There’s nothing like a beach vacation to bring family members of all ages together! However, it can be difficult to come up with activities that everyone will enjoy and can participate in. We’ve come up with some multigenerational family vacation ideas around the Lowcountry that will please the kids, the grandparents, and everyone in between!
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Multigenerational Family Vacation Ideas For the Best Charleston Getaway
Hit the Beach
This may seem like an obvious one, but it is the main reason a beach vacation is ideal for people of all ages! The kids can play in the sand, teens can work on their tan, adults can enjoy the water, and grandparents can take a walk along the shore. There’s just so much to do that someone, no matter their age, can enjoy. If you’re trying to choose which beach town is best for you, both Isle of Palms and Folly Beach are great for families but have different vibes. Folly is funkier and unique, while IOP is a resort town full of amazing amenities. Both feature a lively downtown with excellent restaurants at Folly and IOP respectfully.
All of our Charleston Coast vacation rentals come with fully stocked kitchens. When you’re traveling with a large group, you probably don’t want to eat out every night, especially if you’re staying for a week or more. Cooking as a family is a great way to bond and is something even young kids can enjoy. Grandma can share her secret recipe with the next generation as everyone creates lifelong memories!
Turn Holidays Into Vacations
We believe any holiday can be turned into a beach vacation tradition! The Lowcountry experiences very mild winters. The coldest month is January with highs during the day reaching about 60. If you live in a cold place, Charleston will be a haven away from the snow and cold of winter. Every other season brings warm days that will have you catching a tan from March to July to October! Some of our favorite holidays to celebrate in the area include Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Fourth of July, and Thanksgiving.
Excursions for 10+ People
Paddle through the serene marshes and rivers of the Lowcountry while taking in the stunning landscape and getting a glimpse into the vast wildlife. KAYAKING is a favorite in Charleston among locals and tourists. Kids as young as four can paddle in a tandem kayak, so it’s sure to delight and spark wonder in everyone in your group. If you’re looking for some multigenerational family vacation ideas, golf is always a favorite! The Charleston area is also home to some spectacular GOLF COURSES. It’s a sport that draws people of all ages with its beautiful surroundings and the challenge it provides.
Choose the Right Beach House
When you’re planning a trip with your extended family, you’re going to need a large and reliable vacation rental. We have the best selection of properties on Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, and Sullivan’s Island. More than 50 of our rentals can accommodate 10 or more people! Plus, they feature stunning interiors, stylish decor, breathtaking views, and top-of-the-line amenities.
Browse our properties today and start planning your multigenerational family vacation!