UPDATED June 13th, 2018
It’s spring! Finally! And while this warmer, sunnier and more cheerful season is a welcomed change from winter for many people across the country, it also comes with its own challenges, like planning the best family vacation. The words “the school’s out for summer” come to mind. That’s right, in just a few short months your kids will be done with school and will have a whole lot of free time on their hands. Sounds like a pretty good idea to plan that fun family vacation you’ve been thinking about since this time last year. The good news is that it is actually possible to plan one of the best family vacations ever! We swear, not every family trip needs to involve you chasing after your kids around a dirty amusement park.
According to parents and travel agents Mike and Ellen MacNair, founders of MacNair Travel, planning the best family vacation is all about thinking about what is right for you. The pros advise their clients to “sit down with their family and answer two questions: What has to happen over the course of our next vacation to make it amazing? What have been our best and worst trips, and why? From there, the brainstorming begins.” So start thinking about your dream trip and let the family fun begin. Here are 8 great family vacation ideas to get you a vacation state-of-mind and ready to plan your next trip.