Destination birthday parties have become very popular, especially for milestone birthdays like 30th, 40th and 50th. For a destination party, guests typically pay their own travel, rather than giving a gift. Guests spend a festive birthday vacation together for an intimate and unforgettable celebration.
Budget and location figure prominently in searching for a destination birthday party location. In the midwest and eastern United States, long weekend trips to the Caribbean are popular. There are direct flights, minimal time change if any, and a great selection of hotels and resorts that are perfect for this type of event. Popular options include the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas and the Cayman Islands.
Similarly, Mexico is a wonderful destination where the scenery is beautiful and the price of accommodations often runs less than in the United States. Whether you’re looking for relaxation on the beach, or experiencing fascinating cultures, Mexico offers anything you could want. Check out places like Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Merida and Mexico City, all of which have direct flights from the United States.
Las Vegas, Nevada has always been a destination party hotspot, and offers lots of great deals on flights and hotels. However, if it’s been visited by most of your guests, or they aren’t interested in gambling, there are plenty of other options.
What about renting a fabulous house in a gorgeous location for the week or weekend? Arrange for a luxurious home with maid service, a chef and enough bedrooms for all of your guests. With lots of room to spread out, you can enjoy each other’s company in a laid back environment.
Finally, as they say, “getting there is half the fun.” Another low-stress option is a long weekend or week long cruise. Guests enjoy the amenities of the boat, stopping at a few destinations. It’s a hassle free, all-in-one option where you can often negotiate a group discount for your party.
Another lovely and reasonably priced option is off-season destinations. For example, ski resorts offer beautiful landscapes and reduced rates during the summer months. Look into places like Mont Tremblant in Quebec, Beaver Creek, Colorado, or Taos, New Mexico for stunning scenery, better deals and fewer crowds than you’d find during ski season.