When someone says “family vacation,” you probably think of loading up the station wagon; and when you hear “organized trip,” you probably think of senior citizens on tour buses. But those two worlds are coming together in ways that might surprise you with organized adventure tours.
The benefit of an organized family tour is that someone else does all the planning. Plus, since you pay for most things upfront—like meals and entrance fees—you won’t be nailed by hidden costs.
Then there’s the bonus of having other kids around—not to mention tour guides—in case you need a break, and you can save by staying stateside.
Tauck has family tours of national parks in Arizona and Utah. Or, get your history fix on a family trip from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
Backroads is all about active adventures. So, you can take the kids hiking through California’s North Coast or biking through Maine’s Acadia National Park.
Plus, there’s Austin-Lehman Adventures, which has family trips to Yosemite, Yellowstone, and the Grand Canyon.
Yes, it may cost more than going out on your own, but the peace of mind can make it all worthwhile.
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