With just a few weeks left of summer, now is the perfect time to take your potentially restless kids on an exciting family vacation. Not sure where to go? Get inspired by some of our family friendly destinations where you can safely experience the joys of summer with proper social distancing. Even better, with over 60 destinations nationwide, you’re just a short road trip away. From mountain getaways to beach destinations, you’re sure to find the perfect family vacation in our picks below.
Family Vacation in the Mountains
Summertime in the mountains comes with many possibilities and benefits, like cooler temperatures! Everyone can enjoy hiking around some of the highest peaks in the northeast. Or take the reins for an afternoon trail ride with programs for equestrian enthusiasts and beginners. The resort also offers mountain biking on an extensive network, championship golf and indoor swimming pool. Wrap up each day with delicious s’mores by the fire pit.
A Sunny Getaway for All
Alongside the pristine beaches of Hilton Head Island, kids and parents will enjoy a classic beach family vacation at Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. If you’re looking for a carefree getaway, you’ll love that the only decision you’ll have to make is whether to spend the afternoon in the ocean or the pool. The resort touts two family pools featuring a splash zone and zero-entry. If the waves captivate you, head to the ocean in a kayak or on a Boogie board, or take a beach bike ride with child seats and Tag-a-Longs for the little ones.
Family Vacation To The Midwest Made Easy
Just steps from the historic Omni Severin Hotel, Indianapolis touts the largest children’s museum in the world. If you’re missing the excitement of sports this year, the new Sports Legends Experience can help. Experience 12 outdoor games and activities that teach and model physical fitness. Probably the most renowned exhibit, Dinosphere, immerses families into a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth for an exciting (and educational) day out. Other popular family friendly attractions are the Indianapolis Zoo in White River State Park and Conner Prairie, a Smithsonian Institute affiliate museum of pioneer life.
A Historic Getaway
The Omni Homestead Resort has offered memorable experiences for centuries. Tucked away on 2,300-acres in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, you can enjoy unique activities such as falconry, fly-fishing, skeet shooting and the popular Cascades Gorge hike. To soak up this history, don’t miss their timeless traditions like the daily historic walking tour, Southern social hour, The Homestead’s famous donuts and family carriage rides.
The Kid’s Playground
No city says family vacation like Orlando, Florida. With the nearby amusement park and attractions, it’s hard to find enough time to do it all. Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate offers both championship and miniature golf along with pools for adults and kids. You can rent a family cabana to enjoy the lazy river, water slides and Orlando’s only resort wave pool that holds more than 131,000 gallons!
A River Walk Retreat
With three hotels in the San Antonio area, you won’t be far from kid-favorite attractions. Plan your stay at the historic Omni La Mansión del Rio overlooking the River Walk and San Antonio’s nearby cultural district, or enjoy easy access to SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the San Antonio Zoo from Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade. Wherever you stay, don’t miss a visit to The Alamo, which even from the outside inspires the Texan in us all.
A Gulf Getaway
Just two hours south of San Antonio is another great family vacation destination, Corpus Christi. From Omni Corpus Christi Hotel’s prime Oceanside destination, you’re nearby the area’s best attractions. The U.S.S. Lexington museum educates visitors on the ships role and legacy during World War II. Its sheer size is impressive, but learning the story makes a great history lesson for the kids. Next door to the aircraft carrier is the Texas State Aquarium featuring over 500 exhibits of sea life and animals with an emphasis on the local habitat and the Caribbean Sea.
A Splashing Good Time
While the temperatures in Palm Springs, California may be record-breaking – you’ll stay cool for hours in Splashtopia, Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa’s private water park. Like an oasis in the desert, the water park’s water play zones with fountains and sprinkles, two 100-foot watersides, lazy river and cliff-side hot tub provide fun for kids of all ages. Beyond the resort, take advantage of exploring the nearby National Parks and outdoor experiences.
Whichever destination you choose, the most important part of any family vacation is creating memories together. Don’t let summer fly by without taking your kids on an adventure where they can try something new and enjoy quality time with you.