Thinking of taking your kids out for a vacation this year? Here are some vacation ideas to make your 2014 fun.
Go and see Mickey and friends
Orlando is most definitely the number 1 destination for a family vacation. It is, after all, the site of Disney World, which offers 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, 22 themed resorts, and a huge entertainment zone. And if you haven’t had enough of theme parks or if your kids are fans of Harry Potter, the Universal Orlando awaits with the recently added Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You and your kids have plenty more to enjoy, such as SeaWorld, Aquatica Water Park, and so many others. Even if you’ve been there before, there are many new attractions in Orlando that perhaps your kids haven’t seen.
Go on a road trip
Nothing can encourage family bonding more than a road trip. And if you’re wondering where to go this time, why not try the series of national parks over at the southwest. Introduce your kids to the beauty and appreciation of nature with the Grand Canyon, the Bryce Canyon, Lake Powell, and the Zion National Park.
Give them a history boost
Help your kids out with their history homework by taking them to see in actual all the historical sites in the mid-atlantic. Take them on a road trip to go see the Independence Hall in Philadelphia, or Williamsburg for a glimpse of the colonial past, or perhaps Gettysburg, which made Civil War history. End the trip with a visit to Washington DC, which is one of the most family-friendly cities in the country.
Stop and smell the flowers
Do you know that spring break coincides with the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC? This festival, which has been held since the spring of 1912, is held every year in commemoration of the thousands of cherry trees that were given to Washington by Tokyo. Aside from the beautiful sight of the flowers, your kids can also enjoy the bike tours, walking tours, cultural performances, and myriads of special events that are held in the city during this period.
Celebrate the Tour de France
In the summer of 2013, the French will celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France. It’s a great sports tradition for kids to enjoy, and what better way to introduce them to it than by taking them to Paris. Head to the Champs Elysees, which marks the finish line of the tour. On your free days, introduce your kids to the Eiffel Tower and the myriads of famous attractions in the City of Light.
Go on a family cruis
Give your kids the unforgettable experience of sailing through the seas on a cruise ship. For 2013, two new family-oriented cruise ships were set to make their maiden voyage. The Carnival Sunshine, for one, will be re-launched in spring and will sport five new water slides and a spectacular 334-foot long twister slide. In the summer, you can take them to the Norwegian Breakaway instead, which will be unveiled in April. The Norwegian Breakaway will feature a huge sports complex that will offer a spider-web climbing cage (which your kids will enjoy especially if they are fans of Spiderman) plus a bungee trampoline.