All over the world, you can find vacations that are fun for the entire family. Some of these trips appeal to the adventurous while others appeal to families that want most of their journey planned out for them.
Whatever your desire, here are five trips that are winners for the entire family.
Orlando has become one of the top family vacation destinations in the entire world and it’s not just for kids. There are over ten theme parks around the city and many of these parks have shows and rides that cater to kids and adults alike. Parks like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Walt Disney World and Legoland will also spark the imaginations of kids of all ages. Plus, who doesn't enjoy roller coasters?
While the theme parks are the main draw in Orlando, there are also some excellent museums, eateries and shopping inside the city.
The possibilities are numerous and after enjoying a few days exploring all the city has to offer, you might want an afternoon or two just to relax by the pool at your hotel. Keep in mind, a family vacation in Orlando means that you are also only a short road trip away from the beach.
Is there anything better than leaving behind the chaos of a major city and wandering into nature?
America is home to some unusual natural environments that are best experienced in the forests, plains and prairies of the backcountry.
A vacation that the entire family is sure to love is staying on a cattle ranch in the Wild West. Many cattle ranches offer Cowboy and Ranch Stays that include a ton of fun activities and adventures that include everything from hayrides to joining a real life cattle drive.
Animal lovers will have the opportunity to bottle feed calves, lasso like a pro, and ride horses. Spending a week at a cattle ranch is sure to be a trip the whole family will enjoy and a fantastic learning experience as well.
Let us get out of North America and talk about some great family trips around the world.
One fantastic way to travel to a new country is by embarking on a cruise. You get to visit popular cities and see major sites without the hassle of planning where to stay or how to get around. Having most of the planning done for you is a major perk because it lets you focus on enjoying your family.
Plus, the ships are geared for entertainment. Many cruise lines have live music, plays, and shows that adults love yet they also cater to kids as well. Throughout the day there are lessons and activities that will appeal to young ones and even designated kids clubs. From surf pools to nightly shows, there are many options to choose from.
In recent years, Ontario has set itself apart as a family destination.
Renting a cottage has almost become a right of passage for any visitor to the province. Cabin stays are a great getaway that lends itself to true quality time with your family. Days are spent hiking, canoeing and swimming in the cool lakes. The evenings are great for campfires, heart-to-hearts and board games.
Speaking of canoeing, one great family trip in Ontario is to go rowing in the Algonquin. This trip envelops tourists in the beautiful wilderness of Ontario. There is so much to see and do and there are many family-friendly companies that provide excellent support along the way.
A few other notable things about Ontario that make it an awesome family friendly trip are Rideau Canal and Lake Ontario. Plus, Toronto has many museums waiting to be explored.
Our last trip that is perfect for the entire family is London. It is the ideal international family destination because it gives you a taste of Europe without the family being overwhelmed.
The city has history, world famous sites, top-notch theater and shopping for every age level and interest. It also is the perfect location for taking short day trips throughout all of England, making it a great option for families taking their kids overseas for the first time.
There are many wonderful places all over the world that are family friendly. These are five of the top family trips that promise fun, excitement and memorable adventures for children of all ages. So what are you waiting for; start planning your next family vacation now!
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Stephen Schreck is a world traveler, nomad, and adventure backpacker. Knowing a life of aimlessly wandering the globe in search of adventures was the only life for him he set out to make his dream his reality. Currently he is trying to conquer his fears and tackle his bucket list. Follow Stephen's adventures at A Backpacker's Tale or on social media on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
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