Single-Parent Family Travel

Destinations: Washington, Orlando, Maui, Turks and Caicos Islands, Riviera Maya

Activities: Arts and Entertainment, Eat, Museums, Parks and Playgrounds, Sightseeing, Sleep, Spas

With constant demands and pressures at home, single parents can benefit just as much, if not more, than any parent from a travel getaway with the kids. But unless you seek out a hotel that offers respectable childcare facilities, it can be tricky to get any time alone. It’s important to plan with your kids in mind.

When it comes to family travel packages, single parents with children often get the short-end of the deal, essentially paying the price of two adults. To get the most for your money, work one-on-one with a travel agent to save time and frustration, or join a single parent travel club, such as Parents without Partners, to keep up-to-date on the latest travel insights. Keep in mind that most single parent travel discounts on accommodations are only offered in the low season.

Articles About Single-Parent Family Travel

Taking Your Child’s Friend on Vacation With Your Family

Here are planning tips to make your trip is a good one and the friendship—as well as your relationship with your child—survives.

Just the Two of Us

Tips for taking a one-on-one parent/child vacation while leaving the other parent and siblings at home.

Exploring London

A practical travel guide by our local expert to a historic city with modern verve.

Brazil’s Rio das Pedras Club Med Caters to Families

This exotic Club Med is tucked away in a corner of a rainforest, and it’s a hit with kids and parents, especially single parents.

Family Deals: From Italy to the Caribbean

Read about our latest weekly deals for family getaways from Disney, Royal Caribbean and Nickelodeon, Beaches Resorts and Great Wolf Lodge.

Family Deals: Disney, San Francisco, Beijing, New York

This week's specials range from an Orlando single-parent family deal to a package for the Beijing Olympics.

Single Parent Family Vacation Savings Tips

Five money-saving family travel tips for single parents.

Traveling Solo With Kids

Single parent travelers can plan memorable family vacations with activities that encourage quality time with the kids.