We know better than anyone that family vacations are a time to reconnect and enjoy each other’s company. But as your kids grow older, it can be harder to find activities that everyone can agree on. If you’re planning a family trip young adults, you don’t have to give up the idea of traveling together just yet.
What Are the Best Family Vacations With Young Adults?
1. National Parks
National parks are the perfect way to get back to nature and explore the great outdoors. They’re also a great choice for families, friends, and significant others who want to spend quality time together in an adventurous environment. There’s something for everyone at national parks—you can hike, ride bikes through trails, camp out under the stars or stay in a cabin, boat on lakes and rivers (if you’re lucky enough), go rock climbing and more!
2. Foodie Vacations
The foodie culture is alive and well in many cities around the world, but there are some places where it’s more of a way of life than just an interest. You’re not just going to eat at these places—you’re also going to learn about them as you sample their culinary offerings.
We recommend a city’s Chinatown or Little Italy district, where you can get a taste of one country at a time or cities that have become famous for their cuisine (like New Orleans or Chicago’s deep-dish pizza).
3. Playing Tourist in Your Hometown
Your hometown is full of opportunities to discover new things and there are many ways to do that. You can go on a walking tour, visit museums, art galleries and other cultural institutions. You can go see a performance or sporting event. You could even go check out some public parks, new restaurants, or micro-breweries in your area.
4. Cultural Road Trips
While you may not be able to travel the world in one trip with your young adult, you can still take them on a cultural road trip. You’ll want to choose destinations that have something for everyone in your family, such as museums and galleries, plays or concerts, historic sites and farmers markets.
5. Exploring Your Family’s Past
A great way to spend time with both old and young children is by revisiting old family vacation spots, or visiting relatives and spending time together at their homes. You can also visit old cemeteries or take a cemetery tour where ancestors are buried.
6. Revive an Old Family Tradition
As a kid, you probably had all sorts of fun traditions with your family, like going to Disneyland together every year or eating a certain meal on Christmas Eve. Now that you’re grown up, it might be time to bring back some of those old favorites. Or maybe there are new traditions that can be created for the whole family to enjoy.
Even though your kids might be grown, it doesn’t mean that family vacations are no longer a priority.
Family travel is important, and whether your young adults are camping out in the backyard or hanging out with friends at school, they still need to know how to function as part of a group. They also need to learn how to take care of themselves in new environments and interact with people from different backgrounds. When you travel together, it’s a great chance to do just that!
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