Discover America Road Trips Chosen As Top 10 Getaways For Family Travelers

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For 2010, family vacation publisher highlights 10 classic road trips offering varied experiences -- from beaches to battlefields -- that families can drive to discover America together.

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The start of a great road trip is available within 350 miles of every family in the continental United States.

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The community honors the original family vacation – the road trip – as this year's Top 10 Getaways for Family Travelers with 10 great itineraries that help families discover America.

When it comes to vacation, whether families choose to relax at the beach or venture onto hiking or biking trails, roller coasters, or cruise ship decks in pursuit of fun; 76% of them will drive to get there. Family travelers take an average of 4.5 trips per year, and with fuel costs almost 28% lower than their record high, at least one of these trips is likely to be a road trip.

"We examined the information requests from families to determine the 10 most popular road trips for parents with school-age children," notes editor Kyle McCarthy, "then created fresh itineraries that include the latest attractions." 's Top 10 Getaways for Family Travelers are located in each region, making the start of a great road trip available within 350 miles of every family living in the continental United States.

Road Trips Northeast

  •     An American History Tour Through Pennsylvania
  • Leaf Peeking In New England

Road Trips Southeast

  • The Blue Ridge Parkway From Virginia To Tennessee
  • Florida US1 From Jacksonville To Key West

Road Trip Mountain States

  • Great Sights Of The West - Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone And The Grand Tetons

Road Trips Southwest

  • The Grand Canyon From Phoenix To Las Vegas
  • Exploring The Diverse Cultures Of New Mexico

Road Trips West

  • The Pacific Coast Highway From San Francisco To Los Angeles
  • Around and About The Big Island Of Hawaii
  • The Pacific Northwest From Portland To The Olympic Peninsula

The winning itineraries have been broken down into several manageable days – usually under a few hours’ driving time – so that families can pick and choose among the many suggested stops and detours. To see the complete itineraries, visit 's Top 10 Family Road Trips USA.

About FTF
Family Travel Forum (FTF), the family vacation media company, has served all who "Have Kids, Still Travel" with print and online guides since 1996. has won many awards for its expert global coverage of family vacations ranging from multi-generational cruises to eco-adventures; the Top 10 Getaways survey of resort-based infant programs; a robust Flee Market™; forums on car seat and travel safety; gear reviews; pediatric travel health and a unique Custom Trip Planning service for consumers. For its publications including for the Before I Get Old crowd, and twice monthly e-newsletters packed with vacation deals, FTF has been honored with Travel Weekly's 2009 Magellan Award.

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