It’s hard to believe that May is almost over and we’re already facing summer holidays. It seems that we only blinked and it was Christmas and now here we are, needing to plan a great getaway for the summer months that will impress and entertain everyone in the family from ages eight to eighty. If you’re looking for a couple of great suggestions, look no further, here are some top ideas that will get you ready for the summer in no time, especially for those of you who are looking to explore the wild and wonderful country of the United States!
Take A Road Trip
It’s no secret that America is one of the top countries for road trips, along with Canada and Australia. Big, long stretches of roads with great routes to explore mean that road trips through the US are hugely popular options for people of all ages. For something new this year, why not consider taking the Historic Route 66 from Chicago, Illinois all the way through the country to Santa Monica in Los Angeles, California. This long expanse of road should ideally be done in around ten days to two weeks to allow for adventures off the beaten trail and to see hot spots like Sedona in Arizona, spend a day in Las Vegas and maybe check out the mountain resorts of Colorado, to name but a few things.
Explore Theme Parks
It’s no surprise that the US is home to some of the biggest names in theme parks and they continue to be a huge draw for crowds – both American and foreign. Along with both Disney theme parks in California and Florida, you also have the likes of Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, Six Flags parks across the country as well as other theme parks right near Disney World in Florida such as Epcot Centre, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Adventure Island Water Park. Lucky for you, you can get your tickets online before you go, which will save you time and sometimes money as well on top of helping avoid massive queues before you even get into the parks!
Cuisine And Culture
For something a bit unique head west from Florida into Louisiana and check out the bayou and the hoppin’ city of New Orleans. Touted as one of the world’s foremost locations for both cuisine and culture, New Orleans is a hotbed of curiosity ranging from Santeria and Voodoo rituals all the way up to local jazz musicians singing the blues in smokey bars after hours. Whatever way you hope to spend a day (or several) in New Orleans, rest assured that you’re going to leave knowing more about this city than you expect. Be sure to try crawfish etouffee as well as the world famous Gumbo stew – both staples of the region that will leave you crying for more!
So if you’re looking for the ultimate in interesting family holidays this summer, look no further than the variety that the United States has to offer. With so many things to see and do, it’s no wonder it’s a consistent hotspot for travellers from around the world to come and check out the culture, cuisine, sights and sounds of this varied nation.