Oh hello, August! Is it just us, or did the summer go by
particularly quickly this year? And even as the days are getting shorter and
thoughts are turning to fall, there’s still plenty of time left to squeeze in
some spectacular summer travel. To help you plan your last-minute family
getaway, we’ve compiled all of our travel-minded resources to
put together an end-of-summer travel tutorial. Whether you’re looking for a
day trip destination, a local summer festival or a voyage across
the country, we’ve got you covered. Bon Voyage! —
day to spare? Why not check out our day trip destinations, with family fun-filled
locations like the Crayola Factory,
If your family is feeling festive, peruse our round-up of late summer festivals; it includes everything from the Maine Lobster Festival to the Hong Kong Dragon Boast Festival to the Curious George Cottage Family Festival.%uFFFD
If your family is looking specifically for an outdoor adventure, we've still got you covered! Check out our favorite nearby locales for outdoor activities, from kayaking to oyster shucking to water sports.
And speaking of
water fun, how about a trip to a nearby water park? Some destinations are close
enough for a day trip, while others are just a bit further, but provide enough
activities, rides and attractions for a multiple day stay!
Of course, if you're looking to travel across the country (or even the world) we have some great ideas for that, too! Here, we've compiled a few great resorts and cities that are especially great for families from Arizona to Jamaica to New Zealand!
Once you've picked your desired destination, take a second to look over our recent story about getting the most of traveling with kids; it includes
suggestions about how to get the
kids excited about the destination, encourage learning throughout the vacation, and squeezing in some “adults only” alone
time to truly relax and unwind.