Family trips are one of those times in people’s lives where long-term memories are found. Taking a trip together as a family is good for bonding as well as relaxing away from the daily routines of life, which revolve around work, house chores, and school for those with school-going children, etc. The warm summer climate is one of the best times to take these trips, take a trip to cool off in some remote village at the foot of a mountain or go to the beach and enjoy a day in the cooling lake or ocean waters.
The pandemic that has dominated a good part of 2020 and is still present this year has put a hold on most of the fun things people usually did during summertime. Strict rules and restrictions from authorities have made it impossible for people to go on their long family trips. The development and distribution of a vaccine for COVID-19 have brought a ray of hope for people across the globe. You can now plan for that summer trip with your family that you had previously shelved. All you need to do is observe all the laid down travel laws and restrictions put in place.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
All year round Jackson Hole is one of the best destinations if you are looking for adventure. However, during summer, the region lights up with various outdoor activities for both you and your entire household. The region is complemented by two national parks. Yellowstone and Grand Teton. Some of the common activities include;
Aside from the endless warm-weather activities you can participate in as a family. You are also assured of beautiful and breathtaking mountain scenery. There are various cottages and hotels where you can board up during your stay.
Watch Hill, Rhode Island
If you are looking for a classic destination complete with an elegant look, then Watch Hill is the best destination for you and your loved ones. This location features the Ocean House, a grand hotel built after the civil war that combines features from the previous century and those of the modern-day. The hotel boasts of a private beach where you and your family can enjoy beach soccer and other beach games. There is also a tennis court, a croquet lawn, and a shuffleboard court.
The hotel is launching the Sipping Terrace, a collection of beautiful greenhouses where you can the adults can kick back and enjoy a drink or two, or the entire family can come together for a small dinner party while enjoying the sunset.
The last year has been nothing but a depressing and trying moment for many families with others having to deal with various kinds of losses. Nothing can help light up the soul like massive positive energy, something Ojai is popular for. The Ojai Valley Inn has recently been renovated. The entire inn has undergone various upgrades to keep up with the modern-day needs as well as meet the health requirements laid down by authorities.
Summer vacations are usually a time for relaxing and having fun, something Ojai has to offer through family fun activities such as aromatherapy oil blending, beekeeping, spiritual counseling, floral design, and crystal healing. Do not forget to visit the award-winning Ojai Spa. There four different pools where you can enjoy your day as you wait for the iconic pink sunset.
The Bahamas (Baha Mar)
This is one of the most popular summer vacation destinations across the globe. This destination is famous for some of the best beaches, crystal blue surf, coupled with an endless supply of family fun activities. To get there, you don’t have to worry about long flight hours being about 181 miles off the coast of Miami and a ten-minute drive from Nassau Airport. If you are looking for a destination where you can laze around, then this is your best pick. The resort features an Explorer’s Club that is open to children between three and twelve years to enjoy various games and adventures. You can leave your kids here and join other adults for a few drinks or games at the resort’s casino.
For kids who enjoy a little diving experience, they can try the Dean’s Blue Hole, a pool fitted with rock walls, waterfalls, and a grotto. From here, the kids can peer into The Sanctuary and see marine animals like stingrays, sea turtles, nurse sharks, and many other marine creatures.
Disney World, Florida
When you hear Disney World, what comes to mind is kids. However, trust this choice as there is plenty of fun activities that you can participate in as a family regardless of the age difference. Surprise your children with a visit to this famous theme park where they can interact with some of the favorite Disney characters. There are sections like the Cinderella Castle, the Star Wars, and even the Avatar corner, a section most adults may find intriguing.
You can also enjoy the theme rides, stage shows, parades, and even collect souvenirs for your trip back home. Your children are bound to make great memories of your visit from this location.
This one of the top summer vacation destinations among families in the United States. The location is famous for shows such as the Vegas of the Ozark that offer over a hundred entertaining shows to last your entire summer vacation. Summer vacations are generally incomplete without water features. Branson features water parks to add to the thrill.
Treat yourself and your family to a skydiving simulation that allows you to enjoy every bit of skydiving without having to jump from a flying plane. Visit the Titanic Museum and see the half-scale replica of the Titanic.
Niagara Falls, NY
Niagara Falls is one of the best family destinations in the country. However, you need to pack the appropriate wear. This is also one of the best places to make a memory by taking a night photo by the falls. At night, the falls are illuminated by the moonlight giving out a beautiful background for your family photograph. The fun does not end there. You can cross over to the Canadian side of Niagara Falls to enjoy an indoor waterpark with your family.
Grand Canyon, Arizona
This is probably the ultimate family trip destination during this summer. The Canyon offers scenic views that make it a must-visit for not only local tourists but also international tourists. Despite being in an arid desert region, this location is a good choice if you are looking for a summer vacation for your kids.
The Grand Canyon offers tourists a chance to learning about geology and the rich cultural history of the natives living in the Canyon. Treat yourselves to an enactment of a train robbery and some good old country music.
Summer trips are a perfect bonding time. When choosing a destination, consider the opinions of the rest of the family to see which destination works for everybody. Remember to observe all the health guidelines to stay safe from COVID-19.