Coastal and Lake Vacations

Plan a trip that your kids will remember for a lifetime. Learn more about coastal and lake vacations like Myrtle Beach and Lake Placid.


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Family Vacations: Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores Alabama offers miles of white sand beaches and the water is swimmable eight months of the year. Visitors will also enjoy such activities as miniature golf and water parks. Learn about this family vacation destination.

Family Vacations: Gulf Islands National Seashore

The 160-mile stretch of barrier islands and coastal shores that make up Gulf Islands National Seashore has been described as the Crown Jewel of Mississippi, and it's easy to see why. Learn about family vacations to Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Family Vacations: Lake Winnipesaukee

Lake Winnipesaukee is New Hampshire's largest lake featuring festive beaches and friendly villages to explore. Popular activities here include sailing kayaking boat tours and ice fishing. Find out more about family vacations in Lake Winnipesaukee.

Family Vacations: Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

These sandy dunes rise 460 feet above Lake Michigan. The climb may be long, but it's worth it to run or tumble down the slope. Learn about this family vacation on Michigan's lower peninsula.

Family Vacations: Outer Banks

With seemingly endless stretches of ocean and soft sand as well as a history filled with mystery North Carolina's Outer Banks is a great destination for the whole family. Learn more about this coastline destination.

Family Vacations: Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach is known as the premier family beach town on the popular Cape Fear coastline of North Carolina. Learn more about vacationing in this peaceful seaside community.

Family Vacations: Edisto Island

Attention all nature lovers and beachcombers! South Carolina's Edisto has long stretches of peaceful sandy beach. Learn more about this quiet seaside retreat.

Family Vacations: Block Island

More than 17 miles of beaches, a rocky coastline and a quaint town with an old-fashioned feel make Block Island a comfy, family-friendly vacation spot.

Family Vacations: Mystic Seaport

As a family vacation destination, Mystic Seaport recreates the excitement of a 19th-century seafaring village. Learn more about this 19-acre "living museum."

Family Vacations: Kiawah Island

Kiawah Island is one of the more peaceful places along South Carolina's coast. The islanders have worked hard to keep overdevelopment at bay. Find out more about family vacations at this unspoiled beach.

Family Vacations: Savannah

You don't have to be a Southern Belle to enjoy this coastal city but it helps to adopt Savannah's leisurely pace while you're here. Ride the trolley take walking tours and get snapshots of the city's outstanding historic homes.

Family Vacations: Golden Isles

Georgia's Golden Isles -- Sea Island Jekyll Island St. Simons Island Little St. Simons Island and Cumberland Island -- feature a variety of outings to suit a family's range of ages and interests. Learn more.

Family Vacations: Sanibel Island

Just because school's begun doesn't mean summer is over. Florida's Sanibel Island is the perfect place to spend a relaxing September day. Spend time on the bike trails watching dolphins and sea turtles and digging through the seashells that the islan

Family Vacations: Ogunquit

The name Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea," so it's no surprise that sailing and swimming rule the day here. Find out about the many attractions Ogunquit has to offer.