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The Best Family Vacations to Take This Summer, According to New Virtuoso Report

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With summer right around the corner, it's time to start planning your next over-the-top family vacation.

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Whether that's on an ethical safari adventure, cooling off by a pool somewhere sunny, or wandering history-filled European streets, how do you pick the perfect destination to take the whole brood?

Trend predictor, Virtuoso, came out with their annual Luxe Report results and it includes some interesting tidbits. They surveyed their affiliated advisors in North America, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East to discover where, why, and how families are traveling this summer.

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In at no. 1? Unsurprisingly, Italy has remained the family favorite for 10 years in a row. It's tough to beat the family-pleasing gelato, pizza, pasta, and glistening Mediterranean beach combination. There are so many faces to an Italian summer vacation, whether it's a road trip, or a dreamy jaunt along the Amalfi Coast, just remember not to wear flip-flops if you're visiting Cinque Terre. Europe’s overall appeal is strong, with England, France, and Spain also appearing on the list.

Sunny Climates

Families looking to unwind under sunny skies are heading to Mexico (Punta Mita is the country's coastal destination of the moment, after all), Hawaii, and the Dominican Republic, according to the report. With its abundance of theme parks and warm weather, Orlando is also a natural choice for families.

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Family Adventure

Dovetailing with the adventure travel trend, families are voyaging to destinations noted for active experiences such as South Africa and Costa Rica.

Read on to see the full list.

Top 10 Hottest Family Destinations:

  1. Italy
  2. Mexico
  3. Hawaii
  4. Orlando, FL
  5. England
  6. South Africa
  7. Costa Rica
  8. France
  9. Dominican Republic
  10. Spain

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