The school bells have rung, and our lives are off and running, but wait, we need a breather. There’s nothing like a quick break to keep the momentum of life in check. Fall family trips are just the ticket to sanity amidst the chaos!
You might be surprised to know that families travel year long, including when school is in session. Family trips are a great way to educate your kids on real-life, culture history, and culinary offerings in other areas. Use those 3 day weekends, those teacher-in-session days and getaway.
Fill out those excused absence forms, have the kids get them signed, book your trips, and pack up. Great times are ahead, those memory-making vacations are fun in the Fall too, not just the summer!
Family travel is always in season, and from pre-k to college, fall family trips are trending, so let’s take a look at 6 Fall family trip ideas your family can use and get packing!
Keep Family Travel Exciting with 6 Fall Family Trip Ideas
Think back real hard to your childhood, what trip would you have loved? The trip you craved then is the trip you can plan now for your kids. There are so many exciting places to travel to, some within your own backyard.
Want a little more adventure? Head out of the country and do a week! There’s always exhilarating and fun when it comes to international travel! Plus, there are often incredible deals for ‘getaways’ so make sure to explore all the options and get going jet setters!
Before the trip planning happens, and before you get too excited, grab the school calendar, the commitment calendar,(yeah we all have more than one calendar) and know your budget.
This gathering of Intel gives you all you need to know before scheduling a fantastic family trip. Don’t forget too, that many schools will allow excused, pre-approved absences.
My only issue here is that homework must be done and sometimes kids let it slip through the cracks. Be forewarned! Personal experience is the best educator, lol! Spoken like a true mom, right?
The number of days you can travel will allow you to plan the proximity you need to stay within and your budget will refine your destination choices, so let’s keep on planning.
6 Fall Travel Ideas
Museums are always a perfect idea, in fact, a 3 day weekend made up of 3 museum stops is also known as a Museum Trail and trails of all kinds are trending from donut trails to museums.
Washington, D.C. has the Smithsonian National Museum of History, the National Building Museum, and the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, all family-friendly and waiting for your family.
Indiana has a plethora of museums to choose from as well, like The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indiana State Museum, and the Indiana Railway Museum, just to mention a few.
Did you really think vineyard visits are just for adults? In some places they are, but more and more destinations realize parents (who drink wine) travel with their children. Family travel is for the whole family, so traveling off to a vineyard as a family and to a museum gives a mix of all genres.
Vineyards are getting more and creative, like offering grape juice and games for the kids to play while you taste wine! Families get an education as to how wine is made, from the field to barrel so education is in the process even if you never thought about it that way!
Fall weather leads to outdoor activities it is just a given. The air is so kind and welcoming and there are endless activities. Fall Festivals abound in autumn and this truly lets your family experience culture, history, and good eats, in a way that is unique.
From prize-winning food to hand-crafted artwork, a true vibe for each different city, town or suburb that these festivals are located in, just eeks through. Pick a few festivals over the weekend and stay at a local hotel or campground ahead of the festival visit, providing a true family trip!
Cruises are super Fall Travel Ideas, pack once, unpack once and have everyone together in a suite, or adjoining cabins. No worries about where you are eating, or if the kids will have fun because there are kid camps.
Kid camps give the adults in the group the ability to enjoy some great entertainment while the kids make friends! Let me say this differently (F-R-E-E-D-O-M to be a couple for an hour or 2!)
Did you know that cruises range from 3 days to 3 months, so pick your best fitting time and get those family trips booked?
Well, how could you ever not have fun in Disney? We’ve been there when it was cold and stormy, and when it was hot and humid, there are no bad days for a Disney visit. In fact, you might say it is the most magical place in the world!
There is no better time of year to visit Disney than during the Fall. At least one of your Fall family trips should be to Disney! Enjoy water parks, park-hopping, spas, great eats and memory-making beyond anything you could hope for.
In the end, those 3-day jaunts to 1-week stays will provide you all the smiles and happiness you could ever crave! Disney smiles are contagious.
Time constraints will allow you to rule this international delight in or out but what an amazing time awaits those families that can go international. The international suggestion to get the most out of your time is a River Cruise with your family.
The ability to take a day adventure at different stops along the rivers is far more effective than attempting to plan hotels on a day-to-day basis and literally driving all over. Your family will experience the culture, rich history, food and shopping beyond your wildest imagination and the trip will go down as the best family trip idea Mom and Dad ever had!
Grab those planning calendars, lock yourself in a room and plan one of these 6 fall family trip ideas before time slips away and the holidays arrive! Lavishly live travel out loud and enjoy your family and the adventure you are about to embark upon.