In 2005, FTF’s annual Top 10 survey of award-winners highlighted vacations that feature family togetherness by offering a variety of activities, learning experiences and fun for everyone.In 2005, FTF’s annual Top 10 survey of award-winners highlighted vacations that feature family togetherness by offering a variety of activities, learning experiences and fun for everyone.
In the hectic 21st century workaday world, adults and kids are endlessly busy with jobs and school, meetings and homework, personal trainers and afterschool activities. Weekends are full of household chores, more homework (for parents and kids) and separate relaxation activities. Sometimes it’s hard for families to keep track of everyone’s schedules, and although many try, most are no longer successful at eating dinners together regularly.
When it’s time to get away from this routine, more and more adults are in search of a vacation where they can spend precious family-together time. This doesn’t mean sleeping in the same hotel room and going separate ways during the day, but securing family bonds by experiencing both new and favorite pursuits together.
FTF “Top 10 Getaways for Family Togetherness” have been selected for focusing on the kinds of activities that put the “family” back in family vacations. By offering a variety of outdoor adventures, watersports, cultural learning opportunities, crafts, classes, spa treatments and old-fashioned fun, kids, parents and even grandparents can reunite, create memories and, hopefully, return home inspired to find ways to nurture these connections.
The Top 10 Getaways For Family Togetherness award winners are:
Top Active Getaways
Fairmont le Chateau Montebello, Quebec, Canada
Nickelodeon Family Suites, Florida
Sunriver Resort, Oregon
YMCA of the Rockies, Colorado
Top Cultural Getaways
Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa, New Mexico
Ka’anapali Beach Hotel, Maui, Hawai’i
Lodge at Chaa Creek, Belize
Top Resort Chains
Beaches Family Resorts, Caribbean
Great Wolf Lodges, North America
Marriott Vacation Clubs International, Worldwide
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