It’s summer time. All year the kids were stuck in school and you in the office dreaming of summer. You had so many plans! You dreamed of taking the kids to the beach, relaxing in a great hotel spa while the kids swam in an incredible pool, picnics and day trips to wonderful museums.
Yesterday you stopped at the department store and fear gripped you. The sunscreen was 25% off and the aisles were full of school supplies. There were sweaters where the bathing suits were just the other day. You realize that summer is rushing past and you have done nothing. But, it is not too late.
Great places that have everything you want
There are still a few places around that have everything you want to see and do. These one-stop cities allow the kids (and dad) to have their carnivals, shows, beaches, and water fun, and you can have that relaxing spa day at a beautiful hotel.
Orange County, California
Disneyland – You cannot think Orange County without thinking Disneyland. Late summer trips to Disneyland are great for a number of reasons. Your kids see all the sites and ride the rides in this magical and famous park. There are really great hotels on site so you have your time too. Then you come together for wonderful shows, great food, and lots of adventure, family-style. Whether you want to stay a weekend or make it a week, you will not run out of things to do at Disneyland.
The Discovery Cube – Have a lot of fun while the kids actually learn a little science. Enjoy hands-on exhibits that will leave you all speechless. Catch a magic show and see a movie while you are there, Summer exhibits include The Above and Beyond Interactive flight exhibition. Learn what it is like to fly into outer space, design a rocket, or fly a drone into a hurricane. There is much more so check it out.
Visit Seal Beach and enjoy nature at its best. The whole family will enjoy Santa Monica Pier, Take a tour in Hollywood and see where some of your favorite movies and shows were filmed, Take advantage of the great outlet malls to get ready for back to school.
Ocean City, MD
There is a ton of fun things to do in Ocean CIty, MD. For a great place for the entire family book a suite with a view of the sea and enjoy all the comforts of a 5-star hotel. Besides the full-service hotel with all the modern conveniences, you would expect, you are walking distance from the Boardwalk.
The Boardwalk is the original carnival on the beach. Ride the Ferris wheel or bumper cars or any number of amusement park rides. Enjoy old fashion ice cream, hot dogs, or pizza. Do some shopping and stop in at the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum.
Rent bikes to ride on bike trails next to the beach, or go water skiing or boating. There is no shortage of things for every member of the family.
Ocean City has great restaurants, comedy clubs, dancing, live music and a jumping nightlife for mom and dad. The fun never ends. When you go back to the hotel there is a great pool and sun deck, workout room, Game area and every amenity you would expect.
It is not too late to have a great summer. Take advantage of the last few weeks of the summer and make some family memories.
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