Editors Note: Please enjoy this post about family vacation getaways for BossChix Network by guest blogger Kiki Baxter of Text Me When You Land. This is the second in a series on vacation ideas for Summer 2017. Missed the first post? Find it here.

Time for a summer getaway trip with the family.  Plan an epic family vacation with the kids with these great summer road trip ideas!

Theme Park Family – Orlando, Florida

Orlando - Universal volcano

Plan your summer getaway around some action-packed adventure in the Theme Park Capital of the World! Drawing over 50 million people every year, the “Happiest Place on Earth,” Disney World, also shares this Florida city with Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld, Legoland and hundreds more attractions. Beat the summertime heat at Volcano Bay, Orlando’s newest water park which just opened in May 2017! Learn and play at Kennedy Space Center in neighboring Titusville where you can observe a rocket launch and even meet real astronauts!

 Outdoors-y Family – Oregon

The Country Bears sang it best, “Ain’t nothin’ like the great outdoors to ease your soul!” so why not check out the Seven Wonders of Oregon?! Hike Mt. Hood, explore the South Coast Dunes, bike the Rolling Hills, and soak up the hundreds of waterfalls for a summer getaway that you will not forget. Quench your thirst at  over 350 choices of vineyards and wineries (this counts as outdoors, right?) or craft beer breweries. And settle in for the evening at a “treesort” for an unbeatable camping experience your family will remember for years to come!


Adventurous Family – Alaska

Summer is the best time of year to take your adventure-seeking family to Alaska! Home to 17 of the United States’ 20 highest peaks, including Denali, you’ll definitely want to ditch the bathing suit for your winter clothes on this summer vacation. From land to sea, the choices are endless. Discover bear country, visit Mat-Su Valley base camp, river raft the winding valleys, and fly through the skies on a zipline tour. While cruising Alaska by ship is a great way to cover a lot of ground, active families can take a sea kayaking tour off the beaten path with National Geographic adventures. Explore the “Last Frontier” by train, “flightsee” via helicopter or seaplane, or dog sled!


 Beach Bum Family – Florida Keys

Head South on Route 1 for one of America’s most breathtaking drives! Roll the windows down and make your way through the Florida Keys, a strand of unbelievably stunning islands offering miles of beaches and loads of activities for the whole family. Head no further than Key West, famous for the Southernmost Point landmark (90 miles north of Cuba), the Earnest Hemmingway House, and Duvall Street. Between Instagram worthy sunrises and sunsets, tie up your hammock, enjoy endless water activities, and soak up the sun while awing the sparkling aqua waters.


US History Family – St. Augustine, Florida

History buffs will love the Nation’s Oldest City of St. Augustine, Florida. Founded in 1565 by Spanish settlers, the city welcomes tourists from all over the world to explore the historic Castillo de San Marcos fort, featuring live re-inactions, the 19th century Old Jail, the oldest house, and even Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth. Visitors can also explore the St Augustine History Museum, the Oldest Store Museum, and over 100 more attractions on a hop on hop off tour.



Published by Aija Rhodes

Aija is the founder of BossChix Network, a women’s empowerment and lifestyle blog that celebrates women’s professional achievements, community involvement, and family life. BossChix Network also empowers women to overcome challenges and achieve their goals, BossChix Network serves as an outlet for women to connect and collaborate with others who seek to climb the corporate ladder, land roles that prepare them for senior leadership, and live authentically. Aija is a management consultant for a Big Four consultancy firm. She is a certified Project Management Professional and has fourteen years of program and project management experience assisting clients in conquering an array of business challenges. Most recently, she led a team that designed an IT security program and portfolio management processes for a global healthcare company. When she isn’t blogging or working with clients, Aija can be found enjoying the restaurants and museums of her hometown, Washington, D.C.

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Toiia L. Rukuni
3 years ago

These are fabulous summer vacation ideas for the family! Alaska would be very different and fun!

3 years ago

Great suggestions! I am definitely in search for some places to vacation and these places will definitely be considered.

3 years ago

I have two bous with high energy. My husband and i are always looking for new places to take them and spend time. I never would have thought of Alaska

Tiffany H.
3 years ago

I had a vacation planned last year to go to Disney world and a cruise but may plans were canceled due to a new job. I hope to go soon. I’ve been to Alaska before but I must go back because i was there for a day or 2 and didn’t have the opportunity to do any sight seeing. I would love to go to Oregon.

3 years ago

My family usually goes to Orlando, but this year we’re staying home. These are good trip ideas. I’m tired of Orlando, but the kids love it. lol

3 years ago

Sleeping in a tree house is high on my bucket list so it looks like I just might have to head back to Oregon soon!

3 years ago

We live in Central FL so we’ve already discovered the beauty of St Augustine and the Keys as well as the maddening fun of the Orlando amusement parks 🙂 Alaska is on our travel list, hopefully for 2018! Great list here….

The Fab Diva on a Dime

St. Augustine is my favorite place!! It helps that its only an hour away 🙂

3 years ago

These are great vacation ideas. My aunt is on an Alaskan cruise now and I think it would be a great family adventure.

3 years ago

I love out doors, so that Oregon trip sounds fun! And Alaska ous on my list!!

3 years ago

These are all such great suggestions. I love roadtrips too!

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