Summer isn’t far off, meaning it’s time to start fully planning your family’s summer vacation. With national airports currently located in 31 states, there are plenty of options within the United States for your next vacation destination. If you’re looking to get some sun this summer, check out these top options for your 2019 summer vacation.
The Florida Keys
For a tropical vacation close to the mainland, look no further than the Florida Keys for your summer vacation. This destination is bouncing back from recent hurricanes and will make for an excellent spot for your trip, especially for a more adventurous family. Try out some new ocean activities when you’re on the islands; 19.6% of Millennials participate in water sports, and the Keys are the perfect place to give them a shot this summer.
San Antonio, Texas
For those who prefer the heat but not the humidity, try this historic city in Texas for a great family-friendly vacation. This destination is perfect for delicious food with Mexican flair and tours of the many sight-seeing spots in the city. While it’s true that 89% of people say receiving flowers makes them feel special, a special vacation takes a summer surprise to a whole new level. If you’re traveling with kids, stop by the Six Flags in San Antonio for a fun amusement park day.
For a California town that’s slightly less busy than the major hubs, try Oakland. This town’s rich history is one you have to experience as part of your summer trip. The multicultural city offers plenty of excellent food options to try, making it a great destination for any foodie family. Be sure to stop at one of the many museums to learn more about the history and culture of the city while you’re there.
Always a classic vacation destination, each island in Hawaii has a different vacation experience to offer. Regardless of which island you choose, you’re sure to experience all the benefits of a sunny, tropical destination. It’s possible all the sun could actually help your health; a lack of vitamin D is thought to reduce fat breakdown and trigger fat storage, leading to an average weight gain of two to four pounds each year in autumn and winter.
The Grand Canyon
For an adventure-seeking family wanting an unforgettable experience, look no further than the Grand Canyon. This gorgeous natural marvel makes for incredible views and a great outdoor vacation that isn’t for the faint of heart. Hiking in the canyon is perfect for active families and will create memories that will last a lifetime. This option won’t be great for families with younger children, but if your kids are growing up fast, give this incredible destination a go.
You don’t have to go far to get some sun for your vacation this summer; each of these sunny, warm destinations has plenty to offer for you and your family. Keeping your vacation within the United States will help you save money on travel, and you’re still able to have a great vacation without compromising on your experience. Where do you plan to take your family this summer?