Best Family Getaways
Courtesy of NPS / Jim Peaco
When it comes to our national parks, there’s nothing grander than the Grand Canyon, and camping in Yosemite is a summer classic. But for a kid, Yellowstone trumps all. Why? More than 300 gushing geysers (Old Faithful is just the beginning); multihued “paint pots” that look a bit like giant melted Popsicles—only steaming; and America’s version of the Big Five: bears, bison, bighorn sheep, elk, and wolves. Campgrounds abound, but the Old Faithful Inn ($) has circa-1904 Alpine interiors and a lobby with a towering stone fireplace. Ask for a room in the East Wing Geyserside for views of Old Faithful basin.
T+L Tip: Ride in a covered wagon (or on horseback, if you’re eight or older) to the Roosevelt Old West Dinner Cookout (from $57 per adult, $46 per child), a John Wayne–worthy feast held at dusk. —Kathryn O’Shea-Evans