2022 Travel Trends: Gramping
Gramping Together- No Age Restrictions
The joy of travel doesn't have to be restricted by age.
You’ve heard about glamping, but get ready for the next travel trend: gramping.
According to Boomer Magazine “grampa-ing" means that grandparents take their grandchildren on vacation to enjoy some quality bonding time together as a family.
Ready to take on the gramping trend with your family? Here are a few gramping vacation destination ideas to get you started in 2022.
Where to Go and What to Do
Breckenridge, Colorado is a sought-after destination for family vacations due to its year-round calendar of activities and events.
While visiting Breckenridge, there are a variety of activities to enjoy, from learning the local history on the Town Tour to strolling through alpine meadows. The facades of saloons and dry goods store's built-in support for the hopeful gold miners remain today, giving Breccies an authentic western feel that you won't find anywhere else.
Just west of Breckenridge is the charming ski haven of Beaver Creek. Beaver Creek is a small, quiet town that's perfect for a gramping Colorado vacation. This family-friendly resort has many things to offer in the warmer seasons from mini-golf, trampoline jumping, fishing at Flood’s Fishing Pond, hiking around Beaver Lake, to mountain biking on the trails of nearby Vail Mountain Resort Park. With year-round concerts, horseback riding, and plenty of nature to explore, families can take solace in knowing there are plenty of activities for everyone.
Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, skiing at nearby resorts, or relaxation on a slope-side patio while watching your grandchildren play outside --Vail is the perfect mountain getaway this winter.
Shop the boutiques and dine in Vail Village before ending the night at the picturesque Beaver Creek ice skating rink. All the fun of cold-weather activities are at your fingertips!
Park City, Utah
Utah is known to have “The Greatest Snow on Earth” and there's a scientific reason why. Utah's snow is a dry powder that floats atop liquid, making it easier for skiers and boarders to glide down the mountain. It makes sense why powder hounds from around the world flock to Park City. Known for being the United State’s largest ski resort, Park City has more than 330 trails and 7,300 acres of terrain to cater to everyone's skill levels. Carving the mountain not your thing? There is plenty to do off-the slopes. Enjoy the crisp winter weather by admiring the natural beauty of Park City on a guided hike, or test your sense of adventure and experience the thrill of dog sledding.
Lake Tahoe, California
Gorgeous Lake Tahoe is one of the country’s most popular spots for outdoor recreation, specifically hiking. Complete with varying difficulties, Lake Tahoe's trails are perfect for all skill levels, from young children to seasoned grandparents. Our favorite hikes for stunning panoramas and incredible photo opportunities are Plunge Falls or Jumping Rock Valley. These impressive treks are maintained year-round making Lake Tahoe the perfect vacation regardless of the season.
Cape San Blas, Florida’s Forgotten Coast
Whether you're an avid fisherman or a novice hoping to start out on your fishing journey, the Cape San Blas area has plenty to offer for fishing enthusiasts. The shallow waters are great for trout and redfish, while deepwater fish, like Wahoo, challenge those unafraid to venture off away from the shore. Interested in opting for a more relaxing vacation? The town of Port St. Joe is a hidden gem on the Florida coast, complete with white-sand beaches and charming houses to admire while strolling the downtown streets. Explore the waters of Cape San Blas while you paddle on a kayak and finish out the day with a beach bonfire.
What better way to learn about America’s history and natural wonders than by visiting some of our most popular parks? Yellowstone, Yosemite, and the Great Smoky Mountains are all excellent choices to get a little fresh air, explore natural wonders and (if you’re lucky), spot the national parks' wildlife inhabitants.
There are plenty of family-friendly destinations from California to Florida, and our other beautiful destinations. Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway, weeklong, or month-long vacation with the whole gang by your side, there is something to suit every taste!
Round up the grandkids and open the door to more with Natural Retreats to book your multigenerational family dream vacation today.