A Quick Guide to Help You Decide Where to Go for Passover.
Going away for Passover can be one of your amazing trips, or the only one, you do with your family every year. Therefore choosing a program that will be the most exciting vacation may not be the easiest process. So here are a few tips that can help you choose a wonderful program and have a Passover of a lifetime.
1. Budget. Because Pesach programs can be very costly, you need to see how much you are able to spend. Many programs, especially the ones in California and Arizona, can cost over 4000 dollars per person, and that does not include airfare. If you are on a tight budget then you may not want to spend anymore than $2500 per person. In that case, you should consider a program like Pesach For Less or Pesach Time Tours. These two programs offer a full Passover vacation starting at as little as $1750 and $1999 respectively.
2. Location. Spring showers bring May flowers. Passover in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area can be chilly and wet, with clouds and rain most days of Chol Hamoed. So you may want to choose a place like Florida or California where the weather is gorgeous during this season. Plus, there are many famous attractions to go with your family like Disney World in Orlando and Disney Land near Los Angeles.
3. Hotel. Where ever you decide to go the hotels the programs choose can be a big weed-out. This is your yearly vacation, do you want to spend it on a bed from the early 19th century? I think not! But just to let you know that these amazing programs already took this into account and most, if not all, host at a 3 to 4 star hotel.
Another great way to decide which hotel to stay at are their amenities. Going to a 4 star hotel you would want to have something to do. Swimming is a great way to spend time with the kids (and its a great way to trim that fat from all that amazing food).
3B. Lectures/Entertainment. Most people don’t want to go away for Pesach to sit on the lobby sofas or to just sleep for eight days because it is Egyptian cotton bedding; that is what the nights are for. Being that it is a very holy Yom Tov, you would want to have lectures throughout Pesach. A day camp for kids and teens will ease the stress. But one thing that many popular programs do not have is something, other than just lectures, for adults to do during the day of Yom Tov. Finding a program that has this would keep yourself busy and not lying around all day.
4. Cuisine. A lot of people would put this on top of their Pesach program priority list. After-all, you are paying a good amount of money and would expect your rib steak or lamb chops to be juicy and tasty. But, others on the other hand (especially those who are not big meat eaters) just want decent food that you can bite into, which surely all these programs are expected to serve.
Well, whichever program you choose we hope you enjoy it. Once you are done don’t forget to leave a review or comment about your Passover experience so you can help others have a Pesach of a lifetime.