Looking for the perfect place for your next family vacation? Not sure where the best place to go is to catch the sun, make memories and forget about life for a while? From some of the best family-friendly resorts in the Caribbean to a fun-filled family adventure in Florida, Skyscanner has your back with our list of destinations and deals for your next family vacation.
What says family vacation better than Mickey Mouse ears and rollercoasters? Disneyland is a great place for your family to enjoy the sun, meet some of your favourite Disney characters and make unforgettable memories. Located in Anaheim, California, Disneyland is about 50 kilometres south of Los Angeles. LAX, the city’s main airport, is one of the biggest hubs in North America and the easiest port to fly into for your family vacation. You can then rent a car for your trip to Disneyland.Find Cheap Car Rentals
Disneyland is a great getaway that’s fun for the whole family. In the California Adventure Park, you’ll find Disney’s massive rollercoaster the California Screamin‘, enjoy a splash on the Grizzly River Run and drop to your doom on Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: Breakout. Across the way in Disneyland proper, you can explore the Caribbean with Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean, defeat the bad guys on the Indiana Jones Adventure and bobsled down the Matterhorn. Disneyland offers shows, a chance to eat breakfast with Minnie and her friends and the opportunity to meet and take pictures with your favourite characters!
When you’re not enjoying the park, you can head out into Los Angeles to stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, catch a moonlit coaster ride on Santa Monica Pier or visit the wax statues of the stars at Madame Tussaud’s. California is well-known for its days of endless sunshine and temperature climate. No matter when you travel to southern California, temperatures will average in the mid-20s. Be sure to pack a sweater for the evenings, though! The cold breeze from the nearby Pacific Ocean can get quite strong, especially at nighttime. But when travelling to Disneyland in the winter, you’ll be able to catch the sun, enjoy the lack of snow and have a fun-filled adventure with your whole family.
Disneyland is not always seen as the cheapest family vacation spot, but from now until March 15, 2019, Canadian residents get a 25% discount on 3, 4 or 5-day passes to Disneyland.Find Cheap Flights to Disneyland
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Turks and Caicos Islands
Aren’t we all dreaming about lying back in the sun right now with our feet dangling in the water while we watch the kids splash around and try their hand at Boogie Boarding? If that sounds like your ideal family vacation than Turks and Caicos might just be for you.
Turks and Caicos known to be one of the safest destinations to travel to in the Caribbean. Most of this Caribbean country has an average winter temperature hovering in the mid-20, with consistent amounts of sunshine throughout the year! You’ll find long, stretched beaches, blue crystal-like water and a lounge chair calling your name.
For adventurous families, a Turks and Caicos family vacation offers deep sea diving, snorkelling, kiteboarding and whale-watching excursions. If you’d rather spend your days poolside or beachside, there are a ton of beautiful resorts for you to check into. And if you’re looking for something else to do you could try attending a fish fry, touring the island or playing a game of golf. Find flight to Turks and Caicos below!Find Cheap Flights to Turks and Caicos Islands
Family-friendly resorts in Turks and Caicos:
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If you are looking for fun-in-the-sun with the family, Mexico is your go-to place. It is the land of beautiful beaches, refreshing water, lively culture and all-inclusive resorts. If your ideal family vacation includes lying back on the beach and enjoying the sun on your face then you should definitely check Mexico out.
If your family likes to explore culture and history while still enjoying the sandy beaches, Cancun might just be the Mexico destination for you. But if you’re looking for somewhere that you can spend 24/7 within the confines of your all-inclusive resort, you might want to check out the resorts in Riviera Maya.
If you’ve got someone to watch the kids and are looking for somewhere in Mexico that has a bit of nightlife, Cabo San Lucas or “Cabo” on the Baja Peninsula just might be your ideal destination. Cabo has a beautiful desert, marvellous mountains and refreshing beach life. But if you are craving some laid-back island life, Cozumel by the Caribbean Sea might just be your spot. With only one road in, you’ll get the real island experience, and if you want you can even get on a cruise!
Wherever you go in Mexico, you’ll see warm temperatures in the mid to high-20s. Are you convinced yet? Find cheap flights to Mexico right now!Find Cheap Flights to Mexico
A few family-friendly resort recommendations for Mexico:
- Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, Punta de Mita
- Barcelo Maya Palace, Playa del Carmen
- Sunscape Dorado Pacifico Ixtapa, Ixtapa
Disney World, Florida
If Disneyland in California isn’t a big enough place for you and your family, perhaps you want to try visiting Disney World for your next family vacation. Instead of two parks with small versions of Mickey’s Toontown, Adventureland and Fantasyland, with Disney World you get Hollywood Studios, the Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Magic Kingdom. That’s four full parks!
If you have a crew of little princesses on your hands, you’ll want to check out Cinderella’s castle, the Enchanted Forest and the Princess Fairytale Hall in the Magic Kingdom Park. For the young sci-fi fans, Epcot has Spaceship Earth, Soarin’ Around the World and Mission: Space for some out of this world adventure! Check out Skyscanner’s guide on where to stay near Disney World here.
Whatever your little adventurers love, you’ll find it at Disney World. And there will be even be something for the adults. Plus, the weather is significantly nicer than the winter winds up here in Canada with temperatures ranging from the high-teens to the mid-20s. Convinced? Find a cheap flight deal to Orlando today!Find Cheap Flights to Orlando
Skyscanner Disney World guides:
- Explore the Magic Kingdom
- Experience Star Wars
- Head to Hollywood Studios
- Experience Animal Kingdom
- Play in Epcot
Universal Studios, Florida
If you have a family member that’s a major fan of a particular movie full of witches and wizards, look no further than Florida for your family vacation. Much like Disney, Universal Orlando Resort has multiple theme parks. So if you’re planning on hitting up the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, you’re going to want to hang out in Islands of Adventure which features Hogsmeade.
If you’re in the mood for plunging waterslides and fast roller coasters, Volcano Bay is your destination. Step back into summer in this water theme park where you can enjoy the Florida sun and the warm water. And if you get a park-to-park pass, you can even ride the Hogwarts Express between parks!
Whether you’re there for the thrill rides, waterslides, to catch a show or enjoy some awesome theme park food, the Universal Orlando Parks have you and the family covered. Plus, Universal Orlando Resorts also has a ticket deal for Canadian residents so hop on it now!
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