Vacation time is precious. You deserve to spend it somewhere fun and relaxing for the whole family. However, it’s no secret that traveling with kids can get frustrating sometimes—they may get bored at museums or historical sights, and even complain about walking too much. The list can go on and on! Luckily, it isn’t too difficult to find a destination that will keep the kids happy for your next vacation. Here are 4 of the best vacation destinations that you may want to visit.
1. Orlando, USA
This destination is an obvious pick. Orlando is one of the best places in the United States to take your kids on vacation–it’s the premier theme park destination in the country for crying out loud! If your kids can’t stop obsessing over Frozen or Mickey Mouse, take them to Disney World and make their dreams come true.
If that’s not enough, invigorate their imaginations in Universal Studios, where they can pretend they’re at Hogwarts in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or escape terrifying dinosaurs in Jurassic Park. Are you kids hungry for knowledge? Visit SeaWorld and learn about diverse marine life and conservation efforts around the globe.
Still not impressed? There’s more to Orlando than just theme parks. Famous Floridian beaches like Daytona, Clearwater and Cocoa Beach are a one to 2-hour drive from the city, offering a nice little hint of relaxation to any family vacation.
2. Cancun, Mexico
Mexico’s resort haven is ready to welcome you and your family. Teeming with high-rise all-inclusive hotels and beaches galore, Cancun has something for all ages. Introduce your kids to the wonderful world of snorkeling, or swim with dolphins at the Dolphin Discovery experience.
This Mexican city is filled with all sorts of family-friendly resorts to stay at. Seadust Cancun Family Resort, for example, is certainly one of the best. There’s a Treasure Island Waterpark for kids and a luxury spa, or beachside massages for parents to enjoy.
3. Varadero, Cuba
If you’re planning a trip to the Caribbean, you may want to start here. Varadero is Cuba’s most popular tourist destination, known for its beach life, more than 50 all-inclusive resorts and exhilarating watersports. It’s a perfect vacation spot for adventurous families and ones that like a little relaxation as well. Try wakeboarding or kayaking at one of Varadero’s beaches for some great family fun. These are spectacular team-building activities to strengthen the bond between you and your kids.
Simultaneously, they offer a relaxing experience as well with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea. Visit Varadero Beach, a tourist favorite. Its smooth, white, floury sand magically melts into its crisp azure shoreline—one of the most amazing places that you and your family can witness in Cuba. Varadero is a rather affordable and increasingly popular destination for vacationers
4. Negril, Jamaica
Negril’s rich Jamaican culture combined with its beautiful landscape make it a great vacation spot. Plus, there are lots of things to do with the kids. Doctor’s Cave beach in the popular town of Montego Bay, for example, is super kid-friendly.
Not only is there a sparkling, beautiful beach, but there are also trampolines for kids to release some energy and jump around like there’s no tomorrow. While Negril is not a very popular surf location, there are are plenty of “tasty waves” to catch if you do want to hang ten.
If you really want to amaze your children, take them to Turtle River Gardens. It’s a true tropical paradise where they can meander through 14 different waterfalls and see turtles, and other tropical animals like cobalt blue peacocks and multi-colored macaws.
These are just a few of the great locations to consider for your family summer vacation, but if these don’t tickle your fancy, you can always check out sites like Expedia to find the best family vacations all over the world.
What are your favorite family getaway locations? Leave us a comment with your best trip recommendations in the section below.