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Give your family an adventure of a lifetime! Explore the rainforests and islands of the Pacific Northwest or enjoy a camping weekend at an REI Signature Campsite in the Southwest.

REI's Family Adventures offer specially designed itineraries for families all across the U.S. & Canada, from Yosemite to Yellowstone and even the Great Smoky Mountains. Bring the kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends along for an unforgettable family adventure.

Why families love traveling with REI

Family Adventures aren't just family-only departures of our regular trips; they've been carefully crafted for kids and parents alike. Here's what you can expect:
  • Active itineraries: From hiking and biking to kayaking and rafting, our trips get families outside to experience the best outdoor destinations in the U.S. Activities are picked to match kids' abilities, with longer options for adults and teens.
  • Educational highlights: Every Family Adventure provides educational and cultural insight into our destination. We visit a marine research lab in Washington, learn about Native American culture in Utah, and discover the wild world of edible plants in the Smokies.
  • Designed for families: Our itineraries are designed from start to finish to cater to families. When possible our accommodations feature pool or beach access and we typically stay a minimum of two nights at a location to minimize the need to repack. We make every attempt to provide healthful, delicious meals with familiar options for kids.
  • Fun guides: Our expert guides are great with kids—taking care of all the details so you can spend time with your family. In addition to great guides, our amazing drivers and support staff are working behind the scenes to ensure your family enjoys every moment of the trip.
  • Special pricing: All kids ages 17 and under receive a discount on our trips (see specific trips for details).
Happy kids mean happy parents. That's why we take care of the coordination and details so you can start vacationing as soon as you hit the ground.

Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome your entire extended family. Most trips are tailored for families with kids eight years old and older. All minors must be accompanied by a parent, legal guardian, or parent-appointed guardian. Our Family Adventures are a great way to bring multiple generations together, from grandparents to grandkids.

Don't see the date you want?

Consider a Private Departure. Most of our Family Adventures can be scheduled to run on dates other than those listed online, with groups sized 4-18. Learn more about Private Departures—great for special occasions or family reunions!
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