Best Family Vacation Spots in the World
Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Going to work day after day, dealing with the young ones, or perhaps it's the monotony of daily life. No matter the case, a good family vacation
is sometimes needed to feel rejuvenated. What truly defines a family vacation is the unity spent between adults and their children. To put it in simpler terms, it is a trip that allows every member to truly enjoy himself. Whether it is the beach
, a resort
or an amusement park, there are plenty of locations to visit in our beautiful world.
The Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas
Known to some as the crown jewel of the Bahamas, The Atlantis resort located on the beautiful Paradise Island is truly a sight to behold. Affordable standard rooms and two types of suites are available within their two hotel towers, with plenty of amenities to go along with each choice. For the adults, there is a bustling casino, shopping center and over 15 dining choices. While you are out doing that, why not let the kids experience the Dolphin Cay, the lazy river or the beautiful aquarium located below the main lobby. A trip to the Bahamas wouldn't be complete without a beach visit, and the Atlantis certainly doesn't disappoint there. Whether you want to lounge on the beach or descend into the crystal blue water, you won't find a better set of beaches within a hundred miles.
Take it from someone who has been all over Hawaii, Maui is the place to go when it comes to family vacations. The island has dozens of activities to do, with many of them involving Maui's scenic surroundings. To start things off, definitely head over to the volcanic beaches located on the eastern side of Maui. What makes these beaches so special is that the sand has been replaced with smooth black rocks, which probably settled there after several volcanic eruptions. The island of Maui also has beautiful forests, with a lot of plant life that cannot be seen anywhere else. Lastly, if you are a surfer, Maui's waves will definitely give you an exhilarating time, so be sure to come prepared.
Disney World in Orlando, Florida
Whether you are 5 or 50, Walt Disney World has been a family vacation staple for decades. Whether it is the memorable Disney characters, the assortment of rides or the bustling atmosphere, Disney World has a little something for everyone. Alongside the traditional roller coasters and water parks, Disney World also features an animal center, the technological Epcot Center, and plenty of live shows. Also, if it's a place to stay you need then you can breathe a sigh of relief. Close to the park are several affordable resorts where you can kick back after a long day of fun.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular beaches on the east coast, and for good reason. Between the exclusivity of the beaches and the vibrant downtown scene, Myrtle Beach is family vacation central. Barefoot on the Beach is a stunning shopping complex equipped with over 50 shops and restaurants. If it's nightlife you are looking for, downtown Myrtle features several clubs, such as Planet Hollywood and the legendary Hard Rock Cafe. Lastly, the kids will definitely want to take a trip the Pavilion amusement park, which rivals Six Flags and Busch Gardens.
Branden Barrett has been freelancing since 2004, mostly on topics such as video games, computer entertainment, anime and sports. His work has appeared on numerous sites and he is always willing to add to that list. Though his major is in IT, he has always enjoyed writing and hopes to make a career of it one day.
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