Make new memories with the family this summer by going to one of the many getaways in the U.S. Whether you’re a group of nature-lovers or thrill-seekers, there are trips for every family. Here are some of the top family-friendly destinations to consider this summer.
Yellowstone National Park boasts over 10,000 hydrothermal features, including geysers and travertine terraces. As you embark on unforgettable hikes through this national treasure, you can learn about the park’s long history and admire the unique flora and fauna.
The Grand Canyon is equally breathtaking. Here, you can hike, raft, and even ride a mule through this 1,218,375 acre world heritage site. The Grand Canyon is also home to some of the rare ecosystems in the world, like the boreal forest.
At Niagara Falls, you can get up-close and personal with the 750,000 gallons of water that thunder over the falls every second. Take a boat cruise through the oldest national park in the U.S. for a different perspective on this natural wonder. With day hikes and nighttime fireworks shows, your family will be plenty busy.
Disney World is undoubtedly one of the most popular summer destinations. It is known for its exciting attractions that cater to kids and adults alike. With four theme parks and two parks to explore, everyday will be an adventure.
For history buffs
Follow in the footsteps of America’s Founding Fathers by taking a trip to historic Williamsburg. The kids’ history lessons will come to life in a variety of historical reenactments, and everyone in the family can learn something new in the art museums and workshops.
As the heart of the Revolution, Boston has many sites for the history buffs in your family. Walk the footsteps of the Revolutionaries along the Freedom Trail and see such sites as the Old North Church where Paul Revere looked for the signal lanterns that indicated whether the British would arrive by land or sea.
Myrtle Beach is the premiere South Carolina destination for fun in the sun. Sit back and enjoy the ocean view or practice your swing at the many golf courses in the area. Myrtle Beach is the best place to enjoy the beach and experience the famous southern hospitality.
Enjoy the Rockies and the Great Plains in lovely Colorado Springs. This laid-back city offers everything from hot air balloon rides to museums. There is plenty of scenery to appreciate here, as well.