Vacationing with Grandkids

Going on a vacation with your grandkids can be a really exciting way of coming together. Nowadays, grandparents and grandkids are often separated from each others by several miles, and they hardly get to meet each other. Thanks to changed perceptions, more and more seniors are now traveling and there's a whole new concept that has emerged out of this trend. It is called "intergeneration travel" which actually means traveling with the entire family. Many tour operators are now offering specialized multi generation tour packages dedicated to grandparents and grandkids. This has made vacationing with your grandkids very easy and cost effective.

If you are thinking of vacationing with your grandkids, first find out about the various destinations that both of you will enjoy. Your grandkids are obviously full of energy and enthusiasm, and you might find it tough at times to keep up with them. So find a destination that will not be too strenuous for you or the kids.

The destinations should also be well chosen so that your grandkids get to learn about the history, geography and culture of our country. Vacationing with your grandkids can be a valuable learning experience for the kids and you too!

 

Here are some of our suggestions within the US –

 

  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Disney World, Florida
  • Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center
  • Tahoe National Forest
  • Central Park and Zoo, New York
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Angel Island State Park, San Francisco
  • Petit Jean Mountain Sate Park, Little Rock
  • Fort Welikit Family Campground, Black Hills, South Dakota
  • The Grandkidsandme Foundation Camp

 

Make sure the tour operators you trust for the trip offer accommodation, food and other facilities that cater to both you and your grandkids. Also ensure that there are enough activities to keep the kids busy. Adventure, education and fun activities should all feature in the trips while you are vacationing with your grandkids.

 

There are a few things you need to prepare yourself for before vacationing with your grandkids. The kids' age and health are key factors in deciding where, when and for how long to go. Having legal consent for the parents is also very important if your grandkids are traveling without their parents.

Sort out all these before vacationing with your grandkids. Remember, a hassle free trip will ensure that you can look forward to many such trips in the future.