Watching your children officially set off into the world can be a rewarding – if bittersweet – experience. But before they fly the nest, make time to get away together and make lasting memories as a family by adventuring to these spectacular bucket-list destinations across the U.S.
1. Grand Canyon National Park and Lake Powell
- Drive about 230 miles north from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
The Grand Canyon is one of the country’s most iconic natural landscapes — a prime place to hike, camp and capture family photos against all-American backdrops like the endless canyon views at Yavapai Point overlook. From the Grand Canyon, make the scenic, less than 200-mile drive north to Lake Powell, where you can rent a houseboat at the Antelope Point Resort and Marina. Spend your days cruising and nights sleeping in the colored-sandstone beauty of Glen Canyon.