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.

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.

Tucson’s Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

This is the best place to learn about both the general structure and the minute details of the surrounding desert, and probably your only realistic chance to see all of the unique creatures that call it home. Discover more about this world-famous museum and zoo.

Take a 10-Day Family Road Trip in Arizona

Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Sedona offer a diverse range of activities for the whole family. Start in the Valley of the Sun and explore downtown Phoenix’s museums and parks, then head north to Sedona for a series of outdoor adventures. Finally, make your way back to Scottsdale for some Old West fun. Here’s some more information to help you plan a family-friendly road trip in Arizona.

Maui’s Best Beaches

Maui is famous for its gorgeous beaches that attract all types, from those looking for a great snorkeling spot to those who just want a secluded escape from the crowds. Here are 12 of the best beaches on the island.

Manatee-Watching in Fort Myers

Spend a little time on the Orange and Caloosahatchee Rivers, and chances are you’ll see a West Indian manatee. Here’s where to go to learn more about manatees and hopefully spot one of these wonderful creatures.

Vermont Skiing at Its Peak

Vermont’s mountains were practically made for all different types of skiers, with difficulty levels ranging from black diamond trails to bunny slopes. Discover which mountain is best for you in this helpful guide.

The Best California Beaches

From wide, golden beaches with abundant sunshine to boardwalks crowded with kids, cotton candy, and roller coasters, California has any kind of beach you could possibly want. Author Stuart Thornton shares a helpful overview of some of the state’s best options for sun, sand, and surf.