12 Family Trips Budget Travel Editors Love

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I'll never forget traveling to Washington, D.C. with my family. The sheer number of monuments was overwhelming!—Danielle Contray, Senior Digital Editor
Arches National Park. We took a midnight walk to Delicate Arch under a full moon. It was incredible.—Amy Lundeen, Photo Director
The Jamestown/Yorktown/Williamsburg trifecta of historical nerdiness.—Nicholas DeRenzo, Associate Editor
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
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
Hershey, Pa. The chocolate…the rides…the chocolate.—Ruthie Kaposi, Project Manager
San Francisco. My family goes every holiday season, but we always manage to discover some new little nook or cranny.—Rachel Mosely, Editorial Assistant
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
Southern California. Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, the Santa Monica Pier…and of course, the celebrity handprints in Hollywood!—Kaeli Conforti, Digital Editorial Assistant
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
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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