Finding vacation spots that the entire family is happy with can often be difficult. Traveling with children tends to complicate things further, but if you find the right place, it can be a great way to bond with each other. The right spot for you depends on what you and your loved ones enjoy, but here are some ideas to get you started.
Beaches are one of the most popular family vacation spots for a reason. Most young children love building sand castles or looking for seashells while the older kids can get on boogie boards or ride the waves. Parents can relax in lounge chairs and still be able to see their little ones. Popular beaches are usually near quaint towns or large cities with a number of other activities for the family to participate in. For instance, you can see train ride shows Tampa Bay or do some shopping after hitting the waves in California.
Cruises come with many perks for the whole family. Most of the time the cost of food is covered already, so you don’t have to worry about planning meals while on board. Family friendly ships usually have childcare so that the adults can have a date night or visit the spa. There is usually a wide variety of activities going on throughout the day and into the night for each age group. Also, the boat usually stops at a few destinations where you can choose excursions based on what you like to do.
If your family likes to stay active, skiing or snowboarding is the trip for you. This is often a great trip to take with extended family as well so that you can all split the cost of a rental cabin. Don’t worry if you are beginners because you can always sign up for lessons and start on the bunny slopes. Many places also allow you to go tubing or rent snowmobiles for the day. If you don’t feel like going out for the day, you can always fine a nice warm place to read and book and sip some hot chocolate.
Planning in advance can help ward off disagreements and save you a lot of stress. Just be sure to consult the whole family before you officially book anything. Not matter what you decide though, remember that the ultimate goal is to spend quality time together and to have fun!