The beginning of a New Year means new adventures. Now is the time to start thinking about your 2016 family vacation, and hopefully a few weekends away. Here are my picks for the Top 10 Family Vacations for 2016.
#10 Puerto Rico
If you are looking for a destination with amazing beaches, rich history, and world-class resorts, then Puerto Rico is for you! During your adventure; you can dive coral reefs, trek through jungles, shop until you drop, or just lay on the beach. The choice is yours in this tropical paradise!
#9 Sandals Emerald Bay, Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort in Great Exuma, Bahamas
Join in where intimate seclusion meets the golfer’s paradise on this outer island in the Bahamas. This paradise island is 50 miles off the Florida coast; allowing it to be the perfect romantic getaway. This easy-going luxury resort has the supreme service of club level and butler rooms only. Three impressive pools, including a dramatic fireplace in the center of a pool and zero depth entry. There are seven exceptional restaurants to satisfy anyone palate. An exotic adventure can begin right from the shores of this resort, from snorkeling to experiencing the wild pigs swimming out to meet you. This resort has the attitude of do as much as you want or nothing at all the perfect mixtures of both in 2016. With Sandals being an adult only all-inclusive this is the perfect vacation for parents needing a little escape.
#8 Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Village and Spa
This all-inclusive family filled luxury resort is perfection for all families. With four magnificent villages that represent Italy, France, Key West and the Caribbean. The resort hosts a 12 mile long beach with the turquoise water for hosting snorkeling wind surfing, paddle board, sailing and kayaks. Your teens and tots will busy from morning tonight with the endless fun in the water park, Xbox lounge, and the dance club.
#7 Take a Cruise
Are you looking for the ultimate family vacation? Would you like to wake up every morning in a new destination full of adventure and only have to unpack once? If you are saying yes, then cruising is perfect for you. Whether you are on a river cruise or an ocean voyage, if you can dream it you can do it on a cruise. Cruising can also be a very economical vacation, since everything is included in one price!
#6 Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Punta Cana has everything you need for the perfect Caribbean vacation. From amazing resorts to stunning beaches and world-class golf courses, there is something for the whole family. No matter your budget or dreams, Punta Cana is the place for you and your family. A brand new Nickelodeon Resort will be opening in Punta Cana in May
Alaska is America’s final frontier. Whether you visit on a cruise or stay at one of the breathtaking resorts, you will not be disappointed. If you are looking for a more relaxing experience, a cruise with stops in Alaska cities may be a perfect trip. If you are more of an adventure seeker, planning a tour throughout Alaska may be a better fit for you. Live out your vacation dreams by climbing glaciers, seeing amazing wildlife, and so much more!
#4 Hard Rock All Inclusive Resorts
With four resorts in places like Mexico and the Caribbean, Hard Rock All-Inclusive Resorts are the perfect choice for a couples getaway or a family vacation. The Hard Rock Resorts offer everything you are looking for, including amazing beaches, fun pools, world-class restaurants, high energy nightlife, and much more. These are the resorts you and your family will never forget!
#3 Adventures by Disney
Are you looking for the ultimate family “luxury” experience to destinations around the world? You may want to try an Adventures by Disney vacation. This is a tour experience, so you are joining a group of families. You will make lifelong friends! Disney provides amazing tours to Italy, New York, Nashville, Costa Rica, Peru, and more. All of these experiences provide unique local and behind the scenes experience. Once you take one Adventures by Disney Tour, you will be back for more!
#2 New York City
Have you ever wanted to see the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade or watched the ball drop on New Year’s Eve? There is so much “magic” to New York City! In 2016, book your vacation around these spectacular events. Imagine a private breakfast and then exclusive outdoor seating for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. If you want a break, you can head inside to warm up with some hot cocoa and private bathrooms. It is the ultimate way to experience these “bucket list” vacations with your family.
Aloha! Once you visit Hawaii, you will want to come back again and again. The beauty, adventure, culture, food and atmosphere makes Hawaii one of the top places to visit in 2016. For families, Maui is the top pick with great resorts, shopping, excursions, and dining. It is a great island to experience Hawaii for 1st timers!
Are you ready to plan your 2016 vacation? Where will you go this year?