Are you looking for a fantastic destination for your next group vacation? Check out these five popular choices!
Planning bachelor parties, girls’ trips, destination weddings, and family reunions can be challenging since not all destinations will accommodate larger groups. And more often than not, groups contain people with varying interests. Whereas some may be content going to restaurants and shopping, others may be seeking adventure. Finding a place that will make everyone happy will take planning.
Here are some places you may not have considered.
1. Outdoor Activities in the Adirondacks
Located in upstate New York, this beautiful vacation hot spot has something for everyone. Depending on your group, you can plan a trip perfect for adults or one filled with kid-friendly activities.
This area is open all year and is famous for hiking, fishing, hot air balloons, dog sled rides, paddleboarding, cycling, canoeing, whitewater rafting, skiing, snowmobiling, and seaplane rides, just to name a few.
2. Camping at Shenandoah National Park
Located 75 miles from Washington, D.C., this fantastic park offers camping, hiking, fishing, and biking in Virginia. With five campgrounds, there is something for everyone. Dundo Group Campground can accommodate up to 20 people but book early since these spots tend to go fast.
The Appalachian trail?—a beautiful 2,180-mile footpath perfect for hiking?—passes through the site. All of the campgrounds operate from spring to fall.
Check out my review of skyline drive – it’s one of my favorite places!
3. Island Excursions to Mackinac Island, Michigan
Beautiful Mackinac Island, located in Lake Huron, is famous for golfing, walking tours, bike riding, shopping, boating, and spas. Mackinac Island State Park is a great place to explore for those looking to get back to nature. You can stay at the historic Grand Hotel while spending your days exploring, or opt for a quieter setting such as the Harbour View Inn.
You will never run out of things to do on this remarkable island. But don’t plan on visiting during summer if you want to avoid the crowds.
4. Beach Fun in the Outer Banks of North Carolina
These barrier islands are perfect for group getaways. Some beaches are easily accessible, while others are off the beaten path. There are family-friendly activities such as dolphin tours, visiting museums and lighthouses, shopping, and strolling along the boardwalks.
Corolla Light Community beach is perfect for groups. There is a shuttle to take you to and from the beach, and there are great places to eat in the area.
5. Cruises to Alaska
An Alaska cruise vacation is a one-of-a-kind experience. Imagine seeing the beauty of Alaska while traveling in comfort on a modern cruise ship. You can take shore excursions, float past immense glaciers, watch whales playing around you, enjoy live entertainment, and sample incredible food.
The best Alaska cruises offer something for everyone. Often there are discounts that make booking a group vacation extremely appealing. And 2021 Alaska cruises are booking now, so you still have time to get in on the fun.
There are many fun places to go on a group vacation, whether you’re celebrating an upcoming wedding, reuniting with college friends or gathering all of your extended family in one place. These ideas will give you a place to start. Good luck!