there is only one that can get your family from one point to another in a smooth, comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere – a private jet.
Now, before you push the thought aside that it is out of your reach, think again. Private jets are more affordable now than ever. And, when booking air travel for the entire family, you may find that a charter is a much simpler option.
Benefits of Flying Private (with Family)
When you decide to charter a private jet for your family vacation, you are choosing to keep your family together from the moment your vacation starts. If you were wondering if that is the only benefit, know that it is not. There are many others to enjoy, such as:
- The ability to stay together as a family – and not be separated while in flight.
- Take advantage of the in-flight connectivity and watch movies or stream shows with your loved ones.
- Play games, talk and spend time together – privately.
The ease and freedom of travel without having to deal with the extra wait time, security lines, canceled or delayed flights, layovers, and more.
Remember, all the time you waste waiting for your flight is the time that you could be spending with your family enjoying the vacation.
Traveling with family is now easier than ever!