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Kids are about to be out of school and the weather is just heating up — so why not plan the ultimate summer vacation for you and the family? We’ve scoured Groupon.com for the best and coolest trip ideas that just happen to also be wallet-friendly. From waterparks and beach fronts to bustling cities and iconic sights, here are ten awesome vacation ideas for those looking to go on holiday.
Gateway Inn—Grand Lake, Colorado
This family-friendly hotel is surrounded by the epic Rocky Mountains, perfect for those that love hiking, skiing and the great outdoors. Located in the town of Grand Lake, also known as the Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, the cozy inn features handmade log furniture, fire pits, an exercise room, a hot tub and sauna and more. Check out this offer starting at $69/ night for a two-double room.
8-Day Paris and Barcelona Vacation Package
This exciting package deal comes with round-trip airfare from New York City to Paris, where vacationers will have the chance to explore the city’s famous museums and sights, such as the iconic Eiffel Tower. From there, guests take a first-class high-speed rail ride to Barcelona for stunning architecture, delicious tapas and a vibrant nightlife scene. Check out this offer starting at $699/ person.
LEGOLAND Beach Retreat—Winter Haven, Florida
Kids will absolutely love a trip to LEGOLAND Beach Retreat, which is as close as you can get to the one and only LEGOLAND Florida theme park. This resort deal includes a stay for up to five people in a beach bungalow with a daily breakfast buffet and dinner for two adults and three kids. And yes, LEGOs can be found in the rooms! Fun in the sun on pristine beaches, nightly activities such as LEGO character meet-and-greets and opportunities to fish, boat and swim await! Check out this offer starting at $99/ night.
All-Inclusive Royal Decameron Los Cabos Hotel Stay—San José del Cabo, Mexico
Looking for a luxe, all-inclusive beach getaway? Then head south of the Baja California peninsula for beachfront scenery, endless pina coladas, buffet-style restaurants and nightly entertainment at the Royal Decameron Los Cabos. The deal includes roundtrip airfare from a number of major cities including San Francisco and Philadelphia. Check out this offer starting at $499 for 4 or 6 nights.
8-Day London and Paris Vacation
Ever wanted to experience London’s pubs, boutique shopping and high tea? Or pop onto an iconic red double-decker sightseeing bus to view its famous landmarks? How about going to Paris to experience sweeping views of the city of love and romance? A cruise down the Seine River sounds simply divine. With this package, you can do it all. Roundtrip airfare is included. Check out this offer starting at $899/ person.
Warwick Allerton Hotel Chicago—Premium Collection—Chicago, Illinois
Experience luxury on a budget with a stay at the 4-star Michigan Avenue landmark property, the Warwick Allerton. Love architecture and upscale shopping? Then this deal is for you. Enjoy being walking distance from the city’s top attractions such as Water Tower Place, the John Hancock Center and the Museum of Contemporary Art, in addition to incredible skyscrapers on the city’s Magnificent Mile. Check out this offer starting at $70/ night.
All-Inclusive Catalonia Royal La Romana—La Romana, Dominican Republic
Yosemite Gold Country Lodge—Coulterville, California
Crown Reef Beach Resort and Waterpark—Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
This family-friendly oceanfront hotel located in Myrtle Beach offers an exciting waterpark with two four-story slides, outdoor pools and Salty’s Splash House with kiddie slide and silly sub. Making things even more fun is the fact that the waterpark is seasonally enclosed — you can have good times no matter the weather! With a 60-mile stretch of beach adjoining, guests can fish, surf, lounge and relax right in the sunshine. Check out this deal starting at just $55/ night.