Visit the Mountains: Summer Mountain Vacation Destinations For Families

For a fun summer escape from the heat, head to the mountains for hiking, fishing, beautiful scenery, gorgeous photo ops, and family-friendly outdoor activities. Popular destinations include Sugar Mountain and Sapphire Valley in the North Carolina mountains, Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Virginia’s picturesque Shenandoah Valley.

Family Summer Mountain Vacation Destinations | Sapphire Valley, NC

Sapphire Valley, N.C., located next to Cashiers, is a popular vacation destination year-round and SPM Resorts is happy to offer accommodations for your visit. This beautiful Western North Carolina family vacation spot is perfect for fishing or hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, shopping in downtown Asheville or just for a secluded getaway. Sapphire Valley offers plenty of amenities including a new zip line adventure, putt putt golf, fishing, the lake, pool, gem mining, and more!

Stay | Foxhunt at Sapphire Valley

Family Summer Mountain Vacation Destinations | Sugar Mountain, NC

A four-seasons vacation spot, the Blue Ridge Mountains offer some of the most spectacular views in the country, not to mention some excellent opportunities for outdoor sports. The towns that are nestled among the mountains all offer something unique, and Sugar Mountain, NC is no exception. Just 20 miles south west of Boone, NC, The Highlands at Sugar Resort located in Sugar Mountain, sits at an altitude of 3,688 feet, and provides its guests with prime access to all the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer. During the summer months, horseback riding, mountain biking and whitewater rafting are all just a short distance away.

Stay | The Highlands at Sugar

Family Summer Mountain Vacation Destinations | Gatlinburg, TN

Gatlinburg’s wide range of attractions and activities make this an extremely popular vacation spot for families during the summertime. Gatlinburg is a small town with a big kick, featuring  the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a variety of dining options, countless shops and many attractions.

Stay | Laurel Point Resort

Family Summer Mountain Vacation Destinations | Basye, VA

Located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley, Basye, VA is a great summer vacation spot for outdoor enthusiasts. Less than two miles from Bryce Resort, Chalet High guests have easy access to the four-season activities resort, which offers wall climbing, bungee jumping, zip lining, an 18-hole golf course, dining and more during the summertime.

Stay | Chalet High 

GO Next: SPM Vacations Destinations