A Guide to Family Getaways: Major Holiday List 2024 for Parents!

A Guide to Family Getaways: Major Holiday List 2024 for Parents!A Guide to Family Getaways: Major Holiday List 2024 for Parents!

Welcome to the Year of Family Travel! Stepping into every new year, one of our first tasks is to check the number of long weekends we can manage to take advantage of. The year before had its share of exciting ones but 2024 isn’t far behind. If you plan on finally taking the vacation you have been putting off because of parenthood, you are in luck! Allow us to be your travel planners and read on as we tell you how to make the most of the long weekends, turning them into cherished memories with your little one(s).

Buckle up! It will be a thrilling journey of discovery, laughter, and adventure.

Long Weekends to Look Forward to in 2024

To make things easier and give your planning a much-needed nudge, here’s a list of long weekends for 2024.

January 2024:

Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal

13 January 2024 (Saturday) - 15 January 2024 (Monday)

Republic Day

26 January 2024 (Saturday) - 28 January 2024 (Monday)

March 2024:

Maha Shivratri, Gudi Padwa

08 March 2024 (Friday) - 10 March 2024 (Sunday)


23 March 2024 (Saturday) - 25 March 2024 (Monday)

Good Friday, Easter

29 March 2024 (Friday) - 31 March 2024 (Sunday)

May 2024:

Buddha Purnima

23 May 2024 (Thursday) - 26 May 2024 (Sunday)

June 2024:

Bakri Eid

15 June 2024 (Saturday) - 17 June 2024 (Monday)

August 2024:

Independence Day, Raksha Bandhan

15 August 2024 (Thursday) - 19 August 2024 (Monday)


23 August 2024 (Thursday) - 26 August 2024 (Sunday)

September 2024:

Onam, Ganesh Chaturthi

05 September 2024 (Thursday) - 08 September 2024 (Sunday)

Eid Milad Un Nabi

14 September 2024 (Saturday) - 16 September 2024 (Monday)

October 2024:

Maha Navami, Dussehra

11 October 2024 (Friday) - 13 October 2024 (Sunday)

November 2024:

Dhanteras, Diwali, Bhai Dooj

29 October 2024 (Tuesday) - 03 November 2024 (Sunday)

Guru Nanak Jayanti

15 November 2024 (Friday) - 17 November 2024 (Sunday)

Now that you have them marked, let's dive into some destination recommendations both national and international! These are hand-picked by the #Babycrew to make sure that along with a much-needed break that you deserve, your little one is introduced to a world full of wonders. So let’s jump in!

Top 5 Indian Family Destination

Jaipur, Rajasthan

Known as the Pink City, Jaipur offers a delightful blend of history and culture, which can be the perfect getaway for you to introduce your little one to the tapestry of colors, culture, and flavors that is Rajasthan. Explore the majestic Amer Fort, marvel at Hawa Mahal's architecture, and stroll through the vibrant markets as you and an excited toddler explore the city

Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

This is for families seeking adventure and introduction of spirituality to the newest member - Rishikesh is the perfect destination! Enjoy tranquil evenings by the Ganges during the calm evenings, but engage in river rafting, trekking, and yoga by the day. Visit the iconic Laxman Jhula and The Beatles Ashram for a unique experience, and once show your little one that
“All you need is love”

Munnar, Kerala

How can a travel list be complete without the inclusion of God’s own country - Kerala!
Surrounded by lush tea plantations, Munnar provides a serene escape for families. Enjoy hot chaaya and pazham pori as you explain to your little one where things originate from. You can also enjoy boat rides at Mattupetty Dam, visit the Tea Museum, and embrace the breathtaking views from this scenic hill station.


If not the hills, it is time for the beaches and the blue seas, as another amazing destination for adults and toddlers alike is Goa! India’s party capital is a haven of exploration for toddlers and kids with their multitude of beaches, and the surrounding activities. From building sandcastles to water activities for the adventurous, including swimming, jet skiing, parasailing, banana rides, etc. Goa has it all!

Kaziranga National Park, Assam

This one is for wildlife enthusiasts, looking to introduce the wonders of mother nature to their little ones. Kaziranga offers a chance to witness the one-horned rhinoceros. This is a chance neither you nor your little one can afford to miss! Take a jeep safari through the national park and explore the rich biodiversity of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Top 5 International Family Destinations

Orlando, Florida

Orlando is a family paradise with world-renowned theme parks like the Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort - both providing first-hand looks into the world of imagination for your little one. Educational stops like the Orlando Science Center await too, offering a perfect blend of fun and learning, making this trip to Florida a well-rounded experience for them

Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen's fairy-tale charm and safety make it an ideal destination for young kids, and what’s better than a good ol’ fairy tale? Explore Tivoli Gardens, Rosenborg Castle, and the colorful waterfront of Nyhavn. The National Museum of Denmark offers a dedicated children's museum. Let them get a chance to be introduced to and explore a culture never seen before!

Costa Rica

Speaking of lesser-seen things, we bring you to Costa Rica. Known for its rich biodiversity, Costa Rica is an outdoor lover's paradise. From lush rainforests to pristine beaches, you can have it ALL! Enjoy Arenal Volcano National Park, Tortuguero National Park, and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

Tokyo, Japan

Japan is almost everyone’s top destination for travel! Tokyo is a unique blend of tradition and modernity. This is for you anime and tech lovers! Your child will love the city’s anime culture, robot restaurants, and theme parks like Disneyland Tokyo and Sanrio Puroland. Don’t miss visiting the Ghibli Museum, dedicated to the famed Japanese animation studio. Consider staying at the Hilton Tokyo Bay, an official Disneyland Tokyo hotel with themed rooms.


Not every parent wants to hop on a long-haul flight (or two) with tiny passengers, but for families that don’t mind spending a little extra time in the air, Fiji feels like a true escape that leaves stress many miles away. (FYI, there are direct overnight flights from Los Angeles International Airport to Nadi International Airport, so you might luck out and have some sleepy heads who snooze the entire time in the sky).

With that, you are now ready to be off on an adventure with your little Hobbit! Teach, learn, laugh, eat, rest, and rejoice, and remember to have a smile along the way.

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