4 Family Vacation Ideas (That Aren’t Disney)

BY: Carolyn Alterio |Dec 11, 2018

Today's guest post is by Britni Birt.

Family vacations can be tricky; making sure everyone is happy is no easy feat. And after the third or fourth visit to Disney, it might be time to spice up  family bonding time with a new locale. We’ve done the tough work for you and picked four trips designed to keep the whole family happy.


Want to experience zip-lining, scuba diving, and underwater cavern expeditions? Try an all-inclusive vacation package to Mexico.

Not only can you take advantage of kid-friendly beaches, you can also tailor your itinerary to everyone's interests without going over budget. Companies like Experiencias Xcaret offer mix-and-match packages, with promotions such as 50% off tour tickets for kids to help keep costs down.


There's no shortage of activities in New York City, where busy streets teem with diverse restaurants, museums, and theaters. This makes it the perfect place for families to ward off summer boredom. Take a walk through Central Park, view exhibitions at the MET, and get an up-close look of the Statue of Liberty, all while staying in the middle of it all. The city can get expensive, so look for travel deals to get the most bang for your buck, like this JetSetter coupon code for 10% off select NYC hotels.

The pool at Le Parker Meridian in Midtown West, a family-friendly hotel complete with a hidden burger restaurant.

SeaWorld Orlando

Family vacations are an opportunity to expose your kids, and yourself, to new things. At SeaWorld Orlando, you'll get to see and learn about killer whales and sea lions through exciting shows, and even have the chance to swim with dolphins! Keep costs down by grabbing deals such as $20 off weekday tickets, and get ready for your sea adventure.

Washington D.C

Take your family on a journey through our nation's past by booking a trip to Washington D.C. Hit the Smithsonian, get your inner agent on at the Spy Museum, and enjoy a variety of top-notch restaurants. There are tons of resources to help you plan fun and educational activities that will keep your kids (and you) entertained. Check out the DC Cool Kids activity guide for ideas, and look for travel deals such as $25 dollars off of $100 from Hotwire.