Best Family-Friendly Summer Vacation Spots in the US

Are you looking to head out on a family vacation, but you aren’t sure where to go? Many travel recommendations lean toward big cities and crowded amusement parks, but what if that is not really your speed? If you’re looking to go on a family vacation that can be relaxing for you and fun for the kids, then check out some of these locations that are a bit off the beaten path!

Kennebunkport, Maine

This little town is located along Maine’s Southern Coast; there is a 3-mile beach, a portion of which is open to the public. The beaches have limited parking which means that they don’t get overly crowded, and some areas even have playgrounds for the kids to play on while you relax in the sand! The town has several resorts and accommodation options that cater to each family’s needs. There are several small museums, kayak rentals, lobster tours, and so much more for the entire family to enjoy!

The Black Hills, SD

Mount Rushmore is not the only site to see in South Dakota! While you’re in the area, check out the Crazy Horse memorial and enjoy scenic byways surrounded by towering limestone canyon walls and pine trees. Nearby Custer State Park boasts unforgettable wildlife, scenic drives and historic sites. Experience the wild Old West in historic Deadwood with casinos, spas, street shows and stagecoach rides. There is something for every family in the Black Hills! 

San Juan Islands, WA

Take a ferry to these islands that sit at the northernmost point of Washington State. The area boasts resorts, cozy B&B’s, and hotels to suit any accommodation you have in mind. During your visit, be sure to try a wine from San Juan Vineyards! You can learn about the area at the Whale Museum and San Juan Historical Museum and with a myriad of activities, including whale-watching, fishing and sailing, your family will have loads of options for your entire stay!

Whitefish, MT

Located in the Northern portion of the Rocky Mountains of Montana, Whitefish sits right on the edge of Glacier National Park. No matter what time of year you visit, the weather is pleasant, and the views are breathtaking. There are several unique hotels, inns, and lodges sprinkled around, giving visitors a variety of places to stay. While you’re here, take the family out hiking, biking, kayaking, and wildlife watching. As far as activities, Whitefish does not disappoint. Go hot air ballooning, visit the aerial adventure park and play on the ropes course, and try out the alpine slides!

Upper Peninsula, MI

Surrounded by woodlands and bordering three of the Great Lakes, there’s something in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula for everyone in the family! With adult and children’s activities around every corner, this area is sure to be the perfect spot for your next vacay! If you visit in the summer, you can enjoy paddling, hiking, and even see the Northern Lights! Fall offers incredible views of the leaves changing colors. Take the kids to see waterfalls, museums, and lighthouses and then relax and unwind at one of the many restaurants around town.

No matter what you and your kids enjoy, there are plenty of places to visit that allow you to relax and unwind while the kids stay busy! Check out one of these great destinations to get your family out of the house and make some fun summer memories that will last a lifetime! To make even more stress-free memories, schedule your complimentary consultation call today so we can help you plan the perfect family getaway with added protection and peace of mind.


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