Cape Cod Family Vacation

The Top 5 Family Vacation Destinations

March 14, 2017 • By CHartley


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Planning a family escape that will entice toddlers as much teenagers and enable you to kick back and relax sounds like a daunting task. But traveling to family-friendly destinations is easy with the large selection of breathtaking ThirdHome member homes that are complete with fun amenities. Family vacations always create lifelong memories, but to ensure that every member of the family is satisfied, it’s important to pick the perfect location. Choosing the right place to visit with the little ones can make the difference between enjoying your time away as a family or needing another vacation when you return home. These 5 vacation destinations are highly praised for featuring top-rated guided tours and unforgettable beaches. They are built for all ages and interests, whether you put a premium on activities, culture, or wildlife. These are locations sure to make the whole family happy. So get ready for the best family vacation!


This Hawaiian island is a standout star in terms of family activities. Oahu is both fun and educational, with museums, historic sites and beaches. Head to Waikiki Beach for a swim or venture to the Waikiki Aquarium. As if that wasn’t already enough, don’t forget about the stunning coastline of endless ocean views ready for family-friendly fun!


With spring fast approaching and spring break trips occurring this month, now is the perfect time to snag your admission tickets to Walt Disney World. With so many Disney vacation packages and options available, there’s always a new family experience to discover in Orlando. Orlando also offers world-class entertainment, golf courses and shopping.

Tip: Reunion, Florida is close to Orlando and has great homes for a trip to Disney or Universal.


Just about every adventurous activity imaginable can be found in Costa Rica. From zip-lining, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking and surfing, this place has it all. Plus, there is the opportunity to see exotic wildlife like monkeys, sloths and unique bird species. Other activities to put on your family vacation to-do list? Try gliding 3,200 feet above the rain forest in the Sky Tram or attempt to conquer a three-hour walk across bridges that hang high in the canopies.


Families can have a full day of activities on the Cape and islands, beginning with the beach, mini-golf and bike rides, and ending with a movie and popcorn at one of the nation’s only remaining drive-in theaters. There are surf and stand-up paddle lessons, tidal pool hikes, boat cruises for kids and more!  Cape Cod has everything from fishing excursions to pirate boats where children can pull up their own loot. Top that off with a visit to the children’s museum, and it is easy to see why kids of all ages love Cape Cod!


San Diego has emerged as one of the premier family vacation destinations in the country. The 1,200-acre Balboa Park which is home to the famous San Diego Zoo, is a great place to let kids burn off energy. Not to mention walks along the Mission Beach Boardwalk, the Gaslamp District for shopping and dining and its beaches are some of the top ranked in America.

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