Best Family Vacation Destinations

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Away.com shares their favorite vacation destinations to enjoy with the whole family.

    Amanda Lukoff: If you're looking for a family-friendly destination that's goes beyond kiddy rides and water slides, Away.

    com has you covered. We've picked three hot spots that parents will enjoy just as much as the kids.

    Mackinac Island, Michigan Mackinac happily sits at the meeting point of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron near the Canadian Border. This historic island has been a family vacation destination since the mid-1800s, and it banned motorized vehicles more than 100 years ago. The result is a lay back destination that has safe and easy access to shopping, food, history and nature.

    Amelia Island is a quaint beach destination just 30 miles north-east of Jacksonville, Florida. On this barrier island you and the children will find 13 miles of beautiful beaches to play on. But break away from the surf to check up the 117 holes of world-class golf and two luxurious spas.

    Salem, Massachusetts is a great destination for families who enjoy being among history. You can different self-guided walking tours that wind through the beautiful street, past historic cemeteries and down by the harbor.

    Also get a hands-on-learning experience at the homes and mansions that were built and lived in by many notable colonial figures.

    So make this year to branch out and visit a timeless destination where you're sure to create some long lasting memories.