You’ve done Disneyland, been to The Big Apple, and even perused Paris on a magical trip back before the kids were born.

Now, you are ready to plan your next vacation, and you want it to be something you and your family have not experienced before. Fortunately, it’s a big world and there are plenty of places to visit and vacations you can plan, including the following ideas:

vacation destination cruise to Alaska

Cruise to Alaska

You have been fascinated with Alaska for as long as you can remember, but you are not sure you are up for a really long drive down the Alaska Highway. No worries at all—you can still see the incredible beauty of the state nicknamed The Last Frontier by taking an Alaska cruise. There are a variety of Alaska cruises to pick from; some involve a great deal of relaxation time on the boat, while others include an Alaska land and sea tour. 

Holland America offers a number of 2021 Alaska cruises, including a 7-day Alaskan Explorer that stops in Juneau, Sitka, and Ketchikan; this Alaska cruise package also includes a day in the Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. You can sail out of a number of Alaska cruise ports including Seattle and Vancouver, and if you sign up for discount and deal alerts, you will find that the Alaskan cruise prices are budget-friendly. Because there is something for family members of all ages to enjoy, you may find that everyone decides this is the best family vacation ever.

Quebec City vacation destination

Quebec City

Your teen is taking French in high school and is eager to try out some common phrases. One great way to do this is by booking a trip to Quebec City. There are 10 amazing adventures to embark upon in the city that is a short 1.5 flight from New York. For example, start by strolling some of the oldest streets in North America that will involve checking out the city’s most famous landmark, Château Frontenac. Dufferin Terrace will give you and your family an amazing view of the St. Lawrence River, and it also offers live entertainment in the summer. Be sure to see Montmorency Falls while you are there—it’s 30 meters higher than Niagara Falls and you can ride a gondola or cross a suspension bridge to truly experience it. During your stay, there should be ample opportunities for your kiddo to practice his “Francais” with the locals at the hotel, cafes, and stores.

Diamond Head Crater, Honolulu, Hawaiian Island vacation destination

Tour the Hawaiian Islands

In the mood for some serious beach time and the feeling of sand between your toes? Then a trip to Hawaii is definitely in order. You could fly into Honolulu and enjoy the big city experience along with gorgeous beaches like Waikiki and maybe a tour of the Diamond Head Crater along with a hike around the extinct volcano. To experience as much of Hawaii as you can, consider hopping to other islands during your stay, including Maui, the Big Island, and Lanai, which is the smallest inhabited island visitors can visit in Hawaii. Take surfing lessons, ride a catamaran, enjoy tons of fresh seafood and build sandcastles with the family and return home filled with the Aloha spirit.

Have a Great Time

The only thing more enjoyable than going on a vacation is planning one, and our world offers an abundance of great places to go. From an Alaska cruise vacation filled with gorgeous scenery and wildlife and a tour through a beautiful location in Canada to sunny relaxation in Hawaii, your next vacation will be as memorable as it is enjoyable.