10 Family Vacation Spots That May Surprise You


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South Carolina

According to to the travel rental site HomeAway.com, the average American family takes two family vacations a year, and one of those trips is to  visit to relatives. Some may need a little inspiration for the second trip— you know your real family vacation? Some of the best kept secrets among avid travellers are places in the U.S. with great beaches, nightlife, and solitude. Not necessarily in that order.  Throw in kids and there will also be the need for family friendly activities and restaurants that won’t break the budget.

The one mention on the list that did not surprise me what Virginia Beach, that is a very popular family vacation destination and one we recommend on Best Family Beach Vacations also. That being said however, there were other mentions on the list in Alabama, Georgia and Missouri that you and I had not thought of.

It’s always great to find some place new to visit with the family, especially when it is within driving distance or a short flight away.


So lets get to it, here are ten of the best hidden gem family vacation spots in the U.S:

Charleston, South Carolina – Named after King Charles II of England, Charleston was originally called ‘Charles Towne.’ Today it is the oldest and second largest city in South Carolina, and offers visitors a variety of interesting features and activities.

History buffs, for instance, have plenty to see and discover, since the city dates all the way back to 1670. As a result it has adopted the slogan: “Charleston: Where History Lives.”

With scores of historic buildings, and several Civil War sites (including a Civil War battleship monument), one can almost feel the Old South come alive in this sunny southern harbor town. Art lovers will also be able to appreciate Charleston as one of the top 25 art destinations in the U.S., according to the magazine American Style.

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