From the beach to the woods, below are some of the best places for a family vacation this year.
Now that the kids are out of school, take advantage of the summer months to escape the city and explore national parks, museums and other historic sites with your whole family. Click through to see 25 of the best U.S. destinations for a family vacation.
Yellowstone National Park
It's hard not to be impressed by all of the incredible natural wonders the world's first national park has to offer. Because an active volcano lies beneath Yellowstone, the park has more than 10,000 hydrothermal features, such as mudpots, hot springs and geysers — including the famous Old Faithful. Plus, there are nearly 300 waterfalls and an incredible array of wildlife — elk, moose, bison and grizzly bears — in this 3,500-square-mile park that straddles Wyoming, Montana and Idaho.
It costs $30 for a seven-day vehicle pass, or $50 if you include a pass to nearby Grand Teton National Park. However, in 2017, you can visit national park sites for free on select dates.
US Space and Rocket Center
The U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., is the largest spaceflight museum in the world and is home to several science-related camps for kids, including Space Camp. But anyone can tour this center to see its collection of rockets and ride simulators that recreate the feeling of a rocket launch.
General admission is $16 for children ages 5 to 12 and $24 for those 13 and older.