Summer is almost here.
It is that time when we take it down a notch and shift gears. It is also the time we will most likely pack our sunglasses and favorite snacks to go for a ride so wild because the open roads tempt us a lot.
Yes I am talking summer road trips.
Who doesn’t like to take a break from their hectic schedule and do something totally different? Like backpacking to South America or mountain climbing in Swiss Alps? Well, yeah those may sound as overkill because if you are planning summer travel as a family with little kids involved, know that backpacking and mountain climbing are totally not happening. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news! ?
Jokes apart, in this post I compiled some awesome places to visit as family. These are ideal destinations for your summer road trips.
Choosing Perfect Summer Destinations
Travel destination advertising these days get into our face so quick since they can access us through all channels seamlessly-television, print and social media. All craving for our attention, this makes it hard to decide on a location you would like to travel to. But on a closer look, asking some questions to yourself can sorta help to select the destination of your choice without much confusion.
Some questions you may want to ask:
- Why do you want to travel?
- What do you try to accomplish from travelling as a family?
- Is it to make memories or add to your material possessions?
Like that photograph you want to take so badly on Rocky Mountains in BC and post it on social media? May be you want to spend quality time with your family building strong relationships for the years to come?
Whatever your reasons are, answering these questions will surely shed some light on where to pack your bags this year. Its important each member of your family should enjoy the trip and gain wonderful experiences from it. Finding that balance between adults and kids is imperative.
If you live in Southern Ontario, Canada like me, I have a few suggestions for short term getaways this summer. Perfect for families with little kids!
1.Niagara Falls (Need I say more?)
My family and I recently visited this place and I can honestly say we took one of our best vacations at the lodge! The ultimate summer fun destination for families, read my full review of Great Wolf Lodge and make up your mind to stop by.
3. Horseshoe Resort
Perfect for all seasons, this is a place to go not just in summer but all types of weather. Tons of activities for kids to do, time is never enough to enjoy them all.
Yup! This quaint little town is so much more than its popular theaters. If you and your family love history, this is definitely a place to visit. While you are at it, do some shopping and have a picnic at the riverside. Perfect!
5. Discovery Harbor and Huronia Beach, Midland
We road tripped here three years ago and it was great! Lots of history at the harbor and spent an amazing time at the beach. Read our experiences and figure out if this is something your family will enjoy.
Toronto Sun has an amazing resource on top road trips in Southern Ontario. Worth checking it out!
Don’t want my US readers to feel left out but here is some useful info from Forbes magazine on Top Ten American Road Trips. Some cool places to visit!