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Last Minute Family Summer Getaways

Last Minute Family Summer Getaways

If you haven’t already planned and booked your family summer getaway, you’re probably thinking it’s too late. The truth is, there are still many options available, plus you’ll reap the benefits of booking a last minute cheap flight. The hardest part of last minute travel is organizing an itinerary that works for mom, dad, and the kids, so an easier alternative is to choose a destination that will do the organizing for you. A great way to experience this and still stay within a budget is by attending a family camp. There are hundreds located throughout the country, all at different price ranges and with different accommodations and activities. The following three should give you a better idea of the kind of camp that would suite your family best.

Camp Concord in South Lake Tahoe, California is the most basic of family camps, and priced accordingly. A family of four can reside here for a week for about $1,260, meals included! Nestled in the Eldorado National Forest, Camp Concord can house up to 18 families at a time. Activities offered include hiking, canoeing, and swimming. At night, shuttles are available to Nevada casinos for the adults, and babysitting is provided for the little ones. The icing on the cake is the weekly beach barbeques and champagne breakfasts.

If you can afford to spend a bit more, Medomak Camp for Families is a great choice. Pack up the kids and hop on a last minute cheap flight to Washington, Maine, where activities range from yoga and photography, to sailing and kayaking. For the estimated price of $2,100 for a family of four, you’ll get fresh produce from the camp garden, weekly lobster bakes, and coffee and fruit available throughout the day. For the adults, Medomak Camp offers massages and weekly beer tastings while the staff supervises the kids.

Kids get bored easily? Your best option is Wonder Valley Family Camp in Sanger, California. Sure, it’s the most expensive at $3,700 for the week, but this camp has got it all: a skateboard park, go-kart racing, a mini-bike dirt track, and waterslides. Additionally, every Thursday night is Parent’s Night, which consists of a prime rib dinner, casino tables, and free babysitting until 11:30pm.

No more excuses! Between the affordable family pricing, complete activity planning, and the deals you can score on a last minute cheap flight, you may even want to leave today!…

Romantic Beach Vacation Destinations Summer 2009

Romantic Beach Vacation Destinations Summer 2009

Summer is a short but splendid season, often spent with family and friends enjoying the endless array of festivals, food, and holidays. The Summer season is also a perfect time for a romantic walk on the beach at sunset during a hot summer vacations evening.   Put those long Summer days to good use exploring our list of beautiful beaches and vacation spots located across the United States.  This Summer, find your special beach destination, soak up the sun and play in the pristine sandy beaches while making Summer memories that last a lifetime.

Maine is one of the most popular romantic destinations of Summer vacationers for a variety of reasons. The beautiful, temperate weather and rocky coastlines with soaring, granite cliffs have provided unforgettable vistas to Summer travelers for over a hundred years.  A popular Maine Summer destination is Bar Harbor, located in the Acadia National Park area, providing beautiful white, sandy beaches and refreshing, cool waters to enjoy and help you unwind. Also located within this Summer vacation area along Route 1A in the Southern Coastline region of Maine, are the quaint coastal cities of Portland and Ogunquit.  Both offer smaller beaches, but are known for their quiet, romantic shorelines. Tired of the beach?  How about a trip to Maine’s Central Coastline to Southwest Harbor where vacationers will find wonderful boutiques, galleries, eateries, and bed and breakfast lodging unlike anywhere experienced before.  And of course, no Maine Summer vacation would be complete without sampling some of the local fair, including freshly caught lobster, hush puppies, fiddle head potatoes, and my personal favorite, New England clam chowder.

Another Summer vacation hot spot is New Jersey’s Southern Shore, with over 140 miles of pristine beaches, renowned restaurants, and celebrated Summer festivals and events.  This region contains 7 out of the top 10 beaches in New Jersey, including the #1 beach, located in Ocean City. Known as America’s Greatest Family Resort, it is a fantastic place for family reunions, group retreats, and of course, beach weddings. The 2.5 mile long boardwalk is complete with fine dining restaurants and downtown shopping area for adults, and two amusement parks, go-cart rentals, and a water park for the kids. Don’t forget about the many miniature golf courses, enjoyable for the entire family! There is truly entertainment for all ages in Ocean City, NJ. And no trip to New Jersey’s Southern Shore would be complete without visiting the historic, Victorian town of Cape May. Cape May offers a wide variety of Summertime activities including listening to the surf caress the shoreline, the thrill and excitement of walking the boardwalk, climbing to the top of one of the many famous Cape May lighthouses and enjoying the towering vistas, and finally, staying at a romantic Victorian bed and breakfast on the coastline. The New Jersey Southern Shore offers a wide variety of activities ensuring your Summer vacation will be a memorable one.

Known for it’s year round bountiful sunshine and crystal blue skies, the Florida Keys region including …