Best Vacations for the Active Family

by: Rebecca Desfosse
Is your family looking for an adventurous vacation? Here are some of our favorite destinations for the energetic and active family to explore.
Best Vacations for the Active Family

Does your family love adventure? If so, there's nothing better than taking a vacation where you'll spend time in the great outdoors and get pushed out of your comfort zone, creating unbeatable family memories. Check out these best vacations for the active family:

1. Acadia, Maine

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In Acadia, Maine, you'll find the Acadia National Park, a coastal area with rocky beaches and granite peaks. You'll even find the tallest mountain on the east coast, Cadillac Mountain. You can hike the trails, go sailing along the coastline or fishing for some of the best salmon, trout and bass around.

2. California Redwood National Park

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At the Redwood National Park in California, there's a temperate rain forest right in the USA that boasts the tallest trees on earth and an infinite number of amazing hikes for you and your family. Be sure to hike over to the Klamath River Overlook, a prime spot for watching the gray whale migration.

3. Lake George, Adirondacks

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Spend the day kayaking or canoeing around beautiful LakeGeorge then go hiking in the Adirondack mountains. If you're looking for a little more thrills, go on a heart-pounding parasail or a high-energy zip line.

4. Hawaii's Big Island

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The Big Island in Hawaii is one of the least touristy spots in Hawaii, but features beautiful scenery. It also hosts the Hawaii Volcanos National Park, home to the most active volcano in the world. You can also go snorkeling in many of the area's amazing coral reefs. You might even be able to spot a sea turtle!

5. Yellowstone National Park

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Yellowstone National Park is home to amazing canyons, rivers, forests, and features some of the best hot springs and geysers, including its most famous, OldFaithful, which erupts every 44 to 125 minutes. You can hike along the trails or even go horseback riding to view the beauty of the area.

6. Flagstaff, Arizona

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Flagstaff, Arizona is known as one of the best skiing spots in the country, but it's also only just miles away from the Grand Canyon. Spend the day skiing at Flagstaff and then hop over to hike along the Grand Canyon the following day.

In order to get ready for any of the best vacations for the active family, you'll need to know what to pack. Check out this article to make sure you pack all of the necessary essentials.

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