Whether it is about reconnecting with loved ones, celebrating a milestone, or just spending more time together, I see families are seeking more active, authentic travel experiences that provide for lasting memories. Here is my list of Top 5 Family Destinations.
Cooking Up Fun in Italy- Everyone's favorite tomato and cheese pie was born in Italy during the 1700s. Get the deep dish on pizza while learning to make your own during a family adventure under the Tuscan Sun. Other activities include playing gladiators at a school in Rome and joining a master class in the making of Venetian carnival masks.
Language Lesson in Mexico- There's no better way to learn a new language than to immerse yourself in a foreign culture. Head to the heart of Mexico and the charming colonial town of San Miguel de Allende, where Belmond Casa de Sierra Nevada can arrange Spanish lessons for the entire familia. Enjoy a complimentary $100 spa service during your stay courtesy of Journeys.
Tracking Harry Potter in England- Wizards of all ages love Harry Potter, and we can create a customized itinerary that includes sites that inspired the famous character. Start your tour of the Harry Potter Studios in London, where you see sets, costumes, and props from the films, learn about the special effects and animatronics used. Experience green screen technology and ride your own broomstick just like the cast!. We can design more sites through Southern and England to complement your visit.
Goofing Around in Orlando- Beyond its famous theme parks, the "City Beautiful" boasts a bevy of other family-friendly draws, including Gatorland and the Orlando Science Center in a location just an hour from the Kennedy Space Center. Make your home base the elegant Waldorf Astoria Orlando, surrounded by Walt Disney World Resort. Use our $100 resort credit from Journeys for a round on the Rees Jones-designed golf course.
Water Sports in Hawaii- The sport of paddleboarding is rooted in ancient Polynesian culture, and was reintroduced in the 1940s by Hawaiian "beach boys". Kids can try it while staying at the Four Seasons Hualalai at Historic Ka'upulehu, where an on-site cultural center offers hula and ukulele lessons, stargazing and more. Apply your Journeys $100 food and beverage credit toward a family dinner on the beach- prepared by a private chef- complete with tiki torches.
These are just some of the great Must-Dos on our list! Contact us today for us to help in designing your perfect family vacation!