Choosing the right place to go
When you travel with teens, it’s important that they enjoy the trip plan. Places that they like should be included, and their opinion should be taken into account. Plan your trip to happen during school vacations or a big holiday, then, teenagers won’t have to worry about the subjects they have missed and will enjoy the trip much more.
Ask their help to choose a hotel, tourist attractions and even restaurants; after all, you want the trip to be fun for you and for them.
What is the most common place teenagers want to visit?
For sure, it is the United States. Many kids from around the world grew up watching Disney movies and reading Disney stories, and when they reach their adolescence, all they want is to make their dreams come true, and visit the Disneyland. The Disney parks offer many options, from princesses’ castles to Happy Potter’s scenario. If you are the adult responsible to take them there, you’ll also have fun awakening your inner child.
New York is also a good destination in USA. You can plan a picnic in Central Park, and take your teen’s favorite food. If they are planning to study architecture or civil engineering you can’t miss the Empire States building, that’s the tallest skyscraper in the city, and they will be for sure motivated. If they aren’t 21, they still cannot enjoy the night life, but there are lots of day attractions. Los Angeles is also an amazing place to visit, and you can even bump in a famous person that the teenagers love watching at movies.
While you are in Hollywood, you can’t miss the change to take a picture in The Walk of Fame, you can make a competition and see who finds a famous person’s name first. You can also visit the History Museum; the teenagers will be amazed by the dinosaur skeletons and new exhibits that are always very interesting.
What documentation is needed to visit USA?
First, you will need an authorization to enter United States. Every person that enters US under the visa waiver program must have an approved ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization).
You can require your ESTA through the Internet; you don’t have to go to an Embassy. When requiring this document, be sure you have an available credit card and all your passport information. You can provide extra information like your itinerary, flights and hotels you have booked, but it’s optional. You have to answer a small questionnaire about criminal life and your purposes in USA.
Things to do to avoid teenagers’ boredom during the trip:
- Stay in a hotel with a good wi-fi signal – By doing this, they will be able to keep contact with their friends, and they can post pictures and messages.
- Bring and buy books – If they like to read you could stop by a bookstore and let they choose a new book. It can be useful, especially for your trip back home.
- Be Flexible! If they aren’t interested in a history museum, change your plans for something they would like. Maybe a technology museum would be much more interesting for them!