This is a travel trend we can get behind: grandparents are increasingly traveling alone with their grandkids, giving mom and dad a much-needed break at home.

For the grandparents and the kids, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make special memories. Explore a new city together, stay up late and share secrets, stories and sugary-treats in a way that strengthens their bond with each other. It’s a win-win and to help you make this happen, we’ve found a few deals to inspire your trip.

Memory Making Travel Experiences with Your Grandkids

Antlers at Vail Hotel in Vail Colorado
We love the “Parents Not Allowed Special” offered at Antlers at Vail hotel. Grandparents travelling with grandkids receive an additional 5-percent lodging discount during the summer of 2016. They have many kid-friendly experiences to keep all ages busy and engaged: try a llama hiking experience, a Bravo! concert with picnic dinner or wheel around town on complimentary cruiser bikes. There is also an on-site heated pool, a collection of movie DVDs, and this mountain setting features family-friend suites with comfortable full kitchens.

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Great Wolf Lodge, Across the US and in Canada in Niagara Falls
If you are looking for a place to take the grandkids that has everything you need to entertain them under one roof, look no further than Great Wolf Lodge. There are locations across the US but also one in Canada in Niagara Falls.
This indoor waterpark is great for all age groups. There are special areas for wee little ones, or dramatic and thrilling water slides for the young-at-heart and older kids. Right now when you book your stay in Niagara Falls, you can save up to 20% on two or more nights. Locations, including Niagara Falls, feature a 84-degree waterpark, family-friendly activities, a special kids spa and in-room designs specifically for the kids and kid-at-heart adults.

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Global Resort Homes, Florida
We travelled to Kissimmee Florida as a family in 2015 and enjoyed staying with Global Resort Homes, at the Paradise Palms. This isn’t like any other resort experience: you get a townhome exclusively for you and your family. This is a great way to spend time with grandkids, while still having the comforts of home for home cooked meals and more space. We highly recommend a resort home when you are staying in one location for a week or longer. It’s budget friendly and gives you the privacy you are looking for. For more great reasons why we recommend a resort home in Florida, visit this post.

Global Resort Homes has other resorts to choose from in Orlando. Consider them and a Florida vacation when you want to take the kids on a trip.

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If you don’t live in the same city as your grandchildren, you can also consider having them visit you in your home. You’ll love experiencing your own hometown through the eyes of children, and seeing new opportunities for adventure that let you bring the kid in you out again. Your own kids will thank you (trust me!) but more importantly, your grandkids will have an experience they will always remember.

Tell us, have you taken a trip with your grandkids?