Are you ready to head out on an adventure with your family? Do you want to experience something different during your next family vacation? Well, I have been talking to quite a few people to see what they have loved doing during their time away from home. Some people had a few thrills in cold destinations. Others spent their time in warm, sunny places and still had a blast. Of course, then you had the people who simply shared their bucket list activities with me. Today, I am going to share my favorite thrilling family vacation activities from these discussions. Hopefully at least one of them will have you yearning to head out with your family to make a few memories of your own.
It is so worth the effort to travel to Greenland, or Iceland, for a family vacation. Most people will choose Iceland, because there are so many things to do there. However, a vacation in Greenland will have you checking out some of the best glaciers in the world. You will also get to discover some of the best untouched landscapes. Talk about unique adventures full of memory making moments!
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the best places to spend time in the water with marine life. Take your family to see the four hundred different types of coral that the marine life lives amongst. When you’re not in the water, you can head into Cairns or spend time exploring Sydney.
If visiting the national parks is high on your travel bucket list, head to Yosemite for your next family adventure. This national park is where you will find the Half Dome Trail. This intense hike covers sixteen miles. Towards the end, there are steel cables to assist with finishing the final four hundred feet to the top.
You must be experienced hikers to tackle this trail. If you are, the journey will be worth it for the memories you can make.
Are you ready to relax with your family? If you said yes, a vacation to the Galapagos may be just what you need! Spending time relaxing in Darwin Lake with the iguanas and tortoises is one of the best ways to spend time with family. When you’re not relaxing, you can hike a volcano, check out the rest of the wildlife, or do one of the other family friendly activities on these islands.
If you decide to go swimming near the Great Barrier Reef, you might as well head over to New Zealand at the same time. After all, both countries are close to each other, and you can’t see one without the other. Plus, New Zealand was one of the first places to participate in thrilling activities like bungee jumping.
Your family can head over to the Kawarau River to take the one hundred forty-foot jump from the bridge. More than thirty thousand people go bungee jumping here each year. So, join in on the fun and make a few extreme memories in the process!
A zipline adventure that is twenty-two hundred feet long opened above Niagara Falls in 2016. There are four ziplines on this thrilling family vacation adventure. Everyone can reach speeds of more than forty miles an hour, as you all zipline over the beauty found below you. It is definitely a great way to see the majestic falls from a different perspective.
Camping in Antarctica is not going to have you staying in any five-star hotels. However, it will give your family a firsthand view of how magical this part of the world is. During your camping adventures, you can go hiking and skiing to see the stunning landscape and unique wildlife.
Oh, and if camping is not your thing, you can always take a cruise around Antarctica. That way you can have luxurious accommodations and a warm bed at night.
Paragliding is a fun sport that takes you high up in the sky to appreciate the views. Well, the best place to go paragliding is Oludeniz, Turkey. This is where a blue lagoon is located. You will be taken high up in the Babadağ Mountains. When you jump, you will be about six thousand feet above sea level. This allows for a long time up in the air, as you check out the surrounding views.
One of the most thrilling family vacation activities is checking out the Northern Lights in Lapland. You can sleep in an igloo or bubble sled, so you can see the Northern Lights without getting up. What an experience this will be, as your family lays there watching the dancing lights.
Of course, during the day, your adventures will be even better with opportunities to take a sled dog ride and so much more. My travel guide to Lapland is packed full of information you need to have an incredible time!
This is one of the most extreme options for family activities. And your family will need to be experienced hikers that have tackled multiple twenty thousand plus peaks. However, if you have checked all those off your list, Mount Everest is waiting for you.
The climbing season for Mount Everest is between March and May. So, start considering when you can tackle this family adventure and then continue training in order to be able to reach your goal.
These are some of the most thrilling family vacation activities, but there are so many others. All you need to do is choose which one is going to have your family making memories, as you head out on a thrilling adventure somewhere in the world.
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