Five Family Vacation Destinations
Updated: Jun 21, 2018
Winter and Spring break season is upon us and the kids (and you!) are itching to get away, right? Good news, you still have plenty of options! Picking a location and planning an itinerary can be difficult since everyone in the family usually has a different opinion, so we did some work to help narrow it down for you! Here are five family vacation locations that will satisfy the whole family and leave ya'll with a lifetime of memories...
Some say spring skiing is the best skiing, so head to Colorado to hit some epic slopes with the fam. If you have younger children, put them in lessons for a couple days where they will have fun skiing with other kids (and you won't have to worry about entertaining them until dinner!) Make sure to find a resort with a pool for the kids and a hot tub (and spa!) for the parents to enjoy when it becomes dark. Also, tubing and ice skating are awesome activities when you want to take a break from skiing. Rumor has it Vail is the perfect shopping destination as well. While a lot of shops are high-end and expensive, it doesn't hurt to look. But fear not, if you don't have your own equipment. There are plenty of places to rent (Check out Christy Sports and Black Tie) in the area....even down to your clothing!
Charleston, South Carolina
An equally historic and beautiful place, Charleston has plenty of activities that your entire family will enjoy. Visit Fort Sumter for a firsthand view of a Civil War landmark where you can spend hours exploring its grounds. Feel daring? Take a ghost tour to learn even more about Charleston's fascinating and tumultuous history. If you have young children who do not have the patience for a tour, take them to the South Carolina Aquarium or the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry. But certainly families of all ages will appreciate a horse-drawn carriage ride through the beautiful city and hours spent on the beach. Charleston is also known for its food scene, so don't leave before trying seafood or barbecue at a local favorite (ask the locals, they are the experts!)
Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
We're not sure who will enjoy Atlantis Paradise Island Resort more - the parents or the kiddos! Atlantis is a huge resort with ample pools, water parks, marine life, spas, and entertainment. There is something for every member of your family without having to leave the property. Dad can golf and the kids can conquer the huge waterslides while mom hits the spa. It's a win win win! There are also plenty of shows and events going on so be sure to ask an employee for the details. Just a short flight from BNA to Nassau and a quick bus ride is keeping you from paradise on Paradise Island and a spring tan. If you're heading here, or any other beachy location, be sure to grab a pair of water shoes so you can wade worry-free (https://www.thebabbleout.com/shoes/best-water-shoes/ has a guide for the best ones)!
Quebec City, Quebec
A beautiful city with friendly people, Quebec City is the perfect location for a family vacation. First, explore the beautiful nature of Quebec. Canyon Sainte-Anne is a spectacular park with breathtaking views and waterfalls, which you can view from the suspension bridges. You also must spend a day in the neighborhood of Old Quebec. Old Quebec is situated on the water with amazing architecture and views all around. Go inside the Château Frontenac for a taste of luxury and pick out souvenirs for friends and family in the charming shops. Happen to have a bad weather day? Head over to the Méga Parc, one of the largest indoor parks in North America.
Ah, our nation's capitol. Full of so much political turmoil and corruption. But this should not sway you from taking your kids on such an important trip to learn about our country's history. From the multiple Smithsonian museums to the many monuments, it is difficult to fit all the essential locations of the city into one week.To save money, focus on the monuments and free-to-enter museums and attractions. The Air and Space Museum and the National Zoo (along with all of the Smithsonian locations) are usually popular with the kids and all you will have to worry about buying is lunch and souvenirs! The National Mall hosts the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, and other concrete reminders of how the Unites States was formed. While scoring a tour of inside the White House is not easy, capturing a picture from the outside is still exciting and a great profile picture.
Insider Tip: Almost anything you may have left at home will be available at one of the BNA shops for you to purchase before embarking on your family vacation, so no worries!
Let us know in the comments or tweet us @flyinstyleapp where you and your family are heading on your next family vacation. Safe travels!
Original post by Emily McMahon