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Your grandchildren’s minds are rapidly soaking in everything around them, so why not surround them with enriching new people, places, cultures and experiences on a learning adventure together? Introducing your grandchild to the world of travel can be one of the greatest gifts you can give them. The time for strengthening family bonds and sharing memories with your grandchildren is now.
Traveling with grandkids can bring with it fun, adventure and challenges too. We’re here to guide you through the rousing exploit that is travel with grandkids, with advice on how to inspire a sense of adventure in your grandchild, tips for traveling with grandkids and much more!
“The Grandparent experience was wonderful! I could see my grandson begin to see the world as much larger than he previously knew and I saw him grow in his appreciation for the joy of travel.”
Sue from Delaware, Ohio
— Class of 2015 | Prog #4827 —
“A grandparent-grandchild Road Scholar trip is one of the best legacy gifts you can give your grandchild, and yourself. There are few better ways to form a tight bond with your grandchild, as well as introducing him or her to the delights of travel. How long will she remember swimming with whale sharks? Her whole life.”
Carolyn from Ramah, New Mexico
— Class of 2015 | Program 20435 —
Take a deeper look at some of our most popular travel destinations for grandparents and grandchildren.
From the incredible canyons of the American West to the awe-inspiring wilderness of Denali, savor the wonder in your grandchildren’s eyes as they take in the vast beauty while learning about America’s National Parks. Explore National Park Grandparent Programs
Wildlife and grandchildren go together like peas and carrots! Take your grandkids on the adventure of a lifetime as you safari across South Africa to Botswana, learning about elephant rescue operations and African culture together! Explore Africa Grandparent Programs
Watch the sparkle of Times Square reflected in the wide eyes of your grandchildren as they take in the excitement of the Big Apple. Visit the city’s greatest sites and go backstage on Broadway for an unforgettable big city learning opportunity. Explore New York City Grandparent Programs
Discover the biodiversity of Costa Rica as you snorkel through crystal-clear waters, raft down gentle rivers and hike through the rainforest with your grandchild by your side, meeting and learning about monkeys, toucans and sloths along the way! Explore Costa Rica Grandparent Programs
Surfing, submarines, snorkeling with sea turtles, rainforest hikes and luaus—these are just some of the adventures that await you and your grandchild on educational adventures on the island of Hawaii. Explore Hawaii Grandparent Programs
From faeries and castles to the Loch Ness monster, learn about the magical lore and legends that encompass Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales as you discover these beautiful islands with your grandkids. Explore Ireland & UK Grandparent Programs
Share your love of animals with your grandchild at two great San Diego institutions — the San Diego Zoo, home to over 800 species of animals, and world-renowned Birch Aquarium—as you learn about zoology and ocean conservation. Explore San Diego Grandparent Programs
Discover the amazing animals of the Galápagos as you hike, snorkel, paddle and bike through the islands with naturalists sharing their knowledge along the way. An active adventure in the Galápagos will be one your grandchildren will never forget. Explore Galapagos Grandparent Programs
Alongside your grandchild, discover the real-world setting of Marguerite Henry’s “Misty of Chincoteague,” joining local experts to explore the island habitats where wild ponies roam! Explore Chincoteague Grandparent Programs
“We can't imagine a more precious time than those five thrilling days with our grandson, sharing new experiences with him at a time when he is so ready to learn and still not ready to bust out independently.”
Nancy from Bethesda, Maryland
— Class of 2015 | Program 5831 —
“The Intergenerational adventure in Washington D.C. was an experience of a lifetime for my grandchild and me. We will be much closer now because of these shared experiences. I would highly recommend taking your preteen on a trip with Road Scholar.”
Donnie from Titusville, Florida
— Class of 2016 | Program 14802 —
Hot Wheels, Barbies, baseball bats: Your grandchildren probably have plenty already. Why not think out of the box for their birthday or the holidays.
“A gift that can have a long-lasting impact on their lives and maybe even change them forever.”Read the blog
In his 38 years working at Road Scholar, Mike Zoob’s favorite perk is getting to travel with his grandchildren on Intergenerational adventures.
“These unique experiences are among the most fulfilling of my life!”Read the blog
“The children never stopped thanking us for the opportunity to experience new people, new surroundings and new challenges. It was an experience of a lifetime for all of us.”
Christi from Spokane, Washington
— Class of 2013 | Program 2677 —