Family Vacation Ideas
Create happy memories with your kids on your next family vacation. We'll help you choose a destination, give you lodging ideas, and make your travels stress-free with awesome activities for kids of all ages. Make this trip the one they'll talk about for years.
Looking for the perfect beach vacation? Parents' exclusive survey reveals the resorts where you can get awesome ocean views, nonstop family activities, and comfy rooms -- all at a price that won't leave you feeling burned. Plus: 10 runners-up we love too.
Cross these attractions off your family's bucket list before your child outgrows them. Your young ones will remember these trips forever.
We plowed through dozens of snow-covered resorts to find ones with a flurry of activities for young kids plus cool stuff for you too.
You will never be as exhausted (we hope!) as you are now -- and your baby will never be as portable. So even though travel with a tiny one is an adventure, this is a great time to escape. If only we could ensure a solid night's sleep during your stay!
Perfect for sun-loving families, this tropical paradise proves an affordable escape rich in kid appeal.
Real families rate their all-time favorite destinations around the country
Find out which waterside escapes are real gems for families.
Creative games to keep your kids busy on long road trips.
Whether it's a kid-friendly hotel to crash in for a night or a resort you'll never want to leave, Parents has, um, no reservations recommending these chains.
For families seeking a winter getaway focused on sandy beaches and nature, Key Biscayne, Florida offers plenty of options.
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst, Massachusetts, provides an exciting and educational experience for kids. Katie, age 11, enjoyed making tissue paper collages in the art studio and exploring the extensive gallery of picture book art, among other activities.
Cancun, Mexico offers sunny beaches for families, but don't miss the top five archeaological treasures.
These seaside getaways welcome water wings and diaper bags without skimping on the perks you remember from your pre-kid days.
Dozens of attractions, wonderful weather year-around, and a great family vibe made this town one of Parents' best city vacation picks.
Fun travel destinations, tested by real families!
Can't swing a trip to the North Pole this year? Try one of these festive destinations instead.
A suburban family enjoys a taste of life on a working farm.
Fabulous parks, zoos, and museums make this city one of the best to visit with your family.
St. Pete's family-friendly attractions and loads of nature activities helped make it one of Parents top beach towns.
Pristine beaches, nature activities, and even nighttime sing-a-longs made this beach town one of Parents' top picks.
Lots of outdoor activities, a great food scene, and fabulous public transportation made this town one of Parents' best city vacation picks.
Taking a trip with a toddler is no vacation if you're not properly prepared. Here's what to do, in the air or on the road.
Got big vacation dreams but a small bankroll? We'll show you how to go abroad without spending a bundle.
Katie, age 11, gives us a look at what she did on her Disney cruise, which included exploring the ship's themed areas and playing on Disney's private island.