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The Importance of Customized Itineraries for Family Travel

Updated: Oct 3, 2023

When it comes to family travel, it's important to have a travel itinerary that is customized based on the preferences of your own family members

Planning a family trip or a fun day is challenging for parents. It's easy to get caught up in the "must-do" activities and sights that are recommended by friends, family, or travel guides.

But as a parent of 3, I've realized that these recommendations don't always fit every family's specific needs and interests. This results in days where your trip is not as fun as it should have been.

I have been asked by both by tourists and local parents to help planning trips and fun days, and naturally it is not the same thing. While families who are visiting the city have limited time and want to absorb as much as they can, local parents are looking for a leisure afternoon that includes maybe one activity and somewhere to eat.

I do know though that the planning process is basically the same. You find something to do based on the unique preferences and settings of your family, and I call it the "Family DNA of Fun". Its about acknowledging that every family has its own mix of preferences that makes them excited and engaged during a trip.

I live in New York City, and the city has so much to offer. Interactive exhibits, museums, shows, unique stores, playgrounds, galleries, and so many landmarks. But it is not about seeing the general top attractions and processing general lists, it's all about the specific activities that you and the kids love to do for making the day special.

When someone asks me about my best experiences with my kids in the city, I will tell them about going to explore public art with my oldest daugther, and going to VR World with my middle son to fight some zombies, and to going to climb on rocks in Central Park with my little one. These are my best experiences and I am going to remember them my entire life.

Whether you are a local parent here or a tourist, you need to have a plan based on the things that you believe will create the most memorable experiences for your own family members.

How you can use the FunDay app to plan a customized itinerary for your family?

With FunDay, you can first select the categories of activities that your kids love to do when they are on a trip, and then our AI-powered algorithms find the most relevant experiences for you to choose from, allowing you to start customizing your itinerary.

FunDay makes it easy to find the perfect activities and attractions for your family by providing detailed information about each location, including the specific address and operating hours. This way, you don't have to spend time researching individual venues when planning your itinerary.

Download FunDay Now

If you're planning a trip to New York City with your kids, be sure to download the FunDay app and start planning your perfect family trip today!

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