Great Holiday Ideas To Help Make Your Vacation More Exciting

People love vacations because they allow them the chance to experience new things and discover something about themselves. But many people get so caught up in trying to see and do everything that they forget to just enjoy their time together. The key to a great vacation is to plan ahead and try to think of some different activities you can do as a family or with your friends. So if you are looking for some exciting new things you can do on your next vacation, here are some great holiday ideas.

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Go Fishing

Many people want to go on vacation to get away from the typical routine they experience in their daily lives. If you are one of these people, then taking a fishing trip is the perfect option for you. With so many beautiful fishing spots to explore on vacation, from Pensacola to Croydon, your options are many. You can either pick an individual fishing charter, or you can charter a boat for your family or friends. Either way, this activity will give you hours of fun whether you are catching and releasing your fish or waiting for them to bite.


If you and your friends love sports and games, then paintball is the perfect option for a vacation. This fast-paced activity is a great way to get everyone moving and having fun. Not only will it take up your whole day, but it will also give your family an opportunity to work together in order to achieve the best shots because paintball takes teamwork and strategy to be successful. Also, if you are taking children or teenagers on vacation with you, then this is an especially great idea since it gives them something active and fun they can do while you relax for a few hours.

Hiking and Camping

A great way to enjoy your holiday is by going on a hiking and camping trip. This is not only an amazing way to experience nature and release some stress, but it is also a great opportunity for you and your family or friends to bond. If you have never gone camping before, then it may take a little bit of planning to figure out the different necessities you will need in order to be successful. You can either rent or buy all your supplies, or just ask family and friends if they have anything that your group can borrow for this upcoming trip. Here are some of what you need to have:


These are great because they can be strung between trees to provide a little extra shelter or shade. You can also hang these from your other camping supplies, which will give you more room in your backpack for everything else you want to bring along.

Bug Spray

In order to avoid bugs and insects, you will need to bring along plenty of bug spray. If you are bringing children, then make sure that it is a kid-friendly brand that they can use without an adult’s supervision.


Even if you are bringing your smartphone or GPS device with you on this trip, it may occasionally run out of power or lose its signal. That’s why it is always a good idea to bring along a compass because you never know when it might come in handy.

Protein Bars

When you are out on the trail for hours at a time, sometimes the only thing that will satisfy your hunger is protein bars or other energy snacks like nuts and dried fruit.

First Aid Kit

It is always a good idea to bring along a first aid kit because you never know what could happen on your trip. Plus, if something does happen, then it will be handy to have this by your side until medical assistance arrives.

Water filter

If you are going to be hiking or camping on a hot day, then it will be important to bring along water. It is a good idea to either buy a hand pump filter that fits on your water bottle, or you can purchase one that screws on the end of your water bladder hose. This way, you will always have access to clean drinking water.


On a hot day, the last thing you want to do is go hiking and be exposed to the sun without sunscreen or any other kind of barrier cream to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.

The Zoo

A zoo is a great option for families with young children or friends who love animals. In most large cities, your vacation destination will have its own zoo that you can visit during your holiday. Once there, you and your family or friends will have the chance to see many different kinds of amazing animals from all around the world including tigers, lions, gorillas, pot-bellied pigs, and even huge tortoises. If you are traveling with children then the zoo is a particularly great option since it keeps them occupied for hours. All you have to do is sit back and relax while they enjoy the sights of all the different animals.

These are just a few ideas for ways to have fun during your holiday. Remember, it is important to always do something that will help explore new experiences, so you can really get to know your destination area. Once you have found an activity or two that suits your interests, then you can start planning for an upcoming vacation with family and friends to bond over these fun activities.

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