You may already be done with your summer travel, but if you want to get out of town with your family this winter...or spring break, we've found some ideas. A recent travel study from KOALA, a vacation rental platform where timeshare owners list properties, has narrowed down some of the best family vacation destinations in the U.S.
10. Nantucket, Massachusetts
Overall Score: 6.83
According to KOALA, Nantucket’s average accommodation price per night is $83 and 21.4% of the attraction on the island are listed as "good for kids."
9. Estes Park, Colorado
Overall Score: 6.85
The town is not far from Rocky Mountain National Park, and accommodations in this area cost an average of $185 per night, according to KOALA. The travel company also determined 34% of the attractions in Estes Park are considered kid-friendly while 75% of the restaurants there are kid-friendly.
8. Williamsburg, Virginia
Overall Score: 6.92
It's warmer and cheaper than Estes Park and has an accommodation price of $122 per night. While nearly a quarter of attractions in Williamsburg are considered "good for kids," 56.9% of the city’s restaurants are kid-friendly.
7. Durango, Colorado
Overall Score: 6.97
Nightly accommodations run families an average of $110, according to KOALA. Nearly a quarter of attractions are considered kid-friendly while 58.1% of restaurants in the area are a good fit for children.
6. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Overall Score: 6.98
Accommodations here average $170 per night, according to KOALA. More than a quarter of the attractions on Hilton Head Island are said to be kid-friendly as are 74.1% of the restaurants there.
5. Lake Tahoe, California
Overall Score: 7.02
It is revered for its beaches and ski resorts. Accommodations in this popular vacation spot average $154 per night, according to KOALA. More than a fifth of attractions in Lake Tahoe are considered kid-friendly while 53.4% of the city’s restaurants are as well.
4. Sedona, Arizona
Overall Score: 7.02
Nightly accommodations here also average $154, but Sedona has a mild climate with an average annual temperature of 55.8 degrees Fahrenheit, according to KOALA. Only a tenth of Sedona’s attractions are considered kid-friendly...however, Sedona does have Lake Tahoe beat with 61.2% of its restaurants being kid-friendly.
3. Sanibel, Florida
Overall Score: 7.40
The beach destination has an average annual temperature of 74.6 degrees. Accommodations fun an average of $280 per night, according to KOALA, and there’s no shortage of family-friendly activities with nearly a third of the destination’s attractions being deemed "good for kids." 69.5% of the restaurants are considered kid-friendly.
2. Wailea, Hawaii
Overall Score: 8.27
Located in Maui, it has an average accommodation price of $241 per night...and more than a third of Wailea’s attractions are considered kid-friendly while 80.4% of its restaurants are as well.
1. Waikiki, Hawaii
Overall Score: 8.38
The district is located in the city of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. Accommodations in Waikiki cost an average of $295 per night, according to KOALA. 83.3% of its attractions are listed as "good for kids" in addition to 84.2% of its restaurants being listed as kid-friendly.