Top Family Travel Destinations
Top Family Travel Destinations
Disneyland was once the primer go-to vacation destination for the entire family. It had something for everyone- entertainment, food, shows and rides. Over the years, Disneyland has gained some serious competition against resorts and travel destinations hoping to offer an alternative spot for families to relax. With more and more options available, families may find several choices open to them and, with such versatility, these travel locations are sure to be as enjoyable for children as they are for adults.
- The Breakers, Palm Beach, Florida – Peppered with Renaissance-style resorts, this beach getaway provides the perfect backdrop for a summer vacation. With family restaurants lining the beach and kids camps entertaining your little ones, there’s plenty to do while visiting The Breakers. With activities ranging from family kickball tournaments, summertime bonfires and arts and crafts, children will never utter the words, “Mom, Dad – I’m bored” while you’re away. If you need to escape the children for a bit, you can leave them with certified babysitters and enjoy the five-star amenities that includes, two golf courses, a day spa and a fitness center. The hospitality managers will sure to keep you pleased and relaxed while visiting the resort.
- Hilton Waikoloa Village, Waikoloa, Hawaii – The Hilton Island resort in Waikoloa provides a bevy of child-centered activities for kids. Parents can enroll their children in Camp Menehune, a day and night camp where children will explore tide pools, feed koi and swans and hunt for treasure. Waikoloa Village is also a Dolphin lover’s paradise, where parents and kids get to feed, interact and swim with these beloved creatures, and with programs for adults and kids, everyone will be satisfied.
Parents hoping for some alone time can also stray off while kids are away at camp and enjoy a four-acre lagoon; take a kayak tour, snorkel and go on a whale-watching trip. With evening island dancing and music, parents and kids will feel the festive culture Waikoloa Village has to offer.
- Winnetu Oceanside Resort, Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts – Similar to The Breakers, Winnetu Oceanside Resort offers a seaside location where children will partake in magic shows, visit a farm and bond with their parents. Each child will be paired up with a counselor along four to five other children. Counselors will plan out activities for you and your children that include treasure hunts, group games, swimming and remote-controlled boat races.
With morning and evening programs for kids for children ages 3-to-12, Oceanside Resort offers beach activities for kids as well as an early childhood educational program centered on farm animals. Children will even learn how to make goat cheese and shear sheep from certified professionals.
- Disneyland, Anaheim, California/Disney World, Orlando, Florida – Okay, so the Disney theme parks may have plenty of competition when it comes to kid-friendly vacation destinations, but it’s still one of the best places to visit. With iconic characters roaming across the park, fun-filled rides peppering the landscape and entertaining shows to watch, adults and children are sure to love what Disneyland has to offer.
Its rich history and iconic characters will please both young children and teenagers alike. With park-hopper passes to both Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks, the Anaheim resort offers the perfect three-, five- and seven-day trip for family. At both parks, children will relive classic movie adventures like “Pirates of the Caribbean,” visit Snow White’s castle and venture through the futuristic rides of Star Tours and Space Mountain
Travel Channel (2012)