Our Favorite U.S. Summer Destinations for the Entire Family

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School is out, the kids are bored and you have vacation time that you want to burn while the weather is nice. What better time to take a family vacation? Pack the suitcase, prep the kids and partake in some quality family bonding time at one of our favorite summer destinations.

1. Orlando, FL

Often seen as a must-do while your kids are still young, Orlando, Florida provides endless opportunities for adventure and family time. As the home of various amusement parks, you won’t be bored in this Central Florida location. Universal Studios, Disney World and its accompanying resorts, and SeaWorld all serve as great destinations to find fun for the whole family.

2. Washington, D.C.

Want to combine fun and education on your summer vacation? There’s no better place to find that mix than Washington, D.C.! Visit the Washington Monument or the United States Capitol for a wealth of country history, and then take the family to the National Zoo or Discovery Theater for endless amusement.

3. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

If your family loves water, then the Wisconsin Dells should be at the top of your summer hit list. Home to nearly 100 attractions, there is surely something to please everyone in the family. Whether it’s staying and playing at one of the many waterpark resorts or boating on the Wisconsin River, you’re certain to have tons of fun in the Waterpark Capital of the World!®

4. Yellowstone National Park

Stretching across Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, Yellowstone National Park provides the perfect vacation location for the outdoorsy family. Pack up the tent or RV and camp, hike, fish next to geysers, hot springs, and countless wildlife.

5. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Want a beach vacation without the crowding of the more popular Florida, Texas, or California locations? Myrtle Beach in South Carolina boasts its beautiful, sandy beaches and gorgeous sunsets along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy watersports, dolphin tours, and charter boats on the water or head to Broadway at the Beach for Ripley’s Aquarium or Dinosaurs the Exhibition, a collection of animatronic dinosaur replicas.

Whether you’re into water slides and wave pools or hiking and river rafting, our list of top U.S. summer vacation destinations has something for you (and your family!). Get the kids, grab the sunscreen and go for family bonding and summer fun.