We’ve all been there. 40+ hour work weeks. Deadlines and dues dates. Football practice. Band practice. Homework. Dinner. House work. The things that constantly require our attention seem to be never ending! When life becomes a bit hectic, the perfect remedy for the family is a vacation! It’s a great time to put daily life on hold and truly enjoy family time together. I will share with you five destination that are perfect for you and your family to de-stress and to return relaxed, well rested, and rejuvenated!
Destin is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the country! White sand beach and emerald green waters will have you and your family forgetting that you are still in the United States! It’s the perfect destination to and have a relaxing day at the beach just listening to the waves crashing onto the shore. There are plenty of activities to enjoy while visiting Destin: parasailing, kayaking, jet skis, boating, deep sea fishing and waterparks. Destin is family oriented and is a great destination for every member in your family to enjoy a variety of activities. Destin also has awesome restaurants in the area. Since it’s known as a fishing town, there are various restaurants to choose from for fresh seafood!
Asheville is truly a hidden gem! If your family enjoys the mountain landscape, Asheville is the perfect getaway! Many come to the city to marvel at the beautiful mountain landscape, the foliage, and sunsets. The city is known for the famous attraction, the Biltmore Estate. The Biltmore was built in 1889 and is one of the largest homes in the United States. This historic home hosts over one million people each year. If your family enjoys history, visiting the Biltmore will be a great adventure! There are various activities that are held on the ground of the Biltmore property. Be sure to check the website to see what’s happening during the timeframe you are visiting! Asheville’s downtown area thrives with local owned businesses. It’s a nice area of the city to visit stores and restaurants unique to Asheville.
Savannah is home to one of the largest historic districts in the country. Again, if your family enjoys history, there is plenty to experience in Savannah! There are quite a number of tours that your family can enjoy together. The city boasts beautiful scenery, gorgeous architecture, and incredible restaurants! Enjoy a stroll down River St. and watch the various boats traveling up and down the river. Take in some local entertainment. Savannah is not that far from Tybee Island, so it’s a great destination if you want to include a beach day in your vacation. There is also a waterpark in Statesboro that is perfect for children to enjoy on a hot summer day. Statesboro is approximately one hour away from Savannah.
Another great destination if your family enjoys the mountains. Renting a cabin in Gatlinburg is an experience in itself! They all vary, yet provide an array of activities for your family to enjoy a relaxing evening in. Some of the cabins have pool tables, video arcade games, air hockey, and a lot more. Some of the cabins even have indoor pools and movie theaters! Gatlinburg offers a range of activities perfect for your family. It’s home to Dollywood, Ripley’s Aquarium, various dinner shows, cave tours, gem mining, and a host of other attractions and activities. The Smoky Mountains provide some amazing views no matter what time of year it is. It’s a great family destination.
A cruise is an amazing family vacation. It offers great value as everything you’ll need for your trip is already there! Food, accommodations, and entertainment are all included in the pricing. Cruises allow you to visit multiple destinations/country in one trip. Activities are offered for family members no matter what the age. Cruises are family friendly. A cruise is a great way to truly take a break from everything since you don’t have to lift a finger to do anything!
I hope that you and your family visit one of the destinations for a relaxing time away from home to enjoy each other. Taking a break from everyday life can leave you rejuvenated and provide you with a renewed energy to jump back into the swing of things. You’ll return with a clear mind. Your stress levels will be lowered. And best of all? Your family will have enjoyed a few days of bonding.