Best summer vacation destinations for families

Summer is almost here and it’s time to pull the bathing suits and swimming trunks out, charge up the gps, pack the bags, fill the gas tank up and get rolling toward some summer fun.

When I was a child I could not wait for summer because I knew my parents had a great vacation planned for us. Some times we knew where we were going and sometimes they kept us in suspense and we shouted, “are we there yet” all the way, but the bottom line is we always had a fantastic time and we never wanted to leave.

Well, It’s that time again and there’s some great fun to be had by all. In the US alone there are thousands upon thousands of awesome vacation spots that will entertain you and your children for hours on end.

I will introduce you to four summer vacation destinations in the United States that are family friendly, affordable and loaded with fun and excitement. Buckle up, here we go.

Orlando, Florida
No vacation is complete without spending a little time in Orlando, Florida. This is the fun capital of the world. Must see attractions include: Gatorland, Walt Disney World, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Wet 'n Wild and The Holy Land Experience to name a few. Visit their web site for information on places to stay, things to do, discounts on tickets, their calendar of events, trip ideas and they will even help you plan your trip.

Savannah, Georgia
Good ole Savannah GA, I love Savannah, not because it’s in Georgia, my home state, but because it is rich in history, beautiful landscape and the night life is an experience you will remember and cherish for years to come. Savannah is filled with shopping, art galleries, dining for couples on a romantic getaway or families on a budget.  Some attractions that are great for kids include: Savannah History Museum, Ships Of the Sea, Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Tybee Mountain Water Park/Mini Golf, Skidaway Marine Science Complex, Savannah Science Museum, Dolphin Magic Tours, The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, and don’t forget The Pirates' House Restaurant for dinner.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Sixty miles of sandy beaches provide ample opportunities for things to do in Myrtle Beach. Whatever your taste, you will find it here. Summer vacation in Myrtle Beach is day after day of adventure and excitement for every member of your family. Activities include: Amusement Parks, Water Parks, Beach Activities, Casino Cruises (for adults of course), Festivals and Events, Fishing, Golf, Live Theaters & Shows, Nightlife & Live Music, Shopping, Watersports and much more. Myrtle Beach is also home to a number of award winning annual festivals which are free attractions and include the CanAm or Canadian-American Days Festival, the Sun Fun Festival which signals the start of the summer season, the Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival, and the Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo which runs from April to October.

San Diego, California
San Diego is home to many of Southern California's top tourist attractions, which provide education and excitement for the whole family. San Diego is also close to Anaheim and that makes for an easy day trip to Disneyland. San Diego is chock full of fun that will give your entire family a vacation to brag about. Some attractions for the family include: SeaWorld , San Diego Zoo & Zoo Safari Park, Legoland, USS Midway Museum, Old Town San Diego, and Balboa Park to name a few. No matter what you're looking to do this summer, San Diego should be at the top of your to do list if you want an amazing, magical vacation your kids will treasure.


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