The Best Places To Take A Summer Family Vacation

It’s that time of year again, time to plan your summer vacation. Kids always look forward to that summer trip, whether it’s going camping or taking a plane to a sunny destination. Here are some of the best places to take a summer trip with the family.

Gulf Shores, AL

Gulf Shores doesn’t fall short of unique things to do. It’s known for its 32 miles of white sand and clear blue water beaches that attract all ages. You don’t have to limit yourself to just laying in the sun, you can take a day to go boating, diving, parasailing, or kayaking. Gulf Shores is the place for families that love the outdoors, it has several area golf courses and nature preserves to explore. There are a number of Gulf Shores vacation rentals you can find to stay in for a vacation that is big enough for the whole family.

Nashville, TN

Nashville has everything under the sun, including great food and Southern charm. It was voted one of the “Top 10 Best Cities for Families” by Parenting magazine. The whole family will love the huge portions of BBQ at local restaurants. Check out the Nashville Zoo’s impressive animals exhibits, take a ride on the Music City Trolley Hop and learn about Nashville’s history in the music industry, or go back in time at one of the several plantations. There’s also plenty of shopping at Opry Mills. Nashville vacation rentals are a great way to be close to local attractions and bond with the family.

Chicago, IL

Chicago is the place to go if you want a big city vacation on a budget. The city is easily driveable from most Midwest states. The kids will love the Shedd Aquarium’s massive tanks full of sea life and perusing the Ancient Egypt exhibits at the Field Museum. The best part about Chicago is their kid-friendly stores on the magnificent mile like Hershey’s, American Girl, and LEGO. It’s also free to take a walk along the lakeshore and visit the Lincoln Park Zoo.

San Diego, CA

San Diego is within close proximity to other SoCal big cities like Los Angeles and Anaheim. San Diego has theme parks, shopping, beaches, hiking, and anything else you could want in a family vacation. Take the family out on the Pacific Ocean for a day of boating or bike down the beach paths. The San Diego Zoo is one of the country’s largest zoos and probably has all of your kids’ favorite animals. Take a day trip to SeaWorld of LEGOLAND if you’re in the mood for theme park fun.

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