Anyone who has ever dealt with a teenager knows how moody and sulky they can be. And now more than ever, with all the online apps and digital, social world, it has become even harder to truly understand them.
Now imagine planning a family getaway that not only excites you but also your mind-numbing, patience-testing, beautiful teenage offspring. Tricky task indeed.
So here are 3 summer break destinations to tempt even the grumpiest adolescent.
- New York City (Unites States)
It is true when people say that NYC is a concrete jungle made of dreams and big lights. It’s fast paced lifestyle and never-ending energy will surely grab your young adult’s attention. You can lure them in for an artsy exhibition, or film, at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), explore the street culture of the city or drive to the Hamptons for some east coast beach life.
- Cape Town (South Africa)
Escape to a city with a cool urban edge. Stuffed with an unlimited amount of exciting activities, Cape Town is like a Pandora’s box which you should definitely open on your next vacation. Breathtakingly beautiful scenery and gardens, perfect Mediterranean-like climate, bustling night life, exotic food creations that are a must-try and picturesque beach-side communities, it has all the ingredients to satiate your young one’s wanderlust filled heart.
- San Sebastian (Spain)
Experience a more laid-back holiday in this resort town of Spain’s mountainous Basque Country. Go surfing or play beach volley-ball at Playa Zurriola, the most active beach of San Sebastián, or Hike to the top of Monte Urgull to get a view of city’s beautiful coastlines. Live out the ultimate experience of outdoor life in this city with your active teen.
Check out teens confessing about their habits that annoy their parents the most. Plus their ideas on perfect family vacation.
Music used in this audio clip:
Intro – Good Times by Owl City feat. Carly Rae Jepsen
Background track – Can’t Stop This Feeling (instrumental) by Justin Timberlake