We have been planning to take a holiday with the Grandparents for some time. It just makes sense, we enjoy one another’s company, and the girls really love spending time with them. So to experience new and exciting places together, well we could see this working for us all as a family. Today I thought I would start making those plans more definite, by choosing the top 4 places in the USA, as this is where we both want to go together. Most importantly its got to work for everyone. I know what works for us, but what do I need to think about when it comes to organising a trip for my retired Mum and Dad?
Things to consider :
Are you thinking about a multi-generational holiday too? The most important consideration I think, would be the destination, but how we come to that decision, depends on a number of factors. Everyone is different, but whether you want a holiday that has real adventure, more relaxing or something in-between, where you holiday can definitely effect that. I also need to think about what interests the Grandparents, their hobbies and interests. It could be good food and restaurants, a spa, golf, photography, architecture, shopping, sun, or learning and visiting somewhere completely new. So many possibilities!
I also need to consider what’s important to them, I know they prefer luxury accommodation, which is good as so do we. They also like to use a reputable company like Saga travel, when they book a holiday. Incidentally that’s who they buy their travel insurance with too.
So here is our top four USA hit list :
Shopping, beaches and amazing places to eat, some might say that its one of the style capitals of the US. California is a great place to visit for Hollywood film buffs, or how about a trip to the Everglades for nature lovers?
We have been to Florida many times with our girls, but the Grandparents haven’t. Of course the parks are amazing, and I know that they would love to see them, and their grandchildren’s faces as they are mesmerised by all things princess and Disney. There is so much more though to Florida, how about the Winter Gardens, and the food can be amazing too.
The blossom in the spring, and the beautiful and fiery colours of the New England fall that is legendary. Take in the sites of places like, Cape Cod, Salem and the city vibe in Boston. Maybe catch a baseball game in one of the many stadiums?
With a rich history, and so many musical influences, Jazz, Country and Rock and Roll in places like Nashville and New Orleans, this would be a great destination I feel. Visit Elvis’ birth place, travel on a paddle steamer on the Mississippi, or how about a ghost walk down and relive all of famous movies filmed in New Orleans?
Where would you like to go on Holiday with the Grandparents? Or have you already given this a go, I’d love to know.