3 bucket-list family trips for the leap year

The time to take your family on a bucket-list trip is now! Use this leap-year’s advantage to your benefit by seizing the extra day and embarking on an awesome adventure together. These three classic experiences have it all, drumming up nostalgia for parents and novelty for kids. So what are you waiting for? Gather ye little rosebuds and get gone.

1. See the Grand Canyon in style

Nothing says carpe diem like finally seeing this glorious gorge in all its burnt-sienna beauty. Stop putting off one of life’s major bucket-list moments and make haste to the Arizona desert! Finding a sweet family retreat around these parts is surprisingly easy. If you’re looking to step it up a notch, a stylish escape in nearby Page rocks pretty hard. Situated on a cliff overlooking Lake Powell at the tip of Grand Canyon National Park, it’s got room for nine, a pool and spa, an outdoor gourmet kitchen with a bar and panoramic sunset vistas for days.

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2. Take a quintessential Florida beach vacay

30A all the way! There’s a reason (or four) that families flock to a particularly posh stretch of the Sunshine State’s Gulf coastline: emerald-green water, clean white sand, tons of kid-friendly activities and beach stays high on form and function. Enclaves like Seaside, Watercolor and Rosemary Beach positively teem with the pastel-colored beach houses summer dreams are made of. With stunning sunsets and lively events here year-round, your brood doesn’t have to wait until June to frolic on these beloved Florida shores. This swanky Santa Rosa Beach escape is a perfect example of what’s possible here. With accents and amenities fit for group chilling, like a heated pool and spa, it sleeps 12 and is right on the pristine beach.

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3. Disneyland family adventure = jackpot!

You know you’ve hit the magic motherlode of childhood nostalgia and novelty when you set foot inside California’s beloved theme park with your whole family. You’ll be cruising down memory lane while your kids are careening down too-good-to-be-true avenue. Whether you enter a galaxy far, far away at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland Park or partake in the 2020 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, there’s nonstop action for everyone. The kicker? You can actually walk there from this tastefully themed condo that sleeps six! There’s also a private patio and a kitchen with all the mod cons for post-park winding down.

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