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Late Family Summer Holidays

Playa de Cala Pilar, Menorca.

Playa de Cala Pilar, Menorca.

Late family summer holidays are an excellent idea because there are many good last minute hotel deals as well as often cheaper airline tickets. There are many child friendly hotel deals that include free accommodation and activities for the children such as special pools, playgrounds, and entertainment. The whole family can often find special interesting holiday deals when planning last minute getaways, especially if those plans can be flexible.

Some of the best places to consider for late summer holidays include the following:

  1. YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK has the most beautiful Sierra Nevada scenery in California. The many activities and gorgeous sights added to cheap accommodations make this the perfect family destination. In 1890 Yosemite was the third national park established in the USA and is on over 1200 square miles. At Glacier Point you have one of the finest scenic panoramas of the Yosemite Valley 3200 feet below and of Yosemite Falls as it cascades down 2425 feet. Bridalveil Falls is the height of a 62-story building. Vernal Falls often has spectacular rainbow effects created by the sunlight.
  2. MENORCA is a popular destination in the Spanish Mediterranean Balearic Islands. Fantastic beaches, water sports, red sandstone cliffs, sedate waters, secluded coves, orchards and olive groves, fishing harbors, and quaint villages abound.
  3. NEW ZEALAND's Christchurch offers hot air ballooning and a boat cruise which can include swimming with the dolphins. In Queenstown there is the Cardrona Adventure Park which features monster truck rides for all ages. There are also children's quad bikes, go karts, off-road race cars, and more.
  4. The CANARY ISLANDS southwest of Spain has something for everyone. There are great safe beaches, hilltop hamlets, unspoiled wilderness, small fishing villages, mountains, deserts, tropical forests, and many attractions. Sioux City in Gran Canaria, is a Wild West adventure with cowboys, saloons, gun fights, horses, and dancing girls. Holiday World has roller coasters, a Ferris wheel, a carousel, miniature ponies, a bowling alley, and a mini golf course. The Aqualand Aquasur is a large water park with water slides, rapids, many rides, and a Mini Park with gentle rides for the younger children. You can also go on a camel safari or a dolphin-watching cruise or enjoy the abundance of tropical fruits that grow all over the islands.

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