Fun Kid Vacation Ideas

Fun Kid Vacation Ideas #1: The campsites at Green Valley Campgrounds in Cuyamaca Rancho State Park in San Diego County are an excellent vacation ideas for families looking for a great camping experience. Located just about 30 minutes from downtown San Diego, you will quickly experience the feeling of a far away get-away.

There are over 100 campsites at Green Valley that can be reserved online. The campsites include a fire-pit and several graded areas for setting up a tent. There are facilities also available for RV’s and campers.

The highlight of the campground is the falls at Green Valley. These natural waterfalls and water pools offer beautiful sights and much fun for the whole family. During the summer these falls and pools make for a great opportunity for water play and soaking up the sun.

There are many trails available for hiking and rock surfaces for rock climbing for all to enjoy. Green Valley is a fun place to visit for individuals and families alike. Great fun to be had at Green Valley! - By Theresa, San Diego, California

Fun Kid Vacation Ideas #2: Every year my husband and I travel with our children to the town of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We pile our three children into the car and drive to the well known town.

We select restaurants to eat at along the way by using the Food Network website and Diners, Drive ins and Dives. While in Pittsburgh, we eat a Jerome Bettis' Grille 36 restaurant.

We see a Pittsburgh Steelers pre-season football game and a Pirates baseball game if they are in town. We make sure to visit the local Children's museum and amusement parks in the surrounding areas.

We also visit the team training camp for the Pittsburgh Steelers. We stay at a fantastic hotel downtown called the Marriott Penn Avenue. The hotel feels like a second home and the staff is incredible. The trip has become a fun family vacations for kids tradition that the kids look forward to on an annual basis. - By Rhonda, New Jersey

Fun Kid Vacation Ideas #3: One of the best family vacations we have taken was to Mallorca, Spain last year. We stayed in a villa, which we had booked online. The villa we booked was a three bed villa, with its own swimming pool. The accommodation was fantastic, and just as described on the site.

We had our own BBQ area, which was great, and the outdoor living area could be completely sealed off so that the children could not get near the pool. The villa was about a 30 minute walk from Santa Ponsa, which meant it was in a residential area, meaning it was nice and quiet at night, giving us a chance to escape from the hustle and bustle of the hectic night life.

Our days were either packed full with trips to the water park Western Park, where they have a dive show that is to be seen to be believed. How they can dive from such heights into such a shallow looking pool is amazing!

We took trips into the beautiful Palma city, visiting the old City, where the buildings show the Arab influence of the past; the cathedral "La Seu", which was built on the site of a Mosque. And of course, the shopping is second to none. A trip to Mallorca would not be complete without a trip to the beach.

Halfway between where our villa was (near the Marina), and the centre of Santa Ponsa, there is a beach known locally as the "little beach".

This beach is small, and on a Sunday it can get quite crowded as local Spanish families use it. The water is shallow, and there is plenty of shade available from the trees. There is a little bar right beside it, which was very handy for getting snacks/water etc.

There is also a children's playground. If you like golf, Mallorca has great courses for all levels of golfers. Golf Mallorca lists several places to golf, and you can requests quotes to which is great for before you travel.

Scuba diving is also available on/around the island, as are boat trips – we took the trip from Deya to Valldemossa, and picturesque can't begin to describe the beauty of this area.

At night, we ventured into the heart of Santa Ponsa, stopping off at Meson d'el Mar (Avenida Rey Jaime I (on the road out to the Marina)) for a bite to eat. The views from this restaurant are second to none. As the sun goes down, you can eat your meal, and look out at the sun setting across the bay of Santa Ponsa.

The range of seafood is unbeatable, and they have something for everyone. They also do a Menu del Dia, and if I remember correctly it's about €8 or thereabouts for a starter/main/coffee/carafe of wine (available during the day).

Another restaurant is El Ciebo's – a south American grill, specializing in Argentinian meats. Another one I'd highly recommend, is Es Verger Lamb, Alvaro – a local restaurant specializing in lamb (roasted a specialty), and they serve local wines. The restaurant is high up a winding mountain trail. You need to travel from Alaro, and follow the signs for "Castillo".

Again, spectacular views across the island. We mainly went to Sean's Place and Durty Nelly's where we had some laughs – live music in both venues, what more could we ask for? All in all this was a fun kid idea, with lots for everyone to do. - By Aine Maire, Ireland

Fun Kid Vacation Ideas #4: I took a family vacation to Islands of Adventure in Orlando Florida. First off we went to our 2-star hotel, Laquinta Inn. I would recommend Laquinta Inn to people who are trying save money on their vacation.

After we get settled in the first day we bought VIP passes to ride the hulk ride and Spiderman ride. It costs some money but if you do not want to stand in the hot Florida sun for 2 hours in a line it is worth it. Plus it frees up a lot of time to do other things in the park and get all your money’s worth.

The food and drinks in there are very expensive but it’s really good if you can afford it. Well we went around riding the Hulk Spiderman ride that day and seeing some shows. It was like a Broadway music show but it was cool to watch.

The second day we went to Sea World. That was a lot of fun. We got to touch fish and sea animals but seeing Shamou was the best. It was so cool getting splashed by a whale although my phone got ruined. But all in all, the time there was really fun I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good fun time. - By Matthew from Florida

Fun Kid Vacation Ideas #5: There are lots of vacation ideas that involve the theme parks so popular with kids. But consider a vacation that is just the opposite. Try a family vacation at the Paradise Guest Ranch located in Wyoming’s Bighorn National Forest.

This is a former cattle ranch which has been turned into a family guest ranch. Here’s a chance to for the family to experience the great outdoors and do it western style. You will in rustic but modern log cabins overlooking the ranch.

There will be lots of horseback trail riding and other fun activities like a chuck-wagon supper, fishing for 12-inch trout, bonfires, marshmallow roasts, square dancing and rodeos. If you are up for it, there is a 3-day guided pack trip up into the mountains.

There are organized kid’s activities run by ranch staff including an overnight tent trip. Nearby attractions are Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore national Monument.

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