The annual family debate on what to do in the summer holidays is reaching fever pitch in many households. Not only does every member of the family have an opinion about it, there are also time and budget constraints to consider. Summer holidays with kids can be expensive and to ensure that they are fun and relaxing for grown ups too a bit of planning and research is required; that is unless you go to a familiar place or to an all inclusive holiday resort. To make the summer holidays with kids the best ever, make sure that your destination has enough activities to keep the little ones occupied and plan enough interesting things for the adults to do too. I personally get very bored on the beach so I prefer holidays that offer a lot more variety than a beach destination. Renting a flat or a villa with extended family or a bunch of friends, is always a good idea. You get more space than in a hotel room as there can be separate sleeping areas so the grown-ups can stay up after the kids have gone to bed. Traveling with friends or family means shared costs and help with babysitting too. Cities by the sea are always a good bet if there is a wide range of ages holidaying together. Teenagers will probably enjoy the shopping and the beach, toddlers will love the beach too and probably get very excited about the local parks, there will be nice places to eat and great museums and galleries for the grown-ups.