Where to Travel with Teenagers
No Matter the Age We Are All Kids At Heart: Top Locations to Travel With Teens
Once families have a member who is an adolescent, everything changes – from how much you’re driving, to how much you’re doling out for allowances to how much eye-rolling you see every day. So when it comes time to plan a family vacation that includes a teenager, many parents throw up their hands, thinking that “fun” and “trips with teenagers” are phrases that just don’t go together. Take heart, though, because a vacation with teenagers can actually be – dare we say it – enjoyable and relaxing for the whole family. If you’d like some guidance from the travel pros, take a look at our suggestions on where to travel with teenagers.
Even though it’s hard to tell it sometimes, most teenagers – just like most of us – are really little kids at heart, so a trip to Orlando might surprise everyone by putting smiles on their faces. There are choices to please just about everyone, from the nostalgic, tamer rides to adrenaline, heart-pumping screamfests.See vacation rentals near Orlando, FL
While there will always be plenty of time for “chill-axing” on the beach, Maui also offers lots to do for kids who are perennially bored on a vacation. Consider the action-packed Old Lahaina Luau, a trip belowground to the Hana Lava Tubes, a high-tech underwater submarine ride or a whale-watching expedition.See vacation rentals near Maui, HI
Notoriously hard-to-please teens will find it difficult to complain in this idyllic setting, where water is the main source of entertainment. Teens can try amped-up versions of jet-skiing, parasailing or kiteboarding. The athletically inclined can test their skills with the harder-than-it looks stand-up paddleboarding.See vacation rentals near Turks & Caicos, Caribbean
For a teen that is eager to seem as grown-up as possible, a family trip to The Big Apple might be the perfect idea. While parents will enjoy sneaking in a bit of history with the Statue of Liberty or Ellis Island, teens will adore the grown-up joys of the always gaudy, but newly pedestrian-friendly, Times Square.See vacation rentals near New York City, NY