5 Best Multigenerational Trips

Are you grandparents looking for a trip for your whole family? Hoping to find something fun for your next family reunion? Stop spinning your wheels and let's get planning! Here are my favorite types of vacations for multigenerational family trips.

1. Cruises

Of course, right? This is top of the list because it is the most straight forward. While cruising is not appealing to everyone it is definitely one of the most popular forms of vacation. The pros of this choice are:

  1. Each person has personal space.
  2. Autonomy over their individual times while remaining in proximity to the group.
  3. Easily organize group time at meals or in activities.

If you think cruises are always boring, look at river cruising with AMA Waterways or Uniworld. My new dream trip is an Antarctic Cruise with Scenic, picture shown. Star Clipper sailing cruises evoke the romance of times long ago. But if cruising is not for you, keep reading.

2. Villa Rental

A beautiful Tuscan villa or a luxurious beach side home in Costa Rica are both good options for your multigenerational travels. Secrets to making this arrangement work:

  1. Everyone gets a bed and a separate room if it is in the budget. No pullouts or couches.
  2. Arrange together time activities and allow individual time.
  3. Hire a chef to come in and cook for the family. Cooking and cleaning are no fun, even on vacation.
  4. Most villas will come with daily maid service.
3. Dude Ranch

If you like the outdoors and enjoy being active in a down home environment but you want warm showers, comfortable beds and delicious prepared meals, check out a dude ranch. See if you can't find an activity for everyone in your group:

  1. ride horse
  2. yoga
  3. fish
  4. hike
  5. rock climb
  6. whitewater raft
  7. paddle board
  8. mountain bike

Nights are filled with gathering around a fire for story telling, singing and general good times. These ranches are also open all year round so if you want a winter retreat show up for dog sledding, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. Stay in the lodge or in your own separate cabins. They are also all inclusive so all your expenses are known upfront. Check out Vista Verde Ranch in Steamboat Springs, CO.

4. Napa Valley

It is well known that family relationships sometimes need to be greased with good spirits. By that I mean wine. So, if your family enjoys reds, whites and anything in between then maybe a trip to wine country is in order. Resorts in these areas are:

  1. Luxurious accommodations
  2. Gourmet Food
  3. Good for Large Groups
  4. Spa facilities on Site

Look for resorts with good pools and some child friendly activities and foods if you are taking the younger set with you.

5. Ski Resorts

Let's end with the best. My family loves to ski so this is my favorite type of vacation. Ski resorts are full of fun things to do for the entire family, even the non skiers. Get out and try:

  1. skiing
  2. snowshoeing
  3. sleigh rides
  4. shopping
  5. eating
  6. night life
  7. childcare

Like dude ranches, ski resorts are open all year round now. Down hill mountain biking, digglers (think alpine scooters), alpine slides, hiking, climbing, ziplines and they are never short on spa facilities. Food in these resorts will suit any palette. Look for resorts with a good base area and a cute mountain town nearby.

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