You do not have to settle for the same boring trip every year. Try some of these travel destinations for some fun family vacation ideas.
The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is simply awe inspiring and most definitely a fun place to visit. Remember that this is quite a popular destination so make your reservations in advance. Do not wait till the last minute, especially if you want to do some of the really interesting activities such as one of the mule trips. Remember that the South Rim is open year round but the North Rim is only open from around May to October. I've been to the Grand Canyon once and I really think everyone should experience this scenic wonder. Be aware though that many areas do not have guard rails, so do not venture too close to the edge. Several people fall to their deaths each year.
North Carolina's Outer Banks comprise a series of barrier islands which are linked by bridges and ferries. This area is popular for its magnificent beaches. Weather on the Outer Banks is relatively mild year round, but remember that August and September are peak months in the hurricane season so plan accordingly. You may find some off-season rates September to May, so take advantage and enjoy this lovely area.
Miami, Florida, is most definitely a fun place to go on vacation. With its great shopping, festivals, street fairs, beaches, farmers markets, museums, attractions, parks, concerts, and even a zoo, this is a city that requires some time to explore. Not only will you find great places to explore, but also many activities such as biking, boating and sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, fishing, golf, tennis, and lots of walking! Many consider shopping an activity as well, and you can do plenty of that. In fact, there are a true bounty of choices as far as shopping in this city, on par with those found in world-class cities anywhere. Just about any taste can be catered to.
The Maine Coast. You'll find hard-packed white sand beaches (with icy cold water!), Beach cottages, hotels, and oceanfront restaurants. Kennebunkport is a classic old New England port town of stately white clapboard houses, lusciously green lawns, and beautiful rambling Victorian summer homes (or cottages as they are referred to). Then of course there is the shopping Mecca of Freeport. July and August are peak season, but the best time to go is after Labor Day. Leaves begin turning in September, and what a beautiful sight this is!