Children — we love them. But I’ll let you in on a little secret. Time away from our kids can be a breath of fresh air to recharge before heading back into the wonderful chaos of family life.
It’s fantastic to travel with your kids. Little faces lighting up at new adventures. Laughing and making memories that will last a lifetime. But it’s also fantastic for you to go in the hot tub at the resort without worrying if little Timmy is doing cannonballs in the pool down the way.
So — here’s a take on the top 5 best parents-only vacation destinations in the U.S. that are worth the visit.
Sultry, sizzling, hot.
Miami is a vibe.
Couples from all over the world come to visit Miami for its miles of beaches, endless shopping, exceptional nightlife, cultural influences, fantastic art scene, and so much more.
Because there is so much to do here, it’s a great place for almost anyone.
Want to spend the whole day sunbathing in the sand? ✓
Up for a parasailing adventure? ✓
Looking to sip on a cocktail at a rooftop bar? ✓
Hoping to catch a live show surrounded by palm trees? ✓
You really can’t go wrong here. Miami is literally an adult playground where you can spice things up and go a little (respectfully) wild.
Do the mountains call you more than the sea?
Aspen is the place where mountains meet luxury — play by day, wine and dine by night.
Most people know Aspen for its world class skiing, but it has so much more to offer. Imagine horseback riding through fields of long grass, the sun sparkling above. Spotting wildlife as you bike through unique terrain. Or canoeing through a river gorge with a mountainscape backdrop.
This is the perfect place for any lover of the outdoors — who also likes to come back to toast the day next to a roaring log fire.
Side Note: This is a celebrity hot spot. Keep an eye out and you might catch a glimpse of someone you’ve seen on the big screen!
Napa Valley, California
Ooo la la! I think everyone dreams of Napa Valley at some point in their lives — wine lovers in particular.
According to Gray Line — “There are 420 physical wineries in the Napa Valley that produce over 815 different wine brands. And of those wineries, 95% of them are all family owned.” How cool is that!
But there is so much more to Napa than fine wine.
This is a dream spot if relaxation is on your mind. Fast pace is not something that Napa Valley does. Any activity is at your own leisure and everyone here is all about a little R & R.
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Dh-duh, dh-dun, dh-dun-dh-dun-dh-dun
Does a movie called Jaws come to mind? It should! Martha’s Vineyard was the landing spot for this popular film in 1975.
But don’t worry — the chances of getting attacked by a shark are very low. In fact, Martha’s Vineyard has wonderful beaches to pitch your umbrella on and enjoy the tides.
This little island is located off the coast of Massachusetts next to another popular island — Cape Cod. Anyone who lives on the East Coast knows these two islands are top-notch spots to get away from the big city for a while.
Beautiful Landscape ✓
Leisurely Activities ✓
Boutique Shops ✓
Local Restaurants ✓
You really won’t find anywhere else that compares to the East Coast islands. It’s the perfect place for romance, relaxation, and old town charm.
Cannon Beach, Oregon
This one is a little gem that people generally don’t think about for a vacation spot. But Cannon Beach is a Pacific Northwest dream destination.
Misty air, seagulls flying, a wide open ocean set on a rocky backdrop. It’s like a fairytale that has come to life.
If you are looking for hustle and bustle among palm trees under a hot sun, this is probably not the place for you.
On the other hand, if you like hidden waterfalls, beach bonfires to stem the cool air, puffin watching, lighthouse tours, and a charming village-by-the-sea feel — get your plane ticket ready, because this is one place you won’t want to miss.
Pack Your Bags
No matter where you decide to whisk away to, make sure to take time to enjoy the little things. Come back refreshed with epic adventure stories to share with your little ones.
And then the next vacation can be that trip to Disney or Mount Rushmore with the whole family.
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