Vacationing with a teenager or almost teenager is no picnic, and finding the best travel destination for your teen isn’t either. Whether they are male or female, at this stage in their lives is seems uncool to be seen with their parents. Don’t you remember what it was like when you were a teenage? If you mom kissed you goodbye in front of your friends, you thought it was the end of the world. Now that you want to do the same to your teen, they feel embarrassed. But how can you please a teenage or almost teen on a family vacation if they are embarrassed to be seen with you? Well not to worry, the list below offers the best travel destinations for your teen to enjoy. Just remember that this phase in their life will end soon and they will be happy to be seen with you again.
1. Disney World, Orlando, Florida
Disney World is not just for kids to enjoy, but everyone of all ages. Ask your teen if they would like a friend to join them on their Disney adventure and watch your teens face light up. They will forget that they are on a family vacation and be transported back to a time of fun and adventure.
2. New York City, New York
New York City is the best place to travel regardless of your ages. You can take you teen shopping or visit the top of the Empire State Building. You can ask your teen if there is a show or play they would like to see. You may even track some “hip” spots that teens like to go to and let your teen free for a while (as long as they call you)
3. Cape Town, South Africa
Wouldn’t it be cool to go on a safari? If you mention this to your teen, they may think you are the coolest parent ever!
Not matter what your teen thinks of you at home, they will happy to be with you in Barbados. This tropical island is so beautiful and enticing that your teen will forget that they are on a family vacation.
5. Ibiza, Spain
If your family is fun, cool and loves to dance, then you will want to spend your family vacation in Ibiza. This party central island is a great place to have fun. You will definitely earn brownie points with your teen for takin them to Ibiza.
6. Grand Canyon, Arizona
The drive to the Grand Canyon may not be the most exciting part of your teens trip, but they will be amazed once you get to the Grand Canyon. You will probably catch your teen taking a selfie with the amazing Grand Canyon as their background.
7. Royal Caribbean Cruise
Taking a cruise can be fun for children of all ages, including teens. You are stuck on the boat as family, but that does not mean you should always stick together. Let your teen roam around the cruise ship and have some fun meeting other teens, which is one reason that makes this one of the best travel destinations for your teen.
8. The French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana
The French Quarter is a place of fun and excitement. During Mardi Gras, this area transforms into a place full of magic and get music. Your teen will have a place in this area of New Orleans.
9. Niagara Falls, Canada
Going to Niagara Falls on the Canadian side is a much better experience than the American side. Your teen will think it is cool to have their passport stamped as they cross the border from the US (if you are driving). You can take your teen on a boat ride through the falls. If they are old enough to enter a casino, have them accompany you, but try not to let them gamble.
10. Club Med, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
A Club Med resort offers different activities for people of all ages. This club resort will be a perfect place to drop your teen off with one of their trusted clubs for teens and watch the, have a good time. Your teen will think you are giving them freedom, but you always have an eye on them.
11. Universal Studios Hollywood, California
Most teens would love to be an extra on the set of a popular show or movie. Help their dreams come true by visit Universal Studios in Hollywood. Your teen will be so happy you brought them, that they will not notice that you haven’t left their side.
12. Paris, France
Taking your teen to the “City of Love” may be the perfect way to show them how much you care without telling them. You can go on a tour bus or a walking tour of the city. Enjoy an ice cream under the Eiffel Tower and steal a few looks at your smiling teen.
13. Hershey’s Chocolate World, Pennsylvania
As a parent, you will often say no snack before dinner or no dessert for breakfast. Throw that ideology out the window while you take your teen to the Hershey’s Chocolate World. They will love you for letting them eat chocolate all day long.
14. Oahu, Hawaii
Take your teen to Hawaii and have them take some surfing lessons.