Lots of couples assume that once kids come into the picture, adventure and spontaneity is out the window. After all, you can’t be adventurous or explore new places on vacation when lugging kids around everywhere with you, right? Wrong!
If you’re looking for some excitement, forget the notion that you can’t have a ton of fun on a family vacation. Check out these exciting adventure vacations you can bring the kids on too!
The Galapagos Islands are a truly special vacation destination the whole family will be amazed by.
The wildlife here is amazingly diverse, and with strict ecological protection of the islands, your family can get up-close-and-personal with some of the world’s most unique and mystifying creatures. The youngest tots can mosey on up to a giant tortoise or resting sea lion, while those in the family seeking a bit more of a thrill, can swim above a school of sharks. There’s fun and adventure for everyone here.
Glacier National Park
For the family that loves some breathtaking scenery, Glacier National Park is the place to be. A trip here is a chance to witness history before it disappears, with park rangers predicting that the 25 remaining glaciers will melt within the next 5-15 years. You’ll find beautiful wildlife and landscapes at the park, with plenty of family friendly activities, from hiking to horseback riding to boating. Definitely don’t leave this one off the list.
When most people think Alaska, they think cold. But take a trip to the northernmost state in the U.S. during the summer for a perfect family adventure.
A family cruise is a great way to see some exceptional wildlife, including breaching wales and bears on the hunt for food. The glaciers here are remarkable, and the contrast between the ice and the deep blue waters make for a truly incredible view.
Adventure abounds on land as well, with plenty of opportunity for fishing, hiking, and four-wheeling on some of Alaska’s most scenic trails.
Sands Resort Vacation
For some fun and adventure in the sun, take the family on a vacation to Sands Resorts in Myrtle Beach South Carolina. This resort is packed with all kinds of activities for people of all ages. Parents can relax with a day at the spa, or hit the pristine Diamondback Golf Course while the kids spend a day at the Sands Waterpark, free for all resort guests.
Whether the family wants to head to the beach just a few steps away, or rev up their engine at the Broadway Grand Prix go-kart track, there truly is entertainment and excitement for the whole gang in this vacation package.
For a family that wants a bit more adventure and excitement in their vacation, don’t feel like you have to hold back. Use some of these ideas to plan a perfect trip every one of all ages can enjoy.