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Summer is just around the corner, and you are likely looking forward to the long, warm days. The kids will soon be out of school and looking for entertainment, so itís the perfect excuse for a family vacation. Nothing brings a family together quite like creating memories on a trip to a new place. Trailways provides easy door-to-door bus travel with your multi-generational family group this summer, so planning your getaway is simple. Gather up your grandkids and head for one of these spots for a trip youíll look back on forever.

Orlando, Florida
Orlando is one trip that is guaranteed to make everyone happy. In sunny Central Florida, itís always summertime with loads of entertainment options. Both you and your grandkids can meet favorite characters and experience thrills at Disney World or Universal Studios. Thrill seekers in the family will enjoy roller coasters, and for those who prefer to take it slower, there are a variety of shows to see. Soak up the sun and splash around at the resort pool of your choice. The great thing about a vacation at these parks is that it is completely immersive. No matter where you are on the grounds, you are experiencing something new and exciting. Resort vacations often include all kinds of perks, like free transportation and meal packages. That way you can spend all your time enjoying your grandkids rather than worrying about logistics. Vacations in Orlando are what you make them, making it the perfect destination for multiple generations.

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San Diego, California
A trip to one of Americaís gorgeous beaches is an obvious choice for a family vacation, making San Diego another great option. The coastline and weather are perfect for relaxing in the surf or making sandcastles with your grandkids. When your family is ready to shake off the sand, there is lots to do in town as well! Learn all about the wonders of the beach youíve been enjoying at SeaWorld. Unleash your playful side at Legoland and create something completely unique. Be sure not to miss the world-class San Diego Zoo, where you will get the chance to spot animals not found in many other zoos Ė such as the Giant Panda, Snow Leopard or King Cobra. Just outside the zoo is canít-miss Balboa Park with historic architecture and lots of places to explore for all family members. Wrap up the evening with a family date night at one of San Diegoís many restaurants, you really canít go wrong.

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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
If your family prefers a little more seclusion and luxury, Kiawah Island may be the perfect escape. This barrier island on the Atlantic Ocean is all the more beautiful because of the wildlife that inhabits it. With over 120 acres of parks, you and the grandkids can have a great day in the sun, complete with a beachside picnic! Youíll feel right at home in this close-knit community, so donít be shy about attending one of the great events, you never know what youíll discover. Teach the kids to golf at the Kiawah Island Club for a time theyíll never forget. With loads of amenities and venues on the estate, this is a great place to spend some time away. Donít miss the open-air shopping at Freshfields Village.

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Lake Tahoe, California
Getting out to celebrate all the beauty of nature with your family is easy when your destination is Lake Tahoe, California. Everywhere you look, you will be surrounded by natureís best and brightest. World-class skiing is a big attraction, whether you are just learning or an expert looking for a great hill. The city hosted the 1960 Olympic Games, and you can take the grandkids to see where history was made!

There is no shortage of hiking and guided tour opportunities to soak in the lake and surrounding mountains. Check out Emerald Bay State Park or Kings Beach Recreation Area for a great time. The landscape is truly one of a kind that your family will remember fondly for years to come. The Sierra Club offers an all-inclusive package specifically designed from grandparents and grandkids.

Lake Tahoe isnít all about the wilderness, although that is what makes it such a special place. If you want to take it slow and take in the scenery, there are plenty of shopping and dining opportunities on the south side of the lake.

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Galveston, Texas
Kick off your cruise with a stay in Galveston, Texas. Walk along the seawall and enjoy the scenery, and donít miss the Pleasure Pier. Your family will love the rides, restaurants and even an aquarium Ė all suspended above the waterís edge. Get unbeatable views from the top of the Ferris wheel and snap some photos youíll definitely want to save. If your crew is the more laid back type, you might enjoy staking out a spot right on the beach. Hunting for crabs and splashing in the waves is a great way to spend the day. If you only have a little time before your cruise departs, there is still a boat load of fun to be had right off the port. In The Strand, there are many novelty shops to check out with Texas-themed souvenirs and much more. Cool off with some ice cream and fresh treats at La Kingís Confectionery before setting sail. A great place for the family to stay is the Moody Gardens Resort & Spa. This Texas beachside town is a great place for families of all sizes.

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Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
The Water Park capital of the world is sure to thrill your grandkids. The gorgeous Wisconsin Dells are tucked on the eastern side of the state, and are packed full of family fun. The best way to experience the signature cliff features of the area is by boat tour. These tours will get you right into nature from a unique perspective, which is perfect for summertime. Donít let the adventure end there by setting out on a ziplining excursion or a peaceful round of golf. But the real highlight of your trip to the Wisconsin Dells will be all of the waterparks! Whatever your style, there is a waterpark in the Dells for it. Stay at a resort for around the clock fun with your grandkids, without worries. Head to downtown for some great shopping, laugh it up at a comedy show or see a variety of shows for every oneís tastes.

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Mackinac Island, Michigan
Take a step back in time with a trip to Mackinac Island, Michigan. The point in northern Michigan that connects to the Upper Peninsula was a favorite vacation spot in the Victorian era, and the tradition continues. The town is entirely free of automobiles, making it the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll to the various shops and viewing the historic homes. Learn about the history of the island at the 6 different historic parks, and explore the cliffs that have inspired writers for years. Stay in one of the Victorian-style resorts and relax with your grandkids for a taste of what life on Mackinac Island is like. Also, donít miss the famous fudge and take some home with you!

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Grandchildren are a special joy in life, and nothing beats spending quality time with them. Getting away to a unique location with them might sound difficult, but Trailways makes it simple. Just choose your destination, and our professional drivers will get you there while you soak up every moment of your vacation with family.

Want planning your tour to be a breeze? Consider our Affiliate Preferred Partner, Great Day! Tours. Serving groups in every state, they are the foremost professionals in planning multiday trips to save you time. From creating the itinerary, sub-contracting with Trailways, hotels, attractions and more. Book your trip today! For those preferring to speak with them direct, mention "Code TPP" (Trailways Preferred Partner); their nationwide Toll-Free Number is (800) 362-4905. Be sure to mention you heard about them here!
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