Want to gather the clan for a family reunion this summer? Here are four ideas.
1. AVALON WATERWAYS, BUDAPEST Satisfy your cultural curiosity while experiencing Avalon’s newly introduced Active Discovery itineraries. Cruise the Danube together and choose from activities that include canoeing the river, biking, exploring an ice cave, meeting with monks at the monastery and learning how to milk a cow and mow grass with a scythe. You’ll engage with locals, play golf or view the winding waterway after a guided hike to a hilltop. It will be an action-packed family gathering aboard a Suite Ship. And you’ll only have to unpack once.
2. SNOW MOUNTAIN RANCH, GRANBY, COLORADO At this high-octane YMCA camp, family members of all ages can hit the archery range, scale the climbing wall, hike, paddle a canoe and careen across the zip line. Sleep in the new yurt village where six family members can snooze inside a round platform tent on a queen bed plus two bunks. Cabins, lodge rooms and campsites are also available.
3. GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND This famous Caribbean beach destination pairs sandy relaxation with underwater exploration. Stow yourselves away inside the lush grounds of the Ritz-Carlton or spill onto famous Seven Mile Beach where snorkeling, beach walking and sandcastle building can engulf the day. The hotel’s Jacques Cousteau-inspired Ambassadors of the Environment program offers dozens of playful learning programs each week, designed to send family members home with a greater understanding of the islands as well the interconnectedness of the natural world.
4. HOTEL DEL CORONADO, SAN DIEGO This iconic Victorian gem is the crown jewel of one of the most popular beach-vacation spots in the United States. The long, wide stretch of sand provides easy access to the water and thus the perfect home base for your family’s seaside activities. Get out the boogie boards, issue a beach volleyball challenge, take surfing lessons or join a clambake. Top-notch kids and teen programs are available. You’ll create family history in this legendary destination.