MIAMI BEACH, Fla., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Rather than traveling for a special occasion, today's family is looking for transformative experiences that everyone can share. It's all about aspirational travel experiences with siblings, parents and grandparents. Multigenerational travel is booming with 55% of baby boomers traveling to spend time with family to create lasting memories. Multigenerational travel, defined as taking a trip with three or more generations, has seen an increase in extended families traveling together over the last couple of years: 40% of travelers went on a multi-gen trip in the last 12 months. Miami Beach has become a mecca for multi-gen travel with a diverse, fun and entertaining line-up of activities, events, restaurants and hotels that cater to all ages. When families come here, they know they will all have a good time.
"Miami Beach is one of those cities that makes traveling as an extended family easy and seamless," notes Peggy Benua, Chair, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority (MBVCA). "This city is a convenient destination for multi-gen travel making planning and trip design a 1-2-3 proposition for families."
Multi-gen families will have several hotel choices when booking a trip to Miami Beach. They include the Loews Miami Beach Hotel which is giving the entire family a chance to have a memorable getaway as the summer ends with their "Summer Like a Local" package. The package allows the whole family to pamper themselves with a $75 Resort credit, discounts at the Spa and the Cabana deck. In addition, kids can be registered at a discounted rate at the SoBe Kids Camp and eat free for the whole trip.
The famous Fontainebleau Miami Beach is offering its unique "Bleau Summer" package, aimed at the whole family. It provides guestroom upgrades, a $50 poolside credit and kids under 12 eat free. At check-in guests are given the "Little Bleau Book," which features valuable savings throughout the resort.
"Traveling as a family is so relaxed here," says Grisette Roque Marcos, Executive Director, MBVCA. "We pride ourselves on being more than a beach town but a city that satisfies all tastes and desires. From eight to eighty there's something on Miami Beach for everyone."
For Grandparents, some fun things to do include walking or strolling along the beach and at South Pointe Park, taking an Art Deco District tour, visiting the Bass Museum, taking in a show at the Colony theater or enjoying a performance at the New World Symphony. They'll also enjoy meals at some of Miami Beach's long-standing restaurants including Osteria del Teatro, the News Cafe, Puerto Sagua or the 11th Street Diner.
Parents will love relaxing on the beach or taking in a spa treatment at the Standard, Delano or Fontainebleau. They can also spend their days playing a game of tennis at Flamingo Park, a round of golf at the Miami Beach Golf Club, renting a bike from a Citi Bike share station, strolling down Lincoln Road, eating out on Ocean Drive or enjoying a romantic dinner at Smith & Wollensky in South Pointe Park while watching the cruise ships set out from the Port of Miami.
Kids will enjoy snorkeling at the hotel pool, building a sand castle on the beach, the amphibious Miami Pirate Duck Tours, Dylan's Sweets on Lincoln Road or the Sugar Factory at the Hotel Victor on Ocean Drive. They'll also love kayaking, paddle boating and jet skiing with Mom and Dad.
About Miami Beach
Recently awarded a 2014 Magellan Award by Travel Weekly under the "Destinations | Mobile App" category, Miami Beach is a favorite destination among travelers worldwide. Renowned for its unparalleled culinary offerings, extravagant nightlife, rich culture, luxe shopping and plush hotels, Miami Beach is home to unique museums, the New World Symphony, Miami City Ballet, Miami Beach Convention Center, international festivals and art exhibitions, boat and auto shows, over 187 boutique and resort hotels and 12 public parks; it is no wonder the beautifully diverse city is one of the world's most popular vacation destinations. Boasting seven miles of breathtaking beaches, Miami Beach is easily accessible from the Port of Miami and Miami International Airport. The City of Miami Beach has been named one of the top cities worldwide for 'walkability' and is equally easy to navigate by bike or boat. Known for its year-round sunny skies, the vibrant destination not only produces its own branded sun care line, MB Miami Beach Suncare, but has been ranked by TripAdvisor as number one in 2011's Top Winter Sun Vacation Rental Getaway Destinations and was also part of Top 25 Beaches in the World and Top 25 Destinations in the U.S.. Miami Beach is like no other place in the world!
SOURCE Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority