6 Best "Gramping" Getaways for Grandparents and Grandchildren 6 Best "Gramping" Getaways for Grandparents and Grandchildren
Haven't heard of gramping yet? It's the latest trend in multi-gen travel where grandparents and grandkids travel together without mom and dad. It's a win for the whole family since grandparents get special time to bond with the grandkids while mom and dad get some coveted alone time. Here are some of the best family-friendly destinations for grandparents and their grandkids to enjoy on a skip-gen getaway.

For Nature Lovers

Courtesy of Atlantis

Grandparents can give their grandchildren an experience they will never forget with Atlantis' immersive turtle release program available through October in the Bahamas. Take part in a behind- the-scenes tour of the resort’s aquarium, fish hospital and meet with one of the resort’s 165 scientists full time marine biologists, aquarists, veterinarians, lab technicians and water safety specialists; where they will learn more about Atlantis Blue Project’s commitment to conservation. They’ll also take part of a mature turtle release - as part of the process, guests will name the turtle, ride a motorboat to the nearby release location, and be in the waters during the release. Snorkel equipment is included.  A portion of the proceeds from the experience goes back to the Atlantis Blue Project.

For Exercise Junkies

Courtesy of DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co

For fit grandparents looking to keep active while introducing their grandkids to the wonders of Europe, DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co offers the perfect mix of exercise and scenic stops. DuVine's new suite of family tours offer adventures with sea kayaking in Greece, ziplining in Provence, mozzarella tasting in Puglia and bread baking in Holland.

For Adventure Seekers

Courtesy of Playa Cativo

Located in the heart of Costa Rica’s rainforests on the coasts of Golfo Dulce in the Osa Peninsula and accessible exclusively by boat, Playa Cativo is an upscale all-inclusive beachfront eco-lodge. The lodge's open-air casitas offer 360 degree views of the rainforests allowing guests to fully live in true harmony with nature. Grandparents and grandkids can explore the lodge’s lush surroundings, vistas and waterfalls through guided property hikes with prime access to the Piedras Blancas National Park. From Dolphin and Whale Sightseeing excursions and Rio Esquinas Mangrove-Ocean Kayaking to an Off-Grid Alternative Energy Tour and Nocturnal Rainforest Guided expedition, the on property activities and once-in-a lifetime memories at Playa Cativo are endless.

For History Buffs

Courtesy of The Inn at Hastings Park

Home to the Lexington Battle Green (where the American Revolutionary War began), 11-mile Minuteman Trail, Walden Pond and historic residences of literary authors, Lexington, Massachusetts offers grandparents with grandkids interested in history, the perfect destination to explore America's past, all while enjoying some quality bonding time together. Located mere steps from all the attractions, The Inn at Hastings Park is a great pit stop for afternoon tea, or an overnight stay with 22 spacious rooms and a Barn Suite that reflects Lexington's patriotic history. Grab a complimentary bike from the hotel staff, or grab a bite at one of the two restaurants on-site to top off your escape.

For Avid Sailors

Courtesy of Sunsail

Skip the usual hotel vacation and take to the water instead! Not only does a yachting vacation allow grandparents to show-off their sailing skills and teach their grandkids how to sail, but it also offers a unique glimpse into any destination by sleeping at a different port each night and exploring smaller inlets not accessible by cruise ships. Sunsail Sailing Vacations offers itineraries ideal for any multigenerational or skip-generational travel trip in the Mediterranean, South Pacific and Caribbean. Grandma or Grandpa can become captain of the ship with a bareboat Sunsail yacht, or enjoy leisure time with a skippered charter yacht.

For Beach Loungers

Courtesy of Las Brisas Huatulco

The family resort Las Brisas Huatulco in Mexico offers activities the grandparents will love doing with the grandkids to create lasting memories, plus plenty to enjoy independently so everyone can find their personal bliss.  together and also offers up activities that one can enjoy independently. Book an eco-tour to spot crocodiles, play a round of mini golf in a idyllic setting, lounge on golden sand beaches or hit the waves for kayaking and snorkeling. The grandkids will love the separate children's pool and the Little Angel's Club, while grandma and grandpa can relax with sunset cocktails.