This page features terrific family vacation ideas for three generations and also provides suggestions for grandparents and grandkids who wish to travel together do cool stuff on their own. Making memories is part of the fun. Many suggestions are free or almost free vacation fun. This includes escorted family tours and unique adventures with grandkids,plus seasonal festivals & events, and activities just for fun during school breaks and holidays.For more ideas go back to all TravelPhases.
Taking a break from the often hectic holiday season means finding fun in small doses and we have assembled our annual mini holiday adventures, Santa trains, and holiday lights for your review.
Beginning in early November the annual four-month winter celebration is loaded with things to do with kids including entertainment, special events, twinkling lights, shopping bargains and Southern mountain-style hospitality.
Sharing authentic, one-of-a-kind vacation experiences with the next generation is one of the benefits of being a grandparent. Do the cool stuff with your grandkids and let their parents do the rest.
Virginia beach offers great vacation activities to consider sharing with your grandkids during your holiday at the beach.
ACE Adventure Resort in Southern West Virginia is a one-stop place for family vacation adventures. They have so many activities, from whitewater rafting and zip lining, to mountain biking and horseback riding, that the biggest problem is deciding where to begin your adventure!
Toe-tempting beaches, seas of grass, family-friendly museums, and unbelievable sunsets - they have it all in Naples according to Leona Wren-Faust mother of three and grandmother of seven. It is a perfect family vacation spot for three generations.
Two dads, one idea - to facilitate remarkable family vacations enabling parents to share rewarding and often illuminating experiences with their children.
Aquamarine water and marvelous white sand beaches combined with lively music, tropical cuisine, and friendly people to create the perfect tropical playground for kids of all ages. From water slides and a lazy river to dolphin encounters, snorkeling and a horse-drawn carriage ride – family fun comes easy.
Vermont occupies a small area geographically, but there’s no doubt that Vermont has a lot to offer families. Great museums, culinary delights (maple syrup and cider donuts anyone?), music, theatre, mountain vistas and, of course, Vermont is the home of the innovative ice-cream giant Ben & Jerry’s.
From beach combing and surf walking to heart stopping shows, living history and more golf than one vacation will hold, the vacation possibilities are endless. Myrtle Beach is family friendly.
Looking for a little adventure, for something out of the ordinary? Consider this. Recently I had the opportunity to try the “Sleeping with the Caribou” overnight experience at Zoo Sauvage de St-Félicien. It was memorable, amazing, fun, eco-friendly and definitely REAL.
Smuggs, one of the best resorts in the country, has enough going on to fulfill any family’s summer vacation wish list. The fun includes pool time, waterslides, water sports, ziplining, Segway excursions, organized family activities, guided hiking, and yoga.
As family vacation learning becomes more and more popular combining theme park action with learning experiences is becoming easier. In Kissimmee it is possible for families to practice golf; join a tennis clinic or take flight and have family fun in the process.
Each summer award-winning Wildland Tours offers a family vacation program with emphasis on whales and wildlife. This unique marine experience is designed to excite budding marine biologists and family adventurers.
Summer camp by definition is pure fun, so imagine a summer camp for the whole family. A place with no schedule conflicts, no dishes to do, no chores to complete, forget the laundry - a place where everyone gets in on the fun. Each summer Kingsley Pines provides just that – a family camp.
Earth friendly describes Costa Rica so it is not surprising to find a commitment to environmental sustainability in combination with a family friendly atmosphere at Flamingo Beach Resort and Spa.
DC offers enough fun stuff for families to fill a book. Our action list focuses on the best places to enjoy science and nature including the best options for families.
The friendly atmosphere makes the city an ideal base for an urban family vacation. It offers a small town atmosphere with easy access to Washington DC museums, entertainment, and events.
Imagine taking a family adventure vacation created by families for families, one that makes it easy to get away, have fun, create memories.
From Montana to Florida and Delaware to South Dakota spring is a time to observe the amazing conversion of the seasons. America's First National Wildlife Refuge, tiny Pelican Island, hosts a celebration each March. The annual antics are really wild family fun to break up the monotony of daily life.
Bring the grand kids to see Niagara Falls and Lockport Locks. [Read More]
Located between Niagara Falls and downtown Buffalo we are close to the Canadian border, downtown Buffalo, Lockport Locks and the Buffalo Zoological gardens.
Check our family vacation packages and hotel specials that inspire you to play, shop and explore. Our convenient Holiday Inn Buffalo Amherst offers vacation packages and specials year round to help make your trips easy, breezy and exciting.
Holiday Inn Buffalo Amherst Hotel,
1881 Niagara Falls Boulevard, Amherst, New York, 14228
Phone: 716-691-8181 www.hibuffaloamherst.com.
Your grand kids will be amazed at all the natural fun we offer in Costa Rica. [Read More]
Book this package and the kids receive a daily American breakfast buffet free! This package includes a full American breakfast buffet for adults too! We love families at Flamingo Beach Resort and it shows all over the resort. Our latest offer kids stay free breakfast plan at no additional charge. Now through December 24.
Located in Guanacaste, with its unspoiled ecological beach and pristine sapphire waters, Flamingo Beach Resort offers an enticing choice of Costa Rica vacation deals. Immerse yourself in the warm, welcoming environment of our oceanside resort, where the staff is genuinely hospitable. Whether you're interested in scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, or championship golf - they're all within minutes of our doorstep. Location: Flamingo Beach Resort, Playa Flamingo Santa Cruz, Guanacaste Costa Rica Tel: 011-506-2-654-4444. Visit us online.
Make this a winter of discovery - whales, the open sea with your grand kids. [Read More]
Virginia Beach A Whale of a Winter Family Adventure. Your family can
spend a couple of hours on the ocean, with the chance of encountering
rare fin and humpback whales on their migration route. Some range up
to 85 feet long and weigh 70 tons; others breach playfully, or proudly
show their flukes (tailfins). It's like nothing else you'll do this
winter. With admission to Virginia Aquarium and its 3D IMAX(R) Theatre
included, your time together will be shared with the sharks, harbor
seals and sea turtles as well. Whale Watching Packages are offered
through a number of hotels, so meeting your family's needs for a warm,
cozy evening together is an easy task. Packages available from
December to mid-March. Virginia Beach Visitors Bureau For more information, call the Virginia Beach Whale Hotline toll-free at 1-866-59-WHALE (866-599-4253), or visit our website for online trip planning. [Read Less]
Create memories together in the Pocono Mountains. [Read More]
Woodloch Pines has created a unique program dubbed G3-Generation Grandparent. The program celebrates the ever-important role that grandparents play in the lives of grandchildren. The new G3 program adds to an already award-winning menu of activities and entertainment. Perks of the new program include: a complimentary arrival or departure lunch, a complimentary award-winning baked good to take home, a one-hour late check-out bonus, and a 15% savings in all Woodloch Resort gift shops. (Woodloch Pines Resort 731 Welcome Lake Rd. Lackawaxen Twp, PA 18435. Toll-free 1-800-Woodloch or www.woodloch.com)
Planning the next family reunion is easy when you let Experience Kissimmee assist. [Read More]
Plan your event around fun events or pre scheduled entertainment. Arrange for group outings like airboat rides, fishing, golf, horseback riding or zip-lining through our cypress forests. We are next door to fabulous Florida theme parks - Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando, and the new Legoland. A great family reunion begins with Experience Kissimmee. [Read Less]
Creating one-of-a-kind family experiences. [Read More]
Locations on the planet. We offer independent family travel family-friendly places like, Colombia, Guatemala, France, Spain, Turkey, India, Israel & Jordan, Morocco, Southern Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos. This is the stuff for family travel junkies. At Quivertree no two trips are the same because each are created to meet the needs of each family.Make it happen. For more details call (778) 986-6727 (Canada), (206) 313-2770 (USA), or toll-free 1-800- 235-9941 or quivertreeworld.com. [Read Less]
Purity Spring Resort & Conway Railway – Ride the Polar Express with your grand kids. [Read More]
Share the wonder of Christmas with your family and believe. Our Polar Express package is offered on select dates during November and December and includes 2 nights lodging, 2 breakfasts, one complete dinner the evening you do not visit the North Pole, Polar Express coach tickets, use of all resort amenities including: indoor pool/hot tub, fitness center as well as wildlife viewing and hiking. Additional a la carte activities: private Reiki treatment or massage. Purity Spring Resort 1251 Eaton Road, East Madison, NH 03849. Toll-free 1-800-373-3754, (603) 367-4042 or www.purityspring.com
Special offer: November & December 2013 -
4 Nights for the Price of 3 or 10% off a 3 or more night stay. [Read More]
Plus with all vacation rentals at Timber Tops guests receive a Timber Tops Luxury Pass entitling the holder to free admission local attractions or activities. Timber Tops Luxury Pass attraction and activity partners include: Adventure Park Zip Lines, Country Tonite Music Show, Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium, Ripley's Old MacDonald's Farm Mini-Golf, and USA Raft. Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals (check-in) Office 1440 Upper Middle Creek Road Sevierville TN 37876. Toll-free 1-800-266-1066 or www.yourcabin.com
A secret spot waits for your grand children filled with fun and adventure. Enjoy our green spot on the planet. [Read More]
ACE is the spot for all your family adventure filled with fun. Stay in one of our cabins, chalets (both with hot tubs) lodge or campsite; play with us on the river lakes caves and ride our trails on horses or bikes. We will make your vacation easy to manage from your place to sleep, eat and play, all in one package, if you wish all-year long. Give us a call or visit our website to learn more. We are a great hosting place for your reunion large or small. ACE Adventure Resort, Oak Hill, WV. Call 1- 888-223-7238 or direct at 1(304) 469-2651 or visit us online. [Read Less]
A time to reconnect with grand kids. [Read More]
Reconnect with your family, it's what your Vermont family vacation should be fun. We'll help by providing all of the fun factors. We are a resort where the kids can learn to play tennis, ride a horse, or go cross-country skiing. The best part? There's so much for kids to do here that you'll never hear the words "I'm bored" coming from anyone's mouth. Topnotch Resort and Spa,
4000 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT 05672
Bring the grand kids for a 1920s family sleepover with us. [Read More]
Those looking for the total immersion experience, it’s possible to stay overnight in Val-Jalbert. Above the general store is the town hotel where a combination of five-star elements and restoration makes for a delightful retreat. It’s also possible to stay in one of several of the reconstructed 1920s mill workers houses with a similar blend of luxurious elements and historical reconstruction. Val-Jalbert Historic Village Val-Jalbert Historic Village 95, rue Saint-Georges (Chambord) G0W 1G0. Toll-free 1 888 675-3132, 418 275-3132 or online. [Read Less]
Escape with your grand kids to the mountains and stay in style for 5 nights, get 6th night free. [Read More]
Our secluded cabins in Gatlinburg Tennessee feature luxurious Jacuzzi tubs, great views, and the perfect atmosphere for creating the best vacation imaginable. Some of our rentals include: secluded hot tubs, cable or satellite TV with DVD, game tables, indoor pools, beautiful mountain views, and high speed internet. Cabins For You toll-free 1-800-684-7865 or www.cabinsforyou.com.
Stay 4 Nights with us at The Resort at Marina Village and receive your 5th Night Free through Dec 20! We are pet friendly too! [Read More]
Located at Tarpon Point Marina families may enjoy sweeping views of the Caloosahatchee River, San Carlos Bay and the Gulf of Mexico richly-appointed accommodations, concierge and spa services, an upscale restaurant and bar, fitness center, sundecks, outdoor pools and spas. Studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom residences range up to 2,225 square feet, with grand rooms, master suites, guest suites, dining terraces and access to amenity decks. Amenities include refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, washer and dryer, walk-in closet, iron with ironing board, high speed internet, two flat screen televisions and digital video services. The 19-story property also offers pet friendly accommodations and easy access to Cape Coral’s dog park and Dog Beach, located just south in Bonita Springs. Resort at Marina Village, 5951 Silver King Blvd, Cape Coral, Florida 33914 Visit online or call 800-625-4111 today.
Create your own family beach party. Escape to the quiet side of Florida and enjoy an easy island style holiday. [Read More]
Stay with us in one of our freshly renovated 1950s/60s retro style units. Each of our vacation rental units has a fully furnished kitchen with microwave & dishwasher, iron & board, all linens, towels and beach towels, gas grill, private deck or patio, beach chairs & umbrella, local telephone, full size futon, and free wireless internet access. Guests have access to plenty of beach supplies including beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, noodles, ice chests, and fishing equipment. Located between Clearwater Beach and St. Petersburg Beach, Indian Rocks Beach is a barrier island community with gorgeous white sandy beaches. Stay with us and discover our awesome sunsets always free. Each vacation rental unit has a fully furnished kitchen with microwave & dishwasher, iron & board, all linens, towels and beach towels, gas grill, private deck or patio, beach chairs & umbrella, local telephone, full size futon, and free wireless internet access. We have room for three generations as well as special occasions – a family reunion, wedding or birthday. Guests have access to plenty of beach supplies including beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards, noodles, ice chests and fishing equipment. Location on the planet: Tommy's on the Beach 2302 Beach Trail, Indian Rocks Beach, 33785. (727) 734-3956 or online. [Read Less]