East Coast Family Vacations
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Looking for east coast family vacation ideas? If so, then you have
come to right place, since the east coast of the United States has so
much to offer. Whether its spending time on a great beach, enjoying
beautiful scenery, visiting one of the many great theme parks or reliving
some history of our nation's past, you are bound to have a great family
While probably no one will agree on the top attractions or best vacation destinations on the east coast, here are
some vacation ideas that should be helpful.
Florida is a favorite vacation spot for many visiting the east coast, and features some of the
finest beaches in the world. In fact, you can easily spend some great time with your family
relaxing and playing on the beaches and while you are there, take a tour of the Kennedy Space
Center. It is located about 45 miles east of Orlando just north of Cocoa Beach. Also, Orlando is
a great family vacation destination and is home to many great family theme parks like Disney
World, Sea World, and Universal Studios.
Washington, DC offers many different family vacation options that can be very educational and
great fun at the same time. Take a tour of our nation's capitol and explore many of the sites and
monuments in the area. There are many fully guided and narrated tours that will allow you to see a
great deal in just one day. A visit to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is an
unforgettable experience for both young and old alike, and not to be missed if your schedule
allows for it.
Orlando and the Space Coast of Florida
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina offers a wide range of accommodations for the perfect beach
vacation. Enjoy over 60 miles of pristine, white sandy beaches, soak up some sun and have a
great time at the beach. Other popular activities at Myrtle Beach include The Carolina Opry,
Riley's Aquarium, Broadway at the Beach, and the NASCAR SpeedPark.
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
If you are looking for a family vacation spot that is both fun and educational, then a trip to
Colonial Williamsburg is a great choice. Travel back in time almost 400 years and visit
Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown. Sometimes called Virginia's Historic
Triangle, this area is centrally located between Richmond and Virginia Beach, and is one of
America's favorite family vacation destinations.
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Cape Cod's small town character and miles and miles of beachfront draw many visitors each year.
It is a beautiful boot shaped peninsula that forms the easternmost portion of the state of
Massachusetts. It is home to the Cape Cod National Seashore, and the famous islands of
Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard are just a short distance away. Enjoy some great seafood during
your visit and explore some of the nearby islands by taking a ferry ride.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina covers a fairly large area. It is about a 200 mile long string
of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. It is home to Cape Hatteras National
Seashore and Cape Lookout National Seashore. The area around Kill Devil Hills and Nags
Head is popular. Here, you can visit the Wright Brothers National Memorial and Jockey's Ridge
State Park, which is home to the largest sand dunes on the east coast.