12. Lake Powell, Utah
With a shoreline longer than the whole west coast of the United States, Lake Powell is the biggest water playground in the west. Houseboat rentals are especially popular. Your family can travel in style, dropping anchor at any lovely cove they choose.

13. Branson, Missouri
Once a sleepy little town known only to fisherman who visited Table Rock Lake, Branson, Missouri has transformed itself into the Las Vegas of the Midwest. Nestled in the Ozark hills, everything in Branson is PG—from amusement parks to live performances. Enjoy the shows, enjoy the great beaches on the lake, and enjoy the family time.