If you’re wanting to take a summer vacation this year but not sure where check out these 7 Vacation Hot Spots!
School is almost out and it’s time to start dreaming about those summer vacations! Still not sure where you want to take the family this year? Check out these seven west coast destinations that are sure to delight all ages!
Carlsbad Caverns: Carlsbad, New Mexico If you have little adventurers in the family you do not want to miss a stop to Carlsbad Caverns. With more than 120 caves to explore on your own or with a guide adventures abound at this New Mexico National Park. If you’re going to visit the summer time is the best time because May-October (With the absolute best time being July and August) over 400,000 bats take flight every night at dusk. Bat Flight Programs are just one of the many guided tours and programs that are offered at the Caverns.
Mount Rushmore: Keystone, South Dakota If you are wanting to learn more about our nation’s history without traveling to the East Coast Mount Rushmore is the place to go. With guided tours and evening lighting ceremonies there are so many ways to learn more about the history of the busts of our presidents as well as the history of the Black Hills. You can even visit Indian Villages to learn more about the land’s original inhabitants.
Arches National Park: Moab, Utah If you want to see beautiful red rocks, arches and have lots of places to hike and run Arches National Park is your go to place. With more than 15 trails to hike ranging from 15 minutes to 4 hours any level of hiker will have so much fun here. There are campgrounds in the park where you can stay or there are many lodging options in Moab. While you’re in town you can also visit Ancient Petroglyphs and Dinosaur Tracks. If you have more time, Canyonlands National Park is just a few short minutes from town too.
Lake Tahoe: Reno, Nevada If you have water lovers but the beaches of Southern California aren’t your scene, you will love Lake Tahoe. In both Nevada and California there are all sorts of things to do at “America’s Best Lake”. From swimming and boating to hiking and ice skating no matter what you want to do on your vacation you can get it done at Lake Tahoe. Check out their Event Calendar for lots of free events happening all summer long too.
Catalina Island, Southern California A short ferry ride from any one of four ports a beautiful island escape is waiting for you at Catalina Island. Whether you are looking to relax in the spa, go scuba diving, snorkeling or explore the hills and mountains there is something for everyone on Catalina Island. The Glass Bottom Boat, Dolphin Quest and Behind The Scenes Casino Tour are just a few of the many attractions you can enjoy while visiting Catalina.
Universal Studios: Universal City, California Looking for more thrills and chills this summer? Help Universal Studios celebrate their 50 year anniversary. With their new Fast and Furious: Supercharged attraction and Nighttime Lot Tours; there is non stop action going on at Universal Studios this summer. To get the best deals check out Get Away Today.
Disneyland: Anaheim, California This summer Disneyland is celebrating their Diamond 60 Year Anniversary. With a new better-than-ever fireworks show, new parade, Diamond Mad T Party and much more if you have been thinking about a Disneyland vacation this summer is the time to visit. I was at the 40th anniversary (when I was 9) and I still remember how awesome it was. We can’t wait to see what the Diamond Anniversary holds. For the best prices and deals book your trip at Get Away Today and use code TFRUGAL to save $10 off any vacation package.
Where are you hoping to take your family this summer?
Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says
Here are great recommendations, Sydney! I’ve been to Mount Rushmore but would love to visiti Disneyland! Excited for summer holidays! 🙂
Aliza B says
Our family would love to visit Disneyland and I’ve always wanted to go to Catalina Island. For us this summer, it’s a trip to Yellowstone. I think we will love the beauty and my girls love to see any kinds of animals.
We loved Catalina Island and can’t wait to go to Disney again when the boys get older. Yellowstone is so much fun and there is a ton to do up there too!