If you're traveling with the whole family—whether you have little ones or older kids—a great way to keep everyone busy is to plan an active family vacation. There are lots of options. You can do a land-based adventure like exploring or horseback riding, a water-based outing like snorkeling or white water rafting or a bit of everything at an all-inclusive family resort. Below are some ideas to get you started.
- Family-Friendly Resorts
These destinations offer so many different activities, both for adults (inline skating, golf, tennis, flying trapeze and the latest gym classes) and kids (camps, beach Olympics, water parks, land and water sports), that you're sure to find something that appeals to everyone. Check out Beaches or ClubMed for some ideas on locations and pricing.
- Horse Ranch
You can go to simply ride the horses and enjoy the picturesque scenery or actually work on the ranch—roping, riding and cattle driving. Check out the Dude Rancher's Association to learn about dude ranches in the United States.
- Adventure Vacations
Depending on the age of your children and their interests, you could build a vacation around activities in the water like kayaking, white-water rafting, snorkeling or scuba diving; on land, such as camping, hiking or exploring; or even in the air, including ziplining. Check out Thompson Family Adventures or Austin-Lehman Adventures for some great national and international vacation ideas.
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