It’s that time of the year again when you and your family start planning a much-needed vacation. As usual, however, you’re having a hard time deciding exactly where to go that will be great for you and your spouse as well as your children. If you think you’re doomed to spend yet another vacation at a theme park, think again, because here are 5 best family vacations spots all over the world for you to choose from!
London is a smart entry-level foreign travel experience for your kids. They speak English so there’s no language barrier. Their kid-friendly food, like their famous hot chips is sure to keep your children satisfied and as a bonus, there is plenty to do there involving one of modern childhood’s major characters – Harry Potter! London’s West End and the Tower of London are great for the entire family and the London Eye will give you the grandest of bird’s eye views of the city below, from the top of this massive Ferris wheel.
Montreal is a great holiday destination for the entire family. Take your kids for a stroll through Old Montreal to give them a sense of the city’s past, or visit the Pointe-a-Calliere, the museum of local history and archeology. Mont-Royal, the mountain in the city center, offers plenty of family-friendly activities like paddle boating on Beaver Lake or hiking, to name just a few. Here, you and your kids can work off some pent-up energy. If you happen to be going in winter, then the Hotel de Glace, an ice hotel that’s created every winter, is an absolute must-visit!
Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark is exactly like a fairy-tale city and a wonderful experience for people of all ages. This is where the famous Hans Christian Andersen penned his classics, one of them being The Little Mermaid. If your kids are into Lego, then they’ll be thrilled at the opportunity to visit the country where these blocks were created. Take a trip to Tivoli Gardens where you can see one of the world’s oldest wooden roller coasters that’s still in use, or head for Bakken which, at 432-years-old, is the oldest amusement park in the world. Legoland of course, is a definite must-do.
Although a faraway destination with a high price tag, Tokyo is a once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity that’s worth the indulgence. Even though Japanese is the official language, you’ll find it very easy to get around since many of the locals can speak English. Your kids will love the interactive exhibits at Studio Ghibli, where Hayao Miyazaki, the Japanese animator made his well-known movies like Spirited Away. Put the Imperial Palace on your list of must-dos during your stay, watch a sumo tournament, or take your kids to spend a day at Tokyo Disneyland!