The show is over. The kids are back in school and it’s time for you to take a breather. Maybe your kids are back in the classroom, or perhaps you now find yourself with an empty nest after dropping your kids off at college. Either way, you deserve the perfect getaway for parents.
Adult only vacations are a great way to spend quality time with your spouse or friends and focus on you. And when school is back in session, you’ll enjoy fewer crowds and more peace and quiet.
Of course, some destinations and resorts are better than others in terms of catering to a getaway for parents. Here are some of our favorite spots for adult-only fun and relaxation that we’re sure you’ll love!
If you’re already missing the warmth of summer, a vacation to Maui is just what you need. This Hawaiian oasis is equal parts romantic and fun, with gorgeous beaches and a tranquil atmosphere. When you visit Maui for an adult-only vacation, you can spend as many hours as you want to sunbathe without the kids getting bored. You can also engage in a variety of adventurous watersports like surfing, jetskiing, snorkeling, and parasailing.
On land, you can go ziplining, golfing, or go on a rigorous hiking excursion. You’ll also be able to indulge in some more adventurous eating without the kids in tow. Maui is known for its seafood with local catches, fresh sushi, and poke bowls.
Top Resort: Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas
When taking an adult-only trip, one of the best parts is being able to fully enjoy all aspects of the destination without having to set your itinerary based on children-friendly activities. And Lake Geneva is one destination you’ll definitely want to explore at your own pace. This adult-friendly location offers scenic hiking trails, art galleries, and gorgeous archeological sites.
Indulge with a Champagne brunch buffet at The Baker House, where you can dine at different areas within a lakeside Victorian mansion. For a fun evening, visit the Studio Winery where you can sample wine, take painting classes, and experiment in the recording studio. It’s basically the adult version of a playground!
Top Resort: Holiday Inn at Lake Geneva
Hawley is located in the Pocono Mountains just a couple hours outside of New York City. This allows you to get the perfect blend of an exciting city getaway and a relaxing rural retreat. Hawley is host to many outdoor musical festivals, impressive farmers markets, and plenty of small-town charm.
Visiting Hawley in the fall months is prime for exploring the Pocono Mountains and taking in the foliage. You can hike and bike on the many mountain trails at your own pace without having to worry about if your kids can keep up. For more beautiful scenery, make a reservation for a nice Italian meal at Capri Restaurant overlooking Lake Wallenpaupack.
Top Resort: Tanglwood Resort
An adult vacation needs comfortable and sophisticated accommodations to match. Timeshare rentals are affordable yet luxurious options that meet all your wants and needs. They come equipped with amenities like full kitchens, living rooms, full bathrooms, and private balconies. No more roughing it in a cramped hotel room—timeshare rentals are ideal for your adult-only getaway!