Here are five ideas for family travel destinations that will keep children busy and entertained all day while still providing a relaxing or entertaining vacation experience for their parents.
Try A Cruise Many cruise ships offer basic amenities that children will enjoy, but some cruises are designed specifically for providing something for the whole family.
A cruise vacation will let your family explore many of the cruise ship's destination, while allowing you to relax and enjoy your vacation without wondering where your kids are going to wander to.
Look into the Royal Caribbean Voyager class cruise ships to get something with stuff for the whole family like rock climbing, ice skating, and a wide variety of programs that will encourage children and teens to meet other kids and hang out.
Williamsburg, Virginia If you are trying to work a little bit of education into your vacation plans, Williamsburg is a great place to go to combine historical interest and fun.
The area has a colonial recreation that you can take your children through to find out what life in the 1770's was like from actors pretending to live it.
Williamsburg also has a great theme park, a water park, and a wide variety of nearby historical sites and museums to keep a family busy for days.
Family Oriented U.
All-Inclusive Resorts Many areas in the U.
have all inclusive family resorts that provide activities for children as well as a great vacation experience for adults.
Smuggler's Notch in Vermont offers a great mix of outdoor camp style activities for kids and teens that will suit any temperament, as well as childcare for younger kids so adults can get some time to themselves.
The Hyatt Regency resort near Scottsdale, Arizona also has a great program for keeping kids entertained while teaching them about the area and culture, as well as a wide variety of great family activities the hotel will arrange to help everybody have a great time.
Southern California The area around L.
and San Diego offers one of the best sets of family parks and vacation destinations in the country.
Popular destinations like Lego Land near San Diego and the movie themed Disneyland and Universal Studios parks in L.
are some of the great theme parks grouped reasonably close together, and the family has the option of doing something lower key like going to San Diego's Apple Hill or simply visiting the beach when the lure of the parks starts to fade.
Caribbean Resorts It can be difficult to find a good place for children abroad, but with the right research it is quite possible.
There are a wide variety of all inclusive family centric resorts in the Caribbean that can keep kids entertained with water sports and fun programs while allowing their parents to enjoy a relaxing vacation on the beach.
These resort packages are designed to appeal to all budget levels and vacation ideas, so finding one that will suit your family and your budget shouldn't be hard.