Feeling like having a little break from daily life and spending some quality time with your whole family? Fortunately, there are many places in the world where both kids and parents can have a great vacation together. Even though the destination you go to depends on the age of your kids and of course their interests, we looked at the best family destinations that you might want to talk about with your family when planning your next trip!
No doubt that Japan is one of the most hyped travel destinations for many types of travelers – whether it is people who do a whole Japan trip just by themselves, a few friends who visit there or even families. The popularity of the country among all these groups is justified when you think of all the interesting cities like Tokyo or Kyoto, beautiful landscapes and mountains and the generally high level of safety and clean streets. In Japan you will have some of the best service you have ever had and even with young kids, this country is one of the best family destinations.
Even though Malta is an own country in Europe, it is quite small and very accessible. With lovely cities and beautiful beaches in the summer, Malta is especially good to visit during summer and strongly gained in popularity among families in the last years. You can get a rental car and go to different places on the island or just have a relaxing family vacation in one spot – either way, the island will definitely leave you relaxed and happy.
Over the last years, Turkey has become a less attractive holiday destination for tourists due to political reasons, but the country itself and especially its seaside are as beautiful as before. The staff puts in even more efforts to make your stay comfortable and with high temperatures in summer as well as the refreshing sea, any kid can have a lot of fun combined with good food there. It could also be worth visiting Turkey in the end of the year during low season – it might be slightly colder but still warm enough for a great trip and you can save a lot of money!
4. Balearic Islands
If you make holiday plans in Europe, the Balearic Islands are one of the first places people think of for the best family destinations. With Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca and Formentera, you definitely make a good choice. While Ibiza is rather suitable for young people and teenagers, Mallorca is visited by all age groups. There are party areas but also very quiet and peaceful beaches that are very enjoyable to stay at. On the bigger islands it could make sense to get a rental car if you want to see different beaches, but overall any of the Balearic islands is a good place to visit with your family!
If your kids like to do all different kinds of activities, Hawaii will certainly serve you well as one of the best family destinations. From luxury clubs to family resorts there is everything you can imagine, so make sure to tailor the trip to your family’s needs. Basically there is nothing you could not do on Hawaii so it is best suited for those who like to try new adventures such as snorkeling or other water sports. However, you can also relax at the paradisiac beaches in case you just want to lie back for a bit.
6. Greek Islands
White houses with blue rooftops in front of beautiful skies and the sea – only in Greece you will find this typical image of the local buildings, with Santorini being the most iconic example. While Rhodes, Crete or Kos are among the highly popular islands, there are so many that you could visit and that make a wonderful family trip. Many of these places depend on tourism so you can expect very service-oriented staff and friendly locals that treat your kids very well.
Located at the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is one of the less obvious and rather places. With its relatively small towns the water is extremely clean and some people compare Croatian waters with the Maldives. If you want to use your vacation to spend quality time with your family, Croatia could be one of your top picks for an affordable yet enjoyable stay.
If you haven’t thought about doing a city trip with your kids yet, now is the time to do so! In London you will find many fun things to do for the minors such as Harry Potter’s World or the visiting the Royals. But also adults will be intrigued by this gigantic city with its beautiful architecture and interesting sights at seemingly every corner. Ride the London Eye, see the Tower Bridge and take a walk in Hyde Park before sipping a coffee around Covent Garden – and if you have seen enough of London, there are many day trips possible, for instance to Oxford or Cambridge.
This one is not only suitable for couples, but with its unique character and beautiful cityscape Paris is also one of the best family destinations. Every kid knows the Eiffel Tower and they will probably also be quite excited when they get to see the other quality sights in the French capital. Since everything takes a bit longer with kids, you can easily stay in Paris for a week and explore all the different areas that this amazing destination has to offer.
Last but not least, Switzerland is the place to be for those who want to be close to their family and to nature. With its famous mountains, lakes and forests, the country is a perfect location to just get a cabin in the woods, enjoy the fresh air and the silence. If you don’t want to sit in your cabin all day, there are many hiking trails that you can also take with your family – and what makes a better family picture than a day in the Swiss Alps?