12 Feb Hotels Are Effective for Family Reunions
What are your favorite family vacation memories? Just because you love being together doesn’t mean that you’re going to love sharing the same house together for a week or two. We’re pretty sure that getting hotel rooms for each individual family is the way to go, and here are four reasons why.
It gives you a place to unwind. There’s just something to be said for being able to have some down time to regroup once and for all of the day. You may be one of those that needs time to rejuvenate your batteries before you can mingle again in the morning, and that’s okay. Providing your own space to pull away to at the end of the day provides that outlet for you.
Secondly, if you’re there with your young family, getting your own hotel room lets you stick to the routine. Enjoying with cousins all day is so much exciting, but it can be hard to get everyone to cool down and settle in for the night if they are still in play mode. If you have your own room, you can get everyone bathed, put on their favorite movie to help them wind down, or curl up on the bed with a book to read together like you do in your house, without the noise of the group.
Third, you get to choose your entertainment for the evening. Whether you prefer to watch a favorite show or get a movie on TV, you’ve got it made. With each family having their own place to crash at the end of the day, everyone can opt for what they want to tune into as they unwind, instead of going with the consensus of the group (which can be handy if the tastes of the members of your group are really different).
As much as you love the boisterousness when everyone is together, it’s nice to listen to nothing. Plus, if your sister’s kids aren’t sleeping well, they won’t disturb everyone else. (Aaaaaaand … it’s stressful to be that parent whose kid is having a hard time and you’re worried about keeping everyone else up!
A weight room or pool to swim in (making it easy to stay active and exercise while you’re on vacation)? Being away doesn’t mean you have to entirely disconnect from the outside world, and it’s also nice to have food provided in the morning instead of having to eat out.
Having everyone stay in their own rooms (but in the same location) makes it easy to reserve a coach for the whole family’s transportation. After recharging at the end of the day and getting a good night’s sleep, you’ll be ready to come back together with everyone and the laughter and fun can begin while en route to whatever the plan is for the day.