Going on a family vacation allows you to bond and enjoy yourselves without the immediate stress of time management and bills. Embarking on an adventure with the family creates an
opportunity to explore the natural world and have a unique experience to remember. If you haven’t considered outdoor travel experiences, here are five suggestions from across the United States to get you started.
Out ‘n About Treesort, Oregon
What is more kid-oriented than a treehouse? In Cave Junction, Oregon, this resort has 15 treehouses for lodging. Some of the treehouses are fully equipped with kitchenettes and functional bathrooms, while others are simpler models. The resort also features ziplining with ten different lines, river rafting, workshops, and more. Prices range from $150 a night and includes breakfast.
Pisgah View Ranch, North Carolina
For a cowboy-inspired experience, visit this historic ranch in Candler, North Carolina. Stay in cottages or cabins and partake in scenic horseback rides by the Blue Ridge Mountains or go fishing for bluegills. Prices range from $125 a night; meals are an extra fee and are served in the historic ranch house.
For a few days of family fun, venture up to Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, Maine where your family will learn about native wildlife and get their hands dirty. From guided hikes and insect hunts to boat tours and nature crafts, the days will be filled with engaging outdoor fun. Prices range from $500 for each child and $1020 for each adult with a $50 family registration fee.
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
Not all vacations have to be sweltering. For a change of pace, travel to Gustavus, Alaska for a visit. Take part in guided tours or sea-kayaking, or take part in the daily boat tour to see glaciers! Rather than look for lodging elsewhere, the park features a campground for your use at no charge.
Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
For a more relaxing family outing, go to Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, where the name says it all. The natural hot springs are a great way to relax and unwind, but if the temperature is too hot, an indoor aquatic center is just a few blocks away. For the cost of daily passes, check the hot springs website.