Coming up with activities for large groups of people can be difficult - especially when it comes to your family. Here are some ideas on things that you can do that are fun for everyone:

Family Reunions

  • Rent a large beach house and have the whole family chip in.

  • Meet at Grandma and Grandpa's house for their 50th anniversary.

  • Schedule an upcoming reunion around a wedding so everyone can share in the joy.

History Tours

  • Tour the old town cobblestone streets of Boston or majestic Ellis Island in New York City.

  • If you'd like the kids to learn about the Lewis and Clark Expedition take them to The End of the Trail in Seaside, Oregon.

  • The Smithsonian and other Washington, D.C. museums can also be an excellent educational family getaway.

  • For a bit of world history, research Rome, Italy and wander among ancient monuments.


  • If you're low on funds, have a neighborhood campout over a summer weekend. Your own backyard is the perfect place to roast marshmallows and stargaze, or reserve a campsite at your local state park.

  • Go camping in one of over 1000 National Parks in the United States. Get a yearly pass and you can enter any park in America.

  • The Appalachian Trail spans 13 states and is ideal for camping and hiking for a fantastic family vacation.

Amusement Parks

  • Disneyland and Disney World are perfect theme parks for any family.

  • Sea World, Six Flags, and Knott's Berry Farm are also family favorites. They are a relatively cheaper option depending on how many days you plan to visit.

  • Check locally for state or county fairs that feature amusement rides, rodeos, and other activities.


  • Disney Cruise Line is perfect for families. Some destinations offer a Kids Sail Free option. Remember to budget extra money for excursions off the ship.

  • Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and Carnival Cruise Line also have many onboard activities and fun for the whole family.

  • If cruising is not an option, you could rent your own boat and hang out on the lake for the weekend.

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