5 Perfect Summer Vacation Ideas for Families + $10,000 Prizes!

Planning a getaway with your family? Check out 5 perfect summer vacation ideas!

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.

#GetSetforSummer with Bayer® & you could win $10,000!!

No matter where you go, Bayer® has got you covered with products that help you keep up with the kids and enjoy the day. Bayer® wants you to #GetSetForSummer with a special summer promotion, giving Canadian families the chance to win 1 of 3 top prizes of $10,000.

No matter where you go, Bayer® has got you covered with products that help you keep up with the kids and enjoy the day.  Bayer® wants you to #GetSetForSummer with a special summer promotion, giving Canadian families the chance to win 1 of 3 top prizes of $10,000. All you have to do is buy* two or more Bayer® products already on your summer shopping list, snap a picture of your receipt and text or email the picture to [email protected]. For more information and a savings coupon, head to www.getsetforsummer.ca.

Mom’s summer travel survival kit from Bayer®:

  1. ALEVE ® for up to 12-hour pain relief
  2. Allergy Medicine- AERIUS® and Claritin® for allergy symptom relief of up to 24 hours
  3. Coppertone® sunscreen to help keep your skin protected from sunburn
  4. Scholl’s® so you can stay on your feet longer
  5. Midol® to provide relief of cramps and muscle aches that come with your menstrual cycle
  6. 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.

*No purchase entry option also available. See contest rules for details.

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.

22 thoughts on “5 Perfect Summer Vacation Ideas for Families + $10,000 Prizes!”

  1. If only planning a vacation was always hassle free, we would go on a vacation each month! Lol. Thanks for all the lovely suggestions, I like that you classified it depending on the wants and needs of each type of family.

  2. loving the ideas for summer vacations… sometimes we get stuck with the same routines and it’s nice to shake things up a bit by taking other peoples suggestions : )

  3. These are all great suggestions! We tend to stick to the normal, somewhat boring ideas in the summer, but I think we can give one or two of these a try. Great memories to be made! And super giveaway too!

  4. I love all of these ideas! I think this summer will be all about hitting the road or camping this year, but we need to get teh kids away next year so they can experience a new culture. Thanks for these fabulous ideas!

  5. We definitely have an exciting summer plan. Hubby and I have been talking about it and I’m so giddy. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that everything will fall into place though.

  6. I haven’t been on what most consider a vacation in years. I tend to just go on some weekend or 3 day road trips in-state; or at least a days drive away. I would love to take an actual vacation and go somewhere to extend my radius..

  7. Ann Bacciaglia

    I always have sunscreen in my bag. It is so important to protect your skin. These are great vacation ideas.

  8. It’s a dream of mine to travel to St. Thomas. I’m also a big shopper, so I appreciate the shopping option in the cities. This summer we’re going to Whistler, the caribbean and possible Regina to watch my brother graduate RCMP Depot.

  9. My family could really use a vacation. I have always wanted to try an all inclusive one, that would be relaxing not having to worry about every single penny being spent.

  10. Wonderful ideas! I love taking summer vacations with my husband and girls. We always have a great time. Even though we don’t travel often, even going to a fair is fun!

  11. Thanks for the suggestions. My family loves variety so we tend to do each and every kind. The Bayer contest is awesome. I would love to win that prize. Of course, we are already patrons of their products, so stocking up on them and having a chance to save or win the prize would be lovely!

  12. We love to go on different vacations every year. We try to pick new destinations so we can try new things each year. This is a great vacation list for families.

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