Family Vacation Ideas Where Parents Can Actually Relax

by Martin Pope | January 4, 2018 9:49 am

Being a parent is a 24/7 job with hardly any days off or time to yourself. Surely, everyone needs some time away from work.

Studies say, one thing that makes parents happy[1] are family vacations. However, most of the time, family vacations turn out to be just like any other typical day at home where parents do all the work and worry about their kids.

Some parents are skeptical when it comes to taking a family vacation. They don’t want to miss work, their kids to miss school, or deal with all of the headaches that traveling brings. By choosing the right destination for you and your partner or even your entire family, you can alleviate a lot of extra anxiety and pressure[2].

Here are some family vacation ideas where everyone in the family, especially parents, can actually relax and have fun:

Orlando, Florida

Loews Royal Pacific is a top-notch resort is just within the Islands of Adventure and the Universal Studios. Here, life as a parent is much easier with the resort’s accommodation and convenience.

The resort’s Fisher-Price program provides a crib, a baby swing, a stroller, toys, and other baby needs in one place. The hotel’s restaurants also offer plenty of food for kids.

Studies say, the most important accommodation feature[3] in a resort is a pool. Your little ones also have a special place at the resort’s swimming pool and white beach. The water play area is designed in such a way that you can be sure your kids are safe.

At Loews, you also have a choice to spend time without your toddler by using Kids’ Nite Out for babysitting services. You can spend time exploring, and enjoying the shows and activities the place has to offer.

This includes Hula Dancing performances, sports activities, and Universal Studios rides and attractions.

Jeffersonville, Vermont

Smugglers’ Notch is surrounded by high-reaching maple trees, this 3,000-acre place offers 300 condos. This place has playgrounds, a wading pool, and a petting zoo, where kids can always have fun.

If you need time alone without your children, Treasures Child Care Center can take care of your little one’s for you. You can also have someone babysit your child at the condo with several sitters to choose from.

This place also has a Wellness Center where you can get a good massage, a reflexology, or take a yoga class. If you want to spend more time outdoors[4], you can take a walk on the woodland trails, relax in an outdoor hot bath tub, or try canoeing or kayaking.

Port Canaveral, Florida

By the name itself, you can bet Disney Cruise Line is the best place for kids as well as for the kids-at-heart. The Dream, Disney’s third ship, features luxury restaurants, Broadway shows, and parades with favorite Disney characters.

This place isn’t just about shows and parades. Here, you can also enjoy an absolute convenience for the whole family.

Specially made for kids, this place offers tons of accommodations to make things easier for you as you deal with your kids. You can order wipes, diapers, and other necessities you might need.

You can borrow a wagon to take around the place, and hop from Nemo’s Reef to the family-friendly beach of Disney. You can also leave your tots at the resort’s Small World Nursery where they are attended to by professional caregivers.

Turks and Caicos

With the combination of the island’s white beach, the clear waters, and the lush landscapes, Turks and Caicos has all-inclusive family resorts[5] and adults-only resorts[6] you have to see to believe. One of the many perks of an all-inclusive vacation is that everything you drink and eat is covered in the package that you paid for ahead of time.

You can do just about everything. You can windsurf, kayak, snorkel, scuba dive, ride horses, play tennis, and even experience nirvana.

What Vacation is All About

Of course, being a parent is not an easy job, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have time to relax and have fun. If you are skeptical about traveling with your children, you can always ask people you know for suggestions, or read online reviews. By choosing one of these vacation get-aways, you are bound to have a good time with the entire family.

There isn’t a wrong way to do this. All you have to do is choose a destination, put your best foot forward, and have as much fun as possible. Even if you decide to travel alone, or with your partner, you can still have loads of fun at the above suggestions. Taking time for yourself[7] and relaxing is the main goal here, however you decide to accomplish that is completely up to you.

Endnotes:
  1. that makes parents happy: http://www.statisticbrain.com/family-happiness-statistics/
  2. alleviate a lot of extra anxiety and pressure: https://www.smartertravel.com/2017/06/19/9-ways-make-travel-less-stressful/
  3. important accommodation feature: https://www.homeaway.com/info/media-center/press-releases/2015/new-survey-reveals-the-strong-influence-of-kids-on-family-travel
  4. spend more time outdoors: http://simplicityrelished.com/spend-more-time-outdoors/
  5. all-inclusive family resorts: http://www.beaches.com/all-inclusive/
  6. adults-only resorts: http://www.sandals.com/all-inclusive/
  7. Taking time for yourself: https://travelnoire.com/4-reasons-parents-travel/

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