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
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.