Looking for a new city to have your family reunion in? Planning a reunion can be difficult and stressful when you are trying to agree on one destination and keep every family member happy. Try going to one of these places to make sure that everyone from your great grandma to your cousin’s toddlers have a good time. Here are Tripping.com’s top five epic destinations for your next large family reunion.
Remember These Destinations For A Family Reunion
1. Outer Banks, North Carolina
Try renting a house for the entire family on the Outer Banks of North Carolina! By renting an entire house on the beach, like the 12-bedroom Gardenia House, you can have ocean views and plenty of space for everyone. Some houses come with balconies, pools, and even hot tubs. For fishing, head over to Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills and see which family member can catch the largest fish. Spend a few days just relaxing on one of the many beaches, such as Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, or Hatteras. Take the whole family to Roanoke Island for a day to explore the North Carolina Aquarium.
2. Bar Harbor, Maine
Host your next family reunion in Bar Harbor, Maine if you are looking for an outdoor, New England getaway. Stay in a house like the stunning Sol's Cliff mansion, where you will be very close to the center of Bar Harbor. Go on a trolley tour through town or go on a whale watch. Check out Acadia National Park, where you can go biking, hiking, or just exploring. Try renting kayaks and canoes to explore Maine’s coast for the day from Coastal Kayaking Tours. Acadia Stand Up Paddle Boarding, furthermore, has paddleboards available for rentals or tours of the area around Mount Desert Island.
3. Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida is a great place to have a family reunion, especially if there are a lot of kids in your family. Stay somewhere like this luxury lakefront ski home (and by ski, we mean water ski!) and have some family fun on the water. Go on a day trip to Universal Orlando to experience movies in a new way and to check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Head over to Sea World to see beluga whales, go on rollercoasters, and even touch sharks. Take a few days to explore Walt Disney World’s different theme parks, including Epcot, the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and the Animal Kingdom.
4. Cape Cod, Massachusetts
As one of New England’s top tourist destinations, Cape Cod, Massachusetts is a worthy choice of your next family reunion. Choose one of the 15 towns that best fits your family’s personality and stay somewhere like this stunning oceanfront compound that sleeps 16 people! Cape Cod is known for its’ beaches, such as Coast Guard Beach in Eastham and Race Point Beach in Provincetown. Have a family movie night at the Welfleet Drive-in Theater, or see who the family champion is at miniature golf at Pirate’s Cove in South Yarmouth.
5. Denver, Colorado
If you’re looking to have a family reunion in a combination of an urban and outdoor setting, try going to Denver, Colorado. Catch a baseball game at Coors Field or take a walking tour around the city. Spend a day at the Denver Zoo or the Museum of Contemporary Art. For an outdoor adventure, take a family hike through Rocky Mountain National Park or go whitewater rafting along Clear Creek. You can also go kayaking in Confluence Park or zip lining in Idaho Springs. Check out houses like this amazing one in Beaver Creek that sleep up to 16 people in its 8 bedrooms!
This article was written by Colleen Regan.