Whether you want to relax on the beach, enjoy theme park rides, or explore the wonders of nature, there are plenty of great family vacation destinations in the U.S. and the Caribbean. Book a summer rental in Orlando for nonstop Disney fun, or choose a cottage rental in the Outer Banks for some laid-back sun and surf. The area around Yellowstone National Park is an amazing place for family getaway cabins, while a villa rental in the Aruba will leave everyone feeling relaxed, rested, and excited to return.
Best family vacations in the Southeastern U.S.
Thanks to its subtropical temperatures, the sunny Southeast features some of the best family vacation spots in the U.S. Whether you want to experience the world-class theme parks of Orlando or swim in the calm saltwater sounds of the Outer Banks, every member of the family will make unforgettable memories when you book a vacation home in the Southeastern U.S.
Vacation rentals in Orlando
Orlando makes for a great family vacation because it celebrates childhood like no other place. Walt Disney World offers endless hours of theme park fun, as does Legoland, Epcot, Universal Studios, and Discovery Cove. Book a weekly rental with a deck and outdoor pool so you can enjoy fun family downtime after a long day of rides and lines.
Cottage Rentals in the Outer Banks
One of the best family vacation locations can be found in the Outer Banks, a string of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. The unspoiled beaches along its 5 sounds offer calm waters for swimmers of all ages, while popular activities such as fishing and crabbing provide hours of outdoor recreation. Big families will love the area’s spacious vacation homes, many of which boast ocean-view pools, outdoor showers, and hot tubs.
Top family vacations near national parks
America’s national parks provide stunning backdrops for great family vacations, as well as plenty of kid-friendly activities for when you’re not on the trail. When you book a weekly rental near the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park, your family can explore some of America’s most scenic locations, while also enjoying the serenity and seclusion of a nearby cabin, cottage, or house.
Cabin rentals near the Grand Canyon
With its stunning overlooks and magnificent mile-deep canyons, it’s no surprise this natural wonder is a top family vacation site. Grand Canyon National Park features activities perfect for kids, including ranger programs, a geology museum, and a restored WWII-era passenger train, as well as walks and tours. Stay in a cozy getaway cabin offering views of Lake Mead, or opt for a sprawling vacation home complete with an outdoor pool and BBQ grill.
Vacation homes around Yellowstone National Park
The stunning hot springs and dramatic peaks of Yellowstone National Park make it one of the best family vacation spots in the world. In addition to the famous Old Faithful geyser, the 3,471-square-mile park has hiking trails, swimming spots, and ample wildlife-watching opportunities. Whether you choose a getaway cabin in the woods or a house with mountain views, a stay in a nearby vacation rental will give your family all the rest and relaxation you need.
Great family vacations in the Caribbean
The Caribbean is a great family vacation destination because of its tropical climate, turquoise waters, and beautiful white-sand beaches. Book a villa rental in St. John with dazzling ocean views and a heated pool or nab a vacation home in Aruba featuring lush private gardens and plenty of outdoor play space.
Mansions for rent in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix make up the U.S. Virgin Islands, which is a great family vacation spot both for its beauty and convenience (no passports required!). The beaches are pristine, the water is calm, and there’s lots of wildlife to discover. Special activities for little ones abound, from mermaid-tail swim lessons held right in your villa rental’s pool, to aquatic parks featuring spectacular sea life and interactive games.
Vacation rentals in Aruba
A tiny island off the coast of Venezuela, Aruba is often referred to as “One Happy Island.” That’s because it's filled with joyful people and stunning sites, including beachfront rock formations and majestic coves. The vacation homes on this 70-square-mile island range from laid-back to luxurious, and many feature ocean views, private pools, hot tubs, and backyards.