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!

Two-Wheeled Touring – Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, Ma

A two-wheeled tour is the perfect way to experience the laid-back lifestyle of both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. You can access these two islands off the Massachusetts coast via ferry (bring your bikes on-board or rent them when you disembark).

Only 3 miles long and 14 miles wide, Nantucket is the the perfect spot to explore by bike. From town, the flat path to Surfside Beach is a good place to start. On the return trip, kids will love watching the boats come into Nantucket Harbor at Brant Point.

Martha's Vineyard can be fully explored via bicycle as well with the path from Edgartown to Oak Bluffs being particularly picturesque. See how many of the famous gingerbread houses you can spot in Oak Bluffs while on your journey.

If you'd like to leave the planning up to someone else, book a tour of the islands and you'll just be along for the ride (literally)!


photo: Lisa Marcaurelle


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— Kate Loweth, Wendy Altschuler & Christal Yuen