Best Family Vacation Destinations

Best Family Vacation Destinations

Have a look at some of the best family vacation destinations in Europe. Plus, we've included information about why you should visit them during your next family vacation! Do you have a favorite destination that isn't on the list? Let us know in the comments section.

Best Family Vacation Destinations

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Top on our list of best family vacation destinations is, of course, Amsterdam. Amsterdam may not seem like the best place for a family to visit. However, when you look past the coffee shops and you get away from the Red Light District, Amsterdam is a lovely city with lots of green space and child friendly activities. Grab a bakfiets and explore this city as it's meant to be, by bicycle!

Whether you want to bike with the family through Vondelpark, or pet animals at a local Boerderij, there are plenty of outdoor activities for all ages. And what if the infamous Dutch rain strikes? What better time to head on over to Nemo Science Museum, explore the hidden horse stables at "De Hollandsche Manege", or kick back and do a pancake cruise on the Pancake Boat?

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Prague, Czech Republic

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Next up on our list of best family vacation destinations is Prague. With its enchanting castle, loads of wooden toy shops, and hearty portions of food, Prague is without a doubt one big fairytale experience for children. Whether taking a toddler to Žofín Island, or older children to Prague Zoo, there is something here for every age to enjoy. There are safe, well-designed playgrounds all over the city for children to explore. And for a rainy day activity, head on over to The Lego Museum. This is Europe's largest private collection of Lego models and it has an indoor play area just for kids!

Traveling to Prague with an infant? Check out our post on traveling to Prague with a baby for more tips.

Rome, Italy

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Beautiful weather, amazing food and loads of history. Can you imagine a better spot to choose for one of the best family vacation destinations? Italians LOVE babies. So whether you're traveling with a baby, as we did, or with older children, no one will mind. While you're there, check out Il Museuo dei Bambini di Roma. This children's museum near tops just about every "kid-friendly Rome" list for a good reason. An interactive children's museum with a ground floor built to child scale,this place is sure to impress even the pickiest child.

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Nice, France

best family vacation destinations nice Last, but certainly not least, on our list of best family vacation destinations is Nice, France. This makes a great base to explore the French Riviera and have a relaxing family beach holiday. Nice is the main hub of the French Riviera which means it provides easy access to anywhere else in the area that you might want to explore.

For being such a big city, it is actually quite relaxed and cozy and is very walkable. Nice has gorgeous architecture, miles of beachfront on the mesmerizing Mediterranean and lots to see and do, even for the little ones. Walking along the Promenade Anglais and checking out one of the world's best playgrounds at the Promenade du Paillon are two things you must do while visiting. And before you go, don't forget to grab some ice cream from the world famous Fennochio’s. Here they have more than 70 flavors. So even the pickiest child can find something to love.

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