On Vacation With Your Children?
So you've made up your mind that you are going on a family vacation. And the next
question is - where to? There are many places for a family vacation but not all
of them will have what you need for an enjoyable trip. Since you are going together
with your children, they will need to be the key point to consider if you are
all to have a great vacation.
A frequent choice for family vacations with children is Las Vegas or Reno in Nevada.
In my view, these are less than ideal -- these cities are not family destinations,
no matter what efforts the tourism industries in both cities (Las Vegas especially)
make. Both Las Vegas and Reno offer very little attractions for children. And
they do not offer anything special which cannot be found elsewhere.
If you are thinking about visiting Las Vegas, perhaps you are hoping for at least
some gambling. Gambling does not bode well for a successful family vacation with
children. The preferred choice for many parents with children is Disney theme
parks. These parks are often the best choice for children over five and under
twelve. Children over twelve may well still like it, too. Children under five,
especially those under three, might find it difficult to spend the whole day there
and later they will hardly remember their visit to Disney.
Do not forget, however, that a lot of energy is required for a vacation at Disney.
These parks are not a good choice for a relaxing trip, because as a rule they
are crowded and there are so many new things to see. With younger children, it
can get especially hard in the afternoons. If you prefer to go on a relaxing vacation
with your children, why not think of Hawaii? Although Hawaii is not advertised
as a resort for children, depending in which island you are staying at, there
is still a variety of entertainment for children.
is a good choice for slightly older children -- let's say over ten -- because
many of its attractions are geared to individuals over that age. For instance
Pearl Harbor - younger children will have no way to understand what is so special
about that place.
suggestion for a family vacation with children is cruise ships. When choosing
to spend your vacation on a cruise ship, there are some important facts to consider.
First, it is most likely that you will share a cabin with your family and there
won't be enough room for everybody's liking. But since there are so many things
to do outside the cabin, it shouldn't be too much of a problem to view the cabin
as a sleeping spot rather than a permanent hang-out. Also, cruise ships are not
the ideal choice for teenagers.
Teenagers are in a difficult position because on one hand the majority of programs
for children are targeted at children under twelve and on the other hand, teenagers
are still not old enough to participate in entertainment for adults (casinos,
lounges, etc.) But in any case there is the benefit that you will witness marvelous
ocean views and will visit many different ports. Watch out for whales! The conclusion
is that choosing the destination for your family vacation is firmly up to you!
You are the one who knows best what is interesting for your children and what
is not. Take into account what is suitable for them and what is preferred by you,
choose a destination or vacation package which offers the best combination of
things which appeal to all of you -- and you're halfway to a great trip already.
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