Summertime is our favourite time to travel. With time off school and beautiful summer weather the world is really your oyster. We’ve chosen a variety of trips that our family has loved. From a Caribbean cruise to a road trip and dozens of ideas in between you will love these 5 Awesome Family Summer Vacation Ideas. Whether you are the type of family that loves attractions, museums, beaches, zoos, camping or an all-inclusive resort figure out what your family would enjoy most and start planning!
Lucky for you, no matter where you go, Bayer® has got you covered with products that help you keep up with the kids and enjoy the day. Bayer® wants you to #GetSetForSummer with a special summer promotion, giving Canadian families the chance to win 1 of 3 top prizes of $10,000. All you have to do is buy* two or more Bayer® products already on your summer shopping list, snap a picture of your receipt and text or email the picture to [email protected]. For more information and a savings coupon, head to www.getsetforsummer.ca. Looking for the perfect trip? Check out our Family Summer Vacation Ideas.
5 Awesome Family Summer Vacation Ideas
If your family loves to lounge in the sun…
Beach vacations provide relaxation and all the swimming and sandcastles your water babies can handle. Try a beachside hotel in the Caribbean or find a reasonably priced home share in sunny Florida. Not ready for the hassle of border crossing? You might be surprised to learn that Canada is full of outstanding beaches- perfect for weekend trips.
If your family loves shopping, culture and cuisine…
Plan a trip to a big city where you and your family can hit the shops all day and dine on amazing cuisine by night. Cities are also full of museums and other cultural activities. You don’t have to go far to feel like you’re on vacation – check out Quebec City or Boston. If you happen to live in a big city already, try acting like tourists for the day!
If your family wants maximum vacation with minimum stress…
A cruise or resort vacation means everyone is taken care of with pre-planned activities and dining options built-in. Often there is even a child-care option for younger kids, which means their days are packed with fun activities, while you get some well-deserved couple time.
If your family loves the great outdoors…
There are so many options for families who love the feeling of roughing it. If your kids are TV lovers or social media fanatics, camping is a great way to mandate some quality family time. Not ready to be completely off the grid? Renting a cottage makes you feel like you’re out in the bush without sacrificing hot showers and a working stove.
If your family loves spontaneous trips with lots of freedom…
Road trips let you change the itinerary at the drop of a hat. Feel like hitting a waterpark on the way to your next stop? Why not?! Just make sure to plan plenty of stops to avoid the dreaded “are we there yet?” from the backseat.
No matter the vacation, family time is always a good idea if you’re prepared. Bring along your favourite Bayer® products to keep you going through whatever the summer throws your way!
Mom’s summer travel survival kit from Bayer®:
- ALEVE ®for up to 12-hour pain relief
- Allergy Medicine- AERIUS® and Claritin® for allergy symptom relief of up to 24 hours
- Coppertone® sunscreen to help keep your skin protected from sunburn
- Scholl’s® so you can stay on your feet longer
- Midol® to provide relief of cramps and muscle aches that come with your menstrual cycle
- Daily Vitamins- One A Day®, and FLINSTONES™ to help make sure you get all the nutrients you need
To be sure these products are suitable for you, always read and follow the label. *No purchase entry option also available. See contest rules for details.
What are your family summer vacation ideas?
Enter to win a Bayer Prize Pack!
Contest is open to residents of Canada 18+ and closes on July 31, 2016. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. As always, all opinions are my own.
Debbie S. says
We love summertime and all the fun excursions we do. We love being spontaneous. some of our best memories made are when we just jump in the car and take off.
Kerrie @ Family Food and Travel says
So true! Nothing better than a spontaneous road trip – even for a day adventure. Can’t wait for school to end so we can begin our adventures!
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the sun-screen as I’m more consious of using it these days.
Susan Carraretto says
Summer is such a great time to focus on family and travel.
Since we just did a big holiday to Disney World, we’re keeping things close to home and low cost this summer. I’m going to try to find some overnight types of trips close by.
We’re going to do one night at least at our favorite local spot, Harrison Hot Springs.
paula schuck says
This year my family summer vacations have already started with a camp last weekend and a great little afternoon in Stratford watching theatre. We will be doing a road trip to Quebec this July and after that well the open road is calling. I love family travel and there will be many beaches this summer too I am sure. One thing I am dying to try is camping in a yurt. I think that would be so much fun!!
Heather Lynne says
Reading those different types of vacations, it’s hard to decide which “type” we are! I think we like a bit of everything! :) Although the resort option sounds pretty good right now… ;)
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Dawn @Cupcakes and Tiaras says
I love the survival kit contents. Do you know how often I have had to made a pit stop for medications??? Your vacation ideas a fab too :)
Aeryn Lynne says
It’s definitely a staycation year for us this summer, so I’m looking into which Toronto beaches are suitable for lounging/swimming/building. :) We may spend a night in Rouge Valley, if we can find a good tent for it!
Thanks for the inspiration! We definitely enjoy playing tourist in our home town when we can. :)
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Lynn Lilje says
Love this idea for a prize for families – I love using sunscreen liberally all over everyone so I am most looking forward to extra sunscreen
Patrick Siu says
I could use the Claritin allergy relief
Dan b says
Having 2 boys … so headache relief is nice haha
Darwin Chau says
I’m excited about the Coppertone sunscreen.
Andrea Amy says
I am most excited to win Scholl’s :)
Amy C says
I’m most interested in trying the Claritin allergy relief.
Heidi c. says
I have bad allergies in summertime so the Claritin would definitely come in handy, especially if we take a road trip to Montreal, where the pollen can be really bad.
Daniel E says
Definitely the Coppertone® sunscreen! You can burn in mere minutes in the hot sun of the Okanagan!
Melissa Marie says
The claritin for me and coppertone for the kids!
Victoria Ess says
I’m most excited about the Coppertone sunscreen!
Aleve is the product I am most excited about. It has helped reduce my arthritus pain, so I know it will help me be pain-free for the summer!
lori butler says
the allergy relief for sure would be handy to have
Florence C says
I could use some new Scholl’s® for the summer to protect my feet when walking.
Florence C says
I checked the 101 recipes. I am going to try the sweet and sour slaw. Thanks for all the great recipes.
Lynda Cook says
I’m most excited to try the Scholl’s
Debbie Bashford says
most excited about the Scholl’s as I just got new shoes and need insoles
With my allergies I am most excited about the Aerius,
Ian S. says
Cool! Thanks for the opportunity
Won Kim says
I am most excited to win Coppertone® sunscreen
Dr. Scholls for work!
I would love to try the Coppertone sunscreen.
l p says
the Dr. Scholls gel insoles. thanks
Alison Braidwood says
I’m a big Aleve fan. Never knowingly leave the house without it.
kathy downey says
I would love to try the Coppertone sunscreen.Thanks
Would love some Coppertone sunscreen- 60SPF!
My fav is “easy no mayo no cook coleslaw”
Kathleen Roffey says
I could use the sunscreen
paula schuck says
I would like the Cooppertone products actually. Also Dr Scholl’s for me only. Not for the kids. LOL.
Grace S. says
sunscreen if the sun ever comes out this summer lol
sean pynaert says
I’m definitely looking forward to the Coppertone because there’s nothing worse than a burn.
Jennifer P. says
I am most excited about the Coppertone sunscreen because we use so much sunscreen in the summer and always need more – I would love to try this particular one, as we haven’t yet!
Would love to try ALEVE ®for up to 12-hour pain relief
Janice Wong says
Sunscreen! Gotta protect the skin
LILLIAN BROWN says
excited about the Coppertone sunscreen -use a lot on the kids in the summer
I could really use the Claritin allergy relief & the insoles!
karen c. says
Daniela Plume says
I am most interested in the Claritin allergy relief
Judy Cowan says
Most excited to try the Aleve, summer always brings along with it some additional aches and pains from being out more. So would love to see how it works.
Catherine L. says
Claritin allergy relief is for me.
Coppertone sunscreen since we will be doing a lot of outdoor activities.
Melinda Jana says
definitely the allergy relief!
Mary Warner says
Scholl’s. When your feet hurt, nothing is happy.
Aleve. Great pain reliever when needed.
Stephanie LaPlante says
I’m most excited for the ALEVE for up to 12-hour pain relief
Gee Jones says
Allergy relief interested me the most in the prize pack.
Kim M says
I’d like to receive Aleve for my knees.
Dayle B. says
Like the Coppertone® sunscreen prize the best. Great and useful prize.
Looking forward to try the sunscreen
christine w says
The allergy medicine – I can always use more!
Sandi Tymchuk says
I like the Dr. Scholl’s product–to help my poor feet!
Terry Perron says
I would love to try the 4.Scholl’s I am on my feet for 8 plus hours a day and they get very sore. Thank you
Heather Swanson says
I can use the sunscreen
I’m most excited to try Allergy Medicine- AERIUS® and Claritin®!
The insoles are what I’m most excited to try and use! We walk more in the summer so I would make great use out of them
Robyn Bellefleur says
Right now, I could really use the Claritin allergy relief.
Jennifer D says
The Coppertone sunscreen. If I am out in the sun for more than 10 minutes I burn. I rely on sunscreen to get me through the summer. Thanks for the chance to win!
Marla Po says
I would love to try the sunscreen
Marlene V. says
I look forward to the Coppertone® sunscreen – we will need it this summer!!
Nancy Parsons says
I would be most excited to try Dr. Scholls.
Eva Mitton-Urban says
Can never have enough Sun Screen – my precious cargo – 12 year old son Evan, at times life is too hectic to remember to utilize the simplest things.
Jon T says
We would love to win the sunscreen especially – we use so much of it!
I would love to try the Aleve and Midol! Thanks for the chance!
Christine Couture says
With my allergy : Allergy Medicine- AERIUS® and Claritin® for allergy symptom relief of up to 24 hours
Sandra S says
As we are spending a lot of time outdoors in the sun, I’d love to win the Coppertone® sunscreen to help protect our skin
I am most excited to try the insoles. My feet have been killing me!
Kyle Riaz Baktuyou says
I think the sunscreen is the most important summer item in the basket.
Tainan Lu says
I am most excited to win the Coppertone® sunscreen
Laurent L says
I would love the sunscreen, never go out during the summer time without it.
Cheryl Germain says
I choose the Coppertone sunscreen because we use a lot of sunscreen in the summer.
sabina Edwards says
Yeah can’t leave without the Midol lol but I’d also use the inserts (scholls)
Michelle K says
I’m most interested in the sunscreen
Jeffrey Rossnagel says
Claritin allergy relief use it all the time
Tamara M says
I am most excited for the amazing sunscreen, I use so much over the summer and it is expensive!
Anne Derkat says
I’d like to try the Aleve to see if it helps for pain reduction.
valerie Caldicott says
the sunscreen as always have to buy new for the Summer
Grace F says
I love your ideas for Summer Family Friendly Vacations. I’m always on the hunt for new ways to spend quality time together! Thank you! And all the products sound great, but the one I’m super excited about is the Coppertone® sunscreen.
Gina bergman says
All of them are great. But love coppertone
Rosanne Robinson says
The Coppertone sunscreen is the product in the prize pack that I’m most excited to win.
Silvia D says
Scholl’s is the one I would like to try!
Wendy hutton says
the allergy pills would be great to have
Erika Letson says
I would be most excited to win the Coppertone sunscreen. For all our summer adventures!
Barbara Hall says
Great contest with great products.
Ami b says
Definitely the Coppertone. I swear this stuff is always on my grocery list and we are always out. I joke about the other family I’ve never met in our house because of the amount of laundry we have. I think they also use our sunscreen
Mike Mottishaw says
what a great idea to have a fun summer road trip to a new destination and bring along the Bayer for peace of mind as well!
I am most excited to try the Dr Scholl’s from the package
Juliee Fitze says
I would really love to get the sunscreen to try.
Terri Baker says
I would love the sunscreen because I try to always avoid the sun.
Gillian Morgan says
I would love to try AERIUS® because my allergies get really bad this time of year.
heather sibley says
I am most excited to win Dr. Scholl’s
Cyn K says
I have daily foot pain, so I’d like to try the Scholl’s to see if it helps
Betty S says
I am most excited to try the Scholls foot pad, I do a lot of walking and these would be great
I could use the Claritin allergy relief
julia g says
I really want to try the vitamins.
Belinda McNabb says
I would like to try the aleve
Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says
I am most excited to win Scholl’s
I’m most excited about the Aleve! I loove that stuff!
Lorraine Woods says
We use all of these products, and this would be a great kit to throw in the beach bag or purse !
Christine McGee says
Heading to the East coast
Karla Sceviour says
i`m most excited for the Aleve.
Janet H says
Midol for my daughters.
I’m excited for the Aleve!
I am most excited to win Scholl’s so I can stay on my feet longer.
Tara Betterley says
I would really like the Scholls and the Coppertone. We do alot of walking in the summer while we are camping and we always need foot comfort and sunscreen to protect our skin.
Jennifer L. says
I’m most excited to try the Coppertone sunscreen.
Julie bolduc says
I’m most exited for the Scholl’s® so you can stay on your feet longer
sarah alexis says
Bothe the Coppertone sunscreen and The Aerius! Love all these products!!!!
Nate Fuller says
The drSholls, my feet need some cushioning for my long walks!
Diana Powell says
I would love to win the Aleve with all the hiking .
Pary Bougiouklis says
Sunscreen is very important I’ve always used Coppertone
I am keen to try the daily vitamins.
Tracy D says
I’ve never tried Claritin, would be great to see if it helps!
I’m most excited about the sunscreen. Seems like we can never get enough
I would most like to win the Aleve from the gift basket.
Dianne G. says
I am most excited to win the Scholl’s® . My feet sometimes hurt and swell in the summer so any relief would be welcome.
Tina L. says
The Coppertone® sunscreen because you can never have too much sunscreen
Wanda Bergman says
I am most interested in: Scholl’s® so you can stay on your feet longer
Mary L says
I would love try the Aleve as I have chronic pain from a bad back and fibromyalgia
Jo Bin says
Coppertone sunscreen would be my first pick. Thanks
Ryan B says
I am after those Daily Vitamins- One A Day!
The rest would be a welcome bonus!
Laurie P says
I’d love to try the Midol……never have….
Kim K says
The Dr. Scholl’s insoles are great for our summer adventures!
Sunshine G says
I’d love to try the insoles – my feet always hurt from all the extra walking!
Allan Cox says
Dr Scholl’s insoles sound great, I’m on my feet all day
Nicole B says
The sunscreen! We use so much in the summer.
Kim Stenner says
I would like to try the AERIUS for my seasonal allergies
Dave S says
The Coppertone. The smell of sunscreen is the best reminder that it’s summer.
Kelley Moore says
Claritin allergy relief my allergies are so bad this summer
I choose the Claritin allergy relief.
Candace C. says
Excited for Scholl’s because you can never have enough great comfort for your feet.
Jessica eapen says
I am excited about Coppertone® sunscreen!
I am most interested in the Aleve but the Scholls would be very welcome as well.
Louise Gilbert says
I’m most excited about the sunscreen
Louise Gilbert says
the broccoli salad sound so delicious! I love deviled eggs so simple to make :)
I’m most excited for the multivitamins!
Brenda Penton says
I’m excited to win the Scholl’s
I’m always up for a day on Centre Island and never leave without my Coppertone Sunscreen. It’s the only one that smells like summer.
Elaine G says
Looking forward to trying the Aleve
looking forward to Dr. Scholl’s® product. Comfy feet =better time
Ariel C says
looking forward to the dr. scholl’s product!
Myra C says
It will be fun to open a Bayer’s prize….I’m purchasing Bayers for the home…never know when it is needed as the TV commercial says….Always need sunscreen….screeching hot summer this year….must be the sun !!
Laurie W. says
I’m most excited to win the Scholl’s.
LINDA FICKLING says