Now that school’s out, it’s time to start planning your family summer vacation! Whether you decide to stay close to home or go on a thrilling overseas adventure, summer is all about trying new things and bonding as a family. Of course, when you have different personalities in the same family, choosing the perfect summer vacation can be a challenge. No worries! We’re here to help! We’ve come up with a few great ideas for every personality!
Ready to start planning your perfect family vacation? Check out my favorite ideas!
5 Perfect Summer Vacation Ideas for Families
If your family loves fun in the sun
Beach vacations are one of my favorite types of summer vacations! I love choosing destinations that have more than just sandy beaches to lounge on all day. For example, St. Thomas in the Caribbean definitely has its share of pristine beaches, but it’s also full of history and, of course, inexpensive shopping. Not ready for the hassle of border crossing? You might be surprised to learn that Canada is full of outstanding beaches- perfect for weekend trips.
If your family loves shopping, culture and cuisine…
Plan a trip to a big city where you and your family can hit the shops all day and dine on amazing cuisine by night. Cities are also full of museums and other cultural activities. You don’t have to go far to feel like you’re on vacation – check out Quebec City or Boston. If you happen to live in a big city already, try acting like tourists for the day!
If your family wants maximum vacation with minimum stress…
Skip the stress of planning every last detail and opt for a cruise or all-inclusive resort vacation. Both offer tons of pre-planned activities, the chance to meet other families and even free child care options. Plus all-inclusive means at least one of your main meals is covered. On a cruise, nearly all of your food and drinks are included.
If your family loves the great outdoors…
Camping is such a fun way to bond as a family away our high-tech world, and Canada is home to some of the best camping spots! If you’re not feeling the whole tent camping vibe, don’t worry, there are other options! Many camp grounds have cabins available to rent. Or you can rent an RV and see where the day takes you!
If your family loves spontaneous trips with lots of freedom…
Who’s up for a road trip? If you want to do something more spontaneous than a planned summer vacation, here’s a fun idea: take out a paper map, spread it out on the table, and toss a small pebble at it (so much safer than throwing a dart!). Wherever the pebble lands, there’s your vacation destination! Pack up the car and hit the road. Stop along the way at waterparks, museums and other attractions.
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- Scholl’s® so you can stay on your feet longer
- Midol® to provide relief of cramps and muscle aches that come with your menstrual cycle
- Daily Vitamins- One A Day®, and FLINSTONES™ to help make sure you get all the nutrients you need
To be sure these products are suitable for you, always read and follow the label.
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Do you have any exciting summer vacation plans? Tell us about them in the comments!
Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Bayer®. All opinions are ours.