11 Family Vacation Ideas—And Deals To Match

A family on vacationThe Grand CanyonGolden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Californiafireworks over Cinderella's castle in Walt Disney WorldKayak on lake superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota.glaciers in Alaskacanoe on the shores of Maui, HawaiiJefferson Memorial in Washington D.C. and Cherry BlossomsSydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, AustraliaCosta del Sol, SpainCaye Caulker, Belize
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Each day we scout out the best travel deals. This week we did so with family travel in mind. The rates you see on these pages are based on two adults and one child under the age of 12 sharing one bedroom. Contact the tour company directly if you'd like to price a vacation for a larger group. 
A road trip through the National Parks of the Southwest, Air, Car, 6 Nights, From $960. Explore the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park with this vacation package before catching a show in Las Vegas. Book by Oct. 13.
California Road Trip, Air, Car, 8 Nights, From $771. Book the quintessential American road trip vacation package and drive from San Francisco to San Diego along California’s scenic Pacific Coast. Book by Apr. 20.
Mid-Atlantic Historical Road Trip, Air, Car, 9 Nights, From $809. Teach your kids a history lesson they'll never forget—visit Independence Hall in Philadelphia, show them Civil War history in Gettysburg, bring our colonial past to life in Williamsburg, and end with national monuments in Washington D.C. Book by Dec. 15.
Orlando, Disney Tickets, Dining Plan, Air, 3 Nights, From $583. Spend four days meeting characters, enjoying rides, and not have to worry about tickets or meals. For more tips, check out our insider's guide to Disney World, great for first-timers and fanatics alike. Book by May 18.
Grand Marais, Minn., From $95 a Night. Enjoy all the scenery, fishing, and sailing Lake Superior has to offer, or sign up for a family friendly class, and pick up a new hobby—from knitting and basket weaving to bread baking—from the nearby North House Folk School. Book by Dec. 31.
Seattle with a cruise through Alaska, Air, 9 Nights, From $1,418. Enjoy this popular route through Alaska's fjords and glaciers—but not before taking a couple of days to soak up the Emerald City. Book by Sept. 21.
Visit the Hawaiian Islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island, Air, 12 Nights, From $1,101. Say Aloha to four Hawaiian Islands with this 12-night vacation package, accommodations and airfare included. Book by Dec. 6.
Washington D.C., From $199 a Night. Enjoy the monuments at the prettiest time of year, during the Cherry Blossom Festival. This year, celebrate the centennial with a stay in a swanky hotel right on Capitol Hill. Plus: how to enjoy the Festival without the crowds. Book by Apr. 21.
Sydney, Air, 5 Nights, From $1,899. This family travel deal makes it easy—and affordable—to get to know Sydney's unique sights, from the harbor to the nearby beaches. Book by Sept. 10.
Southern Spain, Air, Car, 6 Nights, From $1,131. Spend a week exploring Málaga and Spain's Sun Coast, or take a drive to see the famous Rock of Gibraltar—all at your own pace. Book by May 9.
Belize & Guatemala, 14 Nights, From $1,549. Explore the ruins of Tikal, embark on a river canoeing adventure, and snorkel in the barrier reef off Caye Caulker or opt for one of G Adventures' other family friendly adventures, created especially for children ages 12-17. Book by Dec. 2013.

Whether your kids love the city or the beach, history or the House of Mouse, we found 11 family travel packages for any taste—at price points that won't ruin the fun.

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