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Family Summer Vacation Destinations

When you are the parent of teenagers, it becomes more and more challenging to travel with kids. Gone are the car seats, and need for so many baby supplies to carry. It would seem, on the surface, to be so much easier to travel with teens. While the travel itself is easier, actually finding a time to go can be a challenge. You’ll be dealing with scheduling conflicts from sports and other activities, as well as part time jobs.

Teens also have a very difficult time missing school, because it can really put them behind on their work. As a result, you may find that summer is really the best time to go on vacation. For my family, our summer vacation is really our big vacation for the year. We spend so much time deciding where to go, and it’s really a great time when we go.

If you are looking for some fun family summer vacation destinations for your next summer vacation, here are some of our favorite places. I did exclude some of our favorite destinations that are not great in the summer, because of the weather. 

Disclosure: We received complimentary stays for some of these destinations, through press trips or individual trips. All opinions are my own.

Family summer vacation destinations in the US, Canada, and the Caribbean for your next family vacation.

Family Summer Vacation Destinations

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