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.
Cross these attractions off your family's bucket list before your child outgrows them. Your young ones will remember these trips forever.
Real families rate their all-time favorite destinations around the country
These vacation spots are tops for high-energy broods.
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!
Can't swing a trip to the North Pole this year? Try one of these festive destinations instead.
Fabulous parks, zoos, and museums make this city one of the best to visit with your family.
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!
A boatload of fabulous, free attractions helped make the nation's capital one of Parents' best city vacation picks.
Find out which waterside escapes are real gems for families.
Cool off at one of these epic water parks with lots of fun activities for younger and older kids alike.
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.
These destinations deliver all the ingredients for a magical stay with the kids: pristine ocean water, nature activities, and a boatload of inland fun.
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.
Your wannabe wizards will find these Harry Potter-inspired destinations absolutely magical.
Hulas, glaciers, a certain amusement park. Parents readers told us the places you'd most like to take the family on vacation, and we're going to help you get there (on a budget!).
Dozens of attractions, wonderful weather year-around, and a great family vibe made this town one of Parents' best city vacation picks.
Creative games to keep your kids busy on long road trips.
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.
We asked 2,000 parents to share their local go-tos so you can be in the know too. Check out our top pick per state--this is a list you'll definitely want to save!
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.
Perfect for sun-loving families, this tropical paradise proves an affordable escape rich in kid appeal.
Lots of outdoor activities, a great food scene, and fabulous public transportation made this town one of Parents' best city vacation picks.
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!
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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.