This year you’ve decided to take the whole family on vacation: your spouse, kids, and the dog. In your mind, you can already see yourself at the airport check-in, but you still have no idea where to go? Here are the 6 best family-friendly European destinations to spend a pleasant family holiday!
6. Piazza Armerina, Sicily
Sicily offers many splendid places where you can spend a few days of vacation, but if we really have to choose one, it would be Piazza Armerina. It’s a beautiful town in the province of Enna and an ideal place for a mixture of culture and fun!
What to see:
- Start your visit with the Duomo, dedicated to Santa Assunta. Inside of it, there is a splendid wooden crucifix from the 15th century.
- Continue your visit with the Aragonese Castle, which dates back to 1300.
- If you love greenery, Ronza Park is a short distance from the center. It’s a beautiful green garden, full of trees and vegetation, and the “Enchanted Rocks” – rocks that, depending on how they are hit by the light, offer a visual show that will leave you impressed.
- And your kids? How about taking them to the nearby amusement park? Etnaland, the water park that hosts visitors from all parts of Sicily, is just 80 km away. During the day, you can enjoy a few hours of relaxation in the various dining areas inside the Park between a slide and a laser show.
5. Paris, France
Paris c’est magique … The city that fascinates young and old and lives up to everyone’s expectations. In the city, you will find not only many places to visit, such as Notre-Dame Cathedral, the imposing Tour Eiffel, and the Louvre, but also the ideal places for an unforgettable holiday with your kids.
The magnificent Disneyland amusement park is just a few kilometers from the city! It’s an absolutely unforgettable experience for the whole family. Plus, if you don’t want your day to end early, you can stay overnight in one of the many Disney-themed hotels located in the park.
4. Edinburgh, Scotland
This is the ideal city to visit during the summer as it’s very cold in winter. During the summer season, you can join the Edinburgh Festival, which is accompanied by many side activities. You can also take a tour of the Scottish town by visiting the various (free) museums in the city, Edinburgh Castle, New Town, and Old Town. And, don’t miss the World of Illusion with six floors of interactive installations.
3. Crete, Greece
If you want a kid-friendly holiday, Crete is the destination for you! You will have the opportunity to carry out many activities on the beach with your little ones. Also, the hotels are “family-friendly” and the prices on the island are very competitive. During your vacation, you can decide to stay in a holiday village or choose a hotel in the city.
If you choose the latter option, you can also take a tour of the various archaeological sites: the Minoan palace of Festòs, which is located a few kilometers from the sea, the necropolis of Fournì, or the archaeological museum of Iraklio. If, on the other hand, you want your holiday to be filled only with sun and sea, then choose the beach of Elafonisos, an islet with crystal clear water and pink sand.
2. San Teodoro, Sardinia
If you prefer to stay somewhere where it’s hot, sunny, and by the sea, then you simply have to go to San Teodoro, in the warm Sardinia. You can spend a peaceful holiday on the white beaches and crystal clear and warm waters. Also, you will have the opportunity to carry out various bathing activities with your kids as well as explore the different coves such as Cala d’Ambra, Cala Ginepro, and Cala Suaraccia. And, you can take a car tour of Sardinia if you want.
1. Ravensburg, Germany
If you believe that there is some connection in the name of this place with the famous Ravensburger puzzles you are not wrong! This is the city where the famous card game was born and it’s a true paradise for children. If your holiday period coincides with September, you can admire the famous event: “Ravensburg Spielt”, during which various initiatives are organized. You can also spend a day in the Ravensburger Spieleland Amusement Park. You can stay in the various farmhouses or take a room in the numerous hotels in the city where kids can stay for free! So, what are you waiting for? Get ready and let’s go!