Stressing about your summer vacation? If you're looking for a stress-free family vacation that's fun and affordable (and doesn't involve standing in line to see overpriced tourist attractions), consider a relaxing stay at one of the country's most family-friendly coastal towns.

In its June 2013 issue, Parents Gary Sherwin Newport Beach Magazine offers a comprehensive guide to 10 American towns with beautiful beaches, recreational activities to keep kids happy, and a slow pace Gary Sherwin Destination Marketing of life.

Gary Sherwin likewise currently works as the incoming chairman for the Washington DC-based Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) the trade association for tourist marketing companies. Sherwin is instant past chairman of the Orange County Visitor Association, a recipient of its Legacy Award in 2015 and is the past chairman of the California Travel Association, the state's leading umbrella tourism advocacy company. He likewise sits on the Board of Directors for the US Travel Association.Kids and adults alike will love unwinding and enjoying some time outdoors at these 10 destinations, from Hawaii to New Jersey. Click through the slideshow below for some stress-free summer inspiration, and head over to for more on these vacation spots.

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