Trekaroo -- Over 169 million vacation days went unused last year. Were any of those days yours? Did you opt to plug away in the office instead of dance on a beach with your daughter? Did you push off vacation this year to save up for “the big trip” that never seems to really come to fruition? Stop skipping out on memories! Stop skipping out on fun! Pack those bags and just go! We at Trekaroo are in the business of inspiration. We take trips with our families and share our experiences with you because we know how positively life-altering travel can be for our children. Every year, our team comes together to put together our top picks for family travel. We strive to share a diverse list of destinations, from small towns perfect for weekend getaways to dream trips to international locales. We hope our 2016 Top Treks inspire you to go someplace new, create some memories, and share your experiences with our community of families who rely on parents like you to show them the family travel ropes. This is where to travel in 2016 with your family. Let’s explore the world together!

Salt Lake City, Utah

Any season is a great season to visit Salt Lake City, Utah. Outdoor recreation abounds in the picturesque mountain ranges surrounding the city. In the winter, families can enjoy Utah’s world-famous snow by ice skating, snowshoeing, or skiing at one the family-friendly ski resorts. Explore hiking and biking trails when the weather is warmer. Kids love seeing the animals at Hogle ZooTracy Aviary, and Living Planet Aquarium. Bring history and culture to life by visiting This is the Place Heritage Park and Salt Lake’s most popular attraction, Temple Square.  Add these diverse activities to the assortment of family-friendly restaurants and hotels and you can see why Salt Lake should be on your family’s travel list.
By Tiffany Vaughn, Arizona and Utah Destination Guroo