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Vacation Ideas for Multi-Generational Travel

It’s a growing trend with families across the country. Multi-generational living is when relatives from varying generations live together under one roof. So, you could have grandparents sharing their wisdom with young grandchildren, adult children helping out around the house, and many other scenarios.

Now, that movement has expanded into multi-generational travel. As families see the benefit of experiencing life’s happy times together, more people seek ways to share unique vacations. Thankfully, achieving that goal is easy, fun, and affordable. Here are some of the most popular ideas for travel with your extended family:


People have long loved the leisurely days aboard a cruise line. There’s just nothing quite like soaking up the sun, enjoying great food and drinks, and simply making lasting memories with family members.

There are moments when time is short, however. That’s especially true when trying to work around schedules packed with school, work, and life duties. Sometimes you simply can’t take off the two (or more) weeks required for most cruises. Luckily, there’s a unique alternative that will please the whole family.

When you book a two-hour cruise aboard The Manatee, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of native wildlife and vegetation. You’ll also learn about local history and points of interest. Best of all, you can fully experience the wonder of New Smyrna Beach and Central Florida from the comfort of your seat.

Natural Encounters

Do you love being in the great outdoors? Do you wish others could embrace the majesty of nature and share your same passion? Achieving that goal is attainable and enjoyable on board The Manatee. That’s because safety and comfort are top priorities. You won’t be placed in precarious situations, and you won’t be subject to the sometimes-harsh elements that go along with other nature and adventure tours.

Instead, you’ll see wildlife in their native habitat and view aesthetic flowers and plants that have grown in Central Florida for thousands of years. Plus, from our spacious sundeck, you can see other novel sights such as the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse.

History and Heritage

School textbooks certainly have their place. Still, there’s no better way to teach kids and youth about real-life skills and interesting tidbits of history than to take an excursion where young people can get up close and personal with nature and the stories that make Central Florida so special.  

In addition, you might be surprised to learn how your family could be connected to the Sunshine State. In an era of online genealogy reports and uncovering the past, you just never know how many degrees of separation stand between you and some of this area’s earliest settlers.

Onboard The Manatee, you’ll learn facts and figures that aren’t featured in most educational material. That’s information your kids can take back to school and use for reports, or just to impress their friends.

True Bonding Experiences

Often, even if you live in the same house, it’s difficult to really interact with family members. Everyone has their own lives and busy schedules. You might not even get to eat meals together. Stealing brief moments throughout the day might seem like it’s just not enough. Thankfully, there is a solution.

When you book a leisurely two-hour cruise aboard The Manatee, you can relax, unwind, and simply enjoy quality time with your family. As you gaze across the water and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere our cruise provides, you’ll make meaningful connections with the people you love most. Browse our website to see which cruise is best for you and your loved ones. Then, contact us today for a vacation experience unlike any other.