Best Family Vacations

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    US News Travel rank their favorite vacations perfect for the whole family.

    Julie Epstein: In the US, the family vacation is a time-honored tradition, but knowing down a destination that's right for everyone can be overwhelming. That's why we've ranked the top family vacation destinations that are guaranteed to make memories for years to come.

    Known as the happiest place on earth, Orlando's Disney World sits at number three on our list. Designed with children and families in mind, Disney World consists of three theme parks and two water parks with dozens of thrilling shows, eateries, and shops. The park's close proximity to Orlando's other attractions is a big bonus.

    Number two on our list, Yosemite National Park is an awe-inspiring destination for any family. From hiking to camping, to mountain climbing, to rafting, this unique destination abounds with adventure. Its relative proximity to San Francisco is also a major draw, especially for families that want to come by in the great outdoors with some big city fun.

    At top of our list is the Grand Canyon, arguably America's most admired natural attraction, majestic scenery and abundance of family/friendly activities is sure to please everyone, and outdoor junkies will find unparalleled opportunities to explore the terrain.

    Whether you ride the Grand Canyon railway or just soak in the sites, this is a trip your family will never forget. To see more of America's best family vacations, check out the complete ranking list online at travel.