12 Family Trips Budget Travel Editors Love Summer is coming and its time to start thinking about where to take the kids. Here are 12 editor-approved vacation spots perfect for the whole family. Budget Travel Thursday, Apr 26, 2012, 3:44 PM I'll never forget traveling to Washington, D.C. with my family. The sheer number of monuments was overwhelming!—Danielle Contray, Senior Digital Editor (Courtesy vicnaire/myBudgetTravel) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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12 Family Trips Budget Travel Editors Love

Summer is coming and its time to start thinking about where to take the kids. Here are 12 editor-approved vacation spots perfect for the whole family.

  • Washington, D.C.
  • Glacier National Park
  • San Francisco
  • Marthas Vineyard

I'll never forget traveling to Washington, D.C. with my family. The sheer number of monuments was overwhelming!—Danielle Contray, Senior Digital Editor

(Courtesy vicnaire/myBudgetTravel)

Arches National Park. We took a midnight walk to Delicate Arch under a full moon. It was incredible.—Amy Lundeen, Photo Director

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The Jamestown/Yorktown/Williamsburg trifecta of historical nerdiness.—Nicholas DeRenzo, Associate Editor

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We can't wait to return to Cabin 22 on McDonald Creek in Glacier National Park. In fact, we love it so much we watch the park's webcams all year long.—Robert Firpo-Cappiello, Deputy Editor

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Lancaster County, Pa. My parents and I spend a weekend bidding on Amish quilts, carb-loading on brown butter and noodles, and discovering the awesomeness of miniature ponies.—Andrea Minarcek, Contributing Editor

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Hershey, Pa. The chocolate…the rides…the chocolate.—Ruthie Kaposi, Project Manager

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San Francisco. My family goes every holiday season, but we always manage to discover some new little nook or cranny.—Rachel Mosely, Editorial Assistant

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My dad's whole side of the family road-tripped in a 15-passenger van from Cleveland to Rapid City, S.D. We hit Badlands National Park, Mt. Rushmore, and the Cosmos Mystery Area.—Whitney Tressel, Associate Photo Editor

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Southern California. Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, the Santa Monica Pier…and of course, the celebrity handprints in Hollywood!—Kaeli Conforti, Digital Editorial Assistant

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Miami. We used to visit my grandparents there, way before South Beach became chichi. Anywhere my grandmother lived was perfect to me.—Robin Honig, Research Chief

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Growing up, my family trip to Martha's Vineyard was always bittersweet—sweet because it was everything I loved about the summer (the beach, the lobster rolls, the homemade ice-cream), bitter because we went in August and I knew that school would be starting in just a few weeks. —Laura Michonski, Deputy Digital Editor

(Courtesy jtaibleson/myBudgetTravel)

New Orleans is great for multi-generational trips: Plenty of parks, great food and architecture, and endless watering holes to sneak off to when you need a break.—Valerie Rains, Features Editor

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