Vacations for Kids

Vacations for Kids
Vacations for kids can vary from walking and hiking tours to water sports and other activities. While there are a number of good vacation ideas for kids, the best will offer amenities and programs that cater to kids and offer parents a way to join their kids in outdoor activities and sports.

San Diego Zoo

Kids and adults alike will enjoy a vacation to the San Diego Zoo. With ticket and hotel packages available online, travelers can enjoy a trip to the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Wild Animal Park while staying in a nearby hotel. Zoo vacation packages are available for as low as $69 per person. Facility amenities at the Welk Resort San Diego, a suite/villa destination Resort and Water Park advertised on the San Diego website, includes two 18-hole golf courses, two large pools including a children's pool, three spas, tennis and ping pong facilities and two water slides. Visitors to the resort can rent bicycles, purchase golf equipment and take advantage of a complimentary fitness center. Pets are not allowed at the resort.

Welk Resort San Diego
8860 Lawrence Welk Dr.
Escondido, CA 92026
(800) 431-7838
www.zoodeals.com

Family-Friendly Beaches

Pack your sunscreen and head to a family-friendly beach like Virginia Beach. With sand that is smooth to the touch and sunshine that is both warm and pleasant, according to Travour.com, kids can enjoy the many musical sounds heard on the beach. A great venue for kid-friendly attractions and activities, parents and kids can snack on ice cream, pizzas and Italian ice-cream throughout the day. For families traveling from out of town, beach resorts like the Beach Quarters Resort are located within walking distance. The Beach Quarters Resort offers babysitting and child care, non-smoking rooms and children's programs.

Beach Quarters Resort
501 Atlantic Ave.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 422-3186
www.virginiabeachclarion.com

Appalachian Mountains

Head to the Appalachian Mountains for a family walking and hiking tour of the 2,174-mile Appalachian Trail. Great for adults and kids, the trail is safe kids and offers a number of rivers, lakes, peaks and valleys and state parks for outdoor activities. Cabins and other accommodation are also available. The trail is free to walk or hike and families are encouraged to explore the trial together.

Appalachian National Scenic Trail
P.O. Box 807
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
(304) 535-6331
http://www.nps.gov/appa

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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