Fun family vacation ideas – for kids of ALL ages?!

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Kids splashing in water at Dry Tortugas National Park
How about a National Park that is also an Island Escape?!

Looking for family vacation ideas made easy? This is the post for you!

Summer greetings! I hope you and your family are WELL and you have some fun plans lined up for the season. If you’re still looking for some ideas, remember that our sister site Family Travel 411 was BUILT on family vacation recommendations and reviews to help you plan your best trips possible – with kids from tots through teens.

kid rapelling or down canyon wall in Zion National Park
A kid-friendly canyoneering adventure in Zion National Park.

Thinking about a road trip family vacation to a national park?

Remember 4th graders can get you in FREE with this pass, and consider some of these popular national park family guides — just a few you’ll find at Family Travel 411:

Zion National Park with Kids

Yosemite National Park with Kids

Glacier National Park with Kids

Sequoia National Park with Kids

Click here to see them all, plus many other fantastic outdoor family destinations

small child on beach in snorkel gear from Snorkel Bob's Maui
Hit the beach in Maui, Kauai, Bonaire, or the U.S. Virgin Islands with help from our guides!

Ready for an island getaway?

Don’t overlook our family guides to:

Favorite Hawaiian Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean Escapes

Catalina Island – just a ferry ride from Long Beach!

Dry Tortugas National Park – just a ferry ride from Key West!

Catalina Island shops with red awnings
Escape to pedestrian-friendly Catalina Island with your family!

More great guides to get you going — practically anywhere!

You’ll also guides to kick-start for urban adventures in cities worldwide, from Kyoto to Killarney to Quebec City. Overwhelmed by the possibilities? You might start with inspiration in these popular posts:

Ten Unforgettable California Family Vacations

Six Great Mexico Family Vacation Destinations

Arriving at Las Caletas dock in Puerto Vallarta
Arriving for an unforgettable day trip during a vacation in Puerto Vallarta.

Or just head to Family Travel 411 and and click on the Destinations menu tab, where you can browse our recommendations by region. Here’s a glimpse of Europe to whet your appetite!

screenshot of destinations menu for family travel
Just click the Destinations tab to drop down recommendations by region

And, of course these popular resources at, which may also be of help and inspiration:

The Five Best Places to See California’s Giant Redwoods and Sequoias

Ten Essential Tips for Planning a Great Vacation with Grandparents

Checklist: Ten Things to Do Before You Leave Home when Traveling with Babies and Toddlers

Directory of Baby Gear Rental Agencies

Checking-in Safety Checklist (traveling with babies and toddlers)

Here’s wishing you and your family safe, fun summer travels ahead!

Plus, don’t miss these family road trip tips, and also here’s a Family Road Trip Safety Packing List with printable.

Travels with Baby guidebook oversSafe journeys,

Shelly Rivoli, author of the award-winning Travels with Baby and Take-Along Travels with Baby 


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