The best active family vacations include guided family adventures, and ways to create your own family adventures. This page offers many suggestions along with family adventure vacation packagess and savings.
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Sharing family vacation experiences without electronic connections has its benefits. Spending time sans cell phones, pagers, IPods or IPads means more time to be shared - sort of a self-imposed family time out together.
It’s not just about whitewater rafting anymore even though the New River and the Gauley continue to provide ways for families to share awesome adventures. Now at ACE there’s a chance to soar like a bird through the air with you 10-year-old.
Prepare to zip, soar, jump, glide and feel free. Just shake it up. Zipline adventures add new perspectives; shake up your norm; build confidence; provide extra thrills, and will add “whoa!” moments to any family vacation.
Tranquil and welcoming, Lake Tohopekaliga glistened under the mid-morning sun as our group cautiously assembled on the Boggy Creek Airboat dock. Embarking took only minutes as we filed past the young captain, received headsets to protect our ears and stepped aboard.
Place your cell phone in airplane mode and proceed to enjoy freedom of a zipline experience. Zip, soar or glide, with your kids creating your very own family adventure with plenty of bragging rights for all age.
They call it “Big Sky Country.” And just one day of hiking in the mountains gave us proof that this was no misnomer - Montanans choose their names wisely.
We are always looking for new zipline locations because ziplining is crazy fun and meant to be shared with kids of all ages. The good news is Forever Florida Adventures in the Wild offers including the best ziplining in Florida.
For active families summer family vacation time is precious and it is pointless to spend a minute or a dime on predictable and boring activities in vacation places without a natural WOW! Factor.
Outdoor adventures define Southern West Virginia family vacations. The terrain, the water, the weather, and the residents create a positive synergy which benefits everyone looking to enjoy the benefits of Mother Nature.
For active family adventures the Lake Lucerne area is simply the best. Days can be filled with hiking, biking, sailing or swimming and nights offer music under the stars.
Looking for a little adventure, for something out of the ordinary? Consider this. Recently I had the opportunity to try the “Sleeping with the Caribou” overnight experience at Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien. It was memorable, amazing, fun, eco-friendly and definitely REAL.
A family vacation in Switzerland can be magical with the right connections. Who doesn’t love legends, mountains, boats, trains, great food, and lovely Swiss chocolate?
ACE Adventure Resort in Southern West Virginia is a one-stop place for family vacation adventures. They have so many activities, from whitewater rafting and zip lining, to mountain biking and horseback riding, that the biggest problem is deciding where to begin your adventure!
Imagine a secret family vacation spot with cabins, B & Bs, lodges and resorts tucked away in the woods by lakes and streams. A place where lakes yield fish and nights make star gazing exceptional - no schedules required, having fun is easy.
Thrilling, cool and fun tree top soaring is becoming popular among families wishing to see Mother Nature from a squirrel’s eye view. The latest on our soar and explore list Ozone Zipline Adventures in Ohio.
This Mid-Atlantic four-season resort is a “rockin and swingin” place during the summer months offering unlimited recreation and family-focused activities without tickets or long lines.
The original all-inclusive, all-American vacation experience, dude ranches are rooted in American traditions offering positive ways to enjoy time together.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the United States and is ranked third best family attraction in the United States by the Zagat Survey U.S. Family Travel Guide. It definitely deserves a place on any family’s “to-do” list.
Family camp requires no management skills. From exotic up-close animal encounters at Busch Gardens to space simulations at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville or river rafting at Ace Adventure in West Virginia. Family camps make it easy to be a kid with your kids.
Having fun with the kids while someone else takes care of the details, that is the basic idea of family camp. From square dancing to storytelling family camps offer memory making experiences with or without green Jello.
Make this a winter of discovery - whales, the open sea with your grand kids. [Read More]
Virginia Beach A Whale of a Winter Family Adventure. Your family can
spend a couple of hours on the ocean, with the chance of encountering
rare fin and humpback whales on their migration route. Some range up
to 85 feet long and weigh 70 tons; others breach playfully, or proudly
show their flukes (tailfins). It's like nothing else you'll do this
winter. With admission to Virginia Aquarium and its 3D IMAX(R) Theatre
included, your time together will be shared with the sharks, harbor
seals and sea turtles as well. Whale Watching Packages are offered
through a number of hotels, so meeting your family's needs for a warm,
cozy evening together is an easy task. Packages available from
December to mid-March. Virginia Beach Visitors Bureau For more information, call the Virginia Beach Whale Hotline toll-free at 1-866-59-WHALE (866-599-4253), or visit our website for online trip planning. [Read Less]
Reunions happen naturally when staying with us. [Read More]
Looking for something to do as a family and have no idea how to get everyone to agree? We have just the solution. We’ve pulled together adventures that we know kids love and packaged them by age. So now, if you have a six-year-old, we have special packages built with them in mind and if you have a 12 year-old, we’ve got them covered, too. ACE Adventure Resort Oak Hill WV, 25901. Toll-free 1-800-787-3982 or
ACE is the spot for all your family adventure filled with fun. Stay in one of our cabins, chalets (both with hot tubs) lodge or campsite; play with us on the river lakes caves and ride our trails on horses or bikes. We will make your vacation easy to manage from your place to sleep, eat and play, all in one package, if you wish all-year long. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more. We are a great hosting place for your reunion large or small. ACE Adventure Resort, Oak Hill, WV. Call 1- 888-223-7238 or direct at 1(304) 469-2651 or visit us online. [Read Less]
Mid-Week Zip Line Special Savings. Zip and save $20 all year long.
ACE has always offered families earth-friendly family adventures from rafting and mountain biking to caving and, yes, ziplining. Zipline adventure savings are available Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. ACE Adventure Center Resort, Oak Hill, WV 25901. (304)469-26511, 1-800-787-3982 or online.
Sleep at tree top level in the jungle, inspire your sense of adventure and free your spirit. [Read More]
Carved out of the Amazon Jungle, our hotel is a series of beautiful wooden towers linked by catwalks through the Brazilian Amazon. Ariau Towers houses a myriad of facilities, including observation towers, panoramic auditorium, amphitheaters, a cyber café, treetop swimming pools, restaurants, bars, heliport, and airport transportation. Our rustic treetop rooms, suites and treehouses have private balconies elevated high above the rainforest floor with more than five miles of wooden catwalks. Ariau Amazon Towers – Amazon /Brazil Amazon Rain Forest Manaus, Brazil Toll-free 1-877-442-27428 or www.ariautowers.com.
Sleep in a Caboose. Skip stones, climb boulders and enjoy nature with your kids. [Read More]
Choose to stay in a renovated Santa Fe Railroad Car nestled under the trees. The rail car has space for six guests in its two bunk beds and includes a full kitchen and sitting area. Stays include continental breakfast. Other lodging includes four guest rooms, prairie and farm houses, private bunk, saddle and carriage houses. On the grounds is a small chapel, swimming hole, barnyard and petting area, picnic area, campfire circle and walking paths. Country Woods Inn Glen Rose, Texas 420 Grand Ave, Glen Rose, TX 76043. (254) 396-5248 or online.
Sleep in a Frontier Log Cabin. Stargazing programs Friday & Saturday night. [Read More]
The park offers both a campground for the self-sufficient and cozy frontier log cabins for those seeking more comfort. Daytime activities include fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, kite flying and sand dune sledding. On Friday and Saturday nights join a stargazing program and share time on professional caliber telescope gazing at the heavens. Bruneau Dunes State Park 27608 Sand Dunes Rd Mountain Home, ID 83647. (208) 366-7919 or online.
Sleep in a Tree Cottage.
Family camping with a bird’s eye view [Read More]
Year-round tree cottages, three-season treehouses, a new hobbit house, and tent sites with access to river rafting, tubing, horseback riding, canoeing, fishing, and hiking. The camp backs up to the Appalachian Trail and is 10 minutes from Harpers Ferry, WV, Antietam Battlefield, and Brunswick Railroad Museum. The Treehouse Camp Maple Tree Campground 20716 Townsend Road Rohrersville, Maryland 21779. (301) 432-5585 or online.
Sleep in a Caboose. Coolest family camping idea ever. [Read More]
At Two Rivers SRA, 10 Union Pacific cabooses have been remodeled and restored for park lodging. The cabooses are air-conditioned and sleep six people, with two bunk beds in the rear and two mattresses in the cupola. Each is equipped with a modern bathroom. A small kitchen area is adjacent to dining area with a deck, picnic table, and grill at the entrance. Available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Two Rivers SRA 27702 F ST Waterloo, NE 68069-7012. (402)359-5165 or Two Rivers Campgrounds
Summer Camping in a Teepee. The perfect western-style family adventure. [Read More]
Each of the teepees has a queen sized bed and two single beds available from June 15th to October 1st each year. The grounds offer lawn games, free Wi-Fi, organic garden, and on-site parking. Common areas include a pool table, gas fireplace, lending library, pool table, fireplace, piano, and lots of toys and books for children. All linens provided. 476 State Rd. 150 - Taos Ski Valley Rd. Box 429 Arroyo Seco de Taos New Mexico 87514. (575) 776-8298 or online.
Defining family fun each day. [Read More]
The complex offers full service camping and offers family camping options from tents and RV spots to lodges, cozy cabins and super cool woodland cabins. The campground has free Wi-Fi, game room/arcade, geocaching, laser tag, wagon rides, disc golf, mini golf, pedal carts, swimming pool and a new “spray” ground water feature. Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort 7531 County Road 13, Bath, NY 14810. Toll-free 1-800-760-0947 or online.
Sleep in a Tree Top with Your Kids. Remember Swiss Family Robinson. [Read More]
This tree-friendly family vacation spot in Southern Oregon is near the Redwoods and Oregon Caves. The three treehouses come with imaginative themes such as living like the Swiss Family Robinson. Each stay includes breakfast. Guest amenities include bathrooms, a BBQ / gas grill, food prep area, disc golf course, volleyball, horseshoes, fishing, disc golf and recreational technical tree climbing – including night climbs. Vertical Horizons Treehouse Paradise Cave Junction, OR 97523. (541) 592-4751 or online. [Read Less]
Celebrate summer in the mountains with us. [Read More]
Pigeon Forge is a great destination for your summer break. We’ll fill your days with go-carts and mini-golf, or if you prefer, take a balloon ride high above our Smoky Mountain town. Pigeon Forge theaters are filled with music, dancing, comedy and magic.
Hike or bike or surf in Santa Cruz with your family. [Read More]
The Coastview Inn offers a Family Recreation Package for Santa Cruz visitors. Enjoy glorious Santa Cruz mountain bike and hiking trails in the California wilderness areas nearby or try the incredible Santa Cruz surfing. Family Recreation Package Details
-Standard room with two queen beds
-Wireless Internet Access
Prices start at: $149.00 inclusive (Oct-April) Coastview Inn - Santa Cruz, CA
301 Beach Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone: 831-426-0420 Fax: 831-426-1853
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North Tahoe Adventures Lodging Special. Creature your own adventure. [Read More]
Package includes: Lodging, hot buffet breakfast and your choice of one of the following activities:2.5 hour Tahoe Treetop Adventure Park session, all day bike rental, 1/2 day paddle board or kayak rental, river rafting or nine holes of golf with car. From $110 per person per day. 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA 96145. [Read Less]
Extra space to enjoy time away with family. [Read More]
Making a cottage, condo, or cabin in the Boone area your next High Country family vacation base is both cost-efficient and practical for any size family. Stay in a cabin in the woods by a rushing stream or in a cottage along the rim with a striking view. We offer slope-side condos at ski areas for families coming to play in the snow. Family vacation locations range from Valle Crucis and Foscoe to Blowing Rock and Boone. Boone Area Visitor Information 208 Howard Street Boone, North Carolina 28607. Toll-free 1-800-852-9506, (828) 262.3516 or online. [Read Less]