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Top Five Types of Holidays with Teenagers

7th August 2013

If you’re wondering where in the world to take your teenagers on holidays, we have some ideas for you. A holiday with teens means excitement, variety and plenty of fun, so we’ve come up with our top holiday types that are sure to keep the whole family entertained. From a Mediterranean cruise to a wild African adventure, your teens are sure to love their next family holiday.

Here are our top five types of holidays with teenagers.

Universal Universal Studios, Hollywood

American Theme Park
Teenagers will love an American theme park holiday where they can spend their days screaming on thrilling roller coasters and zooming down fast paced water slides. It’s no secret that America has fantastic theme parks, which are sure to add excitement to your next family holiday. If your teens are the thrill seeking type, consider venturing to Six Flags Magic Mountain in California. Home to a huge variety of heart pounding roller coasters, your teens will need to be prepared to brave upside down loops, sharp turns and terrifying twists. Movie fans must visit Universal Studios in Hollywood. Go behind the scenes and learn cinematic secrets on their famous Studio Tour, but be prepared for a rocky ride into the dramatic and award winning 3-D world of King Kong.

Mediterranean Cruise
The ever popular cruise holiday is perfect for families travelling with teenagers. Many cruises will cater for teens with activities and excursions specifically designed for their age group. Parents can relax onboard as teenagers enjoy ‘teen only’ discos, lounges and sun decks. Teens will love the variety of evening entertainment such as games nights and dance parties. Some cruise ships will have large swimming pools, ice skating rinks, basketball courts and even miniature golf courses onboard. Take the kids on a cruise through the Mediterranean and visit the magical canals in Venice or see the famous sights of Barcelona in Spain.

African Safari
If your teenagers are the adventurous type, consider taking the family for an African safari holiday. Have the opportunity to see incredible African animals in the wild as you go on a thrilling game drive or walking safari. See the magnificent giraffes or be in awe of the majestic lions as your observe these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. Kruger National Park in South Africa will provide you with the once in a lifetime opportunity to explore untamed African landscape teeming with iconic wildlife. Take up the challenge of spotting the African Big Five on your wild adventure – an elephant, rhinoceros, buffalo, lion and a leopard.

Big City Adventure
For a holiday that will satisfy your energetic teenagers, choose a big city break. Exploring a newfound city will be inspiring as you see the famous sights, taste unique cuisine and discover a new culture together. Take your teenagers to New York for an exciting city adventure. See the ever shining lights of Times Square and visit the top of the Empire State Building for spectacular views across the city. Spend time in the beautiful Central Park before catching a world class musical on Broadway.

Island Beach Getaway
Soak up some sunshine on the pristine shores of an exotic island on your next holiday. Parents can relax and enjoy the stunning surrounds while teens catch some action with a variety of fast paced water sports. Phuket in Thailand is a beautiful island boasting golden sandy beaches and sparkling turquoise waters. Taste authentic Thai cuisine, enjoy a spot of shopping in Old Phuket Town and go snorkelling or scuba diving at Phang Nga Bay.