Parent Only Zones: Romantic Destinations For Those Who Badly Need A Break

Parental life can be a joy. But it can also be very difficult to manage at times too. With school, clubs and shopping, the daily schedule with kids can be demanding.

What’s more many family holidays don’t exactly meet the criteria of having a “break.” Parents have to get up super early on the day of the flight. They have to organize all of the packing. And they have to come up with an itinerary that suits their kids. It’s not exactly what you might call relaxing.

This is why a parents-only break is so important. Parents need a break to recharge their batteries to re-energize themselves for the new school year. Having a break can actually help to reinvigorate family relationships so that they don’t feel so strained.

So where can parents go, and what can they do to escape the stresses of family life? Let’s take a look.

Key West, Florida

Key West Florida
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Key West is one of Florida’s quaintest towns. It has some of Florida’s best beaches for parents to stroll along late into the evening. And it also plays host to some of the area’s most beautiful quays.

There’s plenty to do on the town’s palm tree-lined streets. Here you’ll find world-class restaurants, gingerbread mansions, and cafes right on the sidewalk. Oh, and don’t forget the balmy weather too. The early summer is the best time to pay a visit.

Cancun, Yucatan, Mexico

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Cancun is one of the most interesting geological areas in the world. It’s believed that the Cancun area is the place where the meteor that killed the dinosaurs landed. The whole of the Yucatan is like one giant crater, hundreds of miles across. Today there’s very little evidence that anything cataclysmic ever happened here. Cancun is lined with beautiful beaches and has a youthful exuberance about it.

The city itself is world-famous as a resort. It’s got attractions here for all different types of couples. Here you’ll find a mix of beach parties as well as long lonely beaches for people who want to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet.

And what better place to tie the knot or renew your vows?  There are loads of Cancun Mexico wedding packages to choose from for an unforgettable day.

The Mekong, Cambodia

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The Mekong River is the most famous river in southeast Asia, as well as one of the most beautiful. Since ancient times, the river has been an artery of trade in the area. Today, it’s still contributing to the local economy as a tourist hotspot. All day the river is patrolled by cruise boats from companies like Imagine Cruising. Along the banks of the Mekong, you’ll pass through some of the most important ancient sites on Earth. Among them is the world-famous Angkor Wat, the sprawling temple complex surrounded by jungle. You’ll also visit some of the area’s charming local towns and their floating markets. Tour guides are passionate about their country’s history, so you’re bound to learn something here too.

The Mekong is famous all over the world for it’s stunning, romantic sunsets. Don’t forget to settle down in the evening over a glass of wine and watch the crimson sky turn dark.

St Lucia, Caribbean

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St Lucia is an ideal place to reignite the passion in a stale marriage. Here you’ll find the island’s characteristic blend of idyllic beaches and fun activities.

The island is also home to some fascinating history. The former plantations of the island are now centers for cooking, eating and celebrating Caribbean food. Alongside many of the former plantations are beautiful jungles and waterfalls that can be explored on foot. If you pay a visit to St Lucia, don’t forget to pack your walking boots. It’s the perfect place for parents to get lost in nature and find stunning new, romantic locations.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans was one of the most beautiful cities in America – and that’s saying something. But today, ten years on from the disaster, the city has regained much of its charm. One of the best parts of the city for parents is the French Quarter. Here you’ll find atmospheric music as well as juke joints and Blues bars.

There’s also opportunities to see the city by horse and carriage, just like in the old days of the West.

Mykonos, Greece

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Mykonos is one of the world’s most popular island destinations – and that should come as no surprise. The island is widely considered to be a romantic paradise, looking out over the Aegean Sea. You can watch the sunset here from under the island’s famous hillside windmills. And after that, you can shuffle off to one of the island’s many traditional romantic restaurants.


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