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10Best Family Trip Themes
Themes aren't just for parties! Spice up your family vacation by adding a common thread that'll thrill the kids and keep the parents more than interested.
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1. Heroic cities
NYC is way more exciting when spun as Batman's Gotham City.
2. Favorite popular books
Lure kids to Harry Potter's (or even Shakespeare's) London.
3. Visit Santa Claus in July
Holiday World & Splashin' Safari is located in the Indiana city bearing the jolly old man's name.
4. Extreme shelling
Explore shell-laden beaches of Sanibel Island in between relaxing on this quiet Florida coast.
5. The Wild Wild West
Unplug, reconnect and channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl during a week-long dude ranch adventure.
6. Round-the-clock Disney
Spa treatments for mom, umbrella drinks for dad, character overload for kids on a Disney cruise.
7. Leave the wallet in the hotel safe
Who cares if junior abandons a newly-ordered smoothie at an all-inclusive Caribbean resort?
8. National Park love
Old Faithful (Yellowstone), Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons... the awesome options are vast.
9. Luxe tots
Five-star resorts have upped their game. Perks for young jetsetters equal happy parents.
10. The (grateful) middle generation stays at home.
Some brave grandparents travel alone with just the grandchildren in tow. Really.
Katie Dillon originally moved to the seaside community of La Jolla to attend UC San Diego. When the opportunity presented itself, she and her husband set off for a 7 year stint overseas as expats in London and Hong Kong. After traveling the world, they returned to the La Jolla sunshine, with a young daughter in tow.
Katie now writes a lifestyle site called La Jolla Mom and is the author of a book called, “Flying With Kids.” Her work can be seen on NBC San Diego, Red Tricycle, Yahoo! Shine and Have Family Will Travel, a Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts blog.
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