Best Travel Destinations for Families

Thinking about your next trip? Whether it's a weekend camping trip, the great tour of U.S. National Parks, or a big city romp, we hope you and your family make this year of adventure. Everyone defines their ideal vacation differently, so we pulled together a diverse list of top places to visit.

Want a more down-to-Earth and affordable experience? We are big fans of Hipcamp, a booking site that offers access to 300,000 campsites, ranches, vineyards, public parks and more. Here’s a look at the “2018 Best Hipcamps of the Yearby state.

Nominee for Best Hipcamp in California Twisselman Ranch


Forbes contributor Laura Begley Bloom asked 14 different travel experts about the “14 Best Places To Travel In The US In 2019." Erin Lindsey from Escape Brooklyn recommends seeing a different side of New York by finally doing a trip to the Catskill Mountains.

For the more adventurous family, Condé Nast Traveler asked its top travel experts where they are sending their clients next year. Jaguar spotting in Brazil? Japanese nature immersion? How far is your family willing to go?

Sometimes it’s back to the basics. U.S. News lists out the “Best Family Vacations in the USA." Can you guess the top three? Two of them are national parks.

Image of Father and Daughter on Dock Near a Lake

Working Mother has something for everyone in its “Best Family Vacation Destinations for 2019” including Hawaii, New Orleans, San Juan, the Grand Canyon, and Alaska (it’s the 60th anniversary of statehood).

The Grand Canyon makes another appearance in Travel + Leisure’s roundup of “The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2019” as well as several spots in the American South. Looking for a blend of historic sites and beach vacation? Puerto Rico offers both.

Most of the WAYB team calls California home. We highly recommend coming out to Cali for a one-of-a-kind adventure exploring everything from Yosemite to the Golden Gate Bridge. Have you ever seen a Joshua Tree?

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