Let’s face the simple truth. About the only time you are going to get the family to sit down, turn off the phone and pay attention is on a family outing. A trip package is just the ticket to get this done.
Packaged Trips For Families
Family trips can be expensive and hard to plan. You have to choose a destination, book flights or other travel methods, accommodations and plan for activities, all for a group. One way to beat all of this trouble is to purchase a trip package. That way, everything is planned for you – often right down to dining and amusement.
When choosing a package for your trip, be sure to research what is included. While some packages may include airfare, others may simply be for hotel rooms and dining. Also be sure to check age restrictions on your trip packages – some might offer free or lower cost per person for children up to a certain age, so this can factor into your choice.
A popular family destination for many is one of the Beaches Resorts. This resort chain is geared towards family trips, and is run by the same resort group that manages the Sandals chain (adults only). There are four Beaches resorts with three located in Jamaica: Beaches Negril Resort and Spa, Beaches Sandy Bay and Beaches Boscobel. There is also one Beaches resort on Turks and Caicos. All of the Beaches resorts, which are all-inclusive, offer themes and other amusements geared specially towards children and they have also teamed up with Sesame Street to have their characters available at the resorts. The all-inclusive price of Beaches resorts also means that you pay once and everything is taken care of, making for a great family outing that is stress free.
Another great package can be found at the Disney World Resort. Disney World, “the Happiest Place on Earth”, has always been a favorite family spot. Now, Disney World has added the “Magic Your Way” package to their offerings. This package allows you to combine your stay at any of the many Walt Disney World resort hotels (prices ranging from economy to luxury) along with admission to the Disney theme parks and dining options. Planning a trip this way allows you to know exactly what you will be spending for your days ahead of time and takes all of the guess work out of your stay.
Trip package deals are a great way to both save money and time when planning your next family trip. If you enjoy spending time as a group and want to be able to maximize your fun, a package can help you to do that without taking the fun out of planning. Just make sure everyone leaves their cell phones at home.
I often laugh at the old television shows in which families are always relaxing and talking. These days, a family trip is about the only time you can recreate the magic of television.
Unique Places To Take The Family Trip
When school lets out, it is time to think about that family trip. It doesn’t matter if you live in the north, south, east or west – your family needs to have some time away to relax, bond and have fun. Choosing your destination can be difficult at times, but by choosing a place that has many different activities for Mom, Dad, sister and brother, you can be sure to make everyone happy.
One great place for a family trip is Hershey, Pennsylvania. Home of Milton Hershey, founder of the Hershey’s chocolate company, this small town is a great family spot. The town of Hershey is right in the middle of Pennsylvania Dutch country, and side trips to the Amish villages and farm stands can provide a learning experience for everyone in the group. Hershey’s Chocolate World, located right in the center of Hershey, is a free chocolate tour and factory experience that’s open year-round (closed Christmas day). This educational but really fun tour is great for all ages. After you are done, you can spend some time in the Hershey Marketplace Shops, the Hershey Cafes or even take a trolley ride through the streets of Hershey USA. For chocolate lovers, this is paradise.
Also in Hershey, Pennsylvania is Hershey Park, a theme park that has rides for kids of all ages! While you are in Hershey, you’ve got to have some place to stay. The Hershey resorts include the Hotel Hershey, an upscale resort that offers such delights as a spa that uses chocolate in their treatments! There is also the Hershey Lodge, a great family spot that includes plenty of pools, mini golf and other amenities to entertain your group.
Staying at the Hershey resort properties offer some benefits to families who are planning their trip around the Hershey experience – you can get discounts on Hershey Park tickets, and even purchase passes to head to the front of the line at all Hershey Park rides. For Mom and Dad, staying at the Hershey Lodge also offers complimentary admission to the Hershey Country Club’s golf courses and the Hershey Gardens. Put another way, we are talking about chocolate, theme parks, chocolate, spas, chocolate and golf. Sounds like a a trip everyone will enjoy!
When it’s time to take a family trip, you have many different spots to choose from. While you might think you are limited to states like California or Florida, there are actually many unique spots in all the fifty states. Pennsylvania offers a unique combination of chocolate, theme parks and Pennsylvania Dutch culture that can’t be found anywhere else in the United States.