Do you remember what a typical day in your childhood looked like? Probably not. However, you most likely can recall every last detail of a family vacation that blew your mind. If you want your kids to experience the same magical vacation, take them to any of these destinations.
Miami is on most people’s radar as a tourist destination, though it periodically hits the news when it looks like it may be hit by a hurricane. Miami is a large, thriving city with a strong housing market. Miami houses for sale includes much of southeast Florida and more than five million people. Miami Beach can become a party scene at night, but during the day, strolling its historical and colorful streets, dining at one of the many Ocean Avenue outdoor restaurants, and playing along the seemingly endless miles of beaches makes it a great place for families. Miami Beach has the most tropical beaches in the continental United States.
2. Riviera Maya
The gorgeous Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a favorite vacation destination for families all over the world. The Riviera Maya offers much that makes Mexico’s Caribbean so special. You and your family can swim and snorkel in cenotes, sinkholes formed by underground rivers; splash at eco-adventure parks; explore magnificent Mayan ruins and sun on white-sand beaches. The Riviera Maya stretches along Mexico’s Caribbean coast for 86 miles, from just south of Puerto Morelos to Punta Allen.
3. Wisconsin Dells
Many probably wouldn’t think a 19-square-mile city in central Wisconsin with a population of just over 5,000 would garner much attention. However, the Wisconsin Dells are much different than most small towns. Planning a family vacation to the Wisconsin Dells is all about getting wet: this kid-friendly getaway is packed with award-winning destination-worthy water parks. Enjoy the outdoor water parks to cool off in the heat of the Midwestern summer or opt for an indoor water park when you need some mid-winter bathing suit time. More than three million tourists a year visit the Dells, providing striking scenic views of sandstone formations along its banks.
4. Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix is a great vacation spot, once there- consider stopping at the Phoenix Zoo, the Heard Museum, Musical Instrument Museum or especially famous Camelback Mountain. If you’re planning to stay in Phoenix, know that you’re in for a real treat. The city is actually known for its collection of luxurious resorts set amidst the mountains and desert. Many of the resorts feature multiple pools or full-on water parks, plus children’s activities, restaurants, and organized excursions to well-known landmarks, including the Grand Canyon (which is located about 3.5 hours away).
5. San Diego, California
Dozens of attractions, wonderful weather year-round, and a great family vibe made this town a top family vacation spot. San Diego offers many attractions, incredible restaurants, museums, and memorable hotels sprinkled liberally throughout many neighborhoods and communities that make the San Diego region, amazing!