Looking for ideas for your next family vacation? Look no further, here are some of the trendiest European countries to visit, that combine relaxation and family fun.
Croatia is a beautiful country that has been growing in popularity for nearly two decades. Croatia has had a turbulent past, but since 1995 when they declared independence the government have made a conscious effect to improve tourism. Dubrovnik has become one of the most popular family destinations within the country.
With great nature beauty offering excellent hiking trails and various water sports, fantastic facilities and incredibly friendly people, it is a lovely place to visit for 7-14 days.
One of its major highlights is, it is one of Europe’s sunniest countries. Throughout the summer months you can expect 12-13 hours of sunshine most days, making your fun days on the beach warm and long. With a huge coastline Croatia has many great beaches, many of which are situated around Dubrovnik.
For a full-on beach holiday head to the south of Portugal to enjoy the many miles of sandy beaches. The resorts here are specifically build to cater to the needs of you and your family. The half board and all-inclusive hotels offer buffets offering lots of choice, so there is always something to eat. During the summer, many hotels offer a kid’s club, who organize fun, active and exciting activities to entertain children and give parents an opportunity to be by themselves.
Combine a city of culture along with a few days at the beach. Your family will enjoy walking around the beautiful and quirky Park Guell, eating yummy Spanish tapas and watching the water show at the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, to name a few attractions.
Traveling around Barcelona is easy as they have a well organized transport system which includes buses and a metro. As a city with a high tourism intake English is available everywhere and most people speak English, so you don’t need to worry about a language barrier.
The best times to visit Barcelona are during the cooler temperatures of Spring and Autumn. Unless you and your family can handle the 30°C- 40°C (86°F - 104°F) humid temperatures.
London, United Kingdom
Whatever your family enjoys the 3rd largest city in Europe has it, making London a fantastic holiday destination choice for your entire family. Your days can be spent walking along the River Thames, pretending to be a king or queen at Buckingham Palace, seeing a dinosaur at the Natural History Museum, visiting London Zoo or exploring the World of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros Studio.
London can be an expensive city, so pre-book tickets online where possible as they normally have discounts. Also, check out the 2 for 1 offers, which are valid with a train ticket.
For many people this is the city of love and romance. But it isn’t only for adult couples! It can become a great family holiday destination when you combine a few days in the city visiting the famous monuments and museums, along with a day or two at Disneyland Paris.
This theme park is the smallest of all the global Disney Parks and it feels particularly special because everything is in French and English. The two parks are full of rides and shows based on Disney classics and also has the famous Cinderella castle firework display at night.
Paris, is a great destination for families looking for culture, magic and an adrenaline rush.
Out of these 5 destinations, which is your favorite? Did we miss your favorite family vacation destination? If so, let us know in the comments section below.