School’s out for summer! It’s the perfect season for a getaway with the family, and we’ve taken a few adventures ourselves. Our galavants with a toddler shed new light on the ease (or lack thereof) of traveling. I went on the hunt for vacation spots best suited to large families. Check out my favorites below!

If you’ve read any of my blogs before this one – you know our family has a deep affinity for Blowing Rock, NC! It also happens to be a fantastic place for little ones. During the spring and summer months, Tweetsie Railroad hosts “Thomas and Friends,” perfect for your story loving bunch! Enjoy hikes through the mountains or around Price Lake and wonderful restaurants in town suited to littles.

While a little difficult to get to, Ocracoke Island is worth the effort! You can bike the entire island with your family in less than 20 minutes! Enjoy a drive onto the beach and set up camp to relish your surroundings. Grab a fishing pole or a boogie board and play in the ocean, or head back to town for a delicious lunch and tour of local shops. Ocracoke is just right for all ages!

If your family is anything like mine, you soak up a good museum tour and need some room to run and play. Washington, D.C. became a go-to for us as kiddos. With plenty of monuments to visit both during the day and at night, and loads of kid-friendly museums, we loved our time in the Capitol city. I cannot wait to take Hatton when she’s just a little bit older.

What are some of your favorite places to visit as a family? Share your suggestions with me in the comment section below.


Happy travels,

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