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Top Summer Vacation Resorts

By Charles Hopkins Published 04/7/2006 | Travel

The time for vacationing is here again. But before you pack your bags, lock your door and take your family for the holidays they were looking for, have you thought about which resort might be the best bid, or which resort is rated well the world over? If you have, no problem. But maybe you need to consider more about your choice of resort.

Needless to say, there are so many resorts available that they will make your head spin. But which of them are the best? Which resort should top the list in your probable destinations this summer vacation? The Internet is a hard place when it comes to getting the right kind of information. You have to sift through a lot of garbage, while every other location claims that there has never been a better place under the sun. Often, you will find the ground realities different from the colorful promises.

Nowadays, most resorts around the world allow children. But there is no guarantee that it will actually be a friendly place for the whole family. For instance, you should keep in mind that when traveling along with kids and family, a romantic getaway may not be the best place to visit.

The best place for children would be facilities that expect children to be brought along. Take for example a national park Yosemite or Yellowstone, for instance. There they expect children to accompany the adults.

Yosemite has the most breathtaking natural beauty that can be found in the country, but at Yellowstone National Park, there is more to see than just trees or wild beasts. There are the geysers, spurting water up in the sky at regular intervals. You can see the Grand Canyon and, of course, the Yellowstone River that runs through it. There are hot springs and the huge Yellowstone Lake with its 180 km of shoreline.

If you prefer a somewhat more urban vacation, there is always Long Island. A favorite haunt for New Yorkers, Long Island is connected to Manhattan and Bronx by train service. And the beauty and facilities of the place are so enticing, even the president goes there for his vacations.

The best place to lodge in with your family would be a place where they have a unit to take care of your kids. In fact, a lot of beach resorts have such a facility. You can go to Jamaica in the Caribbean, and the resorts there take full care of your children. So that, while you enjoy your vacation in your own way, the children do so in their own.

The Chicago based Camp Hyatt has nice facilities catering to young children, while their parents can join in their fun too in group activities. Hyatt resorts allow kids to play for free, which saves money for you. The children participate in excursions to turtle farms, sand castle building and even snorkeling in shallow water!

In Sedona, Arizona, Camp Coyote has been rated highly by websites. It has sports, natural activities, arts and crafts to offer to children.

One can have a nice vacation in Florida vacation resorts too. One of the most beautiful states in the US, Florida has nice beaches along its coast, the longest coastline in the United States after Alaska. Miami Beach is a resort town that caters to tourists and has nice facilities for the whole family. Among other places, you can also go to Fort Lauderdale in Florida which has fantastic beaches and is a fishing resort.

The Sandestin Resort in Destin, Florida is also very popular with families. Its white beaches attract many. And this resort has great facilities for the family.

The Mauna Kea in Hawaii is a great resort, offering children's activities and comfortable service.

It's a favorite spot for families.

One can always choose Greenbier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, for its highly rated facilities. It covers over six thousand acres and has hiking trails, fishing, croquet, a bowling center, a movie theater and various activities for kids. In summer, there is an offer of free boarding for children under 12.