Less whining, more winning

How to plan a family holiday everyone will love

Want to plan the perfect summer holiday and avoid any hiccups? We’ve created a one-stop shop for all things family travel to help you turn potential whines into guaranteed wins.

Take suggestions from the whole family—yes, even the littlest ones

Take suggestions from the whole family—yes, even the littlest ones

Avoid feeling overwhelmed by all the options out there by simply asking what everyone wants to see, do and even eat. While it might not be possible to check off everything on every bucket list, it’s easier to curate (and compromise on) fun activities when the whole family has input on the itinerary. Does Granny want to learn stand-up paddleboarding? Make base camp a seaside retreat. Is your youngest currently obsessed with hermit crabs? Find a coastal oasis ripe for rock pool explorations.

Save your sanity and your wallet by bundling your trip items

Save your sanity and your wallet by bundling your trip items

Booking everything in one place (like right here on Expedia) can save you big in more ways than one. You’ll save yourself time by having all the options to choose from right in our search results—and you’ll also unlock fantastic savings while still getting to select from available flight or hotel options that suit your needs. It’s also easy to add on car hire, buy tickets to events or book unique experiences at any time (and maybe snag a discount or two while you’re at it).

Pro tip: Review your itinerary details at any time in the Expedia app—even when you’re offline. The app will also send you important updates if anything changes, to keep you up to date.

Think outside the box when it comes to places to stay

Think outside the box when it comes to places to stay

Look for somewhere that will instantly bring a grin to everyone’s face the minute you unlock the door. We’re talking hotel suites with bunk beds, lodges with outdoor playgrounds or all-inclusive resorts where you know there’ll be something for everyone. Choosing a holiday rental is another excellent option for a memorable getaway. You’ll be surprised how valuable the extra space can be for both coming together as a group and also spreading out for some alone time. Staying in a holiday rental also opens up the possibility of having super-cool themed bedrooms, incredible games rooms and your own private pool. To find all this and more, filter your Expedia search results to see the great stays for families by selecting ‘Family friendly’ under trip type.

Make a plan, but be prepared to throw away the plan

Make a plan, but be prepared to throw away the plan

Save your future self the worry of the unknown by taking a few extra steps to have things ready ahead of time. Pre-book tickets to popular attractions, book that restaurant you want to try and select options with free cancellation or no change fees wherever you can. And if something doesn’t go to plan, turn the experience into a memorable moment you’ll all laugh about for years to come. Think: taking silly photos of each other at the airport if your flight is delayed or having an indoor treasure hunt if you get stuck inside on a rainy day. Because in the end, the most important things to do on holiday are to have fun, relax and enjoy spending time with each other.

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