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Best Family Vacation Destinations
If you’re looking for a family-friendly destination that goes beyond kiddie rides and water slides, Away.com has you covered.  We’ve picked three hot-spots that parents will enjoy just as much as the kids.

Mackinac Island, Michigan, happily sits at the meeting point of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron near the Canadian border.  This historic island has been a family-vacation destination since the mid-1800’s, and it banned motorized vehicles more than 100 years ago.  The result is a laid-back destination that has safe and easy access to shopping, food, history, and nature.

Amelia Island is a quaint beach destination just 30 miles northeast of Jacksonville, Florida.  On this barrier island, you and the children will find 13 miles of beautiful beaches to play on; but break away from the surf to check out the 117 holes of world-class golf and two luxurious spas. 

Salem, Massachusetts, is a great destination for families who enjoy being among history.  You can choose different self-guided walking tours that wind through the beautiful streets, past the historic cemeteries, and down by the harbor.  Also, get a hands-on learning experience at the homes and mansions that were built and lived in by many notable Colonial figures.

So make this the year to branch out and visit a timeless destination, where you’re sure to create some long-lasting memories.


Published: 10 Sep 2012 | Last Updated: 15 Oct 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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