If your idea of a family vacation includes more thrill than chill, we’ve got some spots you need to check out ASAP. From canyoneering in Zion National Park to canoeing through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, there’s an adventure waiting for every family. Read on and plan your next excursion!

A Sweet Safari – Santa Rosa, Ca

Cheers to an African adventure that requires zero international air travel. With giraffes, rhinos and other savannah animals roaming the grounds, Safari West is an amazing trip for the eyes and memory book. Sometimes on the scale of exhilarating entertainment, a lion’s roar is enough to make our hearts race.

Online: safariwest.com

photo: Thom Watson via Flickr

Where do you like to adventure as a family? Let us know below!

— Kate Loweth, Wendy Altschuler & Christal Yuen