Getting away on a multi-gen trip, one that includes a variety of ages and friends and family members with different interests, can be a fun way to spend some quality time before the end of summer, but a bear to plan.
When considering different travel interests and age-appropriate activities, organizing a multigenerational trip is easier done with accommodations offering a little bit of everything in diversely entertaining destinations. Enter this list.
Enjoy the cooling air of the city or lingering long sunsets of the beach on your next family stay.
For an easy-to-please destination with shopping, history, incredible dining, fun nightlife and an entertaining theater scene, Philadelphia has it all. Stay in the heart of the action in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Center City at the stunning hotel of the same name: The Rittenhouse. Located along Rittenhouse Square, guests can take advantage of the park’s green spaces, pop-up markets, art shows and events hosted regularly in the summer.
Enjoy easy walking distance to the park, shops, high-end dining and Philadelphia musts like The Philadelphia Art Museum and The Franklin Institute. After a long day exploring the city, filling up on cuisine and culture, head back to your hotel’s indoor glamping scene. Kids can cozy up in sleeping bags and tent-enclosed mattresses with homemade s’mores. The little ones in your group will also find robes and slippers, just their size, to match the adults, along with a welcome gift from the hotel.
For the last-minute beach seekers in your group, Naples, Florida, boasts some stunning vistas along the Gulf of Mexico. Located right on the shore, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples offers all the 5-star luxury services and amenities travelers can ask for (literally), but with the casual, relaxing vibes of a beach resort. Lounge by the pool or on the beach, or set up a tee-time at the golf course. When you get hungry, stop by any of the resort’s 10 dining establishments, or split up to accommodate everyone’s palates.
The kids will love the Nature’s Wonders program with hands-on activities and exploring 11 different aquariums. The young adults and teens can check out the Virtual User Experience and play virtual reality games on a break from the beach. Adult children, parents and grandparents can unwind with a spa treatment with something for everyone, including CBD enhancements, anti-aging and sleep treatments. Families staying at the golf resort add on to the experience with an in-room camp site — perfect for the end of the season. This amenity comes with a space-themed tent, glow-in-the-dark galaxy, lantern and space discovery book.
The sister properties of the Park Royal Golden Cancun and the Grand Park Royal Luxury Resort, also in Cancun, offer families a vacation full of beach fun in a style personalized for your tribe’s vibe. Both properties, located two miles apart, open to the crystal-blue ocean, are framed by the fine white sand for which Cancun is famous, and are family-friendly, but that’s where their resemblance ends.
There’s not much spookier than getting lost in a maze cut through tall stalks of corn — especially in the dark. The first corn maze is attributed to a farm in Annville, Pennsylvania. Since then, mazes have become huge autumn attractions. Many of today’s larger mazes are cut with the help of Global Positioning Satellite technology, allowing maze makers to create intricate shapes that add to navigational challenges.
It’s the time of year that the creak of a door sounds sharper in the silence, that the footsteps in the hall seem foreign and the voices talking in the next room sound unfamiliar. This is the season we fear and celebrate the dead and they seem to know it. Here are the places that do both right:
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
Switzerland’s Vaud canton encompasses some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery and beautiful towns and villages, including Lausanne, Nyon, Villars-sur-Ollon and Montreux. Spread between the shores of Lake Geneva and the edge of France, and replete with castles, terraced vineyards and world-class hotels, it’s the ideal setting for a romantic break. We’ve got a few suggestions to help you with your planning: