Life is busy, and schedules are complicated. Instead of juggling visits with parents, in-laws, grandparents, etc., why not plan a vacation together instead?

Think about it—neutral ground, a gorgeous locale, lots of things for everyone to do, and no one is left with a home to prep or clean up afterward.

It sounds fun, right? And isn’t that what a visit with family should be?

Now, to the hard part: deciding where to go! We picked a few destinations that combine nature with a laid-back vibe that will appeal to everyone in your group.

Resting on 2 acres, Buckhaven is a 4-bedroom, 6-bath custom home minutes from Pigeon Forge Parkway.
Enjoy the fresh catch of the day surrounded by loved ones in Sea Island, South Carolina.

Multi-Generational Travel Destinations

Each of these locations has homes that sleep 10 or more. Once you decide where to go, we suggest picking 3-5 homes for your group to choose from. This way, everyone feels like they’ve had a part in the decision-making process.

Discover the incredible beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains together.

Whether you want to laugh and play at Dollywood with the kids, discover the thriving local arts and crafts community, or hike in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, this destination offers something for everyone—no matter the time of year. Spacious homes close to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge make it easy to explore or stay in and relax together.

The Sea Islands of South Carolina offer a collection of family-friendly destinations a short drive from historic Beaufort, Fripp Island, and Harbor Island offer access to resort amenities, pools, and golf courses. Gorgeous ocean-front estates and brightly colored bungalows have incredible water views. Spend the day fishing, shelling, playing golf, or cruising around the neighborhood on a golf cart.

These family-friendly destinations offers so many incredible activities for kids and young adults.
Venture from Tybee Island to Savannah for an enjoyable day of local parks and history.

Looking for a vacation with a slower pace? Tybee Island is a small barrier island along the coast of Georgia that’s perfect for long walks, shelling, or learning. Kids will love visiting the Tybee Island Marine Science Center, while grandparents might enjoy learning about the island’s lighthouse—which dates back to the 18th century! Bright cottages sleep 10 or more and are close to the beach.

Picturing a quintessential lake vacation? The Lakes Region is most fun during the warm Summer months. Picture a lovely lake house, water views, afternoons spent tubing, waterskiing, and jumping off the dock. Popsicles and s’mores for dessert, and then waking up to watch the fish jump from the comfort of a screened-in porch. From stately waterfront manors to a compound of three adorable beach cottages, the Lakes Region is an excellent destination for your large family.

The crystal clear lakes provide a beautiful backdrop for fun activities in the Lakes Region.
Seas the Day is perfect for multi-generational travel, with a quick stroll to the nearest beach.

If your family prefers cool weather and a bit of snow—head to Park City. Powder snow, two incredible ski resorts, and a lively historic Main Street teeming with locally-owned restaurants and interesting boutiques. Park City Mountain is the largest ski resort in the United States! There are more than 7,300 acres—with more than 300 trails, three incredible villages to explore, and 43 lifts.

Named a “Best Family Ski Resort” by Ski & Snowboard with Kids, Park City Mountain truly offers terrain and experiences for skiers of all levels. Luxurious ski-in/ski-out homes make it even easier to hit the slopes! And if you love the idea of Park City, but can’t escape until Summer—Park City still has lots to offer! There are 450 miles of Gold Level mountain bike trails, a Sunday Park Silly Market (an artist market and street festival), and alpine lakes!

Help Planning Your Multi-Generational Vacation

Family vacations can be a lot of fun, but also a lot of work to plan. Natural Retreats can help relieve that stress. We offer a wide selection of luxurious vacation rentals that are perfect for large groups, and our experienced staff will work with you to find exactly what you need.

Whether you're looking for a relaxing beach getaway or an action-packed adventure, we can help you plan the ideal multi-generational family trip. So don’t wait; have an unforgettable vacation with Natural Retreats. Travel well. Travel on.