Sunset is a highlight of a family trip to the Grand Canyon

The United States- our home country, with so much variety, and so many different places to explore. We’re also road-tripping through parts of Canada and Mexico.

We have lived in Boston, New York, and Connecticut, and enjoy showing our girls some of what the United States has to offer. We’ve visited more National Parks than we can count, as well as more offbeat attractions from a bison farm to a crystal mine!

You’ll find our tips on visiting some of our favorite attractions, from the Oregon coast to Washington D.C., and a lot of places in between.

We also spent more than two months in Mexico, as well as a few road trips into Canada to visit our Northern neighbors.

If you are looking for stops on your next road trip, make sure to check out our special section dedicated to Family Road Trips.


USA & Canada

family on the Skyline Arch hiking trail in Arches National Park, Utah
Arches National Park: 13 Hiking Trails for the Whole Family
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Maine coastline with rocks, ocean and evergreens in Acadia National Park
Fall in Acadia National Park: Tips and Trails for the Best Fall Foliage
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Craters of the Moon with Kids
Walking on the Moon: Exploring Craters of the Moon National Park with Kids
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Blue skies and wispy clouds above the snow capped Grand Tetons in Grand Teton National Park.
Best Time To Visit Grand Teton National Park
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Portland Head Lighthouse with rocks and ocean below, end of Boston to Portland Maine road trip
Boston to Portland, Maine: The Ultimate Guide to Road Trip Routes and Scenic Stops (2024)
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visitors descending into Mammoth Cave for a guided tour
How to Pick the Best Mammoth Cave Tour: from Families to Avid Adventurers
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dramatic clouds over the skyline of Charlotte, North Carolina
Does it Snow in Charlotte NC? 11 Fun Things to Do in Charlotte in Winter (2024)
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Arch in Arches National Park with blue sky
Where to Stay Near Arches National Park: 9 Hotels for Any Budget in 2024
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Family inside an Broken Arch in Arches National Park in summer
Best Time to Visit Arches National Park
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Things to Do in Great Sand Dunes National Park
15 Best Things to Do in Great Sand Dunes National Park (2024)
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Tips of Sand Sledding at Great Sand Dunes National Park
12 Tips for Sand Sledding in Great Sand Dunes National Park
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The Best Time to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park
Best Time to Visit Great Sand Dunes National Park (2024)
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Mammoth National Park with Kids
Underground Wonders: Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave with Kids
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Trolley decorated for the holidays in San Francico
Christmas in San Francisco with Kids: One Day of Holiday Magic (Updated 2023)
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La Jolla Cove on Mexican Family Road Trip
LA to Ensenada: A Baja Family Road Trip
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large redwood tree Trees of Mystery in Klamath, CA
Trees of Mystery Review: Exploring the Majestic California Redwoods
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Skyline driving into Vancouver over Canadian Border
Driving to Canada: How to Cross the Canadian Border with Kids in 2021
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Glacier with Kids St Mary lake
Exploring Glacier National Park with Kids: 3-Day Itinerary
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Yellowstone with Kids for 3 Days
A Guide to Yellowstone with Kids: 3-Day Itinerary
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jelly beans at the Jelly Belly Factory
Sweet Beans: All About the Jelly Belly Factory Tour
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Square Tower House in Mesa Verde with kids
Best of Mesa Verde with Kids
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Grand view of the Grand Canyon
6 Reasons to Skip the Grand Canyon on your Next Family Road Trip
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Pretty shot of Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona
Is Horseshoe Bend Worth Visiting?
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Hodoos of Bryce Canyon lit up at sunset, 2 days with kids
Best of Bryce Canyon with Kids: 2 Days of Hiking and Hoodoos
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Vernal Falls at Yosemite with Kids
Hiking Yosemite with Kids: A 3-Day Itinerary
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Meow Wolf exterior with kids
Exploring Meow Wolf with Kids: Santa Fe’s House of Eternal Return
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Finger weaving at Oconaluftee village in CHerokee North Carloina with kids
Exploring Oconaluftee Indian Village with Kids in Cherokee, NC
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Wright Brothers Visitors Center with Kids
Taking Flight: Visiting the Wright Brothers Memorial with Kids
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Mount Vernon from the front gate visiting with kids
How to Visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon with Kids
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Crayola Exterior Easton PA
Review of The Crayola Experience, PA- Is It Worth It?
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Mountains on American Northwest Road Trip
American Northwest Family Road Trip: National Parks and the Pacific Northwest
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New York City with kids in 2021
New York City With Kids: A 1-Day Summer Itinerary
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Touring the Capitol Building, Washington DC
Washington D.C. with Kids: Top Picks for a Family-friendly Trip
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cross country road trip map of USA
An Epic Cross-Country Road Trip Itinerary: 8 Weeks Coast to Coast
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Empire State Building at dusk, New York City
Explore New York City: A Beginner’s Guide to NYC
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Wine glasses at one of our favorite restaurants around the World
Favorite Restaurants Around the World
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