Great Family Travel Ideas and How to Plan

Staff Writer

Family trips can be the source of the most fun memories you’ll make together. You’ll look back on them and cherish those incredible adventures you went on with your loved ones. Planning the trip, however, isn’t always as fun. It can sometimes seem like an impossible task, especially if you have young children in your family. Don’t let that discourage you, though. It’s entirely possible to plan a great family vacation that’s both manageable and memorable for the entire family. There’s a big world out there just waiting for you and your family to explore it. Here are some fun, family-friendly travel ideas, and tips to help you plan.

Visit a national park.


There’s no better adventure than discovering the beautiful scenery of the natural world, and the best place to do that is in one of the many national parks the United States has to offer. It’s an affordable way to visit some of the most loved and gorgeous scenery. You can take the family on a road trip, and this is one you can take your pup on too! A national park can be a great place to view wildlife in its natural habitat, learn about geographic locations, and learn about cultural importance. Imagine hiking down the Grand Canyon with your family, or seeing Niagara Falls together. Hiking to Angel’s Landing in Arches national park, or seeing the majesty of the Appalachian Trail. Going to a national park can be a weekend vacation or even a fun day trip. National parks also have free admission days, so it’s an affordable option too.

If you want to bring the family dog on a day trip to a national park, be sure to visit a harness store and get the best harness on the market for your pup. The best harnesses go on quickly and fit comfortably on any size dog or puppy, so you’ll be able to find the perfect large dog harness for your giant Fido or a small harness for your pocket pupper. Having your family’s best friend on a vacation will make it so much more fun!

Visit popular destinations.


Popular destinations like Walt Disney World tend to have more family-friendly activities and accommodations. You can do more research on things to do, read reviews, and plan daily activities to partake in while you’re visiting. Vacationing at a theme park or attraction is easier when you have young children that require strollers. Trying to hike or navigate a place with a big stroller that doesn’t fit down small streets can be a huge pain.

Magic stroller rental makes traveling much easier, and you won’t have to lug around your own stroller. Pick out the stroller you need, whether it’s a single stroller or a double stroller, and decide to pick it up or have it delivered to your resort. Once your vacation is over, just drop off your rental stroller at your selected location. It’s that easy.

Go international.


It may seem like a daunting task, but traveling internationally with your family isn’t impossible. It will take a little more planning, and a little more saving, but it could be an unforgettable trip full of unique things to do. Even a single day in the Land of the Rising Sun will be breathtaking to your family. You can expose your kids to new cultures, new people, and new foods (like authentic noodles and sushi) to excite their taste buds. It can be very moving to take a walk through a Japanese garden or experience the other unique things that a different culture has to offer. There are so many things to do in Japan and things to learn and be exposed to. Take your family to see the bloom of the famous cherry blossoms, experience what it was like to be a samurai, watch a sumo match, or wander Toyko’s biggest Buddhist temple. There’s even a Toyko Disney resort! Seeing a view of Mount Fuji in person for the first time is a memory your children will never forget.

Set your plans first.

The best way to ensure your family has a great trip is to make sure you plan it out. Consider these things –

  • Where do you want to go?
  • What’s your budget?
  • What will you do once you arrive?
  • Do you need passports?
  • What will you need to pack, and how much luggage will you need?

If you are traveling internationally, don’t forget about money! The American dollar can only get you so far. If you plan on taking the family to Japan, be sure to have yen on hand!

Traveling with the family is no easy feat, but it’s worth it in the end when your family is having fun.