Top family escapes with Expedia and Klarna

By Klarna

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Ready for fun? Family beach adventures await.

Build sandcastles, splash in the waves, and make memories that last. Explore the breathtaking U.S. beaches on both the Atlantic and Gulf shores, from the tranquility of North Carolina to the historic charm of Massachusetts. Book your perfect family beach vacation with Expedia's travel expertise and Klarna's flexible payments.

Dream beach escapes


Texas beach South Padre Island: The perfect getaway for your family—beautiful beaches, crystal-clear waters, and family-friendly resorts. Relax on the beach, or go parasailing and fishing with the whole family.

Galveston Island: Enjoy the historic Pleasure Pier, sandy beaches, and the charming downtown Galveston. For a fun adventure, try a dolphin sightseeing tour or indulge in a Sweets and Treats tour.

New York

New York beach Jones Beach: This iconic Long Island destination with white sandy beaches, a boardwalk, and exciting playgrounds makes it a perfect summer escape for families.

The Hamptons: Known for picturesque beaches and quaint villages, the Hamptons offer a luxurious beach escape. Enjoy secluded beaches, gourmet dining, and stunning sunsets.


MA beach Cape Cod: With its calm bay waters, lighthouses, and quaint seaside towns, Cape Cod is a family favorite for a classic New England beach vacation.

Martha's Vineyard: Accessible by ferry, Martha's Vineyard offers beautiful beaches, bike paths, and a slower pace of life. Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour or experience the magic of the sunset with a shared sailing tour.

North Carolina

NC beach Outer Banks: This chain of barrier islands is known for its wide, sandy beaches and unique history, including the Wright Brothers' first flight. Beyond soaking up the sun, you can hang glide over Jockey Ridge State Park's massive dunes or explore the legacy of aviation pioneers.

Wrightsville Beach: A great spot for families, with calm waters, lifeguards on duty, and plenty of amenities. This beach town is also a surfer's paradise with world-class waves and an active island lifestyle.

South Carolina

SC beach Myrtle Beach: Ride thrilling roller coasters and enjoy family fun at Myrtle Beach Pavilion. Relax on the wide beaches and soak up the South Carolina sunshine.

Hilton Head Island: Offering a more laid-back vibe, with bike trails, dolphin tours, and beautiful, expansive beaches, Hilton Head Island is a destination for the whole family.

Tips for a perfect beach vacation
  • Be sun-smart. Always pack sunscreen, sunglasses, and hats to protect your family from the sun's rays. A good quality, high-SPF sunscreen should be reapplied every 2 hours or after swimming.

  • Bring along the fun. Pack beach toys, boogie boards, and goggles for endless entertainment. Don't forget a cooler with plenty of water and yummy snacks.

  • Safety first. When it comes to the little ones, safety is a must. Consider investing in life jackets, floatation devices for added peace of mind, or even a fun pool float.

  • Timing is everything. Hit the beach early to claim a good spot and avoid the midday sun when it's the strongest. Late afternoons offer a magical charm with fewer people and beautiful sunsets.

  • Cherish the memories. Capture those unforgettable moments (instant cameras are great for family fun). Collect seashells or sand in a jar as precious keepsakes that will bring back happy beach vibes for years to come.

Booking made easy with Expedia and Klarna

Expedia and Klarna take the stress out of vacation planning, so you can focus on what truly matters—family time. Book with ease, spread the cost, and experience the simple pleasures of a carefree summer adventure by the shore.

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