If there’s one thing adults and kids have in common, it’s their love of vacation. Unfortunately, they don’t always have the same idea of what constitutes a dream vacation…
… but, fortunately, there are some fantastic destinations that serve as the perfect middle ground between what adults want and what children need on vacation. The following six are just six examples of vacation spots that will suit everyone in your family — no matter how old they are.
San Diego, California
San Diego is the perfect destination for parents not ready to commit to a fully kid-centric getaway and, by that, we mean a destination at a theme park devoted to their entertainment.
San Diego has incredible seaside landscapes complete with seals that your kids will love to look at. If the beaches aren’t enough for everyone, San Diego has one of the world’s best zoos, and a slew of museums that’ll pique the entire family’s interests.
Your outdoorsy family will be in awe when they stand along the edge of the Grand Canyon. The site is certainly one to behold, and you can spend several hours taking it in. But there’s more to this area than what meets the eye, even if what meets the eye is incredible. The area’s rich landscape allows you to camp, hike, raft… the possibilities are endless, and your tweens and teens will never forget.
Now, Delaware is not a state that gets a lot of recognition when it comes to tourism. Not only is this omission unfair — the state has beaches, nightlife, and museums galore — but it also works to your advantage: it won’t be overpopulated when your family heads to the First State for your next vacation.
Dover has easy access to Delaware’s beaches, which is an easy activity for all of the family to enjoy. The city itself has rolling green parks where the kids will love to run, while the grown-ups will enjoy nights spent in the casino.
You can’t have a list of family vacation destinations without making mention of Orlando — the city is home to Disney World, for crying out loud. But the theme park-saturated destination has something for everyone — seriously everyone.
Take, for example, Disney. The different parks obviously have a lot to offer little ones by way of entertainment: rides, mascots, souvenirs, castles. But the resorts within the park are perfect for grown-ups who want to save a day or two for relaxation by the pool. The weather’s good year-round, too, so lounging should always be an option.
In the wintertime, Chicago is pretty much the exact opposite of Orlando. But the city on Lake Michigan has just as much entertainment as the theme park capital down south.
Chicago is chock full of museums that cover everything from life sciences to history — or, you can check out some living, breathing bits of nature by visiting the aquarium or the free zoo. Navy Pier has an extra-tall ferris wheel, and summertime brings free fireworks show that young and old will love to watch. The Windy City even has beautiful beaches, multiple sports teams and a famous menu of delicious food including pizza and hot dogs — your kids won’t complain at all about eating here.
No one will complain about jetting off to Hawaii — we promise. The islands have more to offer than just the picturesque scenery, although that’s enough to tempt anyone to book a trip. The gorgeous beaches set the scene for digging, building, sunbathing and wading. Meanwhile, little kids will love the aquarium, teens will love the shops, and everyone will enjoy hikes (so long as the difficulty matches your family’s skill level). There are also historical landmarks to check out, including Pearl Harbor.
Now, Book Your Trip
These aren’t the only six destinations for a family-friendly vacation that’ll make every single person on your roster happy. But they have a little something for everyone, as well as an overall appeal that you can’t deny. And, once you book your trip and see each of these destinations for yourself, you’ll be just another person who has jetted off to Orlando, or Chicago, or Hawaii and had the time of their life.
About the author: Kacey Mya Bradley is a lifestyle blogger for “The Drifter Collective.” Throughout her life, she has found excitement in the world around her. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations, cultures, and styles, while communicating these endeavors through her passion for writing and expression. Her love for the world around her is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts.
The Drifter Collective: An eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us.