Top Family Summer Vacation Destinations

Top Family Summer Vacation Destinations

Spring has sprung and with that, thoughts usually turn to the end of the school year and deciding on summer vacation destinations. Are you in the market for a tropical locale with sand and surf or do you prefer to spend some time relaxing lakeside, in a hammock, with a good book?

If you’re still considering your options, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the best family summer vacations that may help to jumpstart your travel planning. U.S. News considered family-friendly resorts and hotels, attractions that appeal to kids and easy travel itineraries when determining the rankings. 

The top 15 destinations are as follows:

1. Ocean City

2. Puerto Rico

3. Whistler

4. Niagara Falls

5. Myrtle Beach

6. New York City

7. Bahamas

8. Minneapolis – St. Paul

9. Vail

10. Virginia Beach

11. Hamburg

12. Boston

13. Portland, OR

14. Jackson Hole

15. U.S. Virgin Islands

Regardless of the type of destination you’re thinking about for your summer vacation, I am certain there’s something for everyone in the above list. Don’t wait too long to decide and make those reservations, though. It might not seem like it right now, but summer will be over before you know it.


Spring has sprung and with that, thoughts usually turn to the end of the school year and deciding on summer vacation destinations. Are you in the market for a tropical locale with sand and surf or do you prefer to spend some time relaxing lakeside, in a hammock, with a good book? If you�re still considering your options, U.S. News & World Report has ranked the best family summer vacations that may help to jumpstart your travel planning. U.S. News considered family-friendly resorts and hotels, attractions that appeal to kids and easy travel itineraries when determining the rankings. The top 15 destinations are as follows: