This summer, experience America's most beautiful sights on an unforgettable family road trip.

By Southern Living Editors

Road trips are a classic American vacation, but it takes a lot of planning to make it great for the whole family. Sights, scenery, and convenient accommodations are essential for a memorable trip, as well as entertainment or activities for the little ones. To help you plan, here are four U.S. road trips that are great for the whole family.

Escape the crowded city life with a trip from New York City to Winvian Farm, a 113-acre resort with one suite and 18 themed cottages. Recharge in Connecticut's wondrous forests and taste the local flavors with a farm-to-table experience. You can book a cottage at this all-inclusive quiet getaway for $700 a night.

Take your road trip across national borders with a trek from Seattle, Washington to Vancouver, British Columbia. In Seattle, parents can hit Revel for Bourdain-approved short-rib dumplings, while kids can explore the Pinball Museum for $12. Then the whole family can sample tasty delicacies at Pike Place Market. In Vancouver, take a jog along the 17-mile seawall in Stanley Park for a view of the water and the city's downtown skyline.

A drive from Charleston, South Carolina to Savannah, Georgia covers some of the best sights and hotel options the southeast has to offer. Explore the world-class Lowcountry food culture of Charleston, then head two hours south for a beach day at Hilton Head. For a prime hotel experience, travel an hour south of Savannah to The Cloister at Sea Island; it's a Travel & Leisure World's Best top 10 resort hotel in 2018 and the only resort in the world to achieve four Forbes five-stars ratings in a row. Spend a night at this luxurious resort $549.

California's Pacific Coast Highway may be the most quintessential American road trip. Beginning in Orange County's Dana Point and ending north in San Francisco, this scenic drive can be done in under eight hours. But with so many major stops like Big Sur to the charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, you could make this journey last for days. Along the way, head to the top of the Topanga Overlook in Malibu for incredible views of the San Fernando Valley and visit the iconic Hearst Castle for an entry price of $25.

This summer, experience America's most beautiful sights on an unforgettable family road trip.