7 Family Destinations

7 Destinations and Experiences Your Entire Family Will Love

Choosing the right destination and accommodations for an unforgettable family vacation – one that offers fun activities for the kids and allows parents to enjoy some well-deserved rest – has the potential to be an overwhelming task. To avoid the hassle of searching for a resort that will best fit your family’s needs, let your Tzell travel agent help you.

Here are few great family destinations with lots of sun, a variety of activities, and enriching experiences for children of all ages. So, if you love to travel to tropical, exotic destinations, the fun will not end if you take one of the following trips:

Mexico for Nature and Wildlife Adventures

“The Riviera Maya, Mexico offers beautiful beaches, fantastic food, cultural activities, and plenty of adventure for families who want to get beyond the sun and sea. Plus, there are flights from both coasts, which makes meeting up with friends and family simple,” says family travel expert Henley Vazquez (Passported, an Affiliate of Tzell, New York, NY)

Hotel Tip: At the eco-friendly Fairmont Mayakoba at Playa del Carmen, outdoor adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts will have many options to discover the canals of Mayakoba and explore the nature and wildlife of the mangroves, as well as ancient ruins like Chichén Itzá with guided tours. The kids’ club offers a great variety of activities.


Nature and culture enthusiasts will also love the area in and around Ixtapa, Mexico. Here you can explore the amazing marine life by taking a kayak or catamaran tour and snorkeling the warm waters, or swim with the dolphins. Take your children to discover Xihuacan culture through an archaeology tour.

Hotel Tip: Club Med Ixtapa is a great place to stay. Gregg Kaminsky (R Family Vacations, an Affiliate of Tzell, New York, NY) says: “I just love the setting. It is not the easiest to reach but once you arrive you are going to experience the most beautiful setting and a perfect family vacation. One of the greatest benefits: The kids club starts at just four months.”

Explore South Africa – Visit Knysna and See the Garden Route

What about a trip to South Africa? Knysna is a lovely town located in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. It is part of the Garden Route – a 300-kilometer stretch of the south-western coast, with lush and diverse vegetation, numerous lagoons and lakes dotted along the way.

Knysna is a popular destination because of its year-round warm climate, and most recently its world-class golf courses. But especially active travelers who love to run, kayak, or fish will appreciate the diverse landscape. There is an abundance of hiking trails and plenty of opportunities for nature activities.

Hotel Tip: Spend your vacation at Conrad Pezula Resort & Spa where your children will be provided with additional entertainment. The resort has a great kids club for indoor activities and fun adventures outdoors.

Rome, Italy

Italy is a beautiful country and very child-friendly. In Rome families will find many family-friendly luxury hotels. Staying close to the Spanish steps will allow you to be in walking distance to all major sights in Rome, including the Colosseum, the Trivi Fountain, the Vatican, the Pantheon, and the Sistine Chapel Take a private tour, so you family can learn all about Rome’s culture and history.

Christy Danforth (Tzell, New York, NY) says: “The culture, food, and art are amazing. Specialized tours like Underground Rome which explores digs below churches all the way down to the water table are amazing. Italian cooking classes are fun for the whole family. The food and dessert are amazing.”

Barcelona, Spain

“Barcelona, Spain, with its magical Gaudi architecture that appeals to all ages, is a great place to visit with your children,” says family travel expert Henley Vazquez (Passported, an Affiliate of Tzell, New York, NY). “Children are welcome in everything from the simplest of restaurants to the Michelin-starred. Take a break from the urban grind on the beach boardwalks and enjoy the phenomenal contemporary art and shopping Barcelona has to offer.

The US – Sedona, Arizona

“Sedona is a great spot to stay to not only experience the Red Rocks but also to visit the Grand Canyon especially for tweens and teens,” recommends family travel expert Christy Danforth (Tzell, New York, NY). “The Red Rocks offer all different levels of hikes. The Pink Jeep Company offers tours that climb different travels and rock formations. The drive to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from Sedona is easy passing through Redwoods, onto the Colorado Plateau and finally to the Grand Canyon which is a spectacular sight.”

Hawaiian Ocean Breeze Instead of Jack Frost

The Hawaiian Islands are always a fantastic choice for an unforgettable family vacation, and Maui, particularly when the weather is still a bit chilly at home, should be on your radar this year.

Hotel Tip: Stay at a resort that is welcoming couples and families alike: Grand Wailea, A Waldorf Astoria Resort. It is ideal for families with children of all ages. If you seek relaxation, the resort will pamper every member of your family with spa and wellness treatments.

For children from five to 12 years, the kids club, “Camp Grande,” is a mini-resort offering exciting and diverse programs and workshops. There is even a night camp, which includes scavenger hunts, night swims, and theater games.

Take Your Children on a Cruise

Why not taking your kids on a cruise and visit multiple destinations in one trip? Family travel expert Gregg Kaminsky (R Family Vacations, an Affiliate of Tzell, New York, NY) recommends Royal Caribbean International. “The huge ships are created with the entire family in mind and you can find something everyone will love,” he says. “Especially on board Anthem of the Seas there is truly something for everyone, from bumper cars to surfing to spa and endless choices for dining. The programming is designed for all ages in mind.”

Anthem of the Seas, Royal Caribbean’s largest ship, also offers roller-skating, a circus school, and for an extra thrill: North Star, a skydiving experience that takes passengers 300 feet above the ocean. The kids clubs are staffed with experienced and fun counselors who take care of children from three to 17. The children are placed into different groups according to their age. For children that are at least one year, in-cabin babysitting service is also available.