Family Travel Tips: Top 5 Destinations for Multigenerational Travel

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We’ve shared some fantastic Expert Tips for Multigenerational Trips from Lonely Planet’s Family Travel Handbook. Inspired??

If you are traveling with three generations (or more), you’ll want destinations with something for all. Here are their top 5:

Lonely Planet's Family Travel Tips: Top 5 Destinations for Multigenerational Travel

1 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, US 

From seeing the famous Grand Prismatic Spring to watching Old Faithful erupt, following bison through your binoculars and then taking a hike together, there’s plenty to keep a multigenerational group occupied and interested in Yellowstone. Research how to get off the popular routes to avoid the crowds. 
Yellowstone! Lonely Planet's Family Travel Tips: Top 5 Destinations for Multigenerational Travel

2 CAPE TOWN & THE WINELANDS, SOUTH AFRICA 

This is a beautiful part of the world with a family-friendly climate and plenty for all ages to enjoy; start with a few leisurely days exploring Cape Town (everyone will love the view from Table Mountain and the penguins at Boulders Beach) and then head out to visit animal reserves and vineyards, some of which have restaurants attached and space for kids to run around. 
Cape Town! Lonely Planet's Family Travel Tips: Top 5 Destinations for Multigenerational Travel

3 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY 

Easy to navigate and explore, Budapest is a good option for a city break with a larger group of different ages. Come in the summer to make the most of the thermal baths and pools which everyone will love. There’s also plenty of live entertainment, some good museums and an excellent coffee and cake scene. Any transport enthusiasts in your party will also be in seventh heaven. 
Budapest! Lonely Planet's Family Travel Tips: Top 5 Destinations for Multigenerational Travel

4 THE DORDOGNE, FRANCE 

Less well known than Provence or the Loire, the Dordogne boasts many excellent accommodation options for larger family groups plus a wealth of activities to keep the young and the young at heart happy. You can visit prehistoric caves, explore castles, meander through markets, take a canoe down the river, hire bikes, tour vineyards, or just enjoy a long lunch while the kids play in the local square. 
The Dordogne. Lonely Planet's Family Travel Tips: Top 5 Destinations for Multigenerational Travel

5 TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA 

Tasmania is a naturally active destination, with plenty of opportunities for everyone to get involved and no huge distances to cover in between. When a gentler pace is needed, there are restaurants with superb local cuisine, wildlife parks to learn about indigenous creatures, such as wombats, and the chance to do some serious stargazing all together. 
Wombat in Tasmania, Australia. Lonely Planet's Family Travel Tips: Top 5 Destinations for Multigenerational Travel

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Click to read Expert Tips for Multigenerational Trips from Lonely Planet’s Family Travel Handbook

Lonely Planet’s Family Travel Handbook: Expert Tips for Multigenerational Trips

 

Click to read: First, Read This: Lonely Planet's Family Travel Handbook

First, Read This: Lonely Planet's Family Travel Handbook

 

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