Do you think that luxury trips are only for couples? In today’s travel world, that simply isn’t true. There are many destinations for family luxury trips across the globe, whether you’re traveling with toddlers or teens. The best luxury trip is the one that fits your needs and has been tailored to your desires. Don't feel like you need to leave your pooch at home either - many luxury vacation rentals are also pet-friendly. If you’re looking for some travel inspiration, read on to discover destinations that are both luxurious and fit for families.
In the United States
Across the United States there are a variety of destinations for luxury trips. One popular place is Lake Tahoe, California. Luxury vacation rentals here often come in the form of cabins brimming with amenities. Spend quality family time in a spacious living room by a roaring fire or indulge in the local gourmet cuisine. Other great family destinations in California include luxury condos in San Francisco, beach villas in Malibu, and rentals in wine country.
A luxury trip can take many forms. Adventurous families might want to try whale watching in Hawaii while others might choose scuba diving in the Florida Keys. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, Hilton Head South Carolina will deliver quiet beaches and plenty of opportunities for golf, tennis and shopping. Parents traveling with their adult kids might want to consider Las Vegas. Sin City is full of the fantastic restaurants, shopping, nightlife and, of course, casinos.
In the Caribbean
Some of the best family luxury trips are in the Caribbean. Choosing vacation rentals in the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic or Puerto Rico will deliver a great at-home atmosphere along with tropical breezes and sunshine. Bring luxury a step further in the Caribbean by chartering a yacht, planning a fishing excursion, trying parasailing or taking scuba diving lessons. Quality family time will be even better in the sunshine.
For cultural travelers, the best luxury trip is in Europe. Expose your kids to different cultures with a trip to Paris, London, Tuscany or Madrid. The architecture, history, museums, bike tours and divine restaurants will keep you pleasantly busy throughout your trip. For some of the best shopping in the world, plan a luxury getaway to Europe. This continent is the perfect place to splurge, whether you want to go sailing in Croatia or rental a villa in the French Riviera.
Planning luxury trips is often half the fun. Before ski season even begins, ski fanatics can start dreaming about Colorado, Wyoming, the Rocky Mountains in Canada or the Alps in Europe. No matter where you want to ski, there are luxury vacation rentals that will make your trip even more special. And with the extra room that rentals provide, all the members of your family will have their own space to relax after a day on the mountain. If your muscles are sore, go ahead and book a spa treatment or two for some extra pampering.
If the focus of your luxury trip is shopping, there are a few places to keep on your radar. New York City, and especially the shopping neighborhood of Soho, will make for a tempting shopping vacation. Stay in a luxury apartment to make sure you have plenty of room for all of your new purchases. For something a little more exotic, hit the boutiques of Paris or the designer stores of Milan. Top off your luxury trip with a few meals at the award-winning restaurants in these cities and you are sure to feel the buzz of retail therapy.