Daytrips to Celebrate Grandparents

by Erich Martin

Sep 4, 2019

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Ask a grandparent and they will tell you, every day is a good day to spend with their grandkids. Sept. 8 is a special occasion, though, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate National Grandparents Day! Here are a few daytrip ideas to make it possible.


Beach Trips

Hitting the beach is a great way to spend quality time with loved ones, especially when grandparents are involved. Aside from strolling the boardwalk and watching the waves, the beach is a good way to get away from daily responsibilities and have some fun with the grandkids.


The beach has the added benefit of catering to a wide mix of ages. Young children love playing in the sand, while older kids can spend hours swimming — all while parents and grandparents relax on the beach. Nearby boardwalks typically provide lots of options for grabbing dinner and a drink.


Depending on your family’s interests, consider renting a boat or getting a charter to fish. There is nothing quite like forced togetherness as the entire family works to catch a fish.


City Fun

If you live near the city, consider a daytrip downtown. Options for entertainment varies by city, but science museums, museums of natural history and kid-friendly museums are always sure winners. Grandparents and kids can marvel at the natural history and science exhibits while learning together, or head to the more child-friendly museums offering grandparents and kids a chance to play together. Needless to say, eating and drinking is probably going to be easy when visiting the city, given the typical myriad options.

Family in the city.

Family in the city. Photo: Zoimagery | Dreamstime.com

While young kids like to spend time with their grandparents, older kids and adult grandchildren shouldn’t miss out on the fun.


Adult children can take grandparents out for the day and visit a new winery, brewery or distillery. These facilities usually offer tours and tastings, making this stop the perfect place for grandparents enthusiastic about wine or beer.


Talk of the Town

Finally, consider a trip to your local historic town. A stark contrast from the big cities, these towns let visitors get to know them on a more intimate level. Tours, local business owners and captivating stories are perfect for grandparents who want to take in something new with grandkids.


There is no wrong answer for how grandparents and grandkids should celebrate each other. Be it the zoo, aquarium, art museum or brewery, the whole gang will value this togetherness.


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