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After the hustle and bustle of the school year, most families look forward to the relaxed days of summer. Many use the time off to take a vacation. Including your family elders in your getaway can build bonds across generations. With thoughtful planning, it can be a memorable time for everyone.
Fortunately, planning an intergenerational vacation doesn’t have to be a budget-buster. Our national park system is home to a variety of options.
Explore the National Park System
Families often find car travel an easier option when multiple generations vacation together. If the kids get restless, you can stop to enjoy some ice cream or run around a roadside park. Seniors will also appreciate the opportunity to stretch their legs and use the restroom.
Depending upon where you live, a national park is likely within a day’s drive. Most are accessible for people with mobility challenges and offer a variety of intergenerational activities. A few to consider include:
Train Travel for Intergenerational Vacations
Another option you might want to explore for an intergenerational getaway is a train trip.
The opportunities for traveling with several generations of your family are endless. If you need more advice on planning your intergenerational getaway, “4 Ways To Properly Plan A Family Vacation” can help.