Family Travel

Santa Monica Offers Stars, Beaches and Family Vacation Fun

Looking to get away? This California town has sunny activities, from a cool bike trail and theme park to celebrity cache, awaiting southeast Michigan families.

Hilton Head Island for Beaches, Boardwalks and More

Trek to South Carolina's sandy beaches, including Folly Field and Coligny beaches, for a family adventure complete with sun and sand

Kansas City, Missouri for Great Basketball and Barbecue

Plan a family trip to this Southern city for plenty of good food, sports, zoos and historical museums, plus fun at Hallmark headquarters, LEGOLAND and more.

Maui Sands Resort in Sandusky, Ohio for a Family Trip

The reopened resort and indoor water park offers families a warm, wet escape from Michigan's cooler temperatures. Plus, you don't have to travel too far!

Animal Fun for Kids at San Diego in California

Plan a January family vacation to this destination city to see whales, pandas, lions and more creatures. It's a perfect winter getaway from southeast Michigan.

Vacation to Sanibel Island, Florida for Seashells, Family Fun

Ditch the ho-hum holidays and savor the sun, sand and laid-back spirit of this sandy destination that promises relaxing fun for parents and kids.

Norfolk in Virginia has Maritime, Art Family Fun in October

During the fall, this seaside port city promises lots of naval history, culture and haunted scares for all ages, perfect for an autumn getaway with the kids.

Mount Rushmore and More Family Fun in Rapid City, S.D.

Check out the huge sculpture of four iconic U.S. presidents - plus Custer State Park, Bear Country U.S.A. Reptile Gardens and more places kids will love.

Washington, D.C. for a Great Family Vacation and All-American Fun

Teeming with history, our nation's capitol has sites and surprises kids will love, from the National Mall and museums to a zoo, planetarium and 'wax' White House

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Family Fun in Chicago

The annual Irish event in the Windy City lures lots of Michigan kids and parents with floats, performers and bonny fun - not to mention an emerald green river.

'A Christmas Story House' and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio for Festive Family Fun

Visit the famous house from the cult classic holiday film to see movie props and photos, pick up a Major Award for your home and more - just a couple hours from Detroit.

High Holiday Traveling Numbers Expected in Michigan, Tips for Families

Latest AAA travel forecast expects bump in 2012 holiday traveling for metro Detroit parents and kids. Here are some survival tips for your journeys.