Top Family-Friendly Vacation Ideas
Are you looking for the best family-friendly vacation ideas, with opportunities to give your kids a new look on life and a core appreciation for the planet? Of course, you are, because that’s what great parents do!
Why not create a lifetime of memories for your family and support important conservation efforts at the same time? With your schedule always on the go, it’s tough to know how to choose the right trip and where to begin. There is no shortage of options out there. Some are good; while others have a lot of room to improve. Yet, and at all times, ‘good travel’ should be the goal. Good travel is an experience that makes a difference. It’s a trip that creates an impact and an experience that kids will love.
What goes into a successful family-friendly vacation.
It isn’t as subjective as you may think. A good family-friendly vacation is one that makes a lasting difference. It’s a trip that creates a connection with people, an understanding of new cultures, and an appreciation of the environment.
Good travel creates fond memories. Great travel creates stepping stones and moments we can reflect on because we grew as people.
When you experience new things you challenge yourself to look through life with a new lens. Sometimes that will be easy, other times it will be uncomfortable. All the varied times, however, will be unique and will leave an emotional marker on those that experienced it.
Top Family-Friendly Destinations:
Safety, accessibility, value and local connections. Over and over again we’re asked to recommend alternative destinations that meet this checklist. In no particular order, here are our top-10 recommendations for safe, fun and accessible vacations that aren’t always top of mind.
- Costa Rica
- New Zealand
Here’s a quick 6-point list on what to look for in a top family-friendly vacation idea:
- Does it separate families from screens and the Internet?
- Does it have hands-on learning opportunities?
- Does it create empathy for different cultures and the planet?
- Does it allow for bonding time for your family?
- Is there something for every single member of the family to get excited about?
- Are there any small challenges that you will overcome, and opportunities to then celebrate them as a ‘team’?
From sea turtles to orangutans, and from dolphins to responsible safaris, there is a world of good travel to choose from, and an endless source of new experiences for your family.
To make things easy we have created a BIG LIST of all the kid-friendly vacation ideas that leave the planet and the people in a better way – and you won’t find any amusement parks or theme parks on this list.
Don’t have time to pour through the big list?
Here are some of our favorites:
If you have a good family vacation idea that you think we should add to our list, please drop us a note, or send us a social media message, and we’ll be happy to check if it meets our Wildlife Guidelines!
Good luck and have an amazing family-friendly holiday!