“Guess who’s coming on vacation? Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie Julia, and brand new baby Bryson!”
“YES!!” Your kids shout with elation.
You, on the other hand, are excited for extended family travel, but you can’t help imagine a crying baby, antsy kids, arguments over activities and restaurants, and too much luggage to trip over.
While it might seem exciting to travel with extended family, the different needs and interests of older and younger generations may prove to be a vacation challenge. Some may want adventure all day, every day, while others would prefer lounging poolside with a good book.
If you are considering a trip with multi-generations, Hilton Grand Vacations is the perfect place to stay since we offer more space, more bathrooms, and more opportunities to be together (and multiple rooms to spread out). No matter the generation, all travelers want a trip that creates time to spend with one another- laughing, having fun, and creating unforgettable memories. Here are multiple reasons why a Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare is perfect for extended family travel.
An average hotel room offers 300-500 square feet and one bathroom. A Hilton Grand Vacations condo gives you over 1000+ square feet of living space, plus the option of booking a 1, 2, 3, and even 4 bedroom unit, with multiple bathrooms. Connecting rooms at a traditional hotel should be a thought of the past with extended family travel. Why spend the extra money for multiple hotel rooms when you can spend less to have just as much (or more) space?
Since you are traveling with multi-generations, having space to play games together is such a perk. Utilize the dining room table for the ultimate game of Go Fish, or spread out in the living room for a competitive game of ‘older generation vs younger generation charades’.
Kitchens + Dining Space
Are you the type that goes on vacation and gets excited about the prospects of where you will dine? Of course going out to eat is a big part of vacationing, but if you are traveling with larger groups, eating out at every meal can 1. Get expensive, 2. Longer waits for bigger tables, 3. Different opinions on where to eat, 4. The biggest deterrent – getting everybody dressed and out the door for breakfast before your stomach literally eats itself in hunger.
Hilton Grand Vacations properties have fully-equipped kitchens, so you don’t have to stress about where you will eat for breakfast. The luxury of being able to roll out of bed and enjoy a bowl of cereal while you cook bacon and eggs is so much more relaxing than the stress of finding a restaurant open for breakfast that doesn’t have a long wait.
Each condo also has dining space to enjoy meals together. You can even eat outside on your lanai, balcony, or patio and enjoy the view with a cup of coffee with a toasted bagel and peanut butter.
Having a kitchen with a full-size refrigerator allows you to:
- Shop at local farmers’ markets
- Store sandwich foods for lunches out by the pool
- Keep bottles of wine and beer cold
- Store plenty of milk and formula for new babies
- Keep leftovers from going out to eat
Hilton Grand Vacation properties are in some of the most popular (and best-kept secret) destinations around the world. Can you picture you and your family making memories on Hilton Head Island, or Big Island Hawaii, among mountains of Breckenridge, CO, or even perched on the 57th floor in Manhattan, New York?
Even if there isn’t an HGV where you want to travel, you can use your points to stay with an RCI timeshare resort or any of the Hilton Family of Brands. So really, whatever the travel dream desires, we’ve got you covered.
Unlike renting a private home, staying with Hilton Grand Vacations offers guests a variety of activities for older and younger generations. Have you stayed at our Tuscany Village Resort? You won’t have to leave property here since there are endless activities to participate in day and night. Pool games, card games, mixology, excursions, and more can be found on the pool deck, hosted by the tireless recreation team.
Sure, you rented this really great house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms for your family reunion. The trip is great. Until the last day. You are stuck with a messy house and a list of things to clean so you can get your deposit back. Your once happy kids are now grey clouds complete with a grumpy filling and zero interest of spending vacation time doing chores.
Why end your vacation on a bad note? All HGV properties have a full housekeeping staff so you won’t have to worry about lifting a finger on your last day.
Front Desk & Concierge Services
While it might sound fun to sit around the living room all eyes on mobile screens trying to find the best place to see the sunset, why not just walk downstairs (or call) the concierge? Our incredible team members are so knowledgeable about each destination area and would love to help arrange activity reservations, dining, local tips, and other excursions. Also, if you have different needs within your travel party, our team members can recommend options to make everyone happy during their stay.
The combination of spacious accommodations with kitchens, housekeeping, and activities, paired with the opportunity to book an off-resort adventure aboard a cruise, safari, or houseboat, Hilton Grand Vacations is perfect for extended family travel. Just pack a deck of cards for family game night and we’ll provide the rest for a memorable extended family vacation.