Holidu, a travel search engine, analyzed cities around the world based on a variety of factors important to each age group, determining which cities are best for an all ages trip.
Family vacations are experiencing a renaissance in the aftermath of the pandemic, with research indicating that more than three out of every five people will take a vacation this year with their loved ones.
However, from nature-loving Baby Boomers to cultural Gen Xers, foodie Millenials to bucket-list-seeking Gen Zers, finding a trip that appeals to all generations is difficult, to say the least!
The World’s Best Cities for Multigenerational Travel
1) Madrid, Spain
2) Tokyo, Japan
3) New York, United States
4) Barcelona, Spain
5) Singapore, Singapore
6) Berlin, Germany
6) Paris, France
8) London, United Kingdom
9) Amsterdam, Netherlands
10) Chicago, United States
Madrid takes the top spot for the best cities for all ages trips. The Spanish capital received high marks for a variety of factors, including having 125 Michelin-starred restaurants, serving two of the “100 best National dishes in the world” (Gambas Al Ajillo and Paella de Mariscos), and being very family-friendly, earning a 4 out of 5 rating.
Tokyo, Japan’s capital, has won the silver medal. Tokyo offers a wide range of landscapes to suit all tastes, including urban cityscapes, sandy beaches, forested forests, and looming mountains. It has something for everyone and is not far from Japan‘s highest peak, Mount Fuji, for thrill seekers.
New York, one of the most famous cities in the world, rounds out the top three. The American city has the most Michelin-starred restaurants in the world, with 512 to choose from. If fine dining isn’t your thing, New York has plenty of other things to see and do, including two UNESCO World Heritage sites: the Statue of Liberty and Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture.
“Something that many people missed out on over the last couple of years was quality family time. That, and really missing going on holiday, so it’s not surprising that there has now been a rise in the popularity of multi-generational holidays. But with multiple generations comes multiple likes, and dislikes, and it can be really difficult to find a destination that suits everyone. That’s why we thought it would be useful to find out which cities are the best for this kind of travel by analysing factors that different generations value, right from Michelin Guide restaurants to TikTok hashtag views. What’s more, we also thought it would be helpful to look at each generation specifically because, let’s be honest, your parents’ cultural holiday that they took five years ago might not be somewhere you’d personally appreciate or want to visit. That’s why we wanted to find out which city each generation would enjoy the most based on their own travel values.”Anja Benson, Global PR & SEO Manager