All-ages travel is all the rage with grandparents looking to get in on the fun. Ditch the middle man and plan some quality grandparent-grandkid time at these resorts that offer specials for intergenerational travel. “Gramping” offers the perfect combo of adventure and relaxation for all ages. Scroll through and plan your vacation today!
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City (Universal City, CA)
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City provides ample opportunity to tucker the youngsters out, thanks to the proximity to Universal Studios Hollywood and the complimentary shuttle available daily to the park. No need to worry about parking or directions, just enjoy the quick ride to your day of fun! In the heart of Los Angeles’ entertainment district, there is no shortage of sights and stars to see, making it easy to leave a lasting memory in the hearts of young fans, as well as fans of generations past. Once the exploring is complete, guests of all ages will appreciate the relaxation of a dip in the large swimming pool or whirlpool, just what you’ll need during a stay to remember in Los Angeles! Grandparents can take advantage of the AARP discount that offers savings of up to 15%.
555 Universal Hollywood Dr.
Universal City, CA
The Westin Seattle (Seattle, WA)
Family members of all ages will enjoy the bright lights and easy-going vibe offered by a visit to Seattle. Set your home base at The Westin Seattle where grandparents 62 or older will get savings of 15% or more on room rates. Book the breakfast package to get everyone fed before you head out the Pike's Place and the Space Needle.
1900 5th Ave.
Iceland, Greenland, Arctic and More—Adventure Canada Expedition Cruise
A cruise unlike all others, an Adventure Canada expedition cruise takes you to far-away places that you've only dreamed of. Kids of every age are welcome to hop aboard zodiac boats to head ashore and explore Viking ruins, hike to waterfalls and learn all about villages buried under years-ago volcanic eruptions. Expedition cruise life means you'll get cultural immersion in the towns that you visit and learn from local experts and naturalists. These excursions are perfect for multi-generational travel as small ships are easy for the mobility-restricted to manage and not so big that you worry you'll lose the kids on board.
Kids under age 2 are free, those ages 2-4 pay only for charter airfare and everyone under 30 saves 30%.
Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch
We love this spot in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains for its unending beauty and on-property activities that are great for all ages. You won't find any TVs in the cabins here—instead, spend your time bonding with your grandchild by fly fishing in the pond, playing a game of ping pong, taking a horseback ride up the ridge and borrowing some of the property's bikes to take to the trails. The Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch offers both adventure and relaxation with yoga and massages offered throughout the week and a hot spring pool for evening relaxation.
All your meals are included in your stay including a gourmet sandwich and salad to take with you on your day's activities. A few nights during the week kids can dine early and then enjoy games and crafts while the adults eat. Read all about it here.
Las Brisas Huatulco (Oaxaca, Mexico)
Nestled into a coastal hillside, this village-style resort is surrounded by 50 acres of lush tropical gardens and sit along the coast of the western side of Tangolunda Bay. It boasts 494 rooms across four “villages,” five restaurants with differing cuisine offerings and a variety of activities for all ages, making it the perfect destination for a "gramping" vacation. Grandkids will love the Little Angel's Club and a separate pool and splash area. Grandparents will love the resort's beach loungers and gardens.
Camp Long Creek at Big Cedar Lodge (Ridgedale, MO)
If getting your glamp on with the grandkids sounds like the ideal grandparent vacation then this is the spot for you. Camp Long Creek features 40 rustic-elegant shepherd’s huts; luxury glamping tents with canopy beds and cottages for families. Amenities will include an outdoor pool, lake “beach” access, boat rentals at Long Creek Marina, fishing and hiking and special touches including s’mores kits upon arrival. The resort is dog friendly and offers pack n’ play cribs for those traveling with young grandkids. Take advantage of the Camp and Cruise Package that includes a four-hour boat rental and dining credit.
190 Top of the Rock Road
Balboa Bay Resort (Newport Beach, CA)
Balboa Bay Resort, the only waterfront resort in Newport Beach, is offering grand-families a quintessential California summer experience with its newly launched First Mates Kid’s Package. Grandparents and kids can cozy up and relax after an adventure-filled day in one of the resort’s recently-renovated guestrooms and decorate their own iconic Newport Beach Balboa Bars, delivered to the room. The package also includes free breakfast for the grandkids and 10% off room accommodations.
1221 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA
Hyatt Place Moab (Moab, UT)
National parks are excellent spots to visit for travelers of any age. In honor of National Park and Recreation Month coming up in July, Hyatt Place is encouraging families to hit the road, perfect for grandparents looking to get away with the grandkids and explore Utah’s Grand Circle together. For stays between June 1 through July 31, 2019, World of Hyatt members can earn 2,000 Bonus Points for eligible stays at Hyatt Place Moab (near Zion National Park), earning a maximum of 6,000 Bonus Points. That’s on top of the Base Points members can earn with each eligible stay. Stays must be booked before May 31, and members can use the offer code PARKS to receive the bonus points.
890 North Main St.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (Amelia Island, FL)
New for 2019 and available just twice this summer, the Sand, Sea & Stars package is designed for gramping trips. July is easily one of the best months to experience Amelia Island and The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island wants all families to have the chance to do so. The package includes a three-night stay and complimentary kid's dining, along with a boogie board for each grandkid, sandcastle kit and map of night sky supplied by resort astronomer. The resort will also offer special activities such as shore fishing, kids painting and sand/beach games over these two sets of dates. The package will be offered from July 28-31 and August 11-15.
Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel (Boston, MA)
Plan a grandparent adventure to this city that's full of history, delicious food and adventure for all ages. The Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel is perfectly located in Boston's Seaport District. Book a package that includes breakfast for two grandparents and two grandkids to get your day off to the right start. Grandparents age 62 and older can save at least 15% on their room rate.
606 Congress St.
Wild Dunes Resort, A Destination Hotel (Isle of Palms, SC)
This summer, guests at Wild Dunes Resort can embark on a multigenerational family getaway and leave the parents (that means you, mom and dad) behind! Grandparents are invited to treasure quality time with their grandchildren and make lasting memories while enjoying all that Charleston’s Island Resort has to offer. Package includes a $100 resort credit good towards on-site dining, retail or one of the many activities available.
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center (National Harbor, MD)
If the grandparents want to add a dose of U.S. history to the next grandkid adventure, this is the spot. The Gaylord National Resort is right near Maryland's Capital Wheel (head there at night when the lights are on!) and a short drive to all that Washington, D.C. has to offer. The resort has a Tanger Outlets VIP Shopping Package that includes overnight accommodations, private transportation to and from the Tanger Outlets for up to four people, a $100 Tanger gift card and a VIP Tanger coupon book. This resort also offers a “Campfire and S’mores” experience, which is fun for all ages! Grandparents that are 62 and older can save at least 15% on their room.
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD
The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa (Riverside, CA)
For grandparents who are looking to pamper a little prince or princess for a day, the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa has the package for you. The Kensington Kelly Suite is a mini-European castle and features a royal, yet playful ambiance. The package includes overnight accommodations in the suite, personalized welcome with apple cider and Casey's Cupcakes, a welcome gift basket and tea for two. Book a spa package to send the luxury to the next level.
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Next-Level Travel with Exodus Travels’ Family Collection Promo
For grandparents who are looking to instill a serious case of the travel bug in their grandkids, Exodus Travels offers an extensive Family Collection that is perfect for a trip they will never forget. Using the code “GrandparentsGoneWild” will get you 25% off the adult booking price for any accompanying grandchildren. Grand-families who book will also receive a free water bottle for each traveler clan member in support of Exodus' Ban the Bottle initiative.
Discover a new culture on the Japan Adventure Family Holiday (from $5,115/person), where kids will enjoy Taiko drum lessons, a local cooking class and samurai lessons—where everyone is encouraged to embrace their inner warrior. Embrace adventure by zip-lining through verdant forests on the Costa Rica Family Escape (from $1,935/person), wander the magical souks for treasure in Morocco on the Camels & Kasbahs Family Holiday (from $1,005/person), or embrace a European lifestyle by exploring Italy by boat on the Amalfi Coast: Pompeii & Pizza Family Holiday (from $1,785/person).
Book online by September 2, 2019 for travel until January 1, 2021.
Hilton Anaheim (Anaheim, CA)
Treat the grandkids to a day at Disneyland when you stay at the nearby Hilton Anaheim. Just one block from Disneyland (where all Hilton guests get 5% off park tickets, a savings up to $30 per day for a family of four), this hotel is a destination in its own right with a children’s playground, basketball court, fitness room, health club with spa services for grandma, family pool with a water slide, kids water park, indoor adult exercise pool, onsite laundry facility and five onsite dining venues. Save up to 15% when you take advantage of the AARP discount.
777 W. Convention Way
Holiday Inn Resort, Jekyll Island (Jekyll Island, GA)
This sweet resort is offering a family fishing package as a way of attracting multi-generations to their beautiful grounds. Book one of the popular Kids Suites, which includes partitioned bunk beds for the grandkids. Head to for a fishing trip and spend the rest of the time exploring the private beachfront grounds, bike rentals and more. Package includes a two-hour fishing trip for four, plus breakfast for four at the on-site restaurant Beach House
Holiday Inn Resort Jekyll Island
701 N Beachview Dr.
Jekyll Island, GA 31527
Book online now.
Las Brisas Ixtapa (Guerrero, Mexico)
Las Brisas Ixtapa—built by famed architect Ricardo Legorreta—is a watering hole for outdoor enthusiasts located on the coast of Mexico. Built to exemplify a mountain displaying its natural beauty, the property was built into the side of the mountain on one of the most secluded beaches of the Mexican Pacific Riviera, the resort features a contemporary design throughout the property and is surrounded by lush greenery. Grandkids will not forget their visit when they participate in sea turtle release parties on the beach and spending time poolside. For the older generation, they can enjoy a leisure walk through the property's lush greenery or a round of golf at the property's course just five minutes away.
Playa Vista Hermosa
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, México
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort (Solvang, CA)
Take the grandkids for an off-the-grid adventure at this dude ranch that caters to families. The Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort is an idyllic destination for multi-generational travel due to its robust list of Western activities enjoyed by all members of the family. Alisal is home to 73 telephone-and-television-free guest cottages and suites, more than 50 miles of horseback riding trails, two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 6500-square foot spa and fitness center, six tennis courts and a 100-acre spring-fed lake with water sports, including fly fishing, canoeing and kayaking. With breakfast and dinner included in nightly rates, meals are the perfect time to reconnect after a day exploring the Ranch before heading back to the cottages to cozy up by each guest suite’s wood-burning fireplaces.
1054 Alisal Rd.
Cycling Holiday in Austria
Enjoy quality time with the grandkids—in a castle, no less—with Saddle Skedaddle’s family cycling vacation in Austria’s Tauern Valleys. Children traveling with their grandparents can receive a free bike rental or, for those just starting their cycling adventures, a free tagalong or trailer when mentioning "the Red Tricycle Gramping Deal." During this seven-day self-guided experience, grandchildren and grandparents live like royals in a castle hotel and spend their days meandering predominantly flat cycle paths around Lake Zell. Spend quality time enjoying incredible views of snow-peaked mountains, the fresh alpine air and perhaps even a dip in the lake! On rest days, head (by bus!) to Großglockner, the highest mountain in Austria, take in a round of bicycle golf, visit Europe’s highest waterfall in Krimml, or revel in a day of family fun at the hotel’s swimming pond.
Book online: skedaddle.com
Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa (Huntington Beach, CA)
Beachy summers were made for Surf City, and the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa knows that all generations love the beach. Designed to suit the continued trend of multi-generational travel, Multi-Generation Family Suites include two-and three-bedroom suites spanning up to 2200 square feet and offering a true home-away-from-home feel—but better with the perks of a luxury resort. Each can sleep up to 12 guests, with multiple king- and queen-sized bedrooms, sprawling living space, dedicated dining areas, multiple bathrooms and spacious balconies or patios.
21500 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA
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—Kate Loweth & Amber Guetebier