GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) It’s not too late to make some summertime memories with your family. Start planning a last-minute vacation to make the most of the days before school starts. Here are some ideas to give you a little travel inspiration.
Beautiful scenery, beaches, shopping, and tons of great food options make this a great destination for families. Take advantage of the city’s many recreational opportunities with bicycling, kayaking, golf, and fishing.
Not too far from home, but feels like another world away. Take a ferry to the island, then hike, bike, or ride horses along its picturesque, traffic-free streets. Sample some Mackinac Island fudge, see the Grand Hotel and Fort Mackinac, and explore quaint shops.
Two parks for the price of one! An amusement park with roller coasters and classic carnival-style rides, plus a huge waterpark with wave pools, water slides, and lazy river.
Explore history, culture, and innovation at the museum, then step into a slice of American life dating back centuries at Greenfield Village. Campus includes the Ford Rouge Factory Tour and an IMAX Theatre.
Packed with museums, landmarks, and must-see memorials, this vacation doubles as a history lesson.
A hop, skip, and a jump away is the Windy City. Take the family on a sightseeing tour or to one of numerous museums. Grab a bite in a top-notch restaurant, or spend a fun-filled afternoon at Navy Pier. There’s something to fit every family’s interest in Chicago.
If your family loves spills and thrills, head to “The Roller Coaster Capital of the World!” Cedar Point is close enough for a day trip, but far enough to make a fantastic weekend. It has big roller coasters for the daredevils in your family as well as rides and attractions for the little ones.
It’s the ultimate destination for a family vacation! With four theme parks, a water park, and other attractions to choose from, it’s a Disney fan’s dream come true!
Explore America’s most visited national park! Visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the gateway to the Smoky Mountains or head deep underground at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky.
Get ready for wet and wild fun at “The Waterpark Capital of the World!” Splash into one of its world-famous waterparks, take a scenic tour, or take in a live show.
The name says it all! “The Sweetest Place on Earth” is home to Hersheypark amusement park, ZooAmerica, Hershey’s Chocolate World, concerts, and more!
This classic Canadian city packs a cosmopolitan punch. Visit the iconic CN Tower, see some of the world’s leading museums and art galleries, or even hit the beach.
Take a trip to the famous falls! Get up close and personal with a ride on a Maid of the Mist boat tour or get a bird’s eye view on the Skylon Tower Observation Deck. Kids can get their energy out at one of several attractions and outdoor recreation areas.