All of us, especially those with little ones, dream of island gateways – white-sand beaches – where our children can play while the warm sun warms our skin. If you wish to take a trip to an island paradise during your holiday, then U.S has you covered because it has some of the world’s best islands. In case you’re wondering which ones are top rated, then here is the list of the islands you can take your family to.
Located in Lake Michigan, Mackinac Island is the perfect place to be during summer months. Come and give it a new name or confirm the name – a summer playground – that many tourists have given the island. You should note that cars are hard to come by and bicycles and horse-drawn carriages are mainly the vehicles of choice.
The island is well known for its plentiful family-friendly festivals such as July’s Festival of Horses and Fudge Festival in August. The grand dame of the island is the Grand Hotel, which continues to attract more visitors from around the world especially after a starring role in Hollywood.
Texas is known for its cattle ranches and hill country. However, there is more to that. At its jutting tip just near the border of Mexico, you’ll find an island that is full of family fun activities such as swimming, surfing, mini-golf and so on. Most of the family fun activities take place along the extensive stretches of soft-sand beaches that is lining the Gulf shores.
Beyond the coast of Washington awaits plenty of islands of which 172 of them have been named while others are yet to be given names. While all of these islands offer phenomenal exploration, the best ones for family visits are San Juan Island, Lopez and Orcas. You can easily access these three islands by ferry, boat or seaplane. If your family is full of water lovers, then their playground is the San Juan Island where they can try fishing, sailing,
canoeing, whale watching and so on. Remember to stop by the Funhouse, which is a game center, science center, and children’s hands-on museum so that you can have hours of fun. Be warned! You might not be able to convince your little ones to live because they won’t agree with you.
From Cape Cod, Massachusetts, it will take you just an hour by ferry to reach the intimate island of Nantucket, which is filled with sailboats and tiny beaches to beckon your little ones to frolic, is the paradise you seek. Come and see what the former whaling capital of the world that developed into a summer destination about 100 years ago has in store for your kids. Because it’s still much of what it had been nearly 100 years ago, your little ones will do exactly what many generations of kids did before them. They’ll ride bicycles, play in the sand, consume ice cream, nosh on lobster and then repeat.
Mount Desert Island is nestled into the rocky Atlantic seashore and the Acadia National Park, which is among the most beautiful national parks in the country. The island is renowned for its beach town of Bar Harbor. It’s actually the perfect place to let your children get up-close-and-personal with sea life such as sea cucumbers and lobsters.