Welcome to familyTravelsUSA. Looking for vacation ideas in the US but don’t know where to start? Want to take a family road trip but don't know how to plan it? Take a look at some of our ideas for family travel destinations and activities, including our TRAVEL BUCKET LIST items posted here that we have already checked off, or suggestions for National Park Trips. Read all the latest blog posts or visit our "Get Up and Go Itineraries" page. We have taken some fun adventures in the US over the years and would love to share them with you. These ideas are intended as a start to your travel planning, or to inspire you to visit someplace new. No passports or shots required! No more excuses, pack up the kids and go!
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Guide to Family-Friendly Washington, DC: One of the most popular cities for family travel is Washington, DC and I feel fortunate that I live close to the city and all that it has to offer. Filled with history, world class museums, and plenty of delicious food choices from all over the world, there is always something new on our to-do list. Read the newly updated Guide to DC, where you will find quick access to close to a half dozen blog posts related to travel and outdoor fun in the DC area. Learn More. . .
Road Trip Here We Come: Taking a family road trip is the ultimate bonding experience. Here you can find travel itineraries for the Pacific Northwest, Four Corners Southwest, California and the Boston/Maine area. You can also follow our boards on Pinterest. Remember, life is what you make it and family memories are priceless! Learn More. . .
Places To Stay: During a family road trip, it is always nice to end the day being able to relax a bit. No matter what famous sights we saw, I could always count on my kids to get really excited about one thing – the hotel! Finding hotels that have a little extra room can be a challenge, especially with teenagers or larger families. Here are some places scattered around the country that we have personally visited that offer a few extra amenities or something special to offer, in addition to being a clean place to lay your head for the night. View the the list of our favorites around the U.S. Enjoy!
National Parks: There are over 412 areas designated within the National Park System. Some of our favorites are Bryce Canyon, Utah, Acadia National Park in Maine, and Kings Canyon in California. For trip ideas and resources related to our wonderful National Park System, check out our National Parks page. The National Park Website also has details on all the different areas including national parks, lakeshores, monuments, battlefields and much more. Be sure to get your National Park passport stamped along the way.
Eating on the Road: One of the best parts of traveling around the country has to be trying all the different foods. Whether its crab cakes in Maryland, lobster in Maine or Mexican food in the southwest, it can be overwhelming to know where to start looking for great restaurants. It’s always nice to get recommendations from friends or local hotels, but they tend to be the “on the beaten path” places that everyone goes to (not that there is anything wrong with these restaurants, but sometimes it is fun to venture out into the local culture). Learn More. . .
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