Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Destinations by State

Travel the nation state-by-state and discover the best family-friendly destinations in North America. Learn more about family vacations in North America.

Featured
Family Vacations in Mexico

Mexico offers family vacation options from theme parks and ancient Mayan culture to whale watching to exotic festivals and it has sun warm water and sandy beaches too. Learn more about family vacations in Mexico.


Family Vacations

Find family vacations in the U.S., Mexico, or Canada that appeal to the kids and the grown-ups. Read more about family vacations in North America. See more »

Family Vacations in Alaska

Alaska features more than 100 state parks, hiking, fishing, animal watching, glacier tours, and more. Learn more about family vacations in Alaska. See more »

Family Vacations: Cape Canaveral

Cape Canaveral gives behind-the-scenes NASA tours, and launch pad and rocket visits. Learn about family vacations in Cape Canaveral and Florida. See more »

Family Vacations: Louisiana State Capitols

Louisiana state capitols feature guided tours, Art Deco architecture and striking interiors. Learn about family vacations to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. See more »

Family Vacations in Minnesota

Minnesota offers vacation activities from shopping the Mall of America to canoeing its many lakes and rivers. Learn about Minnesota family vacations. See more »

Family Vacations: Pittsburghs Three Rivers

Pittsburgh's Three Rivers district offers shopping, dining, and a spectacular view. Learn about this area and other family vacations in Pittsburgh. See more »

Family Vacations in Iowa

Iowa is an all-season playground for the family seeking a fun and relaxing vacation. Learn more about Iowa family vacations. See more »

Family Vacations in Illinois

From Lake Michigan relaxing to big-city Chicago sightseeing, Illinois has your family vacation covered. Learn about Illinois family vacations. See more »

Family Vacations in Missouri

Missouri is a one-stop-shop for your family vacation needs, with museums, zoos, music and landmarks. Learn more about family vacations in Missouri. See more »

Family Vacations in Nevada

In Nevada, families can opt for outdoor adventure or sightseeing, or they can play in Las Vegas. Find out more about family vacations in Nevada. See more »