If you’re like the majority of folks, travel is at the top of things you want to do this year. After a year of missing out on so many things that bring us joy, planning a Vacation getaway in 2021 is the perfect thing to lift the spirits and have something to look forward to!
Still, when you’re busy (which is most of us, right?), planning the perfect trip can take time. And even once it’s planned, chances are you don’t want to take time and energy planning what to do once you get there. While our ideal destination may vary, for most of us, just “showing up and having fun” sounds like the perfect vacation. Especially with a family, spending time and energy figuring out what to do next to keep everyone happy – while on vacation – isn’t really a vacation, it’s stressful!
So, let’s chat today about some ideas that are great vacation destinations for the family who wants to have fun from the minute they arrive.
Western Dude Ranch
What could be more fun than channeling your cowboy/cowgirl? Not much as it turns out, when you visit an authentic, “all-inclusive” vacation on a Wyoming dude ranch! With fun activities like horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, and more, experiencing life at the Gros Ventre River Ranch is filled with fun for all ages. And, as an all-inclusive vacation, all meals, appetizers, house wine and beer, sodas, and lodging are included. While you’re there, take time to visit the nearby Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, enjoy a visit to the charming town of Jackson Hole, or plan a white water rafting adventure on the Snake River. With fun for kids and adults, a dude ranch vacation is the perfect way to make memories this year!
Sandy Beaches and Theme Park Thrills
Florida is a major vacation destination for many reasons, and one of the top reasons is there is so much to do there! And with the theme park capital of the world being in Orlando – which is an hour or so from beaches on both the east and west coasts of the state – it’s super easy to have a vacation that offers both Theme Park Thrills and surfside serenity. Both the Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort have been operating since the summer with strict health and safety precautions, allowing their guests to enjoy a fun family vacation that is filled with experiences that all ages will love. Now admittedly, there is *some* planning that goes into a Disney or Universal vacation – but that’s what your travel agent is for, to help you figure out what you need to know well before you arrive. Once you’re there, it’s all fun from the minute you arrive! And if you want to then add in some rest and relaxation, you’re just an easy drive from the beaches on the Atlantic Ocean to the east, or the Gulf of Mexico to the west.
Tropical Paradise in the Caribbean
If the idea of a vacation relaxing in a tropical paradise sounds perfect – but you’re wondering about keeping the kids happy and entertained the entire time – Beaches Turks and Caicos is the answer. This amazing all-inclusive resort, on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, features – among other things – 10 different pools, a 45,000 square-foot waterpark, 21 gourmet restaurants, and endless fun activities for everyone from tots to tweens and teens. Little ones will love the Kids Camp activities and Sesame Street characters, and older kids will appreciate both the Xbox Play Lounge as well as the teen disco. And while the kids are having a blast, grown ups can unwind at the spa, relax on the beach or at the pool, and enjoy a fruity drink or two. Romance and relaxation for the adults and tons of fun for the kids makes this a perfect vacation destination for a busy family. And with the Sandals/Beaches “Platinum Protocols” for health and safety, as well as their commitment to helping their guests comply with all COVID testing requirements for departure, families can trust that they will truly have “no worries” on vacation!
Ready to get away from worries to someplace where you can relax, unwind, and recharge? Let’s chat about the perfect destination for your family!