When summer comes around, the kids are out of school, the weather is warm and it’s time to party. Summertime is the perfect time to take a vacation with the family and build memories that your kids will carry into their adult years. While many families are limited by funds and time constraints, it’s important to remember that every vacation doesn’t have to cost a fortune or take several weeks of your time.
We’ve put together a fun list of summer beach vacation ideas that can be modified to work for families in any stage of life. Whether you want to experience the Atlantic or the Pacific, we have the perfect place for you to go. We recognize that every second you have as a family is important, and we want to help you make the most of it.
Vacation at the Beach
From the Atlantic Coast to the beaches of Mexico, you can’t go wrong with a family vacation to see the ocean. Ride bikes, hone your golf game, play tennis or spend time on the beach in any city from Florida to Maine when you choose the East Coast.
For the miles of shoreline, great weather, and fun crab catching activity, check out Virginia Beach. Explore the wildlife refuge and marshes, take your kids fishing or kayaking, or take your sweetheart for a walk along the city’s three mile boardwalk.
If Florida is calling your name, visit a Miami or Palm Beach resort for a low-key, family-friendly vacation getaway. Or you can enjoy the beauty of the Everglades from the Florida Keys.
You can’t go wrong with a vacation resort in Mexico or the Caribbean. These all-inclusive vacations come with family friendly options, all the food you can eat and regular activities for you and the kids. Vacationing is easy at an all-inclusive resort, and you get to enjoy your family while still taking a little break from the kids when you need it. See the turtles lay their eggs on the beaches in Puerto Vallarta, or enjoy the gentle surf of the Bay of Banderas.
If you think the Pacific Coast is where it’s at, visit the beaches, entertainment venues and 15 major museums in the San Diego area. SeaWorld, Disneyland and LA are all just a short drive away from this major California city.
If you have the time and the money, Hawaii is a must-see for every family member. Don’t forget to visit the Pearl Harbor memorial, and visit Waikiki beach for activities every teenager will love. Visit the North Shore for a more laidback, relaxed vibe on the other side of the same island. Tour pineapple plantations, surf in the ocean and hike in the beautiful jungles of Hawaii.
Hawaii is also home to several other islands that are popular tourist attractions like Kauai and Maui. See the Hawaii Volcanoes Nations Park on the Big Island and learn more about the genuine Hawaiian culture.
See the World, One Beach at a Time
Make the most of your summer with your family on a vacation to any of the many beaches throughout the world. No matter how big or small your budget is, you can create memories that turn summer into a happy time for everyone in your family.