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Memories are sweeter when you forge them as a family. Our family adventure vacations allow you to skip the stress of planning and let the joy unfold.

When you book a family adventure vacation with Austin Adventures, you start off right by not having to worry about any of the details. We take care of all the planning — the lodging, the meals, the snacks, the engaging activities, the educational opportunities, and the extra “WOW” moments that will make the adventure a lifelong memory for kids and adults alike. Our trips are made for kids 6 and older, except for trips to Alaska, where the minimum age is 7 years old. Advertised child prices are applicable for kids aged 12 and below.

Enjoy the peace of mind of having an extra guide and van, special equipment (e.g., tag-along bikes), and special activities planned for the kids so grownups can have some “adult time.” Our local guides are the best in the business and excel at making every experience fun for kids.

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Best Family Adventures in North America

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Yellowstone Family Vacation

4.94

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 1 
    • Activity Level 1

      Suitable for most fitness levels, our Level 1 adventures are the perfect introduction to adventure travel.

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From hiking to rafting, ziplining to horseback riding, you’ll discover the wonders of the world’s first national park on this family-friendly adventure. Enjoy the perfect balance of peace and adventure on an action-packed family vacation!

Trip Start: Bozeman Trip End: Bozeman

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Yellowstone & Grand Teton Family Vacation

4.93

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 1 
    • Activity Level 1

      Suitable for most fitness levels, our Level 1 adventures are the perfect introduction to adventure travel.

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From Old Faithful to Grand Teton – enjoy six days exploring the iconic American West. Featuring biking, hiking, rafting and more, this family-friendly adventure will reveal stunning landscapes and forge lasting memories.

Trip Start: Jackson Trip End: Jackson

North America

Yellowstone, Big Sky & Paradise Valley Family Vacation

4.92

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 1 
    • Activity Level 1

      Suitable for most fitness levels, our Level 1 adventures are the perfect introduction to adventure travel.

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The wild west comes alive as your family explores pine-studded forests, rafts the Yellowstone River, and rides horseback across pristine meadows with real cowboys. See famous sites and hidden gems on this beloved family-friendly adventure.

Trip Start: Bozeman Trip End: Bozeman

North America

Kenai Fjords Family Vacation

4.86

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      Hikes on our Level 2 adventures are considered easy to moderate in difficulty.

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Spend six days exploring the Kenai Peninsula at a comfortable pace. Embark on your dream Alaska family vacation where you’ll enjoy a scenic train ride, kayak Peterson Bay, hike Harding Icefield, cruise Kenai Fjords, and more! 

Trip Start: Anchorage Trip End: Anchorage

North America

Banff & Jasper Family Vacation

4.89

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      Hikes on our Level 2 adventures are considered easy to moderate in difficulty.

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Bring the family and pack your sense of adventure. With glacier hikes, river rafting, horseback riding, and backcountry biking, this Canadian Rockies adventure through Banff, Jasper, and Lake Louise brings out the kid in everyone.

Trip Start: Calgary Trip End: Calgary

North America

Bryce Canyon & Zion Family Vacation

4.83

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      Hikes on our Level 2 adventures are considered easy to moderate in difficulty.

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Explore the iconic desert canyons and windswept rock terrain of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks on this family-friendly adventure. The action-packed days and star-studded nights are sure to impress every member of the family.

Trip Start: Saint George Trip End: Saint George

North America

Grand Canyon Family Vacation

4.76

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      Hikes on our Level 2 adventures are considered easy to moderate in difficulty.

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Introduce your family to the awe-inspiring vastness of the Grand Canyon. On this six-day trip, you’ll hike, kayak, and take a train ride through this incredible region to discover its dynamic history and geological wonders.

Trip Start: Phoenix Trip End: Phoenix

North America

Yosemite Family Vacation

4.83

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 2 
    • Activity Level 2

      Hikes on our Level 2 adventures are considered easy to moderate in difficulty.

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Discover the iconic sites of one of America’s beloved national parks – from El Capitan to Half Dome. Try your hand at rock climbing, channel your inner Ansel Adams, and be humbled before Giant Sequoias on this family adventure to remember.

Trip Start: Fresno Trip End: Fresno

North America

Colorado Rockies Family Vacation

  • Duration 6 days
  • Activity Level Level 1 
    • Activity Level 1

      Suitable for most fitness levels, our Level 1 adventures are the perfect introduction to adventure travel.

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Enjoy the diversity of the Colorado Rockies as you hike, kayak, raft and zipline Rocky Mountain National Park, Breckenridge, and Garden of the Gods. 

Trip Start: Denver Trip End: Denver
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The best family vacation destinations blend cross-generation activity, rest, relaxation, and great outdoor activities. Traveling together to incredible places only gives you more great stories to tell around the campfire — for the rest of your lives.

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    “For over 35 years, Austin Adventures has been family-owned and operated. The Austin’s know family travel; they’ve lived it in destinations near and very, very far.”
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How to Plan Your Family Adventure

We know that great family vacations are the result of great planning. In fact, we’ve earned top honors for creating extraordinary family adventures in our national parks and around the world because of our relentless focus on the details. If you’re still stuck planning your own family vacation, our guide is here to help.

Family Travel FAQs

What's the best family vacation destination?

Where you go is always an important travel decision, but when traveling with a family it’s also important to consider how you travel. Austin Adventures has crafted the art of family travel in almost every major destination in the world. Anywhere we travel is a great family vacation destination. But our favorite places will always be the US National Parks, especially Yellowstone. Our top 5 National Parks for Family Travel are:

5 – Bryce Canyon

4 -Yosemite

3 – Grand Canyon

2- Kenai Fjords

1 – Yellowstone

Can a family vacation be fun for all ages?

We expect all of our vacations to be fun and fulfilling for everyone, regardless of age, activity level or fitness. Our exceptional guides and operations team work with every family to make sure that their trip is finely tuned to each guest. They go out of their way to insure that everyone has a great time, and that no one ever feels like they are slowing down the group or waiting. 

Austin Adventures tries to match the age of your kids with the ages of other travelers kids. We accept kids 6 and older, except for Alaska, the minimum age requirement is 7-year-olds.

Why is family travel important?

Vacations aren’t just about going places and doing things. They are really about the time spent together, without the distractions and stress of everyday life. Our trips maximize that time for you and your family by removing all of the stress of driving, moving luggage, preparing meals, or getting lost. The pace of each day is balanced with activity and relaxation time. Meal times turn into a cacophony of voices, each eager to tell the others about the best day so far. Willful teenagers revert to playful kids while parents and grandparents cherish these moments of joy. Family travel is not only important, it is a transformational bonding experience.

What is the minimum age and do you offer child discounts?

For adult trips, the minimum age is 16.

For designated family vacations, we accommodate children as young as 6.

Child discounts are available as stated for children 12 and under at time of travel.

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Take 10% off the trip price when you book a trip and pay in full

By paying in full we are able to pass on savings to our guests, but please note that by opting for this payment plan, your booking becomes non-refundable, non-cancellable, and non-changeable. This offer is only valid for reservations where the trip is no sooner than 180 days from the departure date at time of booking.

We highly recommend that you purchase Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR) insurance. We recommend Redpoint Insurance – you can find details here.

T+Cs Apply. Read more here.

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Extra Peace of Mind


We understand your plans can change, and that’s why Active Assurance is available so you can book with complete confidence.

Active Assurance can be purchased at the time of booking, enabling you to receive a full refund up to 61 days out from your trip departure date. For more details, view here.”

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Why Travel With Us

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Just-right group sizes allow you to get off the beaten path

With an average of 12 guests per departure and an industry-leading average 6:1 guest-to-guide ratio, you’ll enjoy a highly personalized experience.

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Award-winning guides lead the way

It’s so much easier to relax and enjoy your adventure when you have fun, caring guides who know the land, sweat all the details and whip up incredible meals, too!

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You’ll never need to sweat the details

When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. All you need to do is show up!

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Enjoy freedom to push your boundaries – safely

Every aspect of your trip is thoroughly considered for your safety, from highly vetted partners and well-maintained equipment to extensively trained guides.

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Decades of expertise mean you’ll experience only the best

Family travel and North American National Parks are our specialty. We’ve perfected our itineraries for decades, ensuring you'll experience your destination to the fullest.

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"Wow Moments” take your trip from enjoyable to extraordinary

For us, the extra mile is never extra, it’s part of the way! Count on special touches throughout your trip that will amplify your experience.