Ideas with Tots, Teens
Top Resorts for Teens
Teens can be a picky and tricky age to please, but some resorts that offer kids' programs are making special efforts to keep the family happy once the kids are teenagers.
Teen Vacations: Theme Parks
Theme parks can be a super choice for teen vacations. About's guide for Theme Parks covers parks of all kinds including waterparks, scary Halloween events, and other fun for teens. In Orlando, Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park has top thrill rides.
Teen Vacations: Snow Holidays
Ski resorts have plenty to please all ages: most teens will probably opt for snowboarding, but there's also skiing (including new-style skiing that's "cool"), cross-country skiing, tubing, etc. Most ski resorts have special programs for teens; Smugglers Notch in Vermont even has two teen centers.
Snowing / Boarding: Top Teen Programs and Teen Towns
Pretty much any ski mountain these days is sure to have cool programs for teens; but Kidznsnow.com -- the excellent snow vacations site-- picks some outstanding ones. See also Kidzsnow's picks for Top Teen Towns.
Best Cruises with Teens
Cruisemates.com has a whole section on Cruises, for teens, with articles about what's new on different ships plus tips by teens who've cruised.
Outdoor Multisport Trips
"Family adventures" is a buzzword for multi-sport escorted tours in the great outdoors offered by a handful of companies. Stay at great places, eat well, all with no hassles on your part. High-end, but the benefits are many.
White Water Rafting
One word, for white water rafting: exciting! Pick the level of adrenalin your teen will want: rivers come in several Classes. Click above to see a company with trips in Utah, Colorado and Idaho, including multi-day family adventures; West Virginia is another great rafting spot.
College Tour - Trips With Teens
Many families undertake these rites of passage, touring a set of college campuses with a college-bound teen, and in fact the "college tour" can become the family vacation when teens are a certain age. See tips to get the most from your college tour trip.
Club Med for Getaways with Young Adult Kids
Parenting doesn't end when a child turns 18 and neither do family vacations: travel with kids has many stages, and some resorts aim to serve them all. Club Med resorts have terrific programs for kids from infant age to teens, and Club Med is also excellent for kids over 18 years old. Read about the top things at Club Med for travel with young adults.
Family vacations - with babies, toddlers, teens
Every family goes through different ages and stages, and the travel industry is working hard these days to offer special features that particularly suit the different phases of travel with kids, from babies, to toddler,s to teens.