Traveling with the kids can be a bit of a juggling act. You have to make sure that everyone gets the right amount of sleep, is fed at the right time, and make sure that everyone is enjoying the day’s activities. Here are six holiday destinations that your kids will love:
Canary Islands, Spain
A family holiday in the Canary Islands has something for everyone; you can go windsurfing, scuba diving, snorkelling, rent a boat, or just relax in your villa. The Canary Islands archipelago is located off the coast of Western Africa and Tenerife is the largest of the islands. Families with older children may enjoy trekking through tropical forests and exploring old colonial towns. Lanzarote is really beautiful and you can go for a camel ride and explore the volcanic landscape.
Brittany is an exciting area in the north west of France that is a great area for a family cycling vacation. The Tour de France goes through the area and there are several great routes to explore. You can ride along railroad tracks on modified bikes, travel along canals, or ride along country roads with barely any traffic. Encouraging your children to cycle is a great way to keep them fit and active and introduces them to a hobby they may enjoy for the rest of their lives. Cycling as a family is fun for everyone and it is a great way to spend time outdoors.
Niagara Falls, US
Niagara Falls straddles the borders of Ontario, Canada and the state of New York in the US. There are plenty of fun family outings on the US side. You can take tours and boat rides of the Falls, climb the observation tower of Prospect Point Observation Tower, and take photos of the falls from Rainbow Bridge. You can also visit Aquarium of Niagara, Niagara Gorge Discovery Centre, and Whirlpool State Park.
Whistler Blackcomb, BC, Canada
Whistler Blackcomb is a 90 minute drive from Vancouver and it is one of the most popular ski hills in the world. There is a charming village to explore that is filled with great restaurants, stores, and cafes. The facilities are state of the art, the conditions are usually fantastic, and it is a great place to go skiing or snowboarding that the whole family will love.
The Algarve is a stunning region in Portugal that has fabulous weather all year round. There are lots of different activities that your kids will love. There are plenty of theme parks and water parks to enjoy. Spend a day relaxing on one of the many golf courses that the area has to offer. There are many beaches to go to and Salema and Praia de Marinha are great for swimmers of all ages because they are do not get a lot of wind exposure. You can charter boats to explore the coast or go fishing. There are plenty of accommodations to choose from and you can stay in resorts, guest cottages, or rent villas.
Havana is an exciting place for a family to visit. There is always something happening on the streets and there is a wonderful vibe and atmosphere. Wander along and you find live jazz, street entertainers, and plenty of great restaurants and cafes to eat at. If you want to explore more of Cuba, you can go on a tour, or you can rent an authentic Cuban car and go on a self-drive tour.