While I think solo travel can be fun and freeing, nothing beats traveling with a group of people you care about. Whether you’re hitting Las Vegas with a group of girlfriends for your friend’s bachelorette, embarking on a guided tour of Alaska with people you’ve just met or taking your kids to Disneyland for the first time, there’s much to be said about experiencing destinations in the company of others.
But what about a trip where you travel with your parents, kids, grandparents, aunts, and uncles all at the same time? According to a recent article from Forbes that references a study from luxury travel network Virtuoso, multi-generational family vacations, of all types, was one of the biggest travel trends in 2018 and is increasing in popularity. It’s not difficult to see why: These trips provide an excellent opportunity for families to reconnect with each other, all while taking part in an adventure of travel and discovery.
Thinking of planning a multi-gen getaway for your family? Here are a few of my tips so you can have the best time ever!
Choose a Location that Has Something for Everyone and Involve Everyone in the Planning
Successful group trips hinge on keeping everyone happy, so make sure your crew has a say in where you go and what you do while you’re there. Start a group chat or email thread to generate ideas about destinations and activities that are suitable for everyone’s age, travel experience and interest level.
Stumped for a location that will be fun for grandma, grandpa and the kids? Look no further than the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Pick up your rental at one of Alamo’s D.C. airport locations and you’re good to go! The city is full of history, culture and loads of options for both knowledge-seekers and foodies. D.C. is a destination sure to keep everyone engaged, no matter their age bracket.