With the school year coming to a close and the weather getting warmer, summer is officially on its way. If you have children, you’ll probably be heading out for vacation at some point during the summer months. For the best spots in family friendly getaways, check out some of the following locations.

North Myrtle Beach, SC

Located on the coast of South Carolina, North Myrtle Beach offers fun for the whole family. While mom and dad enjoy world class golfing, shopping and dining, kids will love the year-round festivals and ample water activities. From bargain oceanfront condos to luxury resorts, you’ll have plenty of options for your stay. Be sure to check in with the North Myrtle Beach Chamber of Commerce & Convention and Visitors Bureau for the latest information on activities and events.

The Breakers, Palm Beach FL

If you have several kids in different age groups, The Breakers may be the perfect resort for your family. There are kids camps with activities designed for different age groups, and family activities scheduled that get everyone involved. With private babysitting options available, parents can take some time to themselves to enjoy fine dining or a day at the spa.

Kingsmill Resort & Spa, Williamsburg, VA

With swimming, fishing and crafts on the list of things to do at Kingsmill Resort, you’ll have plenty to keep you busy. But, if you want to venture off the grounds, you’re only a short, free shuttle ride from Colonial Williamsburg and Busch Gardens. Be sure to check with staff to learn more about the Kids Camp opportunities available.

Zions National Park, UT

If getting off the beaten path is in your plan, check out Zions National Park in southern Utah. There are plenty of trails to navigate that appeal to every level of hiker. When you feel like cooling off, take a dip in one of the parks many swimming holes. If you aren’t camping, there are several hotels and resorts near the park with additional activities for families to enjoy.

Club Med, Ixtapa

Club Med is well-known for appealing to families with children of all ages. Head down to Mexico to take advantage of this world-class resort. With a long list of outdoor activities, crafts and shows on the list, there won’t be any time to get bored. Be sure to plan a sunset cruise or a fishing trip off the coast for the whole family during your stay.

In closing thoughts, if you are planning on a family vacation this summer, you will want to look at your budget and the size of your family. The more members you have coming with you the more money the vacation might cost. You will also want to look at the distance of travel and potential hotels in the area. Considering these factors will allow you to plan and optimize your family vacation.

Keep in mind that the vacation sites listed above are simple family friendly suggestions, there are many more vacation ideas out there and there may be others that are closer to you. Bottom line whether you want to lay on the beach, read by the pool or enjoy a never-ending list of activities, the perfect vacation for your family is within reach.