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.
West Hartford was named one of the country’s best cities for raising a family and one of the best cities of the decade. See all it offers with the family and explore this small Connecticut town, five miles west of Hartford.
Thinking of booking a cruise with your grown children? Or are the kids wanting to take your parents on a trip to celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary? When we mention “cruise” your thoughts probably turn to the Caribbean, Bermuda or the Bahamas. But we suggest setting your sights farther west, to Princess Cruises’ seven-day Mexican Riviera Cruise.
The Americans With Disabilities Act made it possible for people with disabilities to go places beyond what was previously possible, but traveling with a family member with disabilities still poses some challenges, especially when those disabilities are severe. All hotels are required to have wheelchair-accessible rooms — usually limited to extra-wide doors to accommodate wheelchairs and roll-in showers with benches. Thankfully, some hotels go to great lengths to make sure all families get to visit fun destinations without leaving anyone out.
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In Southwest Germany, close to the Swiss and French borders, the Black Forest region is best known to travelers for its beautiful, half-timbered villages. But for savvy European families, the Black Forest Highlands is known for its winter sports and money-saving Red Inclusive Card.