Top 9 summer vacation destinations for your family

By Katie Wittry Family Travel Blogger


Home of the Great Smoky Mountains 


Gatlinburg and its neighbor,Pigeon Forge, both have so many attractions for families.

St. Louis

This awesome vacation spot has the Arch, City Museum, Union Station, a free zoo, and more!


The City Museum is one of the most unique museums to visit in the country. 


There are so many landmarks and museums to visit in Chicago. Plus attending a Cubs game at Wrigley Field would be pretty epic!


Mackinac Island

Picture this- a few days on an island with absolutely no traffic. 


Some family friendly activities include miniature golf, visiting Arch Rock, bike riding, eating lots of fudge, and so much more!

Black Hills & Badlands

A family road trip through the Badlands and Black Hills of South Dakota should be on everyone's bucket list.


Include on your road trip a visit to Mt. Rushmore, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse, Wind Cave National Park, and Badlands National Park.

North Shore, Mn

This area on Lake Superior has so much beauty and is a fantastic place for a laid back summer vacation with your family.


Vail, colorado

Vail is a phenomenal  vacation spot year round, but I love it extra in the summertime. It has so many great parks, hiking trails, restaurants, and views to see with your family. Vail Village is such a gem of a place to spend time too!


Kansas City, mo

Visit Union Station, Science City, the Crown Center, Legoland Discovery Center, Money Museum, and the College Basketball Experience, or watch one of its many sports teams in action!


San Diego, ca

This vacation spot has ideal weather year round plus so much to do for families. Visit the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Balboa Park museums, USS Midway, and many amazing beaches to watch the sunset!


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