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Group Travel Vacation Guide
Use Hotwire to help plan your next group travel vacation. Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive group vacation package or last-minute, small group trip, we have the latest information and hottest deals on popular group travel destinations. Traveling with a group is not only fun, but a great way to stretch your vacation dollar. Many resorts offer terrific group discounts for lodging, activities, and more.
Beach (San Diego, CA, Newport, RI, Virginia Beach, VA)
To get the most out of group travel, go with friends and family on a cruise to the Caribbean. Cruises began as an outgrowth of trans-Atlantic travel, but it’s now often a destination in and of itself. There’s great food on cruise ships and more to do than just play a game of shuffleboard. These days, you can surf, rock climb, even ice skate onboard. It’s a great way to take a large group to see the Caribbean; with more than 30 major islands to choose from, a cruise can give you an instant itinerary and possibly, a great discount group rate. For family group vacations, you might want to choose a cruise with Aruba on its course. The island has many kid-friendly attractions such as a butterfly farm and kids’ scuba tours. If your group is most interested in eating well and adventurously on your trip, make sure to find a cruise that has Anguilla as a stop. A chic and serene destination, you’ll find imaginative twists on local bounty at popular restaurants such as Blanchards or Tasty’s. For a splurge, go to Malliouhana Restaurant, where you can dine on exquisite French food in an open-sided pavilion on a rocky promontory over the sea. There’s just so much to do on a cruise from hiking in nature to exploring exotic ports to getting a hot stone massage in your cabin. You can stay in your group or go your separate ways with all your options.
Ski (Lake Tahoe, CA, Denver, CO, Killington, VT)
Ski resorts seem to exist for group travel. Resorts offer activities for skiing and non-skiing folks alike, and group discount package deals abound. Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, California offers thousands of acres of open bowl skiing there are 33 lifts to choose from! Or skip the slopes one day and go ice skating on the Olympic size rink with its amazing views of Lake Tahoe. Colorado is blessed with no fewer than 18 ski resorts. Vail is America’s largest and most famous ski mountain. And with 193 trails to choose from, it offers a run for everyone. While many of the runs are great for intermediate skiers, experts can brave the famous Back Bowls. Snowboarders will be happy too, with four terrain parks to choose from. If your group getaway members are into a boisterous apr s-ski party scene as well as great skiing and snowboarding, Killington, Vermont is the place to go. It is New England’s largest resort; there are seven distinct peaks to explore experts love Bear Mountain, Skye Peak, and The Canyon. The resort is famous for attracting ski clubs, and the numerous bars along the access road keep things hot through the icy Vermont winters.
Outdoor (Oregon Trail, OR)
Exploring the great outdoors is a wonderful idea for a group travel event such as a girlfriends’ getaway or a business retreat. Beautiful to see and educational to boot, the Oregon National Historic Trail recognizes diverse facets of history such as prominent past routes of trade, migration, military action, missionary work, and more. You can visit interpretive sites with your group, or go hiking, biking or horseback riding on different trail segments. Depending on which segment you explore, there are also visiting museums, such as the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper, Wyoming, and Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides are being developed for each state that the historic trail passes through. The guides provide descriptions of locations where visitors will find remnants of the trail with either interpretive services or media that add insight to the experiences and history of the Oregon Trail. For a more active group travel experience, the Oregon Trail is the way to go.