Traveling with kids is always special because you get to spend uninterrupted time together and have fun as a family, which is something very rare if you have teens. If you’re thinking about booking a family holiday this year but can’t pick out a destination, here are few spots that are perfect for kids of all ages and their parents.
The Maldives is at the top of many people’s travel lists, especially couples’ and newlyweds’, however, this archipelago is not only reserved for romance. The Maldives is actually perfect for kids aged 2-16 because of countless opportunities to enjoy watersports and play at the beach. Your every day will be filled with swimming in crystal-clear water, snorkeling, watching playful dolphins, fishing, etc. In your downtime, enjoy fresh and tasty food and catch a movie at the beachside cinema.
If you’re a family of outdoorsy people, Colorado is just begging to be explored. You can start your adventure in Denver and you will have many great destinations just a short drive away. For instance, you can drive to sparkling alpine lakes and even hike the peaks of the Rocky Mountains. A little further east you can find the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. If you have little history buffs in your family, make sure to visit the Ancestral Puebloan cliffs at Mesa Verde.
Melbourne is a city perfect for all active families in love with city exploration. The second-largest city in Australia keeps the visitors hooked with its endless supply of sporting events, cultural activities, street art and amazing food and drinks (tired parents will be blessed with Melbourne’s rich coffee scene). Get to know the colorful city’s murals, graffiti and sculptures by visiting Hosier Lane, and later, hit the water and take a few surfing classes. If you have some spare time, book one of the exciting Melbourne tours & day trips and extend your fun. You can get to know the continent’s cutest critters during your French and Phillip Island expedition, take a cruise around the bay or enjoy a day out and about on the Bellarine Peninsula.
If you want to design a once-in-a-lifetime experience for your older kids and teens, just know that South Africa is full of unforgettable experiences. Of course, you can start your adventure with a safari, no matter if your family loves animals or not, because seeing elephants, giraffes and lions in their natural habitat is priceless. South Africa has something for everyone—kids will love Western Cape beaches near Cape Town while parents will love to hit Winelands and have a romantic tasting.
If you can imagine your family wandering among historical treasures and exploring epic surroundings, book your trip to Ireland now. This adventure will be inspired by nature, so book your rafting in Irelands, consider short hikes and plan a visit to explore ancient castles and climb cliffs by the seaside. Your kids will love to play the role of important explorers while in the countryside. If you get tired of nature, you can always hit Dublin and have an exciting city day trip.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Want to have an easy, varied holiday with your family? Mexico’s Riviera Maya is a playground for both kids and adults thanks to its rich culture, interesting history, great family attractions and relaxing spots to nap the day away. There are many water-based parks in the area, so entertaining your kids won’t be hard. But you can also visit ancient Mayan ruins and relax in one of the unique deep swimming holes or sandy beaches.
Pack well and remember to leave at home all the family drama. No one can ruin this family trip when your destination is this magical!