Family Vacations: Most Popular Articles
Beach getaway in Florida? Summer vacation in the Caribbean? Here's what the experts are saying about the risk of hurricanes in 2014.
Trying to figure out the best time to visit Disney World? Here's a month-by-month overview of prices, crowds, and weather.
Disney World Attendance: Busiest (and Least Crowded) Times of the Year.
Planning a Florida beach getaway? Heading to Disney World? Here's what the experts are saying about the risk of hurricanes in 2014.
Want to visit Disney World on the cheap? Here's the lowdown on when prices are at their most affordable in 2014.
Things to do in New York City with Teens: fourteen great ideas including movie tours, sightseeing icons, and free introductions to the city by friendly local volunteers.
Here's the lowdown on how to pack liquids, gels and aerosols in a carry-on bag.
Travel documents for children crossing borders: for US family travelers, documents needed to cross borders with kids when only one birth parent is traveling.
Read about differences between Disneyland in California and Walt Disney World in Orlando. Families will have a great time at either destination!
Make the most of your Disney World vacation with these tried-and-tested tips. Get more value with less hassle.
Top New England Family Resorts: check out destinations with extensive kids programs and family activities.
Taking kids out of the country? Here's what you need to know about passports and documentation.
Is it possible to find all inclusive resorts in Hawaii? Here are a few hints.
Here are 20 family vacation recommendations, including popular choices and ideas that perhaps you haven't considered before.
The best vacations for families with babies and toddlers offer support through flexible childcare, babysitting, and age-appropriate programming.
All-inclusive resorts do exist in the United States. Here are America's best all-inclusives for families.
Family Resorts in the Northeast US: suggestions include four-season resorts in Vermont, an all inclusive family ranch in New York State, a grand old hotel in New Hampshire, and more.
Top Cancun resort choices for families: suggestions for all inclusive and other resorts with special features for families.
Looking for a deal on a Disney vacation? Here are special offers available at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, and Aulani, Disney's Hawaiian resort.
Drive-To Destinations for Family Vacations
Top things to do in Montreal in summer, for family travelers: sightseeing, biking along scenic protected bike paths, great spots in Old Montreal, and more.
Suzanne Rowan Kelleher is the family vacations expert at About.com. Send her your questions about planning family vacations and traveling with kids.
Top summer vacation ideas for 2014: Find fabulous summer vacation ideas for every budget and every interest.
Jamaica All Inclusive Resorts: find resorts for families with kids programs, waterslides and waterparks, teen centers, and more.
Cancun all inclusive resorts: an A to Z look at a dozen popular all inclusives in Cancun, for families.
Planning a family road trip? Each of these 10 kid-centric toys and games costs under $20 and could just save your sanity.
Summer vacation ideas, in New England; find family-friendly destinations, including popular Vermont vacation spots, theme parks, Great Outdoors getaways, and more.
Travel games to print out: find simple games to play in the backseat of the car or on a long plane ride.
Things to do in Pennsylvania, for family travelers: resorts, theme parks, and more...
Visit Orlando in September for smaller crowds and a bonanza of exceptional deals on hotels, dining and attractions.
Looking for fun games to play with kids in the car? These classic backseat games have been entertaining kids on family road trips for generations.
Poconos resorts for families: check out classic lodges, a lodge with an indoor water park, and more choices in this popular area that's just a few hours from New York City or Philadelphia.
Read about Caribbean all inclusive resorts for families with kids programs, infant and toddler care, watersports, family activities...
Venice with Kids: practical advice for family visits to this beautiful and unique city in Italy.
Family Hotels / Resorts for Five or More: find places that welcome families of five (or more)
Family Resorts PA: profiles of family-friendly resorts in Pennsylvania, with recreation, kids' programs, etc.
Top Caribbean All Inclusive Resorts for Families: Club Med Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has excellent kids programs, watersports, and more for families.
Packing list for a family trip: documents, tech gadgets, gear, toiletries... Remember it all with a list.
New York State: family vacation ideas including resorts with outdoors recreation, a resort with indoor waterpark, and the Big Apple itself.
Spring Break 2014 Ideas for Families
All inclusive resorts with baby care and toddler programs: find family-friendly all inclusive resorts with nurseries, infant care, and toddler kids clubs.
Planning a family getaway to Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama? Put these kid-friendly attractions at the top of your to-do list.
Tips for families of five or more who are looking for an all-inclusive resort. Page 6.
Dominican Republic all inclusive resorts for families: the DR is a popular Caribbean island for getaways with kids programs and other kid-friendly features.
Northeast US - Family Vacation Ideas
Tips for families visiting Epcot theme park at Disney World.
Hurricane season in the Caribbean: strategies to reduce weather risks include choosing low-risk spots, low-risk months...
Diagon Alley is opening in summer 2014 at Universal Orlando Resort.
Airline ticket prices went up in July 2014, thanks to new increases in security and airport fees.
Where to stay at Disney World: read about factors and considerations for families.
Here's how to snag free dining at Disney World in 2014. The free Disney dining plan is available for stays this fall.
See: Diagon Alley to Open at Universal Studios Florida in July 2014 . Harry Potter fans have loved the
Families on a resort vacation love to find fun right on-property, and a number of places these days offer lazy rivers and other waterpark features.
Charades: how to play this great game, for family fun for all ages.
Family Camps: these affordable summer getaways include meals, lodgings, and outdoors activities.
Family resorts in the Catskills in New York State offer year-found outdoor fun.
Read about Mexico all inclusive resorts, which are such popular spots for family vacations; see tips and a few cautions, too.
Mexico vacations for families: all inclusive resorts, popular destinations, and more.
Southeast US: family vacation ideas including Myrtle Beach, Gulf Shores Alabama, Hilton Head, Outer Banks, and much more.
Theme Parks for Little Kids: have a look at ten theme parks in the US designed for the younger set.
Holiday Season - Christmas Vacation Packages: fifteen ideas in the U.S. starting with an inn in Vermont where guests get a small Christmas tree to decorate in their room.
Motion sickness: if you or your kids tend to feel car sick, read about remedies and how to avoid motion sickness in cars.
Find many ideas for family vacations in Florida: in Orlando, or at the Space Coast, Treasure Coast, or Emerald Coast, at an all inclusive resort, or a resort with water park...
Looking for a water park? This state-by-state guide to US water parks will help you find one fast.
Planning a trip to a hurricane-proned destination between June and November? Before you go, download the Hurricane app from the American Red Cross.
Southern California family vacations: fun things to do, from theme parks to surfing, a vacation center with all-included activities, and more.
Great New England weekend getaways for family vacations: find ideas in the Great Outdoors, great family resorts, maple sugar weekends, moose tours, Boston with kids, and more.
All inclusive resorts for families: tips for finding the best places for family getaways.
The Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island, Bahamas has many features for families, special kids waterplay zone, giant waterpark with thrill rides, large kiddie pool area, baby welcome amenities, and more.
Bowen Island BC: tips for a day trip to this small island that's just a 15-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, near Vancouver BC.
Midwest US Vacation Ideas: Find Family Getaway Ideas in Illinois, Wisconsin, Ohio, and more...
Disneyland will mark its 60th anniversary in 2015. Here's the latest on the yearlong Diamond Celebration that kicks off in spring 2015.
Is it risky to take a Caribbean cruise during hurricane season? Here are recommendations from the family vacations expert at About.com.
Arizona Resorts for Families, including dude ranches, places with waterpark features such as a lazy river and waterslides, and more.
Save a bundle on your next family cruise with one of these deals from the most kid-friendly cruise lines.
Value priced all inclusive resorts: check out nine choices for families in the Caribbean and Mexico.
Rocking Horse Ranch: read about the year-round family resort in New York state, with all inclusive pricing, kids programs, myriad outdoor activities, indoor waterpark, and more.
Kona Village: read about this family -friendly resort on the Kohala Coast of the Big Island in Hawaii.
Bringing the kids to New York City this summer? These 10 fabulously free activities will help you stretch your vacation budget.
Mexico resorts: families love these getaways, but there are some tips, cautions, and points to note.
For families visiting Disney World, there are some great reasons to stay at a resort near the Magic Kingdom, especially for those with little kids along.
Top Resorts for Teens
Great Wolf Lodge New England is the largest indoor waterpark resort in the region. It opened in the Boston area in June 2014
Looking for an affordable beach town near Orlando? The family vacations expert at About.com gives two thumbs up to Daytona Beach.
Disney's Hawaii Resort - Review of the Aulani Resort and Spa, Ko Olina, Oahu, for family visitors.
Here's a selection of money-saving special offers currently available for kid-friendly summer vacations in the eastern and central US.
Top Things to do in Toronto Canada
Clearwater Beach / St. Petersburg Florida: tips for family travel to this popular area two hours west of Orlando.
Tips on where to swim with Manatees in Florida.
Planning a family getaway to Sanibel or Captiva Island, Florida? Put these kid-friendly attractions at the top of your to-do list.
Looking for a deal on a family vacation in the Caribbean or Mexico? Here are deals and special offers offered by top kid-friendly resorts in the Caribbean and Mexico.
500 acres including 125 acres on Lake Harmony, in the midst of scenery that you can explore by hiking, biking, or snow sports. Two hours from New York City.
Hershey Park PA: read about Hersheypark, the classic Hotel Hershey, and more, for family vacations.
Planning a trip to Disney World? Here's what you need to know about MagicBands and the new MyMagic+ ticketing system.
Water Park Resorts, a great family vacation idea: take a road trip to resort with indoor water park (or perhaps an outdoor water park, if climate permits.)
Planning a trip to Disney World? Find out what new attractions are coming in the next months and years.
Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Orlando: suggestions range from places where families can have fun with themed entertainment to choices that will go easy on the vacation budget.
Passport requirements and other documents for visiting Canada
Summer Vacation on the Cheap: No-brainer tips that can save big money on your family getaway.
Jamaica Weather: background and tips for travelers.
How can chiild restraints make babies and toddlers safer during flights? We asked child passenger safety expert Allana Pinkerton for her advice.
Club Med Cancun Yucatan, Mexico all inclusive resort with prime location in Cancun, and excellent programs for kids and teens...
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Great Wolf Lodge Poconos: profile for families and photos of Great Wolf Lodge Poconos resort with indoor water park.
Kennedy Space Center: read tips for visiting.
License Plate Game: print out the License Plate Game and other simple travel games for cars trips.
Best times to visit Disneyland: pick your months to avoid crowds, or to enjoy longer park hours.
Six Flags Great Escape Lodge and Indoor Water Park: all-suites lodge with its own water park and more fun at the theme park across the street.
Universal Orlando: how to get. Family Vacations.
Which Caribbean islands have all inclusive resorts? Not all islands offer these popular types of family getaways.
Thinking about taking a cruise with kids? These cruise lines go above and beyond for families.
Mayan Riviera all inclusive resorts and highlights for families along the Mayan Riviera, from north end at kilometer 18 to Tulum at kilometer 117.
Ten Top All Inclusive Resorts in Mexico for family vacations, with features such as excellent kids programs and lazy rivers and other waterpark features.
Mayan Riviera: find out about family-friendly all inclusive resorts in this popular area south of Cancun in Mexico.
Tyler Place -- all inclusive family resort in Vermont -- with 165 acres, lake activities in summer, and kids programs for several different ages.
Vacation home rental, for family getaways: read tips about this popular way to have accommodation with the the comforts of home on a trip.
Mexico - passport requirements, documents needed for visitors
Don't leave home without these eight essential and free apps that can make your family vacation better.
Bringing the kids to Disneyland this summer? Here are five easy ways to make your getaway more magical.
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Fall Vacation Ideas: fall foliage, family camp in the Rockies, weekends in the White Mountains -- read about these getaways and more.
How much do tickets to Disney World cost in 2014? Compare ticket prices for Disney World, Universal Orlando, and SeaWorld Orlando.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: read about this popular and affordable destination spot for family getaways.
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January and February ideas for family vacations: check suggestions for trips during the less crowded months of January and February.
Are you planning a family reunion? Glean smart planning tips from the HomeAway Family Reunion Survey.
California Resorts for Families: check out a number of resorts in southern California and elsewhere that welcome families with special features and amenities.
Xcaret theme park: tips for visiting this popular eco-archeological theme park in the Mayan Riviera south of Cancun.
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See ideas for California beach vacations, in both the northern and southern parts of the state.
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Houseboat Rentals: guest article about luxury Lake Mead Houseboat Rental
The Woodloch four-season resort in the Poconos, Pennsylvania offers all inclusive family getaways that provide lodgings, meals, and many fun activities.
Has your flight been delayed or cancelled? Know where you stand with Airfarewatchdog's online guide to passenger rights.
Visiting Disney World with a large family? These in-park resorts feature suites and villas that can sleep 5, 6, 7, or more people.
Save money when visiting Walt Disney World by bringing some snacks and refillable water bottles.
Looking for kid-friendly places to eat in New York City? These family favorites promise a yummy and affordable meal out.
Find family-friendly resorts on the Hawaiian islands of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and The Big Island.
Tips and review of Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort, at Disney World: a great place where families can camp or stay in cabins, and enjoy huge recreational grounds with many activities.
National parks are affordable, fun family vacation destinations, with family-friendly activities and Junior Ranger programs for kids.
Top Orlando Resorts for Families: From Disney World to Universal Orlando and everything in between.
The world is full of commercial products that amuse kids on a long car ride of plane trip, from travel-sized board games to the latest iPad apps.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina: family getaway ideas including a Disney Resort, and outdoors activities to enjoy.
Disney Christmas: celebrations at Disney World including wonderful special events that are included with regular theme park admission plus a popular specially-ticketed party with Christmas parade.
Iberostar Playa Paraiso, Riviera Maya, Mexico: introduction to this complex of five all inclusive resorts, with kids' club, lazy river, and other great features for families.
The Sagamore - Lake George NY: profile for families.
Looking for a family vacation deal? Check out these lists of hand-picked deals by region, as well as cruise deals, ski deals, spring break deals, and more.
Crown Paradise Club: this all inclusive resort in Cancun welcomes families with baby club, kids' waterpark and more.
Are you prepared for on-the-go emergencies? Before you leave on a family vacation, download the First Aid app from the American Red Cross.