Where To Go For Your Annual Family Holiday In 2019?
The summer holidays are just around the corner, and your kids are already excited about the annual family holiday, isn’t it? Your partner has also been bugging you for a while now, but you are still in a fix, where to go and how to plan out the entire itinerary? Well, no worries, ‘coz Go Discover Abroad has already selected 3 best destinations for family vacationing in 2019 and we can’t wait to share our thrilling itineraries with you!
Whether it’s a luxurious staycation you are looking for, or a relaxing beach holiday, or maybe some pristine time amidst nature - we have it all for you! Singapore, Australia, and Costa Rica would be the best holiday destinations for 2019 - and here’s all that you should know before you decide where to go and book your flight tickets!
A week's getaway to Singapore
One of the most dazzling city-states of Southeast Asia, Singapore can be the best place to go for a family holiday in 2019. Traveling with the little ones will be extremely convenient in this metropolis, and the easy public transport system, great hotels, lip-smacking cuisines, beach resorts, theme parks, and other attractions together make Singapore a common choice for people from all across the world. Also, the warm tropical weather makes Singapore a glorious destination to visit, throughout the year! Start your trip with a splendid evening at the Marina Bay, exploring the fancy stores and walking through the Merlion Park, before you head off to the Garden By The Bay, to catch the amazing Lights & Sound Show, once the sun sets.
Don't miss out the Singapore Zoo - it's one of the best in the world, and you'll have a chance to get up close and personal with some of the residents! Your kids will surely enjoy the day at the zoo, and maybe, you can stay back a little longer to catch the Night Safari as well, to spot the activities of the nocturnal animals. The Jurong Bird Park is another place worth visiting if you wanna see the flamingos, penguins, Macau, lorikeets, eagles, vultures and more - all at one place!
Take your partner out for a romantic dinner at the China Town, as you browse through the streets, binging on authentic delicacies and letting your tongue groove to the flavors! And of course, how can you miss Sentosa when you're in Singapore??!
Universal Studios will keep the entire family's adrenaline on a high level, as you spend a day at this world-class theme park! Go on the thrilling rides, get your caricature made, watch some street shows, and meet your favorite characters from Madagascar, Shrek, Puss in Boots and Sesame Street, to Jurassic Park, Transformers and The Mummy Returns - there's no shortage of fun. Apart from Universal Studios, you can also visit the S.E.A Aquarium in Sentosa, and catch the Fire Show on the beach, which is just SPLENDID to watch!
A week in Singapore will pass by the wink of an eye, and it'll definitely be a holiday that you and your family will cherish for the days to come!
Explore the Oz beaches from Sydney to Brisbane
A vacation in Australia is something that everyone dreams of, and what can be better than a road trip along the East Coast with your loved ones? In 2019, plan for an exciting trip to Australia, kickstarting from Sydney and drive down to Brisbane, stopping at some picturesque valleys and breathtaking beaches on the way.
Start your week-long journey from Sydney, the cultural capital of the country, and spend a day at Bondi Beach, soaking in the sun and swim or surf on the Pacific waves! Head off to absorb the beauty of the Opera House and Harbour Bridge, while relaxing on a sunset cruise from Circular Quay to Manly - trust me when I say this, it's one of the most beautiful rides you'll ever experience! And of course, how can you miss some amazing steak and burgers with fries while you're there?
Once done with Sydney, set out for Tamworth for an authentic taste of Australian country living, and unwind at the quaint beach town of Yamba passing through the colossal Eastern Highlands. You can indulge in some wine tasting tours while you're here, and set your kids free to go for some berry plucking!
Continue with your road trip, before stopping next at the surfer town of Byron Bay, otherwise known as an alternative hippie paradise. Take your partner and kids out for surfing lessons, and enjoy some beach time together! You can also go for a whale watching tour (when it's the correct season) and savor some delicious seafood and beer!
Finish off your amazing journey at Brisbane, where you must go for a ride on the Wheel of Brisbane, to get a breathtaking view of the cityscape and ride the citycat from South Bank. You can also head off to Gold Coast, and enjoy a day the Movie World, as well as soak in some sun at Surfer’s Paradise, before heading back home!
Experience nature's bliss in Costa Rica
If you're more than a week's time in hand, then we can head off to Costa Rica - a country that's blessed by Mother Nature, and raise the bar of an adrenaline rush for your entire family! To say the least, this trip will comprise the best of beaches & jungles, and introduce your kids to a wide range of flora and fauna which they can't find anywhere else in the world.
Kick start your journey from San José and explore the beautiful city parks on the first day, before the joyride begins! Set out on a road trip thereafter, towards the Central Valley, and make a stop to meet Doña Mara and learn the art of making tortillas, and eat them too! Your kids are gonna love this! Relax at the hot springs that are heated by the volcano's lava, and take some Instagram-worthy photos of the place.
Later, head off to La Fortuna for stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking on Lake Arenal, and get a chance to spot wild birds like Great Blue Herons or even Howler Monkeys!
No trip to Costa Rica can be complete without a walk through the cloud forests and trying some local tropical fruits. Spend a day at Monteverde, go for canopy zip lining and hanging bridge tours, visit the Butterfly Garden to see and opt for a horse ride as well. Spend a day at the beach town of Quepos, soaking in the sun and fishing, kayaking, boogie boarding, sailing or surfing - it’ll surely turn out to be the perfect finale to an exciting family adventure in Costa Rica!
Still wondering? Ah, well, why don’t you get in touch with our Travel Experts and get some advice before planning things out? Drop us a mail at [email protected] and relax - ‘coz we’ll plan it out for you! Let the holiday drum rolls begin!