05/30/2014 02:07 pm ET | Updated Jun 10, 2015

The Best Family-Friendly Road Trips Across America (INTERACTIVE)

Summer is officially upon us, and with its warm embrace comes the itch to bolt out of our office chairs and flee to the nearest beach. Since families and other responsibilities often get in the way of seasonal spontaneity, planning is a must.

The good news is that it doesn’t take plane tickets, oodles of cash, or tons of time to whisk your family away for a super fun summer vacay. All over the United States, families can find fantastic quick-getaways and day trips that are perfect for everyone.

Whether your family is full of culture-buffs, outdoorsy adventurers, or fun-loving thrill-seekers, we’ve scoured the nation and found the trips that will guarantee fabulous memories for all ages.

Plan your trip using the infographic below, brought to you in partnership with the family-friendly 2014 Toyota Highlander. And don’t forget to take pictures!