Travel Tips & Trip Ideas Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Where to go on baby's first vacation (besides Disney)

Jump to last reply

My son is 2 months old and I want to take our first family vacation later this year. I've considered over Christmas which would make him just over a year, but we could also go in the late spring, when he'd be about 6 months.

DH is extremely reluctant to take him anywhere because of the hassle of traveling with all his gear, what if he screams on the plane, would we have any fun having to worry about a baby while sighsteeing, etc. etc. I really have to do some convincing that a vacation is possible that doesn't involve a theme park or the Jersey Shore. Before baby, we typically vacationed in Europe or in Asia.

We aren't beach people or cruisers, so Caribbean/Mexico/all inclusive resorts don't appeal to us. We both enjoy history, museums, parks, shopping, trying new restaurants (although with baby, that obviously hasn't happened much lately). Our favorite city is London and I would like to go back, but since we were just there I'd rather try somewhere new.

I'm open to going anywhere as long as the flight is around 7 hours or less - we live in Philadelphia. Anything longer might be pushing it with such a young child and ideally, we'd get him to sleep on an overnight flight (which I'm sure wont happen, but I can dream).

Any ideas? TIA.

10 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Travel Tips & Trip Ideas activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Most popular tourist places in india
  2. 2 Travel Tote to attach to rolling bag
  3. 3 Help finding a lifestyle resort
  4. 4 how to add my photo to my passport renewal application?
  5. 5 Hawaii or Rio for solo single male travel
  6. 6 Travel SIMs
  7. 7 An Introduction to new member
  8. 8 Priceline.com "Best Price guaranteed"scam
  9. 9 Travelling in June
  10. 10 Travel with 13 yr old nephew - need help on where please!
  11. 11 Friends Seeking Advice
  12. 12 Barclaycard Arrival MC chip & pin useless in Italy
  13. 13 Anyone have suggestion for best tablet to use when traveling? under $300
  14. 14 25th wedding anniv travel
  15. 15 $950,000 travel insurance mistake
  16. 16 Best places to start...
  17. 17 Trip Report I TRAVEL THE WORLD ALONE
  18. 18 Need packing tips: 24 days in Japan
  19. 19 two months away and mold problems.
  20. 20 Need suggestions for solo trip (2-3 weeks, next May)
  21. 21 French gastronomy
  22. 22 Noise Cancelling Headphones
  23. 23 Travel Tote/Bag (women) for carrying on plane
  24. 24 Looking for a hat to wear in the rainforest
  25. 25 NEED URGENT DESTINATION ADVICE!
View next 25 » Back to the top