Coming up with activities for large groups of people can be difficult - especially when it comes to your family. Here are some ideas on things that you can do that are fun for everyone:
Rent a large beach house and have the whole family chip in.
Meet at Grandma and Grandpa's house for their 50th anniversary.
Schedule an upcoming reunion around a wedding so everyone can share in the joy.
Tour the old town cobblestone streets of Boston or majestic Ellis Island in New York City.
If you'd like the kids to learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition take them to The End of the Trail in Seaside, Oregon.
The Smithsonian and other Washington, D.C. museums can also be an excellent educational family getaway.
For a bit of world history, research Rome, Italy and wander among ancient monuments.
If you're low on funds, have a neighborhood campout over a summer weekend. Your own backyard is the perfect place to roast marshmallows and stargaze, or reserve a campsite at your local state park.
Go camping in one of over 1000 National Parks in the United States. Get a yearly pass and you can enter any park in America.
The Appalachian Trail spans 13 states and is ideal for camping and hiking for a fantastic family vacation.
Disneyland and Disney World are perfect theme parks for any family.
Sea World, Six Flags, and Knott's Berry Farm are also family favorites. They are a relatively cheaper option depending on how many days you plan to visit.
Check locally for state or county fairs that feature amusement rides, rodeos, and other activities.
Disney Cruise Line is perfect for families. Some destinations offer a Kids Sail Free option. Remember to budget extra money for excursions off the ship.
Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and Carnival Cruise Line also have many onboard activities and fun for the whole family.
If cruising is not an option, you could rent your own boat and hang out on the lake for the weekend.
Virginia Bell is a bookworm and resides in Saratoga Springs, Utah with her husband and two girls.
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