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There’s nothing more iconic than a family vacation, not only in pop culture but also at a personal level. In a survey “Family Vacations Create Lasting Memories,” conducted by Harris Interactive for the U.S. Travel Association, 62 percent of adults report that their earliest memories from ages 5 to 10 included family vacations, reflecting the long-lasting effects of quality time together.
AAA has a wide assortment of family-friendly travel options that are safe and fun. Whether it be a road trip, a staycation closer to home, a weekend visiting a national park, or a custom tailored vacation perfect for your crew – AAA can help plan an unforgettable getaway for you and your family.
When you’re ready to start thinking about your next family vacation, here are a few ways ideas on how your family can recharge and reconnect, as selected by AAA travel professionals.
Ask the Family Travel Experts
Planning your next family vacation through a trusted AAA Travel Agent is more important than ever when traveling.
Not only can they save you time and eliminate the stress points in planning a trip, they can provide you with expert travel recommendations to keep you and your family safe on your next getaway. Most importantly, they can help keep you protected from the unexpected during your adventure.
Check out our “7 Best Travel Tips for Families”
Try to carve out some free time. A day trip to a local museum, an outing to a park or a brief overnight trip are just a few ideas, but where you go isn’t as important as why.
Make it an Extended Family Vacation
With the growth of all-inclusive resorts, vacation rentals and theme park resorts, there are numerous options for family travel, which means adding grandma and grandpa is easier than ever—and meaningful as well. According to the U.S. Travel Association, “Children who traveled with their grandparents on family vacations reported that they get to spend quality time with their grandparents, they feel closer to their grandparents and they like to remember stories about what they did with their grandparents after they return home.”
Capture the Moment
More families than ever want to share their vacations with others. Engage your family and friends by picking some memorable sights to see and don’t forget to share your vacation photos in some format, whether in albums, blogs or social media platforms.
If you’re looking for some incredible photo opportunities, check out these great picture-perfect destinations:
- The Grand Canyon
- Niagara Falls
- New York City
- Yosemite National Park
- Washington DC
- Zion National Park
- Key West
- White Sands National Park
- Redwood National & State Parks
Have you been on a trip recently and want to share your vacation photos with AAA? You can do so here: Share Your Travel Memories
Plan Ahead for Family Vacation
Because most travel plans have been shelved this year, AAA members have already started planning for their next vacation in 2021 and beyond. And with travel in high demand, AAA anticipates limited availability for next year. So now is a great time to start working with your local AAA Travel Agent to make sure that you’re getting exactly what you want out of your next trip.
Most AAA preferred travel partners have adjusted their cancellation policies to be more flexible which provides members the peace of mind in knowing they can change the date of their trip if needed – and many have even lowered the deposit required. Additionally, there are some fantastic travel deals available that provide extra savings and added benefits for you and your family on your next trip. Check with your AAA Travel Professional for details.
If you’re in need of inspiration for your next family-friendly adventure check out some of the itineraries AAA has to offer.
- Blue Danube: Family Riverboat Adventure
- Monkeys Jungles and Volcanoes in Coast Rica
- Disney Parks
- Royal Caribbean Cruises with Perfect Day
- Family Adventure on the Emerald Isle
- Castles and Kilts in the United Kingdom
- Universal Orlando Resort
- 10 Best Ideas for Family Fun in the Smokies
- US National Parks
- Ask your AAA Travel Professional about our fantastic family friendly, all-inclusive resorts in destinations around the world!
Take Advantage of AAA Vacations Benefits & Travel Discounts
It’s easier than ever to save on travel, especially when the tools are right at your fingertips. Save money with travel deals and member discounts that can help you make the most of your vacation budget. AAA partners with leading travel industry vendors to secure exclusive benefits and money-saving offers, from cruise vacation packages and hotel discounts to car rental deals and all-inclusive vacations. View all Travel Discounts.
Specific ideas on free or affordable places to go can be found at AAA.com/TravelTips.
Start Your Next Family Vacation with AAA
AAA Travel provides peace of mind when you travel—before, during and after your vacation! Members enjoy the advantages of membership including exclusive benefits, savings, map routing and travel planning, plus additional travel needs such as AAA Travel Guides, , passport photos, International Driving Permits and travel insurance.
Your next family vacation starts with AAA—your complete travel solution.
Contact your local AAA Travel Agent Today!