5 Great Family Getaways that are NOT Disney

3 years ago

Family getaways are an excellent opportunity to gather your entire family and take a trip together.  From the oldest to the youngest, everyone gets to join in the fun.  But nowadays, not all families are happy to simply gather at Disney or another theme park for their multigenerational vacation b
ecause after all, these getaways are about more than just the kids.

Below we have listed five great family getaways to consider other than a Disney vacation.

Alaska Cruise

Taking a cruise is an attractive option for many family vacations as they give families the opportunity to relax and enjoy each other’s company with a stunning backdrop.  Alaska in particular provides beautiful vistas such as glaciers, and mountains, but also wildlife like bears and whales.

Summer is obviously the most popular time to take an Alaskan cruise, but if you can stand a little chill, you can beat the crowds by booking in May or September.  These cruises start at around $600 to $700 a head.


Argentina is a great option for your mutigenerational getaway this year.  The country is home to rich culture, varied landscapes, and good infrastructure, meaning your family will have a stimulating and comfortable vacation.

Argentina’s spring and summer months prove the best time to visit, or November to April for those of us in the northern hemisphere.  Expect this trip to cost you; guided tours can cost over $5,000 per person, and airfare starts around $1,000 per person.

Costa Rica

Costa Rica might make the perfect family getaway for more adventurous families.  This popular eco-tourism spot boasts more than 700 miles of hiking trails and an impressive 760 lakes.

Costa Rica offers many alternatives to traditional hotels; if you’re considering visiting you might consider renting a house large enough for the whole family in the rainforest or near the beach.

The best time to visit is during the cooler months of December to April, and you can expect to pay about $2,000 to $3,000 per person for the trip.


Africa is a continent of many landscapes, cultures, and people, making it a superlative choice for a multigenerational family trip.  Why not book a safari trip to see some of the most interesting and impressive animals on the planet, like the elephant, lion, rhino or giraffe?

There are many budget friendly safari tours available costing as little as a few hundred dollars per person per night, but airfare can be expensive, with many flights starting at $1,000 per person.

Turks and Caicos

Tropical beaches afford vacationing families of all ages to participate in a variety of activities like snorkeling, parasailing, or boating, but that’s not all.  Turks and Caicos enjoy a bevy of all-inclusive resorts geared towards every member of the family, either with a host of planned activities or a more free-form approach to family getaways.

Plan to visit Turks and Caicos any time from late November to early April.  All-inclusive getaways start around $325 per adult and $50 per child per night, with airfare costing about $500 per person.

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    I am a natural explorer. I love to find new things, new information and new adventures. I look forward to sharing my discoveries with you!

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