If you're looking for an outdoorsy vacation, Arkansas serves as the perfect locale. The state which is located in America's southern region boasts mountains, hot springs and plains and it is remarkably affordable, especially for a family vacation.

Originally a mining hub, you can still mine for quartz and diamonds in the area. With over 9,000 miles of river, Arkansas is the perfect place for whitewater rafting, fishing, sailing and other water sports. For over 200 years Arkansas's famous Hot Springs have been visited by travelers from around the world looking to cure ailments or relax in a therapeutic bath. Some of the springs' more notable visitors include Al Capone and Harry S. Truman.

Want to revisit some of the turning points in American history? Arkansas's Civil War battlefields are a must-see for kids and adults alike. For the more mature crowd, wine country has dozens of wineries open for touring and tasting.

If you're looking for a less adventurous getaway, Little Rock is the place to be. The city's museums, restaurants and theaters provide a city atmosphere with the mountains as a backdrop.