The Appeal of Agritourism: Three Reasons to Go on Farm Vacation

White barn in farm

When it comes to vacations, beaches and monuments are the usual suspects. But in the past few years, farms have become a popular destination for tourists. Thanks to private partnerships and agricultural bank loans, ranches and estates from across the globe offer luxury accommodation and exciting activities.

If you’re looking for a completely new experience, here are three reasons why you should go on farm vacation:

Fit for the Entire Family

If you would like to teach your kids more about nature and the origins of their food, farm holidays are your best bet. There are so many activities and tours to choose from. You can go on farm tours where they can learn how cheese, butter, and other products are produced. You can also go horseback riding, tour petting zoos, and fruit-picking activities. It’s not only a good way to urge them to be active and get their attention away from their phones and game consoles. But it’s also an educational experience that they can’t get anywhere else.

If you like a more relaxed vacation, there are ways to unwind and relax on a farm. Some destinations offer luxury experiences like private villas with unbeatable views. Make the most out of your time away from the big city by taking a dip, skiing or fishing.

Quality Food

If you’ve been living the city for a while, you may be guilty of eating a lot of fast food and unhealthy snacks. Exchange delivery meals with farm-to-table dishes on your farm stay. You have the option to join in the fun and pick the fruits and vegetables yourself. If you like to cook, there are also farms that allow you to prepare your own meals or have cooking lessons. But if you don’t want to get your hands dirty, you can still enjoy dishes that are guaranteed to be fresh and organic. Whether you’re a meat-lover or a vegan, there’s a farm experience fit for you.

It’s not just limited to food. There are plenty of experiences about quality wines and beers as well. Depending on your chosen location, you can go on wine tastings, vineyard and brewery tours. You can get a complete behind-the-scenes look into the entire production before sampling the results yourself.

Unique Holiday Experience

Red barn in farm

Traveling to an exotic island nation or a popular European city can be stressful. You’ll have to wait a long time to visit overcrowded attractions, plan and book activities ahead of time, and deal with the language barrier. On the other hand, if you choose to stay on a local farm, you won’t experience any similar problems. You don’t have to stand in long lines to explore the farm and you can pick the activities onsite. You can still enjoy a much-deserved break from the city with less money and effort. Plus, you’ll be providing financial supporting for local ranches and farms.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money or travel thousands of miles for an unforgettable vacation. On a farm stay, you have the option to learn new skills or to relax while surrounded by nature. You can support local farmers while taking a break from the bustling city.