Holidays to Spain might seem appealing right now, but don’t forget about Portugal in 2018 / 2019. Although there are some amazing coasts on offer around the world, it’ll take a lot to beat some of the sandy spots along the Algarve in Portugal, plus the deals on cheap flights and all-inclusive coastal resorts make Portugal pretty irresistible for your next beach holidays.
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Due to its position on the Ionian and its topography, Lefkada is Greece’s top water sports destination. Besides having a large marina in Lefkaka Town, used as a base for dozens of yacht charter companies, Lefkada is a prime spot for windsurfing. Vasiliki Bay, in the south, is exposed to local thermal winds, creating conditions perfect for beginners in the mornings, and more experienced surfers in the afternoons. It’s also possible to try sea kayaking in Vasiliki. Meanwhile, back in the north, near Lefkada Town, you have kite-surfing at Milos (aka Agios Ioannis). And then there are Lefkada’s spectacular west coast beaches, including Kathisma and the must-visit Porto Katsiki, which has just re-opened following damage in the November 2015 earthquake.
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5. What kind of ambience are you looking for? Eleuthera (in the Bahamas) and St. Kitts feature plenty of privacy, for example, while Nassau (the Bahamas) and Grand Cayman can be hopping with fun-seeking visitors.
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The medieval village of Orpierre, in the Hautes-Alpes départment of Provence, is surrounded by the sort of cliffs that make rock climbers drool, then sweat. While experts take on the challenges of the Quiquillon, Belleric and Adrech faces, beginners can tackle the Quatre Heures cliff or, at the very least, the inflatable climbing tower and climbing walls at Camping des Princes d’Orange. The large campsite, with 124 shady pitches on wooden decks, plus mobile homes and posh tents, has all the facilities kids go crazy for – swimming pool with slides, mini golf, film room and bike hire.
There are a variety of great family-friendly hotels and accommodations in St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra Beach. Previously mentioned Ponte Vedra Inn & Club was voted America’s Best Family Hotel by Travel + Leisure readers. If you’re traveling with kids or catering to a larger group you may want a room equpped with a kitchenette and additional sleeper sofa. Try the Saint Augustine Beach House or rent a condo through Ocean Village Club.
Further north, “The Emerald City” might be home to a rustic charm, with its spectacular fishing season and strong cups of joe, but a Seattle vacation will leave you bursting with excitement and creativity. Pay a visit to the iconic Space Needle or the Museum of Pop Culture to get your creative juices flowing. Need something a little more frenetic? Head southeast to “Sin City.” Whether you want to see high-energy acrobats, an astonishing performance in the Tropicana Theater, or just want to try your luck at the slots, Travelocity is here to help you find the best Las Vegas vacation packages.
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About a two-hour drive southeast of Nashville is Chattanooga, home to a surprising number of family-centric activities. This Tennessee town features a zoo with adorable animals (like snow leopards) and an aquarium with freshwater touch tanks and two types of penguins. The Creative Discovery Museum—with exhibits geared toward younger children—is also worth a visit. Kids can also take a ride on a carousel and cool off in the “dancing water fountains” at Coolidge Park. When it’s time to hit the sack, you might want to choose the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel & Complex, where train cars double as hotel rooms.
* A wide array of activities — from treasure hunts and arts and crafts to sandcastle-building and a circus workshop — is scheduled for kids ages 2 to 12, while younger ones are cared for in a nursery setting.
This list is designed for parents looking for something out of the ordinary. From turtle-hatching programs to a close encounter with an elephant, an expedition to forage for your own clams for dinner or kayaking through tidal inlets, these retreats offer experiences the whole family can enjoy together. Whether staying on American soil or trekking to parts unknown, we guarantee a Dropbox full of memories.
Nighttime is perfect for The Island in Pigeon Forge, an entertainment hub with lighted water shows. Pleasant evenings also draw families to the area’s multiple mini-golf courses, including one in nearby Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg is also home to a surprisingly wonderful aquarium given its mountain location; penguins typically steal the show at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
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* Has a playground equipped with a pint-size general store; in addition, the facility housing the Kids for All Seasons children’s program boasts a mock pirate ship, a jungle area with a tropical tree house, and stuffed monkeys hanging from a tree.
On the shore of Lake Michigan, this beach in downtown Racine will keep your family active. When your kid isn’t enjoying the summer water, she’ll probably want to set sail on the pirate ships and swing on the ropes at Kids’ Cove, one of the state’s largest playgrounds. Pedal or walk on the bike path about three blocks to Racine Zoo, where kids can feed a giraffe.
Cape Cod has more than its share of beautiful beaches, but it’s especially lovely here. “It has huge tidal flats that are teeming with sea life,” says Karen Flam, who makes the trek to Mayflower every year from Philadelphia. “My 6-year-old daughter, Allison, sits out there for hours digging for sea snails and hermit crabs.” Make plans to come to the beach for the annual sand-sculpture contest in late August — there are six categories including those for kids 3 to 6 and 7 to 11, as well as for families working together.
The nearby area offers lots for families, including the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. Kids will love to explore the Circus Museum, which includes a stunning mini circus that is so fun to check out. There’s also kayaking, a beautiful shopping area, and a marine laboratory and aquarium. The area is home to sea turtles, so depending on your visit, you may see some sea turtle nests.
Steamboat Springs is a dreamboat for families with great children’s ski instructions and a bundle of apres-ski activities. The Kid’s Vacation Center is the starting point for families with a streamlined check-in process and a spacious facility to prepare your young ones for the cold. Lessons are available for kids starting at 2.5-years-old, and there are 5 kids-only slopes where little ones can master the art of the wedge before moving on to the kiddies terrain park. The Rough Rider Basin is a nod to the Old West with teepees, a log-cabin playhouse and snack areas. The whole family will enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Great Rockies followed with a soak in the area’s natural hot springs. Kids Fly Free domestic packages coupled with Kids Rent Free and Kids Ski Free all reduce the price of one cool family vacation.
This part of the country is ideal for the South African winter sun from May to August, and for swimming of course. There is loads on offer, from the uShaka Marine World, Durban Stadium walk, township tours, boat cruises and the Natal Shark Centre, to Zulu cultural villages with dancing displays.
It’s a well-known fact (among seasoned parents) that toys and other manufactured amusements are no match for the delights found in nature. For those who don’t wish to journey to Africa to walk on the wild side, head to the famed San Diego Zoo and Safari Park. Lion King fans of all ages will love getting to know the zoo’s 4,000 full-time residents, which include elephants, pandas, and of course, lions. You can even go on a safari to get up close and personal with the kings of the jungle. San Diego is also home to SeaWorld, where your little ones can witness whale and dolphin shows or cool down at the water park. And for those of you on a budget, you can save yourself some coin by skipping the waterslides and heading to beautiful (and safe) Mission Beach instead.
Longboat Key, one of the Gulf coast barrier islands, is located right near Sarasota, Fl. It’s easily accessible through the Sarasota Airport, although you could also fly in through Tampa or Clearwater-St. Pete. During my visit during a recent press trip, I stayed at the Resort at Longboat Key Club, a luxury beach resort offering a spa, marina, golf, numerous restaurants, watersports, tennis, and more.
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In the 1960’s, to boost tourism, the city of Leavenworth transformed itself into a living, working, Bavarian village. Oktoberfest is obviously a big to-do here, and for the other 11 months of the year, the town never stops expressing its quaint character. With adorable boutiques and activities like horseback riding and sleigh rides, you’ll be charmed in no time. Not to be missed: warm cookies and espresso at the Gingerbread Factory!
Located on the Emerald Coast in northwest Florida in the Gulf of Mexico, Destin is home to some of the best white sand beaches in Florida, bright green waters, and fabulous fishing. Waters are so rich in fish that the town is named the “world’s luckiest fishing village.” Kids will be delighted with a visit to the Big Kahunas Water and Adventure Park, a snorkeling trip, or a dolphin cruise.
In Sun Valley, it’s all about the great outdoors. Go hiking along the Baker Lake Trail or check out beautiful blooms at the Sawtooth Botanical Garden. If you are in town from mid-December to March, try going on a sleigh ride followed by dinner at Trail Creek Cabin.
The blue waters and white-sand beaches of Captiva Island stretch into the horizon. So we recommend watching a spectacular sunset at the end of Captiva Drive. But before the sun sets, go boating down the waterways of the island to see local wildlife, including dolphins, crocodiles, blue herons and many different species of colorful birds.
The Île d’Oléron is off the radar of most British holidaymakers, despite the fact that much of the coastline of France’s second-largest island has undeveloped sandy beaches backed by dunes and pine woods. Miles of beach extend along the south-west coast, with acres of space for ball games at low tide, and often good surf for body boarding. But Oléron’s prettiest strand is the more intimate Plage de Gatseau near St-Trojan-les-Bains: overlooking the channel between the island and mainland, its soft sand is spattered with shells. Oléron Les Pins Indigo Campsite is a delightful, back-to-nature site set in a pine forest, 10 minutes by bike (rentals available) from Plage de Gatseau.
Hit this Nordic wonderland with outdoorsman extraordinaire, Sven Lindblad, who is leading a new immersive land and sea adventure this July. Expect hiking and biking in Reykjavík, photo stops for misty geysers and steaming landscapes, a trip to the Golden Circle, and a picnic on Viðey Island. Participants will then board the National Geographic Explorer for a three day jaunt into the wild western coast to inspect remote natural reserves (Látrabjarg cliffs; Hornstrandir peninsula) only accessible by boat. Also joining the trip will be notable Icelanders and an ethno-musicologist. From $4,990 a person.
Sa Pleta is a charming characterful luxury villa, situated in a rural location near Colonia de Sant Pere. It comes with a private chef, host and nanny and has a large pool and a beautiful backdrop over unspoiled countryside and coastline views. Sleeps 6.
St. Croix – I booked a combo ATV/Jet Ski tour. We had an hour ATV tour through the rain forest (and lots of mud) and then were dropped at the beach where we could Jet Ski for an hour. This tour also included 4 beach chairs, 2 umbrellas and food/drink vouchers for their restaurant. This would be a wonderful tour for people with teens.
Williams has all sorts of activities to make your vacation a memorable one. Watch a thrilling rodeo show, drive through graceful pine forests to spy on cute bear cubs and other fauna at Bearizona Wildlife Park, or take to the railroad and spend a day on the Grand Canyon Railway Adventure Package.
Just an hour north of Miami, Delray Beach is a small beachfront town with unexpected sophistication and one of the prettiest beaches in Florida. The city has lively art life with over 20 galleries, and there are art pieces all over downtown. Famous Pineapple Grove Arts District is home to Artists Alley, where visitors can watch artists working in their studios. Nature has created its own art with spectacular Delray Municipal Beach, where kids can rent snorkeling gear and paddle boards.
The 60-mile Pelion peninsula, north of Athens, drips with mythology, history and charm, and is dotted with whitewashed villages with leafy squares in which to munch walnut cake and buy crafts. There are also Byzantine churches, museums in provincial capital Volos and the traditional hill village of Milies, and well-preserved mansions. This is Greece at its best, with excellent beaches to boot. At the Esperos Suites, in Lafkos, nine self-catering villas around an infinity pool sleep three – great for couples with a baby or toddler.
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