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Summer Travel Ideas to Keep the Whole Family Happy

Capilano Suspension Bridge

Capilano Suspension Bridge (photo: GoToVan)

The time has come to prepare for your annual summer vacation for the family.

It can be difficult to keep everyone happy so make sure you get each person’s input about what they would like to do.

Plan an activity-filled schedule for each day of your trip to make things easier, but be ready to make changes if anything unexpected comes up. Keeping things flexible is key to making sure your family stays happy.


Vancouver, BC, Canada is a beautiful option with lots of activities on offer.

Stanley Park is a beautiful place to spend the day. You can hike around the sea wall and visit the Vancouver Aquarium where there are lots of interactive programs for people of all ages, and some of the cutest sea otters you’ve ever seen.

Additional points of interest include the north shore, Grouse Mountain, and the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Robson Street offers terrific shopping and plenty of restaurants.

French Alps

French Alps (photo: doggettx)

Adventure Sports in the French Alps

If your family enjoys the mountains, consider a trip to the French Alps where there are many different activities you can experience. Spend your days wandering through delightful villages and dining on sumptuous foods.

Check out Lake Geneva for water sports, including swimming, rowing, sailing, boating, and even SCUBA diving. Land options include hiking, rock climbing, and mountain biking.

Camping in France

There are many areas well-suited for camping in France, and this budget-friendly approach can make it easier to explore one of the world's most visited countries.

Brittany, specifically, is an excellent region for camping and cycling tours. You can stay in camping tents, caravans, wooden bungalows, or even thatched huts on the beach if you want to try glamping in St. Tropez.

These areas are busy with vacationers in the summer months, so you'll want to make reservations in advance.

The Making of Harry Potter studio tour

The Making of Harry Potter studio tour (photo: Dave Catchpole)


London, England is one of the world's great cities, and the warmer summer months are the best time to visit.

Get a feel for the layout of the city and get on one of the red double-decker bus tours. Your guide will keep you entertained as you cruise through the streets spotting iconic landmarks like Tower Bridge, The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus and more.

You can also take guided walking tours and explore interesting things like the Warner Bros. Studio where the Harry Potter movie scenes were filmed, the route that Jack the Ripper took, and much more.

Be sure to stop in at The Globe Theatre where Shakespeare’s plays came to life, or catch a show at the West End. There are over two hundred museums and lots of art galleries to visit with so many things to see.


Explore Greece this summer you can spend time hiking Mt. Olympus and viewing the stunning monasteries of Meteora. A must-see is the Acropolis and the Parthenon situated high above Athens.

Leave the mainland, if possible, and island-hop to classic spots like Santorini and Rhodes. So much of Greek life is on display when you walk the beaches and twisting alleyways of the small villages you'll find.


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Ranveer singh

Tuesday 1st of August 2017

Paris and London would be really amazing place to make holidays memorable. In my spare time I always try to plan for tour and trip with my friends or family. recent I visited Coorg India. It was amazing trip for us. the place also called Scotland of India. Next trip would be London with my wife.

Sapna Parmar

Tuesday 11th of July 2017

It’s amazing! Vancouver is really interesting place to spend your vacation. I will take care of all these points when I will plan for Vancouver.


Tuesday 13th of June 2017

Hi, I do agree that keeping all the family happy is really important. That's why your suggestion for London and Paris is completely correct. Paris has beautiful places like Eiffel tower where adults can enjoy and also Disney world where kids can enjoy.

Anyway, thanks for the tip :)

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