Best for: Families with discovery in their DNA, who’d rather leave the details to the experts. Guided vacations are led by knowledgeable travel and well-being directors, who help take the worry out of the experience. Also consider small group tours—called bubble tours—that offer a way to travel with just your family members.
Where to go: Guided trips are a hassle-free way to travel with kids. Many tour itineraries are peppered with just-for-kids delights. Imagine taking the family to the rainbow-hued hot springs of Yellowstone National Park, where you can witness Old Faithful spewing a fountain of steam some 130 feet into the air. Or, when the time is right, introduce the kids to France on a river cruise along the Seine, hopping off the boat for museum scavenger hunts and bike rides around the Palace of Versailles. Guided trips also make it easy to explore iconic music sites, such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville and the Memphis Rock ’n’ Soul Museum.
The AAA Way: AAA Vacations’ guided and custom trips come with exclusive member perks and are built based on AAA Members’ input.