(BPT) - Summer vacations are an excellent opportunity to unwind, bond with your family and make memories. Summer is also one of the most popular times to travel, so it’s time to start planning to make sure you can secure your ideal destination.

However, planning a family getaway can be challenging, especially if your family members are of different ages and have different interests. If you haven’t planned one before, or it’s been awhile since your last family vacation, it can be a bit daunting to know where to start.

Here are three tips for planning a summer getaway everyone in the family is sure to enjoy.

1. Brainstorm together

Start planning your trip by brainstorming ideas together as a family. Consider where you’ve already visited and what kind of experiences you’ve had. Are there any places you want to revisit? What did you like or dislike about previous vacations? What locations do you want to visit and which experiences do you want to enjoy?

Brainstorming your family vacation will likely involve several conversations before picking a destination. Have each family member list their top destinations and activities. If there’s any overlap, you’ll find it easier to narrow your vacation list.

2. Pick your destination

Once you have a clear picture of what your family wants out of your vacation, it’s time to pick a spot! While you may not be able to accommodate everyone’s desires, you can choose a destination that provides a variety of activities. Resorts are an excellent choice for a family vacation because they offer several attractions and experiences. With so many choices, vacation planning is simplified.

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, home of America’s largest indoor waterparks, has everything your family will enjoy under one roof. All resort locations feature well-appointed guest rooms, a full-service spa, a family entertainment center, on-site signature restaurants, unique retail shops and a state-of-the-art convention center.

“Make this the best summer yet for your loved ones with a trip they won’t forget,” said Todd Nelson, CEO and owner of Kalahari Resorts. “From the adventure-seeker to the foodie to the spa-lover, there is something for everyone at Kalahari Resorts.”

3. Getting there

Now that you’ve picked your destination, it’s time to consider transport. How far are you willing to travel? Do you have young children or grandparents who will need travel accommodations? Do you prefer to drive, take a train or fly? These are all important questions to ask yourself and your family when planning your summer vacation.

One of the most classic summer family vacation experiences is road trips, and there are plenty of benefits too. You can make stops along the way to your destination to stretch your legs and see the sites on your route.

Kalahari Resorts offers convenient, drivable locations for many families with four locations across the nation (Wisconsin Dells, WI; Sandusky, OH; Poconos Mountains, PA; and Round Rock, TX). From the comfort of your family’s car, you can start making memories as soon as you hit the road.

It's time to start planning your summer family getaway! Use these three tips to plan a summer vacation your family won’t soon forget.

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