7 Under-The-Radar Family Vacation Destinations

Whether you prefer spending time in nature or seeking thrills on roller coasters, traveling can be fun and rewarding. From family road trips to solo journeys, visiting new places gives us a chance to relax, regroup, and experience new things. If you're looking for something fun to do on your next vacation, consider checking out these seven places. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Fun Destinations For Your Next Vacation

Name Location
Wakulla County Florida, U.S.
Kamloops British Columbia, Canada
Boulder Colorado, U.S.
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari Santa Claus, Indiana
Morgan's Wonderland San Antonio, Texas
North Dakota Midwestern U.S.
Park City Utah, U.S.

Useful Items For Your Next Road Trip

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  1. Hiking
  2. Kayaking & canoeing
  3. Camping
  4. Horseback riding
  5. Swimming
  6. Whitewater rafting
  7. Skiing
  8. Rock climbing
  9. Ice skating
  10. Zip lining

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In Depth

If you're looking for a fun destination for your next family vacation, you've come to the right place. Whether you'd like to rough it in the great outdoors, or soar to new heights on roller coasters, or anything in between, there are tons of options for your upcoming getaway. Here, in no particular order, are seven exciting vacations your entire family will enjoy.

Up first, in the #1 spot, we have Wakulla County in Florida. With vast acres of undeveloped lands and protected wildlife sanctuaries, this area is a great destination for nature lovers. Families visiting the region can camp under the stars, and embark on outdoor adventures such as hiking, kayaking, boating, fishing, and snorkeling.

The region is home to three state parks, a national forest, and one of the oldest wildlife refuges in the United States. It offers extensive opportunities for birdwatching, with over 300 confirmed species of migratory and nesting birds. Children will enjoy visiting the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and having hands-on experiences with marine life.

Children will enjoy visiting the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and having hands-on experiences with marine life.

#2 on our list is the city of Kamloops, located in British Columbia. During the summers, the weather in Kamloops is perfect for hiking and biking trails, paddling lakes and rivers, and experiencing local culture. In the winters, you can go downhill skiing or explore winter trails via snowshoes, cross-country skis or bike.

The city is home to many family-friendly activities that include water parks, wildlife and educational attractions. Twice a week, you can visit the Kamloops Farmers' Market to purchase locally grown produce and handcrafted items. The city is also home to a variety of food trucks, many of which feature kid-friendly menus.

Next up, at #3 on our list is Boulder, Colorado. Tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder experiences moderate temperatures and an average of 300 sunny days each year. There are plenty of outdoor adventures in Boulder, including the city's most iconic landmark, the Flatirons, sandstone formations which you can hike or climb.

Tucked into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, the city of Boulder experiences moderate temperatures and an average of 300 sunny days each year.

The city is a great destination for tea lovers, with the Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse and the Celestial Seasonings factory both located within the city. The University of Colorado Boulder campus is home to several interactive, kid-friendly museums, and downtown Boulder features a pedestrian mall, complete with strategically placed play areas for children.

In the #4 spot, we have Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, a combination theme park and water park located in the town of Santa Claus, Indiana. The theme park is divided into four sections that celebrate Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and the Fourth of July with rides, entertainment, games, and attractions.

The park is home to two record-breaking rides: Mammoth, the world's longest water coaster, and Thunderbird, America's only launched wing coaster. There are also plenty of fun rides for younger children. The park provides free soft drinks, sunscreen, and parking for visitors, and for those with dietary restrictions, Holiday World provides helpful guides to allergen-free and gluten-free dining in the park.

The park is home to two record-breaking rides: Mammoth, the world's longest water coaster, and Thunderbird, America's only launched wing coaster.

#5 on our list is Morgan's Wonderland, the world's first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind. Morgan's Wonderland is just like any other theme park, except for a culture and environment that assures 100 percent enjoyment by every visitor. Since its opening in 2010, anyone with a special need has been admitted free of charge, no questions asked.

Located in San Antonio, this completely wheelchair-accessible park features more than twenty-five elements including rides, playgrounds and other colorful attractions. In 2017, Morgan's Wonderland opened an accessible water park called Morgan's Inspiration Island that features complimentary inclusive features such as waterproof wheelchairs and waterproof bags for ventilators.

At #6 on our list is North Dakota. Thanks to a diverse landscapes that include Badlands, rivers, lakes and a national park, this Midwestern state is a great destination for outdoor activities, from fishing and hunting to hiking and biking. With fourteen state parks and a clear view of starry skies at night, North Dakota is a great place to camp.

With fourteen state parks and a clear view of starry skies at night, North Dakota is a great place to camp.

North Dakota has history on everything from dinosaurs to Sitting Bull, and the state is home to many museums that adults and children of all ages will enjoy visiting. For animal lovers, the state has zoos, wildlife refuges and living white buffalo. The state also offers many opportunities for your family to spend time working and playing on real farms.

And finally, in the #7 spot, we have Park City, Utah. With its free bus and trolley system, this city is accessible for visitors who don't want to rent a car. Outdoor enthusiasts can partake in an array of activities in both summer and winter, including snowmobiling, ice skating, dog sledding, biking, and white-water rafting. Each winter, the city hosts the Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the United States.

Park City's colorful mining and ski history make it a great destination during any season for history buffs, with many museums and one guided walking tour dedicated to the many haunted buildings around the town's historic district. Located just outside of downtown, the Utah Olympic Park pays tribute to Park City's role in the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.