Quality family time is one of the best reasons to take an annual vacation. But who says all that fun, relaxation and memory making is just for your immediate family? With grandparents on board, an extended-family vacation offers precious time for new memories and traditions (and a little R&R for mom and dad).
Here’s how it works: All travelers fly into one destination from wherever they live. The grandparents will rent a car for themselves and the children and set out on a grandparent-grandchild adventure while the parents can rent a car and enjoy some restful time together.
Jump down to activity ideas for:
- Active Grandparents and Younger Children
- Active Grandparents and Older Children
- Grandparents with Limited Mobility and Younger Children
- Grandparents with Limited Mobility and Older Children
Tips for Grandparents
Get Involved in the Planning
Sit down with your son or daughter and their children and discuss vacation ideas and preferences. If you all live in different places, schedule a call or video conference to lay out expectations before your trip. Listen to everyone; children often come up with excellent sightseeing suggestions. Build in plenty of time for rest breaks, especially if you are traveling with grandchildren who are younger.