A relaxing yet adventurous vacation awaits teens taken to Honolulu. On the Hawaiian island of Oahu, the city provides ample opportunity for lounging on the beach in the sun, learning a new sport like surfing, or just indulging in some retail therapy. Most hotels and restaurants have Wi-Fi so they won’t miss a beat with friends or an Instagram opportunity on the go. The island life is calm and serene so hopefully any drama will be left far behind at home.
Located 75 miles from Washington, D.C., this National Park offers breathtaking campgrounds and hiking trails to enjoy with your teens. Spend some time exploring nature together and reconnect over discovering the beauty of waterfalls or the brilliance of a star speckled night sky. Camping isn’t the only option; there are also several lodges available for families looking to enjoy more amenities (Wi-Fi included) on their vacation.
Take your teens on an unforgettable vacation to a city that is a UNESCO heritage site. Walk through the colorful streets to Spanish style Cathedrals before discovering ancient Incan or Killke temples built thousands of years’ prior. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and spend some time with fluffy Llamas while taking in the view. Don’t worry about finicky eaters, Peruvian food is hearty but not overly spicy so there will be something for everyone.
Lisbon will be sure to captivate any teen with its colorful city, incredible vistas, and delicious food. As an ancient port city, Lisbon offers beach days alongside a historical wealth of ancient Roman, Moorish, and Gothic structures. Lisbon is also a spectacular fashion hub for those looking for quality European goods with a little bit of fashionista flare.
Paris simply has something for everyone. From museums and markets to sprawling gardens and good food, Paris is a civilized retreat. Take teens on a walk through history down the river Seine and get immersed in what each of the 20 distinct neighborhoods has to offer. So take your fledgling anarchist or bleeding poet to the city that has held the greatest revolts and nurtured the greatest artists as well. Maybe you too will inspire something great, like an unforgettable family vacation.