The Top Travel Destinations for Family Day Weekend 2024

The Top Travel Destinations for Family Day Weekend 2024

National holidays are the busiest times for the tourism industry — and Family Day Weekend is one of the first major holidays of 2024 in Canada. Family Day is a chance for families to celebrate their history and culture, with many choosing to set off abroad to rediscover their heritage or spend quality family time together.

RateHawk streamlines the booking process for travel agencies, giving you access to over 2.5 million hotels worldwide from over 230 suppliers. You can book everything from airplane tickets to car rentals and transfers to create a tailored package and deliver a first-class service to your clients.

We’re sharing the most popular destinations and hotels booked by our travel agent partners for Family Day in 2023 to help you curate packages guaranteed to create lasting memories.

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The most popular destinations for family vacations

Family vacations are at the heart of any travel business. Travel agents should be able to recommend cities and destinations that offer something unique for every family while suiting their personal interests.

We’re rounding up the five most popular destinations booked through RateHawk for Family Day vacations in 2023. These five cities reflect how there’s no such thing as a “one size fits all” family vacation. 

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Yerevan, Armenia

Things to do:

  • Explore contemporary at The Cafesjian Center
  • Climb the Cascade for a view of Yerevan and Mount Ararat. 
  • Experience 27 indoor and outdoor rides at Yerevan Park.
  • Spend the day at The Republic Square.
  • See ancient Greek and Armenian manuscripts at The Meatenadaran Library.

Recommend a Yerevan City Card” to your clients as it offers access to over 40 museums, unlimited public transport rides, city tours, and a range of discounts at shops and restaurants.

The hotel to book: Tigran Mets 

  • Rating :3 stars
  • Price per night: Starting from £81

Yerevan is one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities and sits along the Hrazdan River. It is famously known as the “Pink City” as most of its buildings are made from volcanic bricks with a distinctive pink hue.

Republic Square sits at the heart of the city with easy transport links for those who want to explore like a local.

Behold the awe-inspiring Tatev Monastery, nestled in the Armenian mountains, an architectural marvel crafted from volcanic tufa stone, standing as a testament to the region’s rich geological and cultural tapestry.
Photo: Mike Ilchenko/ Shutterstock.com

The city has seen major development in recent years, offering a way for tourists to experience Armenian culture alongside contemporary attractions.

Its rich history, beautiful architecture, and breathtaking views are helping it get noticed by everyone in the travel business as an up-and-coming destination. 

Off to Armenia

Venice, Italy

Things to do:

Venice is one of the most popular destinations in Italy for family vacations, with its delicious cuisine and stunning architecture that transports you back in time.

The floating city offers everything from child-friendly museums to unique experiences like riding a gondola through one of the city’s canals.

The hotel to book: Annia Park Hotel Venice Airport 

  • Rating : 4 stars
  • Price per night :Starting from $340

Venice is a one-of-a-kind destination with its Grand Canal, gothic palaces, and iconic central square. It’s a bucket list location in the north-eastern region of Italy.

Venice, Italy, basks in sunshine, its Grand Canal shimmering under the clear blue sky, encapsulating the city’s timeless charm and serene beauty.
Photo: Adisa/ Shutterstock.com

The city has many nicknames, from the “City of Masks” to “Queen of the Adriatic”, and “The Floating City”. The historic districts of Venice are considered a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

This captivating city is ideal for families of all ages and is visited by over 20 million tourists annually. Italy is one of the most popular destinations for Canadian tourists, with Venice being a must-see city.

Off to Italy

Dubai, UAE

Things to do:

  • Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, the world’s largest waterpark
  • See Dubai from above at Burj Khalifa’s observation deck
  • Dubai Mall, the second largest in the world.
  • Experience marine life at The Lost Chambers Aquarium
  • Non-stop interactive fun at LEGOLAND Dubai
  • Experience the future at KidZania, a scaled replica city.

Dubai offers Canadian families a chance to experience Middle Eastern culture alongside some of the world’s most luxurious shopping experiences and largest waterparks.

The hotel to book: Rove Trade Centre Hotel 

  • Rating: 3 stars
  • Price per night: Starting from $300

Dubai is a city that never sleeps. It’s situated on the Persian Gulf coast of the UAE, with skyscrapers that dominate its skyline, futuristic architecture, and one-of-a-kind experiences. It’s one of the wealthiest regions of the UAE and a jewel in the crown of the tourism industry.

A happy family enjoys a day full of fun and creativity at Legoland in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, surrounded by the vibrant world of Lego.
Photo: TravnikovStudio / Shutterstock.com

Dubai has become a go-to destination, comparable to Hong Kong and Singapore. It’s popular for family vacations as a metropolis that offers everything from beaches to skyscrapers. 

Family Day Weekend is the perfect time to visit Dubai as it’s one of the region’s cooler months where the humidity is at its lowest.

Off to UAE

Los Angeles, USA

Things to do:

  • Universal Studios Hollywood
  • The Getty Museum to see Van Gogh’s “Irises”. 
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour
  • Mulholland Trail horseback tour
  • Walk amongst legends at the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Experience LA from the top of Griffith Park
  • Go to a concert at the Hollywood Bowl 

Los Angeles offers a range of paid-for and free experiences for Canadian families with something to suit every budget!

The hotel to book: Freehand Los Angeles 

  • Rating: 4 stars
  • Price per night: Starting from $340

Los Angeles is home to Hollywood — but it’s not just movie buffs who enjoy this city.

A scenic sunset paints the sky above Los Angeles, California, casting a serene glow over the iconic structures of the city.
Photo: Nick Fox / Shutterstock.com

Its location makes it ideal for Canadians planning a weekend trip for Family Day with endless itinerary options.

The “City of Angels” is one of the USA’s most popular destinations for families with its vibrant cuisine, world-famous beaches, and bustling nightlife.

Travel agents can use RateHawk to curate packages to suit every Canadian family, from cinephiles to outdoor explorers. The city gets year-round sunshine and offers family-friendly locations like Santa Monica.

Off to USA

Paris, France

Things to do:

  • Louvre Museum to see the Mona Lisa
  • Eiffel Tower, either from the ground or inside
  • Walking food tour to experience Paris’ famous bakeries
  • Explore the Palace of Versailles
  • Seine River dinner cruise with live music
  • Walk up the Arc de Triomphe
  • Day trip to Disneyland Paris

Paris is a favorite amongst the tourism industry, from its sporting arenas to its history and cuisine. You can tailor the itinerary for a family trip to Paris to suit the interests of clients of any age – from 9 months old to 90 years old.

The hotel to book: Hôtel La Bourdonnais by Inwood Hotels 

  • Rating: 4 stars
  • Price per night: Starting from $440

Paris is famous for being the “City of Lights” and is a cultural epicenter with everything on its doorstep, from the arts to culture and fashion. It’s considered the most romantic city in the world, with its mouth-watering cuisine offering something for every appetite. 

No family trip to Paris is complete without a stop at Disneyland Paris.

Travel agents can expand their booking services with park tickets and transfers. Disneyland has its own train station adjacent to the park and is only a 40-minute train from Gare de Lyon.

Off to France

A stunning view from the Arc de Triomphe unfolds the beauty of Paris, capturing the essence of the city’s grandeur and charm.
Photo: V_E/ Shutterstock.com

Unlock Family Day Weekend travel offers with RateHawk

RateHawk gives travel agents access to over 2.5 million hotels globally from over 230 suppliers. You can streamline the booking process and offer your clients unlimited options for their Family Day vacations by booking hotels, transfers, and flights all in one place. 

We’ll help you curate itineraries and bookings that allow your clients to experience these world-renowned destinations like a locals. Offer your Canadian clients the best deals for Family Day travel by signing up to RateHawk today.

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