By Teresa Plowright, About.com Guide
- Summer Vacations - Ideas by Region
- Awesome Affordable Summer Holidays
- Summer Vacations in the Great Outdoors
- Summer Holidays in Europe
- Big Dates: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day Weekend...
- Family Holidays Ideas for UK Visitors
Summer Vacations - Ideas by Region
Dozens of ideas for Summer Vacations, organized by region: Northeast, Southeast, Florida, Caribbean...
- Ideas- Northeast US and Mid-Atlantic
- White Mountains, New Hampshire
- Southeast US
- Heartland & Southwest
Awesome Affordable Summer Holidays
Tips and recommendations, to help you on their way to a great summer holiday. Save on airfares; great drive-to destinations; Family Camps that offer tons of fun for whole families plus some unexpected perks for adults (beer-tasting, anyone? massage?)
- Have all kinds of fun at a Family Camp
- Drive to a resort with a waterpark
- Save on Airfares
- More affordable ideas: camping, Branson Missouri, Gatlinburg TN...
Summer Vacations in the Great Outdoors
Every year, kids spend more and more time in front of screens of one form or another... So how about a summer vacation that's the opposite of screen time? Enjoy the Great Outdoors, and fight Fight "nature deficit disorder".
- White Water Rafting
- Yellowstone- Lodging & Learning Programs
- Colorado - The Great Outdoors at Ski Resorts in Summer Time
- More Summer Ideas in the Great Outdoors
Summer Holidays in Europe
For most families, a trip to Europe is a major multi-week vacation, and most likely the timing is during the long school break during summer months. The good news is that places look pretty, and beach holidays are in full swing. But summer's the crowded season, so book ahead.
- Not Your Usual Europe Trip: Eurocamp (Deluxe Camping Villages)
- Center Parcs Family Resorts
- Lots More Ideas for Europe With Kids
Big Dates: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day Weekend...
Special holiday weekends and other celebrations during summer months.
- Memorial Day Weekend
- Summer Solstice (June 21) Parades and Festivals
- Fourth of July - Parades, Fireworks, Celebrations
- Labor Day Weekend: End of Summer Parades, Festivals...
Family Holidays Ideas for UK Visitors
Are you a family traveler from the UK, looking for summer vacation ideas? Check out some ideas about Orlando, Colonial Williamsburg, New York City, Canada, and more.