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Family Vacation Ideas

The family that travels together stays together! Drive the Nation can help you to plan a stress-free and fun-filled road trip. Pack up the car and hit the road to explore the U.S. with your family, from grandkids to grandparents and everyone in between. There are festivals, museums, beaches, and more. We all have different personalities, which is why our family vacation ideas hit home for all types of families. Here you can find information on great kid-friendly cities, as well as some of the best vacation spots in the USA!

Plus, when it comes to travel planning you can count on our step-by-step itineraries, recommendations on top attractions, and safety tips for families. If your upcoming family trip is a driving vacation, view our ideas for surviving those long car rides. Don’t forget to pack the snacks!

We’re all for traveling with the family, and we want your children to experience some of the country’s best landmarks and parks. We fill you in on the best activities for kids, how to plan fun for the whole family, and safe family vacation ideas. Whether loading the car for a holiday trip, spring break, summer vacation, or weekend to the mountains, we have the destinations and sightseeing attractions that provide for a memorable journey.

Zoo to You (Paso Robles, CA)
4 weeks ago

Zoo to You (Paso Robles, CA)

Zoos are one of those places where everyone in the family can have fun. Not only is seeing rare and exotic animals cool, but it’s an educational experience. No wonder they are commonly on the ‘must see’ list for anyone visiting a city with a great zoo. 

Paso Robles, California has an interesting approach to zoos that you might find interesting. Not only does the city have its zoo it also works on bringing the zoo to you! 

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Quick Guide to Salem, Oregon
1 month ago

Quick Guide to Salem, Oregon

The city of Salem, Oregon sits in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The city is just under 50 miles from Portland. Salem is not only picturesque but has plenty of fun activities for the whole family, too. Here are the must-sees and must-dos, whether you’re there for a day or a week.

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Things to Do in Philadelphia for Kids
2 months ago

Things to Do in Philadelphia for Kids

Philadelphia is a great destination for anyone, and especially for families. The City of Brotherly Love has much to offer kids and their parents, with lots of fun activities that just happen to be educational. World class landmarks such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art where its “Rocky” steps await.

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The World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt
3 months ago

The World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt

Who says Easter egg hunts are just for kids? Everyone loves an Easter egg hunt at Easter time, and what better way can you indulge in the holiday event then by participating in the World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt? You read right – it’s the biggest in the world, and you can be a part of it on Sunday, April 16th on Copper Mountain. Just take I-70 for about 75 miles west of Denver in Summit County, Colorado.

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Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, LA (February 21-28)
5 months ago

Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, LA (February 21-28)

Beads and costumes and music…oh my! Mardi Gras time has to be one of the most fun times of the whole year. Although Mardi Gras itself in New Orleans may not be the ideal place for young children and families, the celebration in Lake Charles, Louisiana is fit for all to attend! Are you interested in experiencing Mardi Gras the Lake Charles way? Read on to learn more about this one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras experience happening in late February.

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Understanding Rental Car Sizes
9 months ago

Understanding Rental Car Sizes

Economy…Full-size…Luxury…if these words make you think “rental car” then you are in the right place! Most of us have rented a vehicle at some point in our lives. If not, chances are high that you might have to at some point in the future.  If you are one who has rented a car, you’ve probably run in to the dilemma of what size you need or just focused on the price to determine what you will get. A vehicle is a vehicle, right? Not when it comes to renting a car. There’s a lot to take into consideration when deciding what car you will need. Do you have a family with a lot of luggage? Are you single with just a carry-on? Will you be driving clients around or going to an upscale event? There is a vehicle for everything. Read on to learn just what all those rental car terms mean…

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5 Craft Ideas to Commemorate Summer Vacations
11 months ago

5 Craft Ideas to Commemorate Summer Vacations

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As the summer months wind down and the kids prepare to head back to school, it’s normal to find yourself in a post-vacation slump. After all, it can be difficult to transition back to the everyday routine once you have had the opportunity to enjoy perfect weather, great company and breathtaking sunsets.

After a fun trip with family or friends, it can be easy to let the good times slip away from memory. To be sure you have cherished keepsakes for many decades to come, consider coordinating some craft ideas before you embark for your trip. Our team at drivethenation.com has cmpiled our 5 Favorite Craft Ideas to Commemorate Summer Vacations!
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Travel-Themed Father’s Day Gifts
1 year ago

Travel-Themed Father’s Day Gifts

Father’s Day is right around the corner and if your dad is a fan of traveling, why not look into getting him some travel-themed Father’s Day gifts this year? From travel speakers to cigars, we know all the latest gadgets that we know dad will love.  We did our research and found some of the top travel-themed gifts for this Father’s Day!  Read More

Kid-Friendly, Educational Activities and Apps for Road Trips
1 year ago

Kid-Friendly, Educational Activities and Apps for Road Trips

Road trips are a rite of passage for every family. They test your familial bond, as they require many hours spent together in the car, where you must entertain one …
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Tech to Help the Family Stick Together This Vacation
1 year ago

Tech to Help the Family Stick Together This Vacation

Gone are the days of “I spy” and missions to spot a license plate from every state. While non-electronic road trip fun can still be a blast, apps and digital media has created a whole new way to keep the gang amused while traveling. Check out the latest and greatest offerings when it comes to beating boredom that can be found right on your smartphone.

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Family Vacation IdeasTravel Tips for Families

It’s not easy to travel with the family, especially when your kids are young. That’s why we share travel tips for taking the kids on long car rides, holiday trips and family vacations. Our family vacation ideas are guidelines to help you provide your kids with the excitement and anticipation for the next trip. Instead of designing your itinerary with things to do upon arrival, start the planning along your route and utilize our tips and suggestions to make your road trip the first part of your vacation.

These articles include family vacation ideas that will help keep the whole family happy. From tips on making trips both fun and educational, to suggestions for eating healthy on vacation, to exciting activities to help your family remember your vacation experiences, Drive The Nation shares tons of great vacation ideas for families.