Whether it’s the seaside trips that you took as a child or the beach getaway that you took your own kids on last year, nothing beats going on family holidays. If you’re already thinking about booking something for next year, here are some adventure trips that kids and parents will enjoy together.
Take a few days away from the family friendly resorts of Playa Del Carmen and Riviera Maya to explore Mexico’s super adventurous side. Sayulita is a small fishing village near the west side Puerto Vallarta, which is extremely popular with water sports enthusiasts. Teens won’t be able to resist having a surf in the warm waters or biking through the lush jungle.
2. Greek Isles
Greek isles, such as Crete, boasts idyllic beaches and ancient ruins. Discover the history of the islands and go on one of the popular treks that take you through mountains and across cliff edges. There are also ample opportunities to indulge in water sports, you can get from island to island via kayak or go snorkeling around caves.
Ignore any preconceptions involving hula skirts and coconut cocktails, Kauai is a wild Hawaiian island with plenty of activities for the family. You can hike the Nā Pali Coast’s Kalalau Trail, paddle down the Hanalei River or bike downhill on the Waimea Canyon. Be prepared to see some outstanding Pacific views throughout.
Of course, there is a lot of ancient history to uncover in famous cities such as Rome and Venice but the sleepy fishing villages offer some adventure too! Cinque Terre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where families can hit the waters underneath the cliffs that edge the Ligurian Sea or hike between villages. You can also go out on fishing boat trips or wander through vineyards.
We all know that Florida is a hit with thousands of families, so try it for yourself! Adventuring here can be a slightly more supervised affair but this gives you peace of mind and helps you relax. Head to the white knuckle ride theme parks like Universal and Disney World, spot wildlife at Sea world or take a trip to the Everglades national park.
As long as you have the whole family together in good spirits, wherever you travel you’re sure to have a great time on your holidays.