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!

Surf’s Up – Kauai, Hi

Catch waves together with a full-on Ohana experience, Lilo and Stitch style! A week at Kauai Surf School will give you and your water babies a lifetime of memories, from learning how to rock the waves, snorkeling with fishes and breathtaking views of Hawaii. Psst - gourmet meals included!

Online: kauaisurfschool.com

photo: Samuel Mann via Flickr

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

— Kate Loweth, Wendy Altschuler & Christal Yuen