Family holidays are an amazing way to bond and spend quality time with your dearest family members. You will be exposed to new perspectives and build upon your connections with yourself, your family, and the world itself!
Traveling with the whole family means you’ll have plenty of time to catch up and create new memories together. Whether it’s enjoying a holiday with grandparents, parents and children, or siblings, cousins, aunts, and uncles, multi-generational travel is a very fulfilling way to spend your vacation days.
After too much time spent apart due to the pandemic, you can now start planning an amazing trip to go on together, once you are ready.
Read to learn about some of the best vacation options that we recommend for multigenerational travel:
A multigenerational family cruise requires many different features and amenities to keep family members of all ages happy. From energetic toddlers and thrill-seeking teens to parents wanting to relax and grandparents who are ready to enjoy time with the family, there are cruise ships perfect for every family!
Active families will enjoy all the ways they can play aboard the Norwegian Encore with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Ride go-carts along the Encore Speedway, spiral down tandem waterslides, play laser tag in the Lost City of Atlantis and try virtual-reality gaming in Galaxy Pavilion. Plus, with clubs for toddlers to teens, Broadway shows, a Mandara Spa, and 27 places to eat and drink, this ship exceeds all expectations.
Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas
The Symphony of the Seas features seven neighborhoods designed to entertain all ages, including the Boardwalk with its carousel and sports bar, the Pool and Sports Zone, home to corkscrew slides and zip lines, and Entertainment Place for live theater, ice shows, and laser tag, open-air Central Park beckons adults with chic bars and specialty eateries, plus more! Choose to stay in the larger-than-life Ultimate Family Suite and take advantage of everything the symphony of the seas has to offer you and your whole family!
For families that prefer educational entertainment rather than adrenaline rushes, the Enchanted Princess is the perfect option. Thanks to Princess Cruises’ affiliation with Discovery TV, it’s an excellent choice for multigenerational families. Kids in Camp Discovery (ages 3-12) may join in fun science challenges, and teens can enjoy their very own beach club and with the wearable OceanMedallion technology, you can keep track of your teens when they aren’t in their club. Enjoy Movies Under the Stars (with popcorn), The Voice of the Ocean singing competition, and much more with Princess!
Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resort
Disney brings out the big kid in everyone, including grandparents!
With so many attractions, shows, dining, and resorts to choose from, there truly is something for everybody. Whether it’s your family’s first trip to a Disney Park or your hundredth, everyone will love experiencing the magic of Disney with family by their side.
Here are some of the best rides that the whole family will enjoy:
- It’s A Small World
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Dumbo The Flying Elephant
- Pirates of The Caribbean
- Haunted Mansion
Disney knows how to create enjoyable experiences for all ages, and their cruise ships are no exception. Disney cruise ships are full of family fun with character meet and greet, Pirate Night, and a day at sea dedicated to Marvel superheroes. There are also adult-only activities like dining in Palo, relaxation at the Quiet Cove pool, and enjoy live music at Keys nightclub.
Disney Cruises currently has 4 ships all with amazing amenities for the whole family!
Adventures By Disney
Create a lifetime of family memories as you experience a hassle-free, guided group vacation on an Adventures by Disney trip to destinations all around the world! With local experts, exclusive opportunities, be immersed into new cultures, gain insider access, learn from adventure guides, and experiences for all ages.
All-inclusive Vacation Packages
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya
No need to worry about your big kid or tween getting bored lying by the pool at Hard Rock Riviera Maya. Kids can spend hours trying tricks at the skate park, launching off ramps on a BMX bike, bouncing on trampolines, leaping into the foam pit, or facing a ninja-themed obstacle course. Kids who like technology can film the action on video cameras or get some DJ experience through Hard Rock’s Music Lab program.
Kids will have fun at the Roxity Kids Club playing games and making music, while older kids can hang in The Cavern, a teen lounge and club that offers table hockey, movies, and video games.
Parents can sneak off to the adults-only side of the resort to relax at the spa, a yoga class, or simply some kid-free time to lounge by the adult-only pool.
Since you’re in the Riviera Maya, you have to spend time at the beach! Go snorkeling or kayaking just off the beach in a protected cove, or the kids can swim and slide down the water slide in the family-friendly pool.
Nickelodeon Hotel & Resorts Punta Cana
At this Dominican Republic resort, kids can meet SpongeBob Squarepants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Paw Patrol! This expansive, all-inclusive resort is linked by a path and golf-cart shuttle. The west side of the resort has a sports complex and Aqua Nick water park for kid-focused fun. The east side is where you’ll find the beautiful rooms, quality restaurants, the golden-sand beach, a pristine infinity pool, and SpongeBob’s Pineapple Villa!
Kids ages 4-12 can enjoy the kids club, Just Kiddin’, with its very own twisted slide into a ball pit, and tons of bean bags and pillows for kids who want to take a break from the sun and cool off.
Beaches Turks and Caicos – Turks and Caicos
Beaches Turks and Caicos is a highly rated all-inclusive Caribbean resort. Kids can easily spend an entire visit at the water park, which features the SkySlide, the tallest of its kind in Turks and Caicos, as well as the resort’s six swimming pools. Beaches Turks and Caicos has almost 20 restaurants, a scuba program, and a wide variety of spacious accommodations, including Family Suites and Seaside Villas.
There are endless fun activities for everyone from tots to tweens and teens, featuring Sesame Street characters, a kids club, an Xbox Play Lounge, and an awesome teen disco!
Beaches Turks and Caicos is perfect for a family who is dreaming of getting away from it all and finding a tropical hideaway away from all the hustle and bustle of modern life here you will find a true island escape!
Delve into your genealogy together and uncover your family story on a one-of-a-kind heritage tour. Exploring your ancestral homeland with your family is a very meaningful way to spend a multigenerational trip.
Heritage travel, also known as heritage tourism, is the act of traveling and immersing yourself in the culture and heritage of a specific region. The National Trust for Historic Preservation defines heritage tourism as “traveling to experience the places, artifacts, and activities that authentically represent the stories of people of the past.”
Many people travel to discover themselves, and what better way is there to experience self-discovery than through heritage travel? And experiencing this kind of travel with your family makes it so special!
You can learn more about your heritage through unique experiences, such as,
- Participating in a journey or pilgrimage your ancestors would have gone on
- Immersing yourself in living history attractions
- Discovering your culinary heritage.
WHICH TYPE OF MULTIGENERATIONAL TRIP IS BEST FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY?
When you’re ready to learn more about booking one of these life-changing family vacations, contact one of our TierOne Travel agents. They have extensive experience in all travel experiences and will be able to craft something incredible that is suited to you and your family’s unique needs.
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