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!

Space Camp – Huntsville, Al

Short and sweet but packed with thrilling activities, this three to four day family aviation camp at the famous U.S. Space & Rocket Center is a remarkable way to explore the skies. Launch a mission into space with dad, learn intense flight survival skills with mom, and for tiny nimble, extremists: experience water landing via helo-dunker (and learn how to escape a helicopter that’s been flipped upside down!).

Cost: $449/person
Online: spacecamp.com

photo: Robert via Flickr


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

— Kate Loweth, Wendy Altschuler & Christal Yuen