Mention the words “Family Vacation” and what comes to mind? The beach? Disney? Those are probably the most popular answers. But just because you are traveling with the kids doesn’t mean you can’t have a family vacation that isn’t also an amazing experience.
Disney is known as the “Happiest Place on Earth”, and also probably where most kids will tell you they want to go. While there are rides, characters and fun to be had, don’t exclude it from your list of ways to have a different experience. There are the more well-known holiday parties and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, but Disney does offer some things that will make you believing dreams do come true. If you have a budding chef you will want to take a look at the Family Culinary Adventure. Animal enthusiasts will love the options for the Wild Africa Trek or the Night Safari. Imagine your little princess spending tea time singing and dancing with a princess at the My Disney Girl’s Perfect Princess Tea. For something completely different but with a Disney feel, check out Adventures by Disney for a whole list of domestic and international vacations that will give you VIP experiences and local opportunities made with families in mind.
A lot of people are afraid to even think of a European vacation with kids, but there is no reason! Taking in the changing of the guard or walking the grounds of Windsor Castle or Versailles will have the royal want-to-be in your family imagining their own fairy tale ending. A boat ride down the River Thames for a wonderful adventure will give you a different vantage point for sights like Big Ben and Westminster Abby. All ages will find something interesting in the gothic style of Notre Dame, whether it is the stained glass, Romanesque architecture or the famous gargoyles. Or perhaps playing art detective at the Louvre will be the highlight of your European adventure. Finding a travel itinerary that can make a vacation just for you is exactly what we do at Creative Vacations. Like our family that recently came back from Italy, exploring Capri and the Amalfi Coast, we were able to arrange private hiking, cooking experiences and even limoncello making!
If you prefer to stay in the US, think outside the beach. There is so much to explore in the National Parks with opportunities like archeology activities, fossil walks or painting and photography tours that give you a chance to expand upon your visit. Or perhaps you would like to see what it would be like to stay on a working Dude Ranch! Enjoy all the comforts of a resort vacation with the experience of life on a ranch, like The Resort at Paws Up in Montana. If you think Colorado is just for skiing, check out the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, where even the four legged kids are welcome to experience a one of kind vacation. With activities that bring kids to nature and immerse them in adventure, it is sure to be a vacation that with create lifetime memories.
No matter what your ideal family vacation is, Creative Vacations Travel Consultants will take the time to listen to you, find out what your family likes and match you up with a trip that will make your friends ask you where you found that great vacation!