If you're looking for somewhere to go this summer for a vacation or just spending time with family, here are 25 destinations within in Virginia, the United States and out of the country to consider.
Colonial Williamsburg - If you want to bring the family out for a fun time and also a lesson about Williamsburg history this is the perfect place for you. Everyone dresses like they did in colonial times and it makes you feel as if you were actually there. Williamsburg also has two popular theme parks; Busch Gardens, and Water Country USA. If you feel like shopping head out to the Williamsburg Premium Outlets to find a variety of designer stores.
Virginia Beach - VA Beach is a place for family fun. You can enjoy the aquarium, the amusement park, or rent out a bike for the whole family to explore the boardwalk & blvd.
Roanoke VA - Roanoke is a small city know for its immense blue mountains. The city was built in a ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Be sure to visit the Winston Link Museum to learn about life along the railroads in Virginia since the 1950s.
Lurray Caverns - A place where you and your family can be adventurous and imagine being a miner discovering such a beautiful site that you never knew existed. This is one of the oldest and most popular caves on the east coast.
Chesapeake Bay - Has numerous small ship day cruises to take you on a tour of the eastern shore. This could be a fantastic get-a-way for a couple to enjoy the water, an afternoon of sailing the Chesapeake and blue crabs for dinner.
Grand Canyon - Is located at National Park Arizona that is a beautiful landscape of eroded rock in the form of a canyon. There are different rims of the park which is how it is measured and there are some restricted areas where visitors are not allowed. While at the park there are educational programs for kids, scenery sites, and camp grounds for the family.
Washington D.C. - For such a small place there are so many things to do. You can visit the Air Force Memorial, Smithsonian Museum, The White House, The capital, or the Abraham Lincoln statue. This is a trip you would want to take to learn more about our country, previous history, and the history that we witness on a day-to-day basis.
New York City - One of the busiest cities on the east coast. Its like entering into a different world. The taxis, the stores, the people, the lights, the buildings... this is the perfect destination for people who love to shop and love action.
Orlando, Florida - Disney World a perfect place for not only kids but parents also. You and your family get to meet all different Disney characters who they say they want to grow up and be. There are rides, puppet shows, and nights filled with amazing fireworks in the sky.
Honolulu, Hawaii - One of Americas most popular vacation spots. A place where the family can all be treated like royalty by the Hawaiians. They can teach you some of their language, how to hula dance, and how to make a flower lei.
Las Vegas, Nevada - A get-a-way for adults to enjoy the gambling experience. There a hundreds of casinos and bars in the city where a good time is guaranteed for every tourist.
New Orleans, Louisiana - New Orleans is the city that has gotten back on their feet after a long period of rebuilding. Everyone still comes out for Mardi Gras celebrations with their beads and parade floats. Be sure to try the Bourbon Street chicken when visiting.
Bahamas - An island just of the coast of Florida where you will experience paradise called Atlantis. You can visit a lagoon with stingrays, sharks, and tropical fish; Ride on a jet ski or banana boat; or experience the marine animals and aquatic life at the aquarium. This would be an unforgettable trip.
Costa Rica - Coasta Rica is located in central America where you can go horseback riding on the sandy beaches, where you can enjoy dinner right on the beach, and where you can enjoy hot springs.
Australia - Australia is a continent where you and your family will never run out of adventures. There is diving, canoeing, surfing, safari landscape rides, or sailing. The continent is also a home to millions of different animal species that you would be amazed to see.
Niagara Falls, Canada - One of the biggest waterfall sight in the world. People come here to get up close and personal with the falls. There is a place where people can actually stand underneath the falling water and embrace the beautiful sounds of nature.
Brazil - Brazil has beautiful rainforest and tropical areas where tourist can go to experience natures beauty. The statue Christ The Redeemer looks over the city. The city is known for its soccer team who has entered in previous Olympic games.
Rome, Italy - The city of Rome has a lot of history behind it. When you visit here a lot of the landmarks from centuries ago are still standing. Perfect trip to view paintings, sculptures, and buildings and embrace the moment of cultivation.
Cancun, Mexico - Cancun is known for a place where college students go to party and have fun during their spring or summer breaks. When visiting you can relax on the white sandy beaches with a drink and enjoy some music.
Paris, France - Paris is known as a city of fashion. The city has designer shops with some of the most luxurious clothing and shoes you have ever seen. The Eifel Tower that looks over the city from 1,063 feet in the sky attracts tourist from all over the world.