Ancient petroglyphs along the Reef Bay Trail are a reminder of the Virgin Islands' early history. Photo © Susanna Henighan Potter.

Family Fun on St. John

St. John is a playground, and every child loves to play. Beaches, hiking, snorkeling, and sailing provide diversions for all ages. Leave the iPad at home, but bring a camera to record your family’s encounters with sea creatures like turtles, dolphins, rays, and conch.

Glasswing butterfly, Monteverde Butterfly Garden. Photo © Christopher P. Baker.

Family Fun in Costa Rica

Combining educational options with fun keeps children (and parents) enthralled. From snakes and sloths and crocodiles to river safaris and air tram rides through the forest and above volcanoes, these ideas focus on outdoor adventure & learning while experiencing nature.

Feeding some friendly goats in Greenport, Long Island.

Family Travel in New York State

It doesn’t get the same kind of billing as mega entertainment parks like Disney or natural wonderlands like the Grand Canyon, but New York State is the proud home to many sights that are ideal for traveling with kids. Here are a few family-friendly places around the state that are great for a quick getaway.

Aerial view of the Science World building topped with a faceted glass sphere and colorful outdoor exhibits visible.

Family Fun in Vancouver and Victoria

Planning on bringing the kids? Not a problem—there are plenty of attractions suited to the needs of youngsters. Here are some suggestions for family-friendly activities in Vancouver and Victoria.

View from a highrise of the Pacific ocean and the crescent of Waikiki beach.

Beaches in Waikiki

Waikiki’s narrow beaches are generally packed for most of the day. Author Kevin Whitton gives an overview of the area’s beaches, including when to go and where to park.