The Jersey Shore has plenty of beach towns perfect for a fun-filled, summer family vacation. Check out this list of the best to help jumpstart vacation planning.
Known as America’s favorite family resort, Ocean City is the perfect place for a summer family vacation. Spend the day splashing and relaxing on the beautiful beaches, then hit the boardwalk for a night of great food, fun games, thrilling rides and more. Some must-visit attractions and shops are Dot’s Pastry Shop, Kessels Korner, Piccini’s for crab pizza and Castaway Cove on the boardwalk for thrilling rides.
Just a little further down the coast, family-friendly The Wildwoods has miles of beautiful beaches, delicious restaurants and thrilling rides and games. While chilling and relaxing on the beach, make sure to take a dip in the ocean to cool off a little bit so you don’t overheat. Don’t forget to hit the boardwalk at night for countless rides and fun at Morey’s Pier. If the beach isn’t your thing, hit Morey’s Pier Waterpark for slides, a lazy river and fun in the sun.
With a rich history and plenty of fun activities, Cape May has something to offer the whole family. The miles of pristine beaches are the perfect place for families to kick back and relax during the day. After showering after a day at the beach, head out for a delicious meal at one of Cape May’s fabulous restaurants.
If you are looking for the perfect beach for a daytrip, Belmar is your town. The beaches span miles and there is plenty of room for everyone to find the perfect spot for their day at the beach. There is plenty of free parking, but if you want a closer spot, there is paid parking along the boardwalk. Try to get there early to get a good spot.
A camping trip in a national park or other area away from city lights is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the wonders of the night sky. Children living in cities rarely have a chance to see the myriad of stars that fill the sky, so stargazing can be a new experience to enrich your family travels. These tips will make stargazing fun — and a learning experience as well.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
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Add a touch of education, but make it fun, to family travel at WonderWorks Myrtle Beach. Your kids will avoid the summer slide and keep up with their learning, all while having a good time. WonderWorks is indoors, allowing people to visit no matter the weather; dubbed “an amusement park for the mind” the whole family will head home having learned something new.
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Family travelers and fans of nature and the great outdoors must try Skunk Train’s newest offering, Hike to the Glen. Following the railroad tracks, hikers walk through Pudding Creek into the untouched redwood groves, previously only accessible via the Skunk Train or its railbikes.