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Have you ever had this problem? You painstakingly plan what seems like a great family vacation, but upon arrival, there are several crises: the teenager in your family is bored or apathetic, the elderly members of your family get worn out from the physical exertion, and the young children become tired of being told they're "too young" for certain activities.

This is the inherent problem with family beach vacations: everyone will have their idea of what is fun, and those ideas may not line up perfectly. The solution to this dilemma is to include your family when making a vacation decision.

Mother putting suntan lotion on child on the beach.

There are many great coastal vacation destinations that are suitable for an entire family. With a wide array of activities to choose from, these locations will make for a great family vacation since everyone will have something specific to look forward to. Also, the benefits of staying in a vacation home when taking a trip are numerous: more room for everyone, more privacy, and they are often much cheaper than getting several miniscule hotel rooms.

Hawaii has always been known as a great vacation spot, and the same is true for Waikiki, an area in the capital city of Honolulu. With lots of options for renting a vacation property, Waikiki also has tons of different activities for everyone of all ages. The Waikiki Aquarium has 464 species of marine plants and animals and is a great place for to visit for the younger children in your family. Kids and teens will love watching the jellyfish, giant clams, coral reef, sharks, seahorses, lionfish, eels, stingrays, and more! Nearby, kids will also enjoy the Honolulu Zoo, with lions, chimpanzees, and zebras, just to name a few. Teens and adults can relax on the world-famous beaches of Waikiki, or get in the water and catch some waves. Other things to do include visiting the Honolulu Academy of Arts, a huge museum with over 40,000 works of art from around the world, and checking out Diamond Head, a huge volcanic cone that shows off Hawaii's interesting geological history. If you are bringing along any senior citizens for your getaway, they should consider visiting the Foster and Liliuokalani Botanical Gardens, which cover several acres, display many different species of plants and flowers, and are extremely relaxing and peaceful. The areas surrounding Waikiki are also home to several premier golf courses. Check out our Hawaii vacation rentals on today! Child having fun on the beach

For a family vacation on a coast that's a little closer to home, consider Corpus Christi, Texas. "Corpus," as it's known to locals, was named All-America City in 2003 and one of the best cities to stretch your paycheck, a definite necessity when traveling with your entire family. Elderly folk will love the Hans A. Suter Wildlife Area, one of the best places to watch sea birds in the entire world, and the USS Lexington Museum, full of WWII history. The nearby Pharaoh's Golf Course is worth a visit, as is the Mirador de la Flor, a monument to singer Selena. The kids will enjoy the Texas State Aquarium, while older teens can try their hand at various water sports in the clean waters of the Gulf of Mexico, adjacent to Corpus Christi.

Hopefully, these family vacation ideas will appeal to you and your family. Truthfully, there are so many coastal and beach vacation hotspots that would be perfect for a family vacation. The key is to make the decision with your family until you find a location everyone can agree on. That way, if everyone wants to go, everyone will be happy, and isn't that the entire point of a family vacation in the first place?

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