Top 10 Family Vacations in 2013
Family Vacation Critic shares the top destinations for family fun this year
PENNINGTON, N.J., Jan. 16, 2013
PENNINGTON, N.J., Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Families kick off the new year
by starting their vacation planning, according to Family Vacation Critic^®
(http://www.familyvacationcritic.com), an online family travel planning guide,
which reports that January is the peak month for family-vacation related
"We're seeing parents researching their spring and summer breaks immediately
after the holidays. In fact, the first day of January was a very popular day
for family vacation planning," says Lissa Poirot, editor of Family Vacation
Critic. "With spring break just a few months away, it's important to move
quickly to secure accommodations, especially if you're looking for a family
room or suite, as these are often the first to be booked."
To help narrow down the choices, Family Vacation Critic offers this list of
the top family vacations for 2013, based on family-friendly appeal and recent
Amelia Island, FL: With 13 miles of beaches, this barrier island has a rich
1. history and laid-back, outdoorsy vibe. In the spring of 2013, the Omni
Amelia Island Plantation Resort will unveil its massive $85-million
Montreal: Montreal's cobblestone streets, marvelous boutiques and creperies
2. make it theideal destination for those looking for a distinct change of
pace. Kids will love the Biodome and La Ronde, the second-largest amusement
park in Canada.
Bahamas: Convenient, relatively affordable, and teeming with activities for
3. kids, the Bahamas is always a popular choice for families. Princess Cruise
Line's new ship, Royal Princess, begins sailing in 2013, and will stop in
the Bahamas on its maiden Caribbean voyage in October.
Park City, UT: A visit to the 400-acre Utah Olympic Park, a venue for the
4. 2002 Olympic Winter Games, is a must. Widely known as a hotspot for skiers,
families can trade in their skis forhiking boots and bikes in the summer
and explore miles of biking and hiking trails.
Galveston Island, TX: Galveston Island offers families tranquil beaches,
5. the 242-acre MoodyGardens, and Schlitterbahn Waterpark. The historic
Pleasure Pier reopened in 2012 with majorrenovations after being damaged
by Hurricane Ike in 2008.
Additional destinations to make the list include San Diego, CA; Nantucket, MA;
Alaska cruises; Turks and Caicos and the Jersey Shore, NJ.
For the full list and details, visit the 10 Best Vacation Bets for 2013.
*Data gathered using Google Trends.
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