Some destinations are simply better suited for a family vacation than others. Take Las Vegas, for example. With its cocktail bars, restaurants and nightly entertainment, the city doesn’t necessarily scream “bring your kids!” — though there are some attractions for the younger crowd, such as the Big Apple Roller Coaster at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino. But we digress.
According to our store booking data from the past 12 months, Canadian families have been travelling to:
- United States
- Dominican Republic
- United Kingdom
- Costa Rica
Many people opted to stay close to home, with almost 35% and 20% of family bookings being attributed to Mexico and the United States, respectively. Domestic trips within Canada also proved popular (particularly those to Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary), as did island escapes to the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Jamaica. Clearly, the majority of Canadians aren’t just looking for family fun — they’re looking for family fun in the sun.
Trips to Europe have also been checked off families’ travel bucket lists over the past year, with the United Kingdom, Italy and France being among the top destinations. Within those countries, London was one of the most-visited cities — and we’re not surprised! There are endless activities for families to enjoy in the English capital, from touring mind-blowing museums and watching shows in the West End to shopping at Hamleys (the world’s oldest toy store) and taking photos outside Buckingham Palace.