Did you know that the U.S. travel and tourism industry generated more than a trillion dollars in 2011 alone? That may sound like a surprising number to you, but if you consider how many great family beach vacations each household takes a year, that figure doesn’t seem so alarming.
Finding great family beach vacations is usually a breeze in the summer time, because you can easily find enticing deals, and reduced rates on several different resorts around the country during these months.
Here are a few beach vacation getaways that you may not have considered.
- Dewey Beach. Delaware vacations may not be at the top of your priority list, but you won’t want to miss out on Dewey Beach. This beach is situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Rehoboth Bay, and is the perfect place to enjoy the summer sun, the water, and also the local cuisine in restaurants, like Que Pasa. The area often attracts musicians and artists who perform live at local venues. Your family can enjoy stand up paddling, surfing, water skiing, and swimming all day long as well. Dewey Beach could be one of the best Delaware vacation spots in the state.
- Long Island Beaches. You will probably run into hoards of people on Long Island Beaches, but it will be for good reason, as they are some of the hottest vacation spots in New York. These beaches expand for more than 400 miles, and are loads of fun for everyone. You can take your family sightseeing around town, visit the 400 year old forest close by, and take in all the wildlife. There are also plenty of shops, restaurants, and attractions to keep you and your kids busy for several days.
- Virginia Beach. A vacation in Virginia Beach may also seem a bit cliche, but it is one of the most popular beaches in the country. Children enjoy spending hours on the beach with their peers, swimming, surfing, and riding the waves, while adults try to tan and keep an eye on their kids at the same time. Nearby Beach Street offers plenty of entertainment for your family as well, with jugglers, musicians, and magicians — there’s something to see every night. You can’t miss the world-famous boardwalk, either.
So, don’t wait any longer. The summer is quickly coming to an end and you won’t want to miss out on the chance to go on a new adventure with your family.