Although much of the country is either covered in snow or too cold for basking on a beach, we can still dream about those golden sands and blue seas. This is a good time to plan for our families’ summer travels. Consider these five dream-worthy beaches:
Costa Verde, Sardinia
Even in the height of summer, you’ll find plenty of space on these idyllic white sands, backed by some of the world’s tallest dunes. On the island’s western coast, these long beaches are close to a series of smaller cove beaches enclosed by rocky headlands, where you’ll find more tourist amenities, but less solitude.
Puglia and Torre Guaceto, Italy
On the “heel” of Italy’s boot shape, Puglia is a peninsula of white-sand beaches separated by rocky headlands. The nature reserve of Torre Guaceto offers even more seclusion, its miles of beaches backed by dunes and groves of olive trees. These are popular for snorkeling and kite-surfing, and you can rent equipment there, too.
Ile de Ré, Brittany, France
Off one of Europe’s most beautiful coasts, with its wave-beaten cliffs and charming villages, is the low, flat Ile de Ré, ringed in white beaches and harbors bobbing with small fishing boats. The light is prized by artists and photographers, and the island’s seafood is the stuff of dreams. Rent bikes and find your perfect beach.
Cocoa Beach, Florida
For more family activities and no passports required, the beaches along Florida’s Atlantic coast are hard to beat. Between swimming, building sand castles, surfing and boogie-boarding, kids may want to spot manatees and dolphins while exploring Cocoa Beach’s Thousand Islands on a kayak tour.
Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island, Bahamas
Nearly 3 miles long and in places as wide as the length of a football field, this Bahamas beach really is pink, its sand composed of minute bits of sea life from under the coral reefs. Luxuriate in its soft sands in the daytime, swim in the placid waters and stay to see the beach at its most colorful at sunset.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
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Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.