Vacations are the perfect opportunity to get away with the whole family. They offer a chance to do something that you wouldn’t typically experience, and they allow you to get everyone together without the distractions of your everyday routine. As summer vacations may be at the forefront of your mind, it’s the perfect time to start planning some time away with your family. There are so many options to consider and a host of favorites, even if you’re strict about sticking to a budget.
So, if you’re getting in the mood for sunny weather, check out these popular vacation ideas to get everyone excited for the summer.
Take a camping trip
Camping is one of the ultimate ways to bond with the whole family. After you’ve had fun putting up the tent, it’s time to settle in and get back to appreciating nature. This type of vacation is often really affordable, especially if you already have the kit to get started. Plus, it’s the perfect time for the kids to be just that – kids! They can run wild, play together, cook over the fire, and read stories under the stars. If you don’t want to venture too far from the beaten track, there is a range of camping sites that have amenities, so you have some creature comforts during your stay. Some of the best camping experiences are also in the country’s beautiful National Parks, so why not take a road trip and check out your favorites?
You don’t have to jet off to sunny shores abroad to enjoy the delights of the coast. We have everything you could need right here in the US. This country is home to some of the most amazing shorelines and coastal vacation spots and provides a range of experiences, including busy tourist locations and quieter harbor towns. A beach vacation close to home also makes for a really affordable trip in the summer months, and you can just hop in the car and drive to your favorites without having to set foot on a plane. What’s more, why not hire a large property and invite friends and family on holiday too? That way, you can meet up with people you haven’t seen in a while and make tons of memories with the people closest to you.
Enjoy a road trip adventure
Road trips are one of the best ways to experience a variety of different places all in one vacation. Renting an RV is one of the best ways to make the ride comfortable, and you don’t have to stop at hotels along the way to enjoy a good night’s sleep. Driving to your destination can be really fun on this type of trip, and there’s the option of planning stops along the way to see the sights and explore new towns and cities. This adventure is also an excellent chance for the kids to get an insight into other parts of the country, and you can play fun games on route to keep everyone entertained.
Some of the best road trip routes in the country include:
- Route 66
- Maine Lobster Trail
- Great River Road
- Pacific Coast Highway
- Blue Ridge Parkway
Whatever your starting point, there are tons of great road trip itineraries to choose from.
Visit a National Park
There are 62 National Parks across the US that offer the perfect vacation experience for the whole family. In the summer, you have a wealth of choice, including Yosemite National Park, Zion National Park, and Denali National Park, to name a few. Each has a unique charm and gives you the chance to get back to nature and learn the history and heritage of our country. These locations also have a myriad of activities to get involved in, including hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, white water rafting, and kayaking. However, if you don’t fancy going wild with these hair-raising pursuits, you can just choose to sit back, relax, and take in the magnificent surroundings and ultimate peace and quiet.
Take a city trip
City vacations are often considered to be an expensive option, but they don’t have to be. There are plenty of affordable accommodation options just outside of the hustle and bustle. Plus, many significant historical and heritage sites are free entry. For the typical sightseeing tours, you can also save money in advance by booking beforehand, and there are options to get passes for several attractions to save some dollars. If you only have a day to spare, take a train or coach and go wild on a day out and then retreat to the comfort of your own home after an exciting day out.