Top 4 Family Vacation Destinations in the U.S.

Traveling as a family is extremely rewarding, as it broadens a family’s horizons and is a fun-filled learning experience. There are plenty of great family-friendly destinations just a car ride or short plane ride away. Royal Travel and Tour’s very own travel agents give their top family travel destinations in the U.S. and why your family should visit next!

1. Beaver Creek, Colorado

Beaver Creek, CO

Whether it’s hitting the slopes or lounging around and taking in the spectacular views, Beaver Creek has something for every family to enjoy. There’s a reason why Royal Travel & Tours consultant Sophia Kondos visits this destination frequently with her family. She says, “Beaver Creek has something for everyone but the greatest part of this beautiful destination is the number of families you see enjoying these activities together and forming lasting memories.”

Located just south of Avon, Beaver Creek redefines luxury travel, combining family-friendly amenities in every resort. Worried about finding restaurants your kids will enjoy? Not to worry because Beaver Creek offers cuisine which satisfies even the pickiest of eaters.

Families can ski in the morning and enjoy fresh, warm cookies at the bottom of the hill in the afternoon. At night, visitors can dine-in at one of the city’s world-class restaurants or sit back with a cup of cocoa or glass of wine next to a cozy fireplace.

Sophia Kondo’s kids enjoying just one of the fun-filled activities offered at Beaver Creek.

2. Maui, Hawaii

Looking for a tropical paradise for your next family vacation? Look no further than Maui, Hawaii! This destination is ideal for families seeking adventure, cultural experiences, and overall family fun. Maui offers the perfect combination of water and land activities.

At the beach level, visitors can enjoy the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. At higher elevations, visitors are left in awe seeing the stunning volcanoes and tropical forests. Families can enjoy surfing, snorkeling, kayaking, whale watching excursions, and horseback riding, just to name a few.

Royal Travel consultant Melissa Lee’s family soaks up the sun and enjoy a surfing lesson in Maui.
Royal Travel consultant Melissa Lee’s family soaks up the sun and enjoy a surfing lesson in Maui.

As to where to stay, Royal Travel & Tours travel consultant Melissa Lee recommends the Grand Wailea, The Ritz Carlton, and The Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Families booking through Royal Travel & Tours can enjoy exclusive, complimentary amenities such as free breakfast and room/spa credits. 

3. Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Looking for a destination not too far from home? Kiawah Island is just for you! Only a two-hour flight from Chicago, this destination is a hit for Royal Travel & Tour’s travel consultant and mom of 3, Andrea Tingue and her family.

Andrea’s daughter loves to build sand castles at The Sanctuary Hotel’s private beach.
Andrea’s daughter loves to build sand castles at The Sanctuary Hotel’s private beach.

No wonder Coastal Living rates Kiawah Island “the happiest seaside town in America.” Just one look at the charming oceanfront houses and the stunning sunsets is all it takes to understand. Families can enjoy a wide variety of activities such as kayaking, tennis, nature tours, and bike tours on the beach to name a few.

Although every resort in Kiawah Island offers great packages for the entire family, Andrea’s family finds The Sanctuary Hotel to be unbeatable. The luxurious oceanfront resort, rated as the #1 Family Resort in the U.S. and Canada by Travel + Leisure Family, caters to her family’s every need. Her husband enjoys golfing in the five championship golf courses while her kids soak up the sun on the beach just steps away from the resort.

Families who book their stay at The Sanctuary Hotel with Royal Travel & Tours receive exclusive amenities such as full breakfast buffet for two, resort credit, and a bottle of sparkling wine.

4. Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida is a great family spot with easily accessible places to visit. Although Disney World and the other theme parks are one of the most notable family-friendly activities in the city, some resorts like the Four Seasons Orlando bring the fun to you. This resort has its own kid’s playground. If you want to have a bit of the Disney experience without leaving the resort, make sure to hit the breakfast buffet with Disney characters.

Brittney and her husband enjoy poolside drinks while her 3 girls play in the water.
Brittney and her husband enjoy poolside drinks while her 3 girls play in the water.

Royal Travel & Tours travel consultant Brittney Magner and her family visit the resort often and have picked up on a few tips and tricks. Once you’ve enjoy your day in the resort’s 3 pools, catch an elevator to the top of the Four Seasons building where you can see both Disney World’s and Epcot’s fireworks at the same time at night. Brittney and her four girls love getting a glimpse of these fireworks without being by the crowds at Disney.

We hope you’ve enjoyed reading Royal Travel & Tour’s travel consultants top family-friendly destinations in the U.S. Remember, it’s not to late to book a summer vacation. Visit www.royal-travel.com or call us at (800) 747-7695 to start making everlasting family memories.

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