Kids and Their Grandparents Can Go 'Gramping' With These Multi-Gen Getaways - Family Traveller (USA)

Grandparents just might be the perfect travel companions: They have more time and flexibility to hop on a plane or go for a road trip. They don't often turn down a chance to spend extra time or lend a hand with their grandkids. And they have something that many years of life experience can provide: a sage perspective on the world around them. Perhaps that's why multi-generational travel is on the rise in the U.S.

With Grandparents Day approaching on September 9, we're sharing the best 'Gramping' getaway packages across the country, letting grandparents and grandchildren vacation and soak up some bonding time.

Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms, SC

Wild Dunes Gramping Getaway

Guests can embark on a mutigenerational 'Gramping' getaway and leave the parents behind at this Destination Hotel! Grandparents are invited to treasure quality time with their grandchildren and make lasting memories while enjoying all that Charleston’s Island Resort has to offer.

Package Includes:

  • Barrier Island Eco Tour for two adults and two children
  • SC Aquarium Tickets for two adults and two children
  • Daily breakfast for four at Coastal Provisions Restaurant (2 adults/2 kids)

Discount: 10% Off Boardwalk Inn Accommodations

Offer Expiration: 12/31/18

Promo Code: GRAN18

Lansdowne Resort and Spa, Leesburg, VA

The Grandparents Package

Spring and summer are the ideal times to create beautiful everlasting memories in company of your loving grandchildren at Lansdowne Resort and Spa in Leesburg, Virginia.  With this exclusive Virginia family vacation package, guests can pick a favorite kid-friendly in-room movie and discover new ways to make s’mores by the terrace fire pit while telling family stories.  Top off the family getaway in VA with breakfast buffet for all in Riverside Hearth restaurant each morning.

Package Includes:

  • Overnight accommodations for two adults and two children
  • S'mores kit to make s'mores at the terrace fire pit
  • In-room movie
  • Daily breakfast at Riverside Hearth
  • Resort Fee with Free Wi-Fi


Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR

Getaway with the Grands

Guests are invited to give mom and dad a break by bringing the grandkids to Sunriver Resort. In doing so, they will receive a $100 resort credit for each day of their stay. Resort credit can be used towards Sunriver activities such as biking, boating, horseback riding, dining or one of the package add-ons:

  • Stargazing at the Oregon Observatory
  • Canoe or cave adventure with Wanderlust Tours
  • Indoor Camping Kit with teepee tent and sleeping bag
  • Sleepytime Kit with milk and cookies and storybooks

Discount: $100 resort credit, promo code available upon request

Sea Island Resort, Sea Island, GA


The first ever Gran-Con on will be November 23–24, 2018 to support the bridge between grandparents and grandchildren for years to come.

Across the two-day event, subject matter experts from different fields will discuss a variety of topics including:

  • ways to communicate via social media, texting, etc. ensuring that what you think you are communicating you actually are
  • subjects for communication such as the relatively new but fast-growing world of eSports
  • tips about how to live longer, healthier lives that are applicable across generations
  • ensuring that the values of the family continue through the generations in the way they distribute their wealth

Don't miss these other great destinations that are perfect for 'Gramping':

  • Grandparents and their grandkids can count on getting spoiled with views of the six majestic Sierra peaks at Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, CA.
  • Take in 270-degree views of the Pacific Ocean at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA.
  • Stay on the banks of Oak Creek in the heart of Sedona’s famed Red Rock country at L’Auberge de Sedona in Sedona, AZ.
  • Grandparents and grandchildren can bond in activities like horseback riding at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, OR.
  • Ski the slopes at The Gant in Aspen, CO.
  • Go on a Lobster Boating trip of a lifetime at Cliff House Maine in Cape Neddick, ME.