Adventure Family Travel Ideas with Austin Adventures

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Adventure Family Travel Ideas with Austin Adventures
Curator’s statement

Family travel ideas come in all different shapes and sizes. I hope this guide will be a starting point to unforgettable journeys with your adventure family! As an outdoorsy mom who loves to take my family on adventures, I understand the value of bonding through exploration. That's why I have partnered with Austin Adventures, a pioneer in family travel experiences, to offer exhilarating adventures designed to create lifelong memories. This list is just a few of my adventure family travel ideas. So if you don’t see what you are looking for, click the black button and I will find you the perfect adventure.

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Why Austin Adventures:

When it comes to planning your next family getaway, booking an Austin Adventures trip offers unparalleled peace of mind and excitement. With decades of experience and a commitment to excellence, Austin Adventures ensures that every moment of your journey is filled with adventure, discovery, and relaxation. Their expertly crafted itineraries cater to families of all sizes and ages, offering a perfect balance of thrilling activities and meaningful cultural experiences. From seamless logistics to extra small groups (usually just three to four families) and multiple knowledgeable guides on each departure, Austin Adventures prioritizes safety and service that exceeds expectation, allowing you to focus on creating lifelong memories with your loved ones. With an Austin Adventures trip, you're not just embarking on a vacation – you're immersing yourself in a world of adventure where every moment is an opportunity for exploration and connection. I am confident spending a week with them will be one of the best family travel ideas you have ever had.

Banff and Jasper Family Vacation

Beginning and ending in Calgary, the Banff and Jasper Family Vacation spends six adventure-filled days on a breathtaking journey through the heart of the Canadian Rockies. This journey begins with a breathtaking horseback ride at Rafter Six Ranch. As the week continues, your guides will take your group on iconic hikes such as Sentinel Pass, Athabasca Glacier and the Marble Canyon’s waterfall. Mixed in with hiking, your family will also bike Bow Falls and raft the Kananaskis River. Of course no trip to Banff and Jasper would be complete without a photo opp at Lake Louise and the Austin Adventure guides will be there to capture the perfect shot of your family to insure you remember your trip forever.

Yellowstone Family Vacation

As the world's first National Park, Yellowstone should be on every adventure family’s travel ideas list. Based in Montana, Yellowstone is literally Austin Adventure’s backyard. They have been guiding trips there for nearly 40 years. With experience like that, they ensure you see the most famous sights like Old Faithful, Lamar Valley and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone from the best possible angle with the smallest possible crowds. Their experience also means you get to stay in some of the most iconic hotels in Montana including Old Faithful Lodge and Chico Hot Springs. As the only local multi-day tour operator in Montana, they are the only company whose guests are invited to stay at Chico Hot Spring. Every day of this trip is filled with a new family adventure including hiking, rafting the Yellowstone River, ziplining, and horse rides with real cowboys in the Absaroka Mountains.

Kenai Fjords Family Vacation

Most people’s family travel idea for Alaska is a cruise, but if you want to experience the best Alaska has to offer and see the most wildlife, I highly recommend a land based adventure. On the Austin Adventure Kenai Fjords Family Vacation you will explore the rugged coastline of Alaska's Kenai Fjords National Park, where towering glaciers meet the icy waters of the Pacific Ocean. Kayak amidst breaching whales, possibly spot playful otters, and even hike on Harding Icefield. This adventure is an immersive wilderness experience that captivates adventurers young and old.

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This list is just a few of my adventure family travel ideas. So if you don’t see what you are looking for, click the black button and I will find you the perfect adventure. If you aren’t ready to start planning just yet click here to be added to my weekly newsletter. I promise to only send one email a week.

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on family travel. In need of further inspiration? Check out Lauren Cherney's guide, Tips for Traveling With a Baby.

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