Families come in all shapes and sizes and each one has their own idea of fun. Thankfully, we’re here to help you with all these different versions of “fun” and put them together in one incredible vacation that everyone will enjoy!
Memories of Great Family Vacations
Regardless of where you may have gone as a kid on your family vacation, I’m pretty sure your memories of those trips still live with you. Whether it was a trip to Disney, the Grand Canyon, a Caribbean cruise or just a week in a camper traveling across the country, it’s priceless moments like those that will live with you forever. Studies have shown that spending money on experiences, rather than things, provide greater lasting enjoyment and fulfillment, and those memories will stay with your family forever.
Here are some suggestions for your next family getaway:
Disney tops the list for family vacations. Anything Disney does has those "magical extras". Whether you are visiting Walt Disney World in Florida, on Disney Cruise line, at Aulani Resort in Hawai'i, or on a tour with Adventures by Disney, your family will make memories to last a lifetime. Click here to read more about the wide variety of vacations you can take with Disney!
Disney may be the grand-daddy of family vacations, but there's tons of fun to be had at many other theme parks across the US. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is now open at Universal Studios, Florida and is a must for any Harry Potter fan! Sea World is a long time favorite and their newer, more intimate park, Discovery Cove where you can swim with the dolphins and get up close and personal with a variety of exotic animals. Visit Winter - star of "Dolphin Tale" and Hope at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Busch Gardens, Knott's Berry Farm, and Sesame Place are just a few of the many choices for family theme park getaways!
There are so many choices when it comes to cruises that are amazing for families it’s unreal! With non-stop activities for the kids and plenty of “adult time” for you, a cruise is always a great choice. Royal Caribbean is one of many cruise lines that cater to kids. Click here for more information about cruise vacations.
All Inclusive Resorts
If hanging by a beach or pool is more your cup of tea, we know of plenty of kid friendly all inclusive tropical resorts that include it all. Food, beverages, activities and much more are included in a safe, fun and beautiful environment! Most family friendly all-inclusive resorts have kid clubs and teens clubs, and some even offer in-room babysitting for an additional fee. View e-brochures for all inclusive resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean on the Apple Vacations page or visit the Classic Vacations page for more upscale luxurious accommodations in exotic places.
There are plenty of adventures that give the kids a chance to learn while having fun. Dude ranches are a popular choice, and many offer an "all-inclusive experience. Princess Cruises has partnered with the Discovery Channel for a variety of educational activities with their "Discovery at Sea" and the Cunard Line regularly has special guest lecturers on their transatlantic crossings. A guided tour is a learning experience your children will never forget! Closer to home, our nation's capital has so much to offer from George Washington's Mount Vernon to the Smithsonian! Feeling exotic? How about an African Safari or a trip to Asia to widen your horizons?
Get the whole clan together and plan an extended family reunion. Planning a family reunion is a LOT of work but we’ll coordinate every detail! Just let us know what you have in mind and leave the heavy lifting to us!