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If the high cost of ski trip packages is the only reason you haven’t hit the slopes in 2018, then read on! We’ve got tons of budget-friendly tips—from ways to get kid gear on the cheap to how to maximize your time on the mountain (while minimizing cost).
Set your sights southward and head down the 101 to Morro Bay. Right where the 101 hooks up with Highway 1 you’ll find this small town that offers the perfect spot for a long weekend with the kids that’s full of beach days and a totally chill vibe. Slow down, get to know the welcoming locals and enjoy some of the best seafood that the Pacific Ocean provides.
Looking to add a kid and parent-friendly destination to your California road trip bucket list this year? Mendocino County is the spot! Miles of gorgeous coastline, redwood forests galore and even some wine tasting for the grown ups make it the ideal spot for your next long weekend.
Looking for a road trip that fits the bill for both the kids and the grown-ups? Set your sights on the Santa Ynez Valley! Just a two hour drive from Los Angeles and four hours south of San Francisco, the Santa Ynez Valley offers over 100 wineries, a super-cool spot where you can feed ostriches and loads of options for family exploration.
If you are looking for your next family travel destination, look no further than the southwest hub of Phoenix. The desert landscape is like no other and it is the perfect backdrop for hiking, star gazing and days spent lounging by the pool. Bonus, Phoenix has its own airport so you don’t have to travel far before the vacation begins.
Lush green parks, water sports galore, fish boils and cheese curds are just a few of the things that come with a family vacation in Door County, Wisconsin. This peninsula just past Green Bay is an idyllic spot to bring the kids any time of the year—with retro soda shops and drive-in movies that bring you back to a time before technology took over our lives.
Glow parties by the pool, aquatic adventures at a massive aquarium, indoor skydiving and more—Scottsdale, Arizona has it all. Known for its quirky Old Town shops and amazing public art, Scottsdale is the spot to be for families. With loads of indoor options for hot days and some of the best hotel pools in town, you know you want to spend some time here.
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains just across the California border from North Lake Tahoe, the “Biggest Little City in the World” welcomes family visitors year round. Reno, Nevada offers downtown hotels and restaurants that appeal to both kids and parents while also being only a short distance from hiking, skiing and other mountain recreation. We’ve got loads of recs below to make planning your family Reno adventure a cinch!
Take a stroll through downtown Reno and you’ll find plenty...
While Las Vegas might already be at the top of your list for your next grown-up weekend away, surprise!—it’s also a great place to bring the kids! With loads of shows, restaurants and activities geared towards those who haven’t quite reached gambling age, you’ll find tons to do there for all your people. Bonus: it’s super close to the Grand Canyon. We’ve got all the info here for your next family vacay in Las Vegas!
Outdoor adventure (and more!) awaits your visit to Mesa, Arizona. Get crafty or learn about the area’s history at the many kid-friendly museums in the area. Pick a cool morning and explore all the gorgeous desert terrain on a hike. We’ve got your Mesa vacation planned so read on and get packing!
For a family adventure that you won’t soon forget, head to Istanbul, Turkey—the only city that straddles both Europe and Asia. Welcoming locals, mouth-watering meze and the soothing call to prayer heard throughout the day will give you and the kids a glimpse into a culture unlike any other. With a currency exchange in our favor and free hotel rooms when you take advantage of Turkish Airlines’ stopover service, you have the makings of your next epic family destination.
If you are looking to spend some serious time in nature, look no further than Yosemite National Park. Less than four hours from the Bay Area, Yosemite will give you the fresh air, big trees and time away from technology that you’ve been yearning for. Follow our guide below and you’ll be ready for the most epic nature adventure!
Whether it’s because of the vast outdoor space or the bustling city streets, navigating San Francisco with kids can be a daunting task. We’ve scoured the city and surrounding Bay Area to find the best activities for families to do, whether you’re a local or a first-time visitor to the area. Here are 101 different options—from the Mission to Napa Wine Country—that will help your kids fall in love with the San Francisco Bay Area.
Looking for a camping experience without all of the gear? Glamping offers the adventure and fresh air that you desire with no tent needed. Whether you sleep in a cabin, yurt, Airstream or a fully-outfitted safari tent, most of these California glamping spots include indoor plumbing, actual beds and even WiFi (for those who might not be ready to fully disconnect).
Make 2019 a year you won’t soon forget by putting an epic family vacation on the books. There are loads of brand-new hotels and all-inclusive resorts waiting to cater to families, and we’ve got the full scoop on them all. Spend some time stateside or take your adventures to the tropics or Europe.