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.

10 Trips to Take Before Your Kid Turns 10

Cross these attractions off your family's bucket list before your child outgrows them. Your young ones will remember these trips forever.

8 All-American Drives With Google Maps

Parents teamed up with Google Maps to create family-friendly road trips to some of the app's most-searched summer destinations and attractions. With low gas prices and loads of fun places to stop, there's never been a better way to see the country.

The 10 Best Beaches for Families

Find out which waterside escapes are real gems for families.

8 Best Baby Getaways

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!

8 Fun Car Game Ideas

Creative games to keep your kids busy on long road trips.

10 Things to Do with Kids In Chicago, Illinois

Fabulous parks, zoos, and museums make this city one of the best to visit with your family.

10 Things to Do with Kids In San Diego, California

Dozens of attractions, wonderful weather year-around, and a great family vibe made this town one of Parents' best city vacation picks.

FamilyFun's Top 12 Family Vacation Destinations

Real families rate their all-time favorite destinations around the country

10 Things to Do with Kids in Cape May, New Jersey

Lots of family activities and pristine stretches of sand made this beach town one of Parents' top picks.

6 New Summer Attractions for 2016

Groundbreaking technology at these venues around the country will fulfill your kid's vacation dreams.

Family Vacations: Atlantis Paradise Island

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.

Why We Loved Our Disney Cruise

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.

Walt Disney World: Ease Your Trip With Magic Bands

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.

Best Family Beach Vacations

These seaside getaways welcome water wings and diaper bags without skimping on the perks you remember from your pre-kid days.

10 Best Zoos for Kids

When Parents set out to find the top zoos in the country, we identified 50 where kids can pet and often feed the wildlife. Then we narrowed it down to these leaders of the pack that your little tyke will love.

10 Things to Do with Kids on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Pristine beaches, nature activities, and even nighttime sing-a-longs made this beach town one of Parents' top picks.

Best Beach Resorts for Families

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.

6 Best U.S. Lake Beaches

Cannonballs! Sailboat races! And...sand castles! We've teamed up with the travel gurus at to bring you six wonderful freshwater destinations that offer everything you love about lakes--with beaches to boot.

10 Things to Do with Kids In Washington, D.C.

A boatload of fabulous, free attractions helped make the nation's capital one of Parents' best city vacation picks.

10 Things to Do with Kids In Portland, Oregon

Lots of outdoor activities, a great food scene, and fabulous public transportation made this town one of Parents' best city vacation picks.

10 Things to Do with Kids in St. Pete Beach, Florida

St. Pete's family-friendly attractions and loads of nature activities helped make it one of Parents top beach towns.

10 Best Snow Resorts

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!

Best Family Vacations: 2016 FamilyFun Travel Awards

Chilled-out or wild, far-flung or next door, a week or a weekend, lavish or on the cheap, these adventures away from home with the people you love are priceless. Ready to start planning? Look no further than the results of our annual travel survey.

Got Nothing Planned for Your Kids This Summer? You're Not Alone!

In a new survey, most parents said they had no activities planned for their kids this summer. (We've got some ideas for you!)

The 10 Best Beach Towns

Find your next dream vacation spot at one of Parents magazine's 2013 picks for the 10 best beach towns.