The autumn is approaching, and everyone is going back to school and work. When the time comes to plan your fall getaway, you can plan a unique trip that the whole family can enjoy together. The trips on this list offer many educational, active, and cultural experiences. Read on to learn all about these unique fall trips perfect for the whole family!
10 Unique Fall Trips For The Whole Family
Have Personal Encounters with Polar Bears
The entire family can trek via dogsled and see the mighty polar bears. Natural Habitat Adventures has many of these fantastic experiences and environmentally-friendly travel options. Journey along the frozen tundra and also spot snowy owls, Artic hares and foxes, and ptarmigan. Finish your wonderful artic excursion with a helicopter ride over the fascinating landscape.
Have an Educational and Luxury Family Experience
It is never too soon to expose your children to new cultures. When you do this type of trip, you are actually giving your family an education that is priceless. These luxury family journeys can take place anywhere worldwide. Tour operator Abercrombie & Kent specializes in these special family adventures. Your family can see the Pyramids in Egypt, experience Italian culture, or go on a safari in Tanzania. The best thing about these trips is that your family will have memories to last a lifetime.
Volunteer Together in An Exotic Land
Voluntourism is when you lend your services to a cause while on vacation. This is currently a hot trend in travel. An organization called Discover Corps offers great options such as wildlife and cultural experiences , like teaching English to school children. These trips are wonderful for children to experience giving back and give them an appreciation for the planet.
Study With Marine Biologists in Fiji
Head to the South Pacific to the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort in Fiji for a spectacular water experience. Children and adults can learn and participate with marine biologists in the Ambassadors of the Environment Program. Other activities available here include snorkeling, scuba diving, pearl farm tours, sailing and much more. Guests also stay in a magnificent socially-conscious eco-luxury resort, where they can experience the local culture and customs.
Have Frozen Dreams
Up in Canada 20 minutes north of Quebec City your family can stay in a hotel made entirely of ice. Hotel Glace has igloo-like suites that can sleep up to six people. Everyone can get toasty in the sauna or hot tub and then settle in for the night in a special sleeping bag made for sub-zero temperatures.
Have A Wonderful Biking Vacation
For families that love to bike through their destinations, places like Mackinac Island are ideal. This small island off the coast of Michigan for a great car free and family friendly biking vacation. The whole family can also stay in any one of the historic hotels on the island, such as the marvelous Grand Hotel.
Work with a Real Montana Cattle Wrangler
Everyone can be a cowboy-or girl on an authentic cattle drive. The Resort At Paws Up is a 37,000 acre dude ranch is able to create customized itineraries, too. The Kids Corps of Discovery Camp host several adventures including a skills test on The Grizzlyman Fitness Trail.
Practice Wellness Together
In the sunny Florida Keys, the whole family can get Zen together. There are many wellness retreats here including Full Circle Wellness in Key West. Many of these retreats also have babysitters that come with all sorts of fun for the kids while the parents enjoy some time on their own.
Learn About The Wild West
Treat the family to a wild west history lesson this year. Little towns ranging from Dodge City, Kansas to Tombstone, Arizona have many adventures waiting for all. Guests can see gun fights, explore historical battlefields, mine for gold, horseback ride, plus much more. Kids of all ages love to watch these imaginary heroes come to life in these authentic western experiences.
See America and Travel by Train
There is something a bit glamourous about train travel. Why not experience beautiful America through the window of a luxury train ride to the Grand Canyon, or the Northeast corridor from Boston to Washington DC, or New York To Montreal on Amtrak. The Rocky Mountaineer also has a memorable luxury experience for all with a backdrop of the glorious Rocky Mountains.
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