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Top 6 Summer Travel Destinations For The Family

Summer is almost here and the kids are getting excited to be out of school.  Now it’s time to plan your summer vacation.  But where to go?  If you have kids or are traveling with a group sometimes you just need more than the standard hotel room.  So here is a list of some amazing summer travel destinations that offer roomy rentals for your family or small group traveling together.

Panama City Beach, Florida, USA

Panama City Beach FloridaPanama City Beach is a waterfront town off the Gulf of Mexico.  It is a top vacation destination in northwestern Florida. It’s known for miles of white sandy beaches.

Great for the kids as it is close to popular theme parks including Gulf World Marine Park, offering swimming with dolphin experiences, and Shipwreck Island Waterpark, featuring waterslides and pools as well as Miracle Strip Amusement Park.

If you want to experience nature this is also a great destination for you as St. Andrews State Park is one of 2 protected nature preserves nearby.

Where to Stay In Panama City Beach? :  Click here for some great vacation rental deals starting at just $85/night.

Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA

Gulf Shores AlabamaGulf Shores Alabama is a coastal city in Baldwin County Alabama on The Gulf of Mexico.  There are a ton of family oriented attractions here, including beaches, nature trails and fishing charters.

Gulf Shores is also home to The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Battleship Memorial Park and Waterville USA – a theme park with seasonal water rides.  If you want to experience nature there is also the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and at least three state parks.  The Gulf State Park has a lot of activities including a scenic beach oasis, tennis courts, hiking trails, ziplining and watersports.

Are you intrigued yet?  🙂

Where to Stay In Gulf Shores, Alabama? :  Click here for some great vacation rental deals starting at just $85/night.

Banff, Alberta, Canada

Banff, AlbertaBanff is a tourist town in the province of Alberta, Canada.  It is located within Banff National Park. The peaks of Mt. Cascade and Mt. Rumble, which are part of the Rocky Mountains, are prevalent in the skyline.

You can find many boutiques, restaurants souvenir shops and hotels on the main thoroughfare, of Banff Avenue. The surrounding 6,500 square kilometres of parkland are home to wildlife including elk and grizzly bears.

Summer time is the perfect time for families to visit Banff.  There are a slew of activities to enjoy, including hiking, horseback riding, rafting, paddling, mountain biking, cycling, camping, fishing and golf.

If you are up for an outdoor adventure in a place who’s beauty is majestic and memorable, then you might just want to put Banff on your bucket list.

Where to Stay In Banff? :  Click here for some great vacation rental deals starting at just $97/night.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA

Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaMyrtle Beach is a city and summer vacation destination on South Carolina’s Atlantic coast. It is the heart of the Grand Strand, a 60-mile string of beaches. It’s known for its amazing golf courses and beaches the colour of brown sugar.

Take a stroll along the beachfront boardwalk lined with arcades, souvenir stands and restaurants, as well as the old-fashioned Family Kingdom Amusement Park and the SkyWheel, one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels.

Don’t forget Broadway at the Beach, by far the most popular tourist destination in Myrtle Beach. Many activities to be found here, including shopping, ziplining, restaurants, entertainment, fireworks and so much more.

Where to Stay In Myrtle Beach? :  Click here for some great vacation rental deals starting at just $59/night.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA

Gatlinburg TennesseeGatlinburg, Tennessee in the breathtaking Smoky Mountains offers a great adventure for families.  Known for it’s amazing southern hospitality, it is definitely a getaway you won’t soon forget.

One visit and you’ll see why family vacations often turn into family traditions. Gatlinburg has the most fascinating museums and mazes; the most enoyable and challenging mini-golf courses in the world; and plenty of arcades — including the legendary Fannie Farkle’s. Enough attractions to keep the family entertained for hours.  None of those options appeal to you? Well, why not hop behind the wheel at one of the many Go-Kart tracks!

Outdoor adventure more your speed?  Get smoky mountain high on the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway where you can see the sights for miles.  Or zipline it.  If you want to keep your feet firmly planted on the ground, Gatlinburg offers many trails for hikers.

So much to see, so much to do.  You gotta experience Gatlinburg.

Where to Stay In Gatlinburg? :  Click here for some great vacation rental deals starting at just $59/night.

UPDATE:  We found an amazing deal at the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort. Eat, sleep, shop and play.  They have an awesome indoor water park.  The kids will love it!  3 night stay is regularly priced at $645.00, now just $99.00 when you book through


South Lake Tahoe, California, USA

South Lake TahoeBeautiful Lake Tahoe is located on the California – Nevada State line. It is the largest Alpine lake in North America, deep and wide and bluer than blue.  They boast the water is 99.94% pure and that you can see down 70 ft on any given day.  The lake is surrounded by the magnificent Sierra Nevada Mountains.

South Lake Tahoe has fun and exciting things to do for the whole family, including water sports, biking trails, hiking and boating, fishing, golf, shopping, spas,  attractions such as the Heavenly Gondola and the Epic Adventure, nightlife and blackjack.

If you are looking for a majestic alpine paradise, look no further than South Lake Tahoe.

Where to Stay In South Lake Tahoe? :  Click here for some great vacation rental deals starting at just $115/night.

The possibilities are endless.  There are so many more destinations that we could list, but here is a good start to help you plan your summer vacation.

We would love to hear your feedback.  Are there other destinations that you’ve experienced that you think we should share?  Let us know in the comments below.  Thanks for reading.


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