US Destinations

Planning a stateside vacation? Check out some of our favorite destinations, including national parks, beaches, theme parks, and more crowd pleasers. Then use our itinerary planner to pull it all together.

The 2017 FamilyFun Travel Awards

From campgrounds to cruises, beaches to big cities, these chart-topping vacation destinations promise priceless memories. We asked 2,000 families that travel with kids ages 3 to 14 to rate 181 destinations in 10 categories, and these are the winners.

7 Places to Take Your Kids (Before They Grow Up)

There are so many great things to see while your children are still young. Here are our top picks.

Disney World vs. Disneyland: Which Park Is Right for You?

Parents hit up family-travel experts to compare Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort in eight categories, from the eats to the entertainment. Get ready for the ultimate Disney smackdown!

The Nation's Best Places to Play

Creative designs and a dose of magic set these epic playgrounds apart.

50 Farm Stay Vacation Spots for Families in Each State

From a Louisiana crawfish farm to a Hawaiian coffee plantation, there's something for every family on this list of 50 kid-friendly farm stays.

The Best Family-Friendly Resorts

Clambakes on the beach, pontoon boat rides, and nature walks--ah! Find a slice of paradise that fits your family's price point.

4 Low-Key Florida Vacation Spots for Families

Discover the hidden magic of old Florida at one of these under-the-radar and perfect-for-families destinations.

5 Kid-Friendly California Vacations

Warm weather? Affordable hotels? Things for kids? This state has it all.

The 15 Best Children's Museums in the U.S.

The best children's museums in the country feature interactive exhibits where kids want to linger, playing is encouraged, and learning is a byproduct of the fun.

Top Family Getaways

We asked the staff of Parents to share their favorite vacation spots. Whatever your pleasure -- from Maine to California -- you'll find the perfect escape right here.

Hooray! Carolina Town Will Become First Autism-Friendly Vacation Spot

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.

The 10 Best Beach Towns for Families

These destinations deliver all the ingredients for a magical stay with the kids: pristine ocean water, nature activities, and a boatload of inland fun.

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.

Why We Loved Our Royal Caribbean Cruise

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.

The 10 Best Aquariums for Kids

In an exclusive Parents survey, we checked out the 60-plus aquariums around the country to find the ones that offer the most for families.

50 States, 50 Landmarks

You won't want to miss these historical sites in every state.

The 10 Best Science Centers

Packed with family-friendly experiments and plenty of stuff to touch, these winners cater to the younger crowd.

10 Best Water Parks of 2016

Cool off at one of these epic water parks with lots of fun activities for younger and older kids alike.

Call of the Wild: Parents' 10 Best National Parks For Families

From glaciers to geysers to animals galore, there's plenty for your kids to see at our top picks from among the nation's 59 parks. Family-friendly trails and ranger programs also made these spots stand out.

8 Reasons to Visit Nashville

Whether or not you're letting your babies grow up to be cowboys, you can still wrangle lots of family-friendly fun in Music City USA. And even if country tunes aren't your cup of tea, the charm and hospitality of this Southern hot spot will win you over. Check out why you should get to know Nashville.

6 Last-Minute Spring Break Getaways

Procrastinators, rejoice: There's still plenty of space left at these warm-weather resorts with rad family pools, organized kid hangouts--and plenty of fun for you too. Get booking!

The 10 Best Art Museums for Kids

From gallery tours for toddlers to camps for school-age children, even the most high-end art museums have devised wonderful ways to welcome families. In the first investigation of its kind, CHILD champions the cultural centers that have made the visual arts accessible and fun for kids.

7 Unique Playgrounds for Kids

These distinctive playgrounds will help your little ones have fun and keep them physically active.

State Secrets: 50 Little-Known Local Destinations

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!

8 Awesome Places to Take Your Harry Potter Fan

Your wannabe wizards will find these Harry Potter-inspired destinations absolutely magical.

Top 3 Things to Do in Charleston, South Carolina

Planning a trip to Charleston, South Carolina? Here are 3 family-friendly ways you can enjoy the Lowcountry.