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.
Parents teamed up with TripAdvisor to find all-inclusive resorts in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Mexico that are rated highly by families. We then dug further to home in on places that expose your kids to cool activities--from treasure hunts to trapeze tricks--while you're off trying something new or happily doing nothing. Start planning now!
Cross these attractions off your family's bucket list before your child outgrows them. Your young ones will remember these trips forever.
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!
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.
Can't swing a trip to the North Pole this year? Try one of these festive destinations instead.
Real families rate their all-time favorite destinations around the country
Find out which waterside escapes are real gems for families.
Dozens of attractions, wonderful weather year-around, and a great family vibe made this town one of Parents' best city vacation picks.
Want to go somewhere -- anywhere -- warm? Parents teamed up with TripAdvisor to find beach resorts that have a track record of fab reviews from families and hot deals to stretch your vacation fund.
It's not too late to escape the cold! These spring-break getaways cater to families.
Experience Atlantis Paradise Island and learn why it is a great destination for a family-friendly winter getaway or a vacation any time of the year.
Mindy Walker, executive editor of American Baby, shares her secret weapon for Disney World success: Disney magic bands. The wristbands allow families to buy ice cream, sign up for a FastPass, and even get into the hotel room without having to carry any cards or cash.
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.
Perfect for sun-loving families, this tropical paradise proves an affordable escape rich in kid appeal.
Creative games to keep your kids busy on long road trips.
St. Pete's family-friendly attractions and loads of nature activities helped make it one of Parents top beach towns.
Take advantage of cold weather and snow with these kid-friendly winter festivals
Fabulous parks, zoos, and museums make this city one of the best to visit with your family.
Fun travel destinations, tested by real families!
These seaside getaways welcome water wings and diaper bags without skimping on the perks you remember from your pre-kid days.
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.
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.
Surfside, South Carolina is becoming the first official autism-friendly destination, where locals hope families affected by ASD will visit to enjoy a relaxing, judgment-free vacation.
Watch Julia, age 8, explain why she loved her time on her Royal Caribbean cruise. The kid-friendly ships offer character breakfasts, pools, live entertainment, and more.