FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
WF awards

Multigenerational Adventure

by Felicity Long

Sep 18, 2017

Chris Van Lennep | Dreamstime

Age Specific / Kids

One of the challenges of multigenerational travel is finding activities that suit grandparents and kids alike. Cally Dym, a fifth-generation innkeeper at the Little River Inn on the Mendocino Coast of northern California, solved the problem with a Multigenerational Adventure package that mixes grown-up pursuits, like fine dining and wine tasting, with such kid-friendly fun as heritage train rides and even sea kayaking.

Sea Kayaking in Mendocina, California

Sea Kayaking in Mendocina, California. Photo: Snyfer | Dreamstime

The 65-room, Victorian property boasts an ocean-view location among gardens and expansive lawns in one of the state’s most scenic regions. On-site amenities include fireplaces, private hot tubs and steam showers in select guestrooms and an award-winning restaurant — executive chef Marc Dym regularly wins the annual Crab Cake Cook-off — which serves up fine dining and local wines and beers, as well a kids menu. There also are regulation tennis courts and an Audubon-certified golf course where, if you’re lucky, you might have to stop for deer crossing between putts.

 

Daytrips include petting the goats at the Pennyroyal Dairy, where handcrafted cheeses are for sale, and ocean kayaking with a guide in and around the nearby sea caves, where you might spot seals, seabirds and maybe an otter or two.

 

A highlight that the entire family can enjoy is a ride aboard the heritage Skunk Train, which offers a number of scenic routes through the redwoods and along the coast.

Young boy feeding goat on farm

Photo: Nataliia Zhekova | Dreamstime

The good news is most of these activities are included in the Multigenerational Adventure package for four, which can, of course, be expanded to include larger family groups. The package features two nights’ accommodations in an ocean-view room, breakfast for four at the inn, tickets for two adults and two children to the Pennyroyal Farmstead dairy tour and two adult and two children’s tickets for the Skunk Train.

 

The package also includes four tickets for the guided sea kayaking adventure, designated as safe for all ages. All kayaking equipment is also included.

 

Grandparents and children might also enjoy such optional activities as a walk along the Glass Beach and Headlands Trail, lunch at Sea-Pal Cove or Saucy in Ukiah and a soak in the nearby Orr Hot Springs.

 

Adults and kids alike won’t want to miss an exploration of Mendocino, one of northern California’s most charming coastal towns, and parents and grandparents can unwind at the end of the day at the full service on-site spa and salon, although kids are also welcome.

Dog on beach in Medochino, California

Photo: Snyfer | Dreamstime

Also, if your multigenerational group includes Fido, there are pet-friendly rooms, as long as you follow the house rules.

 

The package, good through Oct. 31, is priced at $1,500, not counting taxes and gratuities, and can be booked online at MULTIG or call 888 INN LOVE or 707 937 5942.

#WhereverFamily

Insta Feed
Hotels
Jul 11, 2024

Enjoy Family Wellness Programs at Sattva Land this Winter

Introduce kids to wellness tourism on family travel. Adults often escape to a spa or retreat to reset, and with wellness travel on the rise, this retreat in Belize offers an experience for the whole family.

Travel to Madrid with the Family and Find Activities to Keep Everyone Happy!

If life were a city, it’d be Madrid. Sometimes it can be quite the challenge to find a destination just right for the whole family. Different tastes and ages make agreeing on where to go seem impossible. Unless, of course, the destination you have in mind is Madrid. With all of its new immersive museums, musicals, soccer stadiums and monuments like Royal Palace, anyone who suggests coming to the capital is sure to get a unanimous yes!

Slideshow
Jul 11, 2024

7 Riga, Latvia, Destinations for Family Travel

It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Riga, Latvia, with us.

Hotels
Jul 11, 2024

The Lake House on Canandaigua Adds New Amenities, Menus

Family travelers to The Lake House on Canandaigua are in for a treat this summer as the resort added new family-friendly water experiences, lake and land amenities, and seasonal restaurant menus.

Sunflower Accessibility Program Featured at O’Hare and Midway Airports

Travelers with invisible disabilities passing through O’Hare and Midway International Airports can now discreetly signal they need assistance thanks to a new Chicago Department of Aviation partnership that helps create more accessible and inclusive spaces.

Destinations / North America
Jul 10, 2024

New Air Routes Make Nova Scotia Vacations Easier

Families living in the Northeast will find travel to Nova Scotia a lot easier this summer with the inauguration of daily service from New York (LGA) to Halifax (YHZ) on American Airlines. The Nova Scotia capital is one of six new cities along the Northeast coast American added in June; other daily flights from La Guardia go to Hyannis (HYA) on Cape Cod, Nantucket (ACK), Martha’s Vineyard (MVY), and to Bangor (BGR) and Portland (PDX) in Maine.