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.

The 10 Best Beaches for Families

Find out which waterside escapes are real gems for families.

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.

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!

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.

FamilyFun's Top 12 Family Vacation Destinations

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

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.

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.

8 Fun Car Game Ideas

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

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.

Children's Museums: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

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.

Winter Getaway: Key Biscayne

For families seeking a winter getaway focused on sandy beaches and nature, Key Biscayne, Florida offers plenty of options.

Winter Getaway: Cancun

Cancun, Mexico offers sunny beaches for families, but don't miss the top five archeaological treasures.

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.

We Tried It: Traveling to All 50 States

Inspired by a one-of-a-kind experience, the author's family sets an ambitious goal: to visit every U.S. state before the kids graduate from high school.

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.

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 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.

The 10 Best Hotel Chains for Families: 2012

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.

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.

Travel to Europe on a Family Budget

Got big vacation dreams but a small bankroll? We'll show you how to go abroad without spending a bundle.

Worth the Trip: Family Vacation Ideas

Fun travel destinations, tested by real families!

Puerto Rico Vacation: Our Easy, Kid-Friendly Guide

Perfect for sun-loving families, this tropical paradise proves an affordable escape rich in kid appeal.

Family Travel: Maple Syrup Shacks

Say good-bye to winter with a sweet visit to a maple syrup shack.

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.