Have a game plan!
Grab a couple other family members if you can, and map out your plan. Select a few areas that people may be interested in and then hold a family poll on facebook or email for quick responses. This can help narrow down your destination and get everyone's input.
You can certainly get away with throwing together a last minute family reunion, however due to high demand of accommodations, we always recommend booking ahead. If you have a large family, it's a whole lot easier to find a place that can accommodate all of your guests if you book early. We have had families of up to 100 people needing accommodations which takes some advance planning.
This can be a little tough, as families are very diverse! Try and plan a few activities that everyone can participate in. Schedule one or two meals together, a nice picnic, a trip to the shopping area, a boat excursion, sightseeing trip, to the movies, and so on. There are several activities you can do to include everyone, yet give people the freedom to choose their own activities.
Keep the kids happy
We all now that the little ones can get terribly bored and terribly whiny at times. Try and plan enough for the kids to keep busy! Swimming, going on a hiking adventure, riding a trolley, playing in the game room. Even throwing movie nights in someone's condo every night will keep them happy. Just don't forget the popcorn!
If you aren't sure where to plan your family reunion, here are our top family reunion destinations! We've had countless successful family reunions in each destination(and more destinations too).
Disney and Orlando, Florida areas
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Outer Banks of North Carolina
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Lake Tahoe, California
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Gulf Shores, Alabama
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