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Destinations The Whole Family Will Love

Choosing the right place for a family getaway from a myriad of vacation destinations is no small task. So many things have to come into play in order to make the right call for you and your loved ones. If we’re still working off of the old standby idea of a “two-week” vacation (though experts regularly note this isn’t really the norm), it means you and your family have to make the most out of a very small percentage of your entire fifty-two week year. Picking the wrong place to spend your time-off would be devastating.

What’s even more troubling is the small note made above regarding how the “two-week” vacation is not a regular thing. It turns out that according to many employment experts, people rarely take a vacation at all during the year, even if it’s paid vacation days. There are numerous reasons for this, but the fact remains that if you’re to keep some semblance of your sanity, you might consider taking an occasional break.

Once again, herein lies the importance of choosing the right vacation destinations when it’s time to make the call. You have to factor in when you’re traveling, how many people are traveling, what type of transportation you’ll be using, and if you’ll be indulging in any particular activities while you’re out and about.

Before getting too bogged down in those details, take heart with a list of a few vacation destinations that seem to make most families smile:

Anywhere “Mouse” Related – Of course, we’re talking about Disney. Few places can carry the motto: “The Happiest Place on Earth”. Can there be drawbacks because of the number of people you’re contending with? Sure, but the memories are there for a lifetime.

Washington, D.C. – Though the capital of the U.S., it really is the epicenter of global politics and government. Aside from the historical impact of the city, you also have stunning architecture and a chance to explore the cultural impact of D.C.

Hawaii – This one kind of speaks for itself. You have sand, sun, beaches, and an abundance of sights to take in no matter what part of Hawaii you’re in.

National Parks – This may seem a little “old-school”, but keep in mind that many major legislative moves in the early 20th century were based on the conservation of the natural splendor of the U.S. It’s the ultimate getaway to nature.

Red River – Though often out-shined by other resort towns in New Mexico and in neighboring Colorado, Red River has remained vibrant. They’ve maintained their small-town charm while still welcoming visitors. Moreover, unlike neighboring resorts, they’ve made it a point to have year-round entertainment whereas many other towns nearby focus only on the snowy months.

Vacation destinations, as a term, can really encompass just about any place. If you go somewhere for a vacation, then you’re automatically at a destination. It bears mentioning this because even though this list may provide some guidance for choosing your own family vacation, the time-off you spend with your family has more to do with what you do to make the time special with those you love most.