Unbeknownst to many, Orlando is an excellent city to visit for those groups comprised of multiple generations. From two-year-olds to 80-year olds, Orlando has not just one or two activities, but a plethora that will please each age range!
Orlando, Your One-Stop Multigenerational Travel Destination
This year, when the family starts planning it’s annual reunion or vacation, no need to fret over how to please everyone, allow Orlando to embrace your group with open arms! Here are some of our favorite examples of the multigenerational comfort our city offers.
Theme park joy for all
What do most grandparents enjoy more than anything in the world? Sending time with their grandchildren! What do most grandchildren enjoy more than anything in the world? Theme parks! Yes, there can be a lot of walking, lines, and chaos, but this guide will help mitigate those aspects, allowing all of you to revel in watching the little ones have a blast. After a day or a few days, at the theme parks, everyone will go to sleep with tired bodies and contented hearts.
Kennedy Space Center
Few sites in Orlando produce as much multigenerational joy as the Kennedy Space Center. For the kids, there’s the interactive exhibit features, lunch with an astronaut, and launch pad tour. For the adults, there’s the option for a half-day astronaut training, history, and a variety of guided tours. Some of the older generations in your family may remember the iconic moon landing, the first women in space, and the challenger, all of which are mentioned at the Space Center.
Though we can’t say for sure, it seems as though ICON Orlando was designed with multigenerational travel in mind. This entertainment complex features a 400-foot Ferris Wheel, from the top of which you’ll be treated to epic views of the city. Aside from the wheel, ICON also offers a museum of Osteology, a 7D adventure, an aquarium, and more! History buffs, dinosaur fans, and adrenaline junkies alike will have an enjoyable time.
Boggy Creek Airboat Rides
Not too far from Walt Disney World lies one of our favorite all-ages attraction, the Boggy Creek Airboat Ride. Glide across the Everglades atop an exciting airboat, speeding through the pristine nature and saying hello to the exotic wildlife as you go. This is a unique adventure in that there’s little to no exercise, yet the thrill level is quite high!
The Grove Resort Orlando
Not all resorts were created equally family friendly. There are plenty of resorts, in Orlando, that cater specifically to kids, adults, or seniors. The Grove Resort Orlando, though, was created with multigenerational travel in mind. Each room is spacious and suite-style, featuring anywhere from one to three bedrooms. You can enjoy being the same suite with the entire family, while still having privacy for each generation: the kids in one room, parents in another, and grandparents in the third. Additionally, the resorts on-site activities are varied ensuring each generation has something to enjoy. There’s fishing on Lake Austin, surfing a man-made wave at Surfari, and the serene adult pool area called Springs.
This year, vacation where all generations can peacefully and happily enjoy simultaneously! Orlando is extraordinary in its ability to cater to all ages and interests. These ideas are merely the tip of the iceberg, plenty more await! Book your stay ASAP, spring and summer break are popular times to visit Orlando, and you don’t want to miss out on the vacation of your dreams!