Healthy Travel Tips »

Healthy Travel Tips » Stay safe on vacation

America's Best Family Road Trips - Slideshow

U.S. News & World Report

America's Best Family Road Trips - Slideshow

Coastal Highway 1

Coastal Highway 1

San Francisco to Santa Barbara, Calif.
It's hard to believe that anyone could get bored of looking at scenery like this, but kids are all about upending preconceived notions. Make the most of your pit stops by trying to burn off some of their energy.
Find out more about:
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
Read More:
America's Best Family Road Trips
State Highway 14

State Highway 14

Albuquerque to Santa Fe, N.M.
This is a pretty quick road trip, but should your kids get antsy, play the license-plate game: Ask them to write down all of the different states they find on passing car's license plates. Whoever spots the most states wins a prize.
Find out more about:
Albuquerque
Santa Fe
Read More:
America's Best Family Road Trips
Next:

Coastal Highway 1

San Francisco to Santa Barbara, Calif.
It's hard to believe that anyone could get bored of looking at scenery like this, but kids are all about upending preconceived notions. Make the most of your pit stops by trying to burn off some of their energy.
Find out more about:
San Francisco
Santa Barbara
Read More:
America's Best Family Road Trips

State Highway 14

Albuquerque to Santa Fe, N.M.
This is a pretty quick road trip, but should your kids get antsy, play the license-plate game: Ask them to write down all of the different states they find on passing car's license plates. Whoever spots the most states wins a prize.
Find out more about:
Albuquerque
Santa Fe
Read More:
America's Best Family Road Trips

I-25 North and U.S. 36 West

Denver to Estes Park, Colo.
Savor the drive from Colorado's capital into the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Catching a glimpse of the purple mountains majesty from Estes Park will be an unforgettable experience for you and your crew.
Find out more about:
Denver
Boulder
Read More:
America's Best Family Road Trips

Scenic Byway 60

Milwaukee to Prairie du Chien, Wis.
Sometimes, the simple things in life are the most pleasing, and Wisconsin offers several drives that definitely do deliver on visual appeal. Scenic Byway 60 is one such road, and another is the Great River Road.
Find out more about:
The Best Hotels in Milwaukee
The Best Things to Do in Milwaukee
Read More:
America's Best Family Road Trips

State Routes 100 and 108

Waterbury to Smugglers' Notch, Vt.
The Green Mountains in Vermont are especially stunning when the trees on them are clothed in red, orange, and yellow leaves. And children will let you admire the view, especially if they're in the back seat spooning ice cream into their mouths from the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory in Waterbury.
Find out more about:
The Best Hotels in Stowe
The Best Things to Do in Stowe
Read More:
America's Best Family Road Trips

U.S. 30 East

Lancaster to Philadelphia, Pa.
There are plenty of attractions in Lancaster, from riding a restored steam locomotive at the Strasburg Railway to perusing the fresh foods market downtown. But one of the most interesting activities for kids is taking an Amish buggy ride.
Read More:
America's Best Family Road Trips

U.S. Route 11 East and U.S. Route 321

Johnson City to Gatlinburg, Tenn.
The short drive from Johnson City to Gatlinburg is certainly visually arresting, but it can be educational too. Just make a couple of stops at the birthplace of Davy Crockett and the final resting place of Andrew Johnson.
Read More:
America's Best Family Road Trips
Also check out:
How to Travel with Kids
Best Family Vacations in Canada
Best Affordable Family Vacations
1 of 7

If you make a purchase from our site, we may earn a commission. This does not affect the quality or independence of our editorial content.