Europe’s Best Family Friendly Destinations

June 23, 2017

Thinking of going on a holiday with the family? Europe is one of the continents you should consider exploring. Whether you are on the lookout for a city that is rich in history or one that is contemporary, the options will be endless. Keep on reading and we will give you a quick look at some of the destinations that you and your family might want to see:

Barcelona, Spain

The delicious food and magnificent architecture are just some of the things that entice families to visit Barcelona. One of the places that you should see is Park Guell, which is home to nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites. A stroll along La Ramblas will allow you to have a glimpse into the lives of the locals. For beach-lovers, The Olympic Village is a good place to have fun in the sun, sea, and sand. Do not also forget to visit Cuitadella Park to have the perfect respite from the hustle of the city.

Budapest, Hungary

Historic and affordable — these are just two of the reasons why Budapest is one of the best destinations for any family. It is proof that having an unforgettable holiday does not need to cost a fortune. Regardless of the season of your visit, there will be an endless list of activities to enjoy. From ice skating to simply playing in the parks, from museums to zoos, you will surely have a fun-filled itinerary. One of the places worth checking out is Szechenyi Baths, a great way to experience traditional indoor and outdoor bath spas, and the perfect place to cool down on a hot day. Riding the Children’s Railway is a must for the little ones, as well as visiting Heroes’ Square, Castle District, and The Hungarian State Opera House, amongst others.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

This is another excellent city to see if you are looking for a slice of tropical paradise in Europe. Whether you want to have a laidback or adventurous holiday, this place has something for everyone. Strolling around this historic city, walking along its sandy coasts, and a tasting its authentic cuisine are just some of the ways to have an unforgettable experience. Its Walled City will educate the kids about the city’s past. For a bit of adrenaline, meanwhile, do not forget to give kayaking a shot.

The Algarve, Portugal

Gifted with a moderate climate and a wide selection of beaches, the Algarve is another place that is perfect for families. There are lots of family-friendly resorts with facilities for both kids and adults. Albufeira, which is at the center of the city, is perfect for a tropical getaway. ZooMarine, on the other hand, is a theme park where you can have a personal encounter with sea lions and sharks, amongst other sea creatures. Meanwhile, at Praia da Rocha, you can enjoy a vibrant nightlife scene and exciting watersports. For a quieter beach destination, head to Praia do Vau.

Rome, Italy

Even if your family is not interested in history, a tour of Rome will be the perfect way to spark their interest; it is an excellent choice if you want an educational and enriching experience for the family. Rome is home to a number of historical sites, which will make your vacation highly informative. From the Vatican to the Colosseum, this city can offer a visual feast. Of course, your visit to Rome would not be complete without sampling authentic Italian cuisine, including their delicious pizzas and pastas.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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