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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.

5 Summer Family Activities
4 years ago

5 Summer Family Activities

Last week we shared 5 fun family activities to do this summer and here they are for you to try with your family:

5. Go to a Baseball Game: Baseball is …
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5 Do’s and Don’ts When Traveling With A Newborn
4 years ago

5 Do’s and Don’ts When Traveling With A Newborn

Confession: I am in no ways a professional mother. Then again, who is? All I know is my infant and I have taken our share of road trips and I …
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3 Trip Planning Tips For Parents
4 years ago

3 Trip Planning Tips For Parents

The days are gone when you would just pick a place on the map, grab a backpack and jump in the car in a matter of minutes. Now you have …
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Child Passenger Safety Week
5 years ago

Child Passenger Safety Week

As a mother-to-be, Child Passenger Safety Week has more meaning now than it ever has before. Despite having friends with little ones and being that college student that babysat kids weekly, I never thought about the details that went into strapping a child into their cars. This kind of information is not only important to parents but to Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, or babysitters but rather anyone who will be transporting children in their vehicles.

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5 Things To Do In Philadelphia For Kids
5 years ago

5 Things To Do In Philadelphia For Kids

A recent trip to Philly was an amazing experience.  Philadelphia is filled with site-seeing, historical facts, and adventures the whole family will love.

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10 Things To Do In Phoenix With Kids
5 years ago

10 Things To Do In Phoenix With Kids

Phoenix is an all time favorite travel destination for many around the world for some many different reasons. Specifically for families, there is a wide variety of things to see and do. Ranging from local restaurants, shopping, nightlife, museums and more, you’ll be sure to have a good time here. In this post, we’re giving you ten different things to do with kids while visiting this beautiful town.

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Things To Do With Kids In Rhode Island
5 years ago

Things To Do With Kids In Rhode Island

My husband grew up in Rhode Island, and since I’m not from the area when we moved back, I became what is referred to as a “Bride of Rhode Island.” Now that we’ve lived here for a while and have children I understand the reason so many Rhode Islanders who have moved away move back to raise their families. Rhode Island provides an incredible quality of life for raising children, from its many beautiful beaches to its fantastic resources for kids; there is always plenty to keep them entertained. Therefore, I thought I’d share some of my favorites with you.

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Tips For Traveling With An Infant
5 years ago

Tips For Traveling With An Infant

Three weeks after my daughter Caroline was born we went on a 13-hour road trip. I already know what you are thinking, this girl is nuts! I know, I know, but it was unavoidable. I was a little bit worried about traveling with a newborn and a toddler that we are trying to potty train, while also recovering from major surgery.  But we survived.  Actually, we more than survived, we flourished.  The trip went smoothly and we had a great time with our family.

Here are some of my tips when traveling with small children and babies. Read More

Surviving Vacation: 10 Family Travel Tips
5 years ago

Surviving Vacation: 10 Family Travel Tips

Let’s face it, as much fun as they can be, summer vacations with the family can also be a bit challenging. Especially when teenagers are involved. Don’t let their moodiness discourage you. Even if family members are on different pages, it is possible to have a fun and memorable vacation. In this post, we’ve compiled a list of tips to guarantee a fun time this summer with your family. Read More

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.