As we look ahead to 2023, many families are starting to think about their next vacation and where they want to go. With so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide on the perfect destination. To help make the decision easier, here are some of the most popular family vacation ideas for 2023:
Disney World: With its world-class theme parks, iconic characters, and endless entertainment, Disney World is a perennial favorite for families. In 2023, the resort will continue celebrating its 50th anniversary, so it’s the perfect time to visit and experience all that Disney has to offer.
When to go: The least crowded time to visit Walt Disney World in Florida is typically during the off-season, which is fall and early winter (September to early December). This is before the holiday season and the winter break when many families visit the resort. In addition, weekdays are typically less crowded than weekends.
Beach resorts: There’s nothing quite like spending time at the beach, and there are many amazing beach resorts around the world that cater to families. From the Caribbean to Hawaii to the Mediterranean, there are countless options to choose from, so you can find the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
My Favorite Properties for Families:
Beaches Turks & Caicos: Located in the beautiful Turks & Caicos Islands, this resort offers a wide range of activities for families, including water sports, a water park, and a kids’ camp. In addition, the resort has a variety of dining options, a spa, and luxury accommodations.
Fairmont Mayakoba: Located in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, this resort offers luxury accommodations, a variety of dining options, and a wide range of activities for families. The resort also has a kids’ club and a variety of water sports and outdoor activities.
National parks: For families who love the great outdoors, a trip to a national park is the perfect vacation. Whether you want to go hiking, camping, or just spend time exploring the park, there are many amazing national parks to choose from, including Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Some parks even have junior ranger programs, which are designed to help children learn about the park and earn a special badge. It’s a great way for families to spend time together and explore the natural beauty of the United States.
Must-See National Parks with kids:
Yellowstone National Park: Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho, Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the United States. It offers so many activities for families, including hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing. The park is also home to the Old Faithful geyser.
Yosemite National Park: This park is home to iconic landmarks such as Half Dome and El Capitan, families can choose from outdoor activities, including hiking, camping, and rock climbing.
Cruises: Cruises are an increasingly popular option for families, as they offer a great way to see multiple destinations without having to pack and unpack every few days. With a wide range of activities and amenities on board, cruises are a great option for families with kids of all ages.
Where to go:
- Caribbean: The Caribbean is a popular destination for family cruises, as it offers beautiful beaches, a warm climate, and a wide range of activities, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, and water sports.
- Mediterranean: The Mediterranean is another popular destination for family cruises, as it offers a mix of cultural and historical sights, as well as beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters.
- Alaska: Alaska is a great destination for families who enjoy the outdoors and wildlife, as it offers stunning scenery, such as glaciers and mountains, and a chance to see a variety of wildlife, such as whales, bears, and bald eagles.
- Disney Cruise Line: Disney Cruise Line offers a variety of family-friendly cruises, with itineraries that include stops at popular Disney destinations, such as the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The ships also offer a variety of activities and entertainment, such as Disney character meet-and-greets, live shows, and kids’ clubs.
- River Cruising: River cruises can be a great option for families who enjoy exploring new places and experiencing local culture. River cruises typically offer smaller and more intimate ships, with a variety of itineraries that include stops at a variety of destinations. This can be a great way for families to see a variety of places and experiences without having to pack and unpack at each destination.
European cities: For families who love history, culture, and art, a trip to Europe is the perfect vacation. With so many amazing cities to choose from, it’s hard to go wrong. Some of the most popular destinations for families include Paris, London, Rome, and Barcelona.
My Favorite Family-Friendly Cities:
- London: London is a great destination for families, as it offers a wide range of activities and attractions, such as the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, and the Natural History Museum.
- Paris: Paris is another popular destination for families, as it offers iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, and the Palace of Versailles.
- Rome: Rome is a great destination for families who are interested in history and culture, as it is home to a wealth of historical sites, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain.
- Amsterdam: Amsterdam is a family-friendly city that offers a mix of cultural attractions, such as the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House, as well as beautiful parks and canals.
- Barcelona: Barcelona is a vibrant and lively city that offers a mix of historical sights, such as the Gothic Quarter and the Sagrada Familia, as well as beautiful beaches and lively nightlife.
No matter where you decide to go, the most important thing is to spend time together as a family and create lasting memories. With so many amazing options to choose from, 2023 is shaping up to be a great year for family vacations.
If you’re still unsure of where to go I would love to help you narrow down your options. Feel free to schedule an inquiry call and we can find the perfect trip for your family.