It's almost spring break time, and it's also a great time to plan your next family vacation. Whether you are planning a trip for spring break, or looking for a fun summer family vacation, there are lots of great places to visit with your kids. I usually post my family travel posts over on my other site, Family Travel Magazine, but I thought I'd post here with some great family vacation ideas. Do you have other favorites? Leave me a comment.
I was so thrilled to be able to visit Portugal last year as part of a press trip with Martinhal resorts. You'll probably hear a lot about Portugal over the next year, because it's really becoming a hotspot for travel – including family travel. If you are traveling with kids, Martinhal Resorts is a fabulous option. They have locations in Lisbon, Quinto, Sagres, and Cascais, and all are incredibly family friendly. I definitely recommend spending at least a day in the capital city of Lisbon – where you can take a guided trolley tour of the city.
Orlando is a must on any list of family vacation spots. The home of Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, and so much more, Orlando is a must-visit with kids. We absolutely recommend visiting Walt Disney World with kids – check here for all of our Walt Disney World tips.
Nashville is becoming increasingly popular as a travel destination. We traveled to Nashville last Thanksgiving, and found that there was so much to do. From the Grand Ole Opry to the Hermitage (Andrew Jackson's home), it's a great place to learn about American history and country music. During our visit, we stayed at the amazing Gaylord Opryland, and the kids didn't even want to leave the hotel. Read all about things to do in Nashville here.
Last summer, I had the chance to check off a huge item on my travel bucket list – Italy! We decided to splurge for an Adventures by Disney trip, and got to visit both the Amalfi Coast (staying in Sorrento) and Florence during our 8-night stay. My kids loved learning more about history of Italy, and we also got to enjoy making pizza, visiting a farm, and learning about Pompeii.
A visit to our nation's capital is a must-do for families. Washington DC has so much to offer for families, including monuments and museums (most are free). I'd recommend going once your kids have a basic understanding of US history (my kids were 8 and 10 when we went). It can be expensive to stay in the city, but there are lots of great spots in the outskirts as well (we stayed at the Gaylord National in Maryland). Here are our tips of what to do in Washington DC with kids.
Our next family vacation is a spring break getaway to San Antonio. This beautiful city is home to the Alamo and the world-famous riverwalk. There are so many great hotels and restaurants located right on the river – so there are plenty of options.
San Diego is home to amazing weather and fabulous beaches – great for a family vacation. We traveled there with our kids a few years ago for winter break, and really enjoyed our stay. As a bonus, Legoland is just a short drive away.
Looking for a tropical vacation spot? We love traveling to Puerto Rico because it's so easy. If you are from the US, you don't need a passport, and won't pass through customs. We got a media rate at the El Conquistador, and spent most of our time at the resort. But we also had a chance to check out Old San Juan for an afternoon (be sure to check out the CDC's latest information on Zika before booking).
Where are you headed on your next family vacation?
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