Vacation Ideas That Are Not The Norm

Many of us are scrambling to make vacation plans this summer, but who wants to do the same old thing? So instead of the nearest beach, resort, or amusement park, think about getting creative and finding vacation ideas that no one you know has thought of.


When gathering vacation ideas, sit down with your significant other and/or children and create a list of interests and ideas of what you would like to do with your vacation. Don’t limit your ideas to what you’ve done in the past, but think about the unusual things you could do. Do they want adventure, or like mostly, peace and quiet?

List25 has come up with 25 unusual places to go on vacation. There are a few that truly stand out and likely would not have crossed your mind when creating a list of vacation ideas, such as the Alnwick Poison Garden in England on the grounds of Alnwick Castle. The garden gates are clearly marked so your vacation doesn’t take a tragic turn.


Another exciting vacation idea would be Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, Kenya. It is a one-of-a-kind hotel where endangered giraffes roam the property and can visit with you at your dining table or through the window of your lodging. Warm weather not your thing? For your next vacation, check out igloo village in Finland, where you can see the northern lights in a glass-enclosed igloo.

Looking for adventure on your list of vacation ideas? How about Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming? It is a top location for nature lovers, and visitors can visit Old Faithful, the cone geyser, and many canyons, lakes, and mountain ranges. Another vacation idea for the nature lovers is in Key Largo, Florida. Jules’ Undersea Lodge is an underwater hotel that requires its patrons to scuba dive to get to their rooms.

The Christian Science Monitor suggests you look no further than your favorite television shows for vacation ideas. Love Game of Thrones? Maybe plan a vacation to Northern Ireland. Can’t get enough of Breaking Bad? Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the city where most of the action takes place. If you would like something a bit more exotic, Best Exotic Marigold Hotel lovers will truly enjoy a vacation to Jaipur, India. Perhaps letting your Netflix selections dictate your vacation ideas will lead you on a new path for vacation.

So where do you get new and different vacation ideas?

[Photos courtesy of List25]