As the new year approaches, families across the country will begin to plan out their summer vacations. While some may choose to travel abroad, many other families will consider the wide variety of exciting destinations within the United States. Here are five of the top vacation spots in the country:
1. Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas is growing into one of the best destinations for families. Thrill seekers in search of adrenaline-pumping excitement will love the indoor skydiving facility. The Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay allows visitors to get an up-close-and-personal view of fierce predators such as sharks, crocodiles and pythons. Families willing to venture outside city limits have the opportunity to go on an off-road adventure tour. Meanwhile, nothing beats being able to experience breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon and the Hoover Dam.
2. Myrtle Beach, SC
Located on the coast of South Carolina, Myrtle Beach provides plenty of entertainment options for families. While the main attraction is certainly the magnificent beach, the area also offers a variety of other activities. For less than $30, visitors can take an awe-inspiring helicopter ride around the beautiful coastline. Ripley’s Aquarium is a great place to check out some of world’s most exciting sea creatures. Myrtle Beach also has several other amusement parks that offer all-day family fun.
3. Orlando, FL
Of course, Walt Disney World is the most well-known attraction in Orlando. Alternatively, filled with entertaining dolphins and sea lions, SeaWorld is destined to put a smile on anyone’s face. Featuring a number of rides based on popular movies, Universal Studios excites adventure seekers (take a look at my recent post on The Wizarding World of Harry Potter). Fortunately, vacation clubs such as Blue Green resorts provide their members with first-rate accommodations, which is a major plus for the families visiting Orlando, as well as other family-friendly destinations, such as Savannah (GA) and Williamsburg (VA).
4. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Offering a scenic atmosphere and plenty of adventure, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (near Pigeon Forge, TN) is an ideal destination for families. There are literally dozens of trails in the area, enabling families to hike from sunup to sundown if they choose to do so. The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, for example, enables visitors to view a variety of beautiful landmarks, including waterfalls and cascades. Visitors can even take an scenic train ride across the mountains. Mountain lions and black bears are often spotted in the area, so everyone should keep a set of binoculars on hand.
5. Miami, FL
Noted as one of the most popular getaway spots for celebrities and high-profile athletes, Miami also provides vacationing families with around-the-clock excitement. Due to the fact that Miami is located near tropical waters, visitors have an opportunity to take a glimpse of amazing marine life. Miami is also home to some of the most electrifying skate parks on the East Coast, which is bound to attract plenty of youngsters. Of course, everyone must experience the stimulating atmosphere of South Beach.
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Bluegreen Vacations. The views expressed here are my own.