Parenting teens can be a bit of a rollercoaster. Often, they’re just a blur on their way to and from the refrigerator, a vision in the next room texting their friends. Occasionally they make an appearance to ask for a ride (or the car keys, or money). One day they’re surly and searching for independence and the next, they want to recreate their favorite childhood moments and are looking for your company.
Honestly, what parent wouldn’t need a vacation after all of that?
Depending on your teens, you may find that you need a space that allows them to be independent, or conversely, creates an atmosphere where you all spend more time together.
When it comes to getaways with my own teen son, I like to change up the options, sometimes staying at self-contained resorts where he can have some autonomy and other-times picking vacation destinations where we can explore together or learn a new skill.
Here are eight of my teen favorite destinations around the country.