Best Family Getaways
Ultimate Road Trip: Utah’s National Parks (581 mi)
Rent a car in Salt Lake City and drive to Moab, where a giant, steaming coffee mug marks the entrance to Eklecticafé (435/259-6896; no dinner; $), and then on to Arches National Park to see otherworldly sandstone formations. Overnight near Grand Staircase-Escalante at the 2,000-acre Lodge at Red River Ranch ($). Your final destination before turning back: Zion National Park. Hike up the Narrows—a slot canyon formed over the millennia by the Virgin River—for photo ops aplenty.