When you think of family-friendly vacations, you might think of theme parks, beach resorts, or various activities that are designed around kids. However, family vacations don’t all have to take place in “family-friendly” resorts and accommodation. There are ways to enjoy a vacation as a family without centering everything around the kids or sending them off in a kids club while you get on with adult things. If you’re looking for unique family vacation ideas that everyone can enjoy together, you have a whole range of options to consider. Take a look at some of the ideas below
Sail Around the Bahamas
Sailing is a fun way to spend your vacation as a family. If your family loves doing anything water-based or is just curious about trying something new, a sailing trip could be just right for your vacation needs. There are many options for going sailing, but the islands of the Bahamas make an incredible option. If you have some sailing experience, it’s something that you can navigate on your own. However, there’s also the option of a skippered trip, which gives you support and the chance to learn to sail from an expert skipper.
Hike in Glacier National Park
Active families don’t need to leave the US to find many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. The many national parks are ideal for hiking and much more, and Glacier National Park in Montana is a fantastic option for families. The hut-to-hut hiking offered at the park is ideal for families, giving you a chance to stop in places with comfortable amenities each night. You won’t need to carry heavy camping gear and you can choose from three to six-day hikes. You’ll also get some pretty spectacular views along the way and there are other activities, like horseback riding and whitewater rafting.
Practice Martial Arts in China
Traditional martial arts are excellent for all the family to try. A lot of families all practice one form or another once they have caught the bug. It can even be the basis of your vacation, and where better to practice Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi, and other Chinese martial arts than in China? Attending a martial arts academy as a family gives you the opportunity to develop your skills and discipline. It’s also a great way to bond with each other and spend time together in a peaceful setting.
Take a Tour in France
Try a trip to Europe if you’re looking for a cultural experience and plenty of history. France is the ideal place for a small group tour, whether you choose a big city like Paris or you want to explore somewhere a little more out of the way. You can explore the art, culture, history, and cuisine of France as a family, and traveling by either road or rail makes it possible to see various parts of the country. If you don’t want to bother with driving, the high-speed rail network, TGV, is great.
If you don’t feel like the typical family vacation is for you, try looking for something a little more unique.