FlipKey Announces Top 12 Family Vacation Destinations

Vacation Rental Site Uncovers the Top Family Vacation Destinations around the World

BOSTON, July 10, 2013 – FlipKey.com, a leading vacation rental marketplace, announced the top spots for family vacation travel that included Anna Maria Island, Florida. From learning more about America’s history in Washington D.C. to “The Theme Park Capital of the World” in Orlando, there are endless amounts of fun in each of these locations. These top spots offer an array of choices in order to help travelers pick a family vacation that is just right for their needs.

Maui, HI, The second largest Hawaiian island is full of endless fun opportunities for all family members. Hiking, water sports, sand-castle contests and more all await travelers on this special island.

Orlando, FL, Dubbed “The Theme Park Capital of the World”, Orlando offers Universal Studios, Disneyland and Discovery Cove for endless summer fun. Live entertainment venues, family-friendly restaurant, and sunny skies make Orlando perfect families.

Myrtle Beach, SC, Not only famous for the perfect subtropical climate and miles of beautiful beaches, but the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk is one of the best in the US. Golfing, boating and of course, riding to the top of the 187-foot Skywheel are just some of the activities that keep families coming back every year for more fun.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Originally known as a small fishing town, this destination has become a hot spot famous for its beautiful beaches, endless boutiques, a selection of fine dining and even an eco-archaeological park with Mayan ruins.

Anna Maria Island, FL, This hidden gem is considered to be Florida’s best kept secret. This hidden gem features gorgeous beaches, beautiful weather, and a fun, family-friendly environment ideal for the ultimate family vacation.

San Diego, CA, From the San Diego Zoo to Balboa Park there are plenty of activities for the family. Special annual festivities like Comic-Con and the Street Scene Music Festival are other fun ways to spend your time.

San Francisco, CA, The City by the Bay is known for its cool summers, rolling hills, and famous landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. The city is completely walkable and there are plenty of museums, events, and sports games to attend to keep the whole family entertained.

Tybee Island, GA, This small island city off the coast of Savannah is a long-time family favorite. The annual Beach Bum parade is fun parade for family members of all ages and the Tybee Island Light Station and Fort Screven are perfect ways to learn more about the history of the island.

Washington D.C. The capital of the United States is a great place for children to learn about the history of our country. The White House, Washington National Cathedral, Thomas Jefferson Memorial, and the United States Capitol are just some of the many different landmarks this city is famous for.

Rehobeth Beach, DE, The town is the ultimate summer town for vacationers. During the year the population remains at a steady 1,300, but during the summer it spikes to over 25,000. Families come for the beaches and boardwalk, but stay for the amusement parks and tax-free shopping.

Paris, France, Paris is the perfect first European location to bring families to. Known as “La Ville-Lumiere” (“The City of Light”), Paris is enlightening to visitors with its rich architecture, museums, entertainment, cuisine, and of course, fashion. Some of the most famous landmarks in Paris are Palace of Versailles, Pyramid of the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and the Eiffel Tower.

London, England, Europe’s most visited city attracts travelers of all ages. Some of the most visited attractions include the British Museum, London Eye, Tower of London, and the National Gallery. The city is packed full of exciting restaurants, entertainment, and annual events such as the Notting Hill Carnival.

 Claire Fischer, 

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