Remember what a typical day in your childhood looked like? Probably not. But we bet you can vividly recall a family trip that blew your young mind.

If you want your kids to experience the same magic on vacation, take them to any of these destinations. From glaciers to volcanoes, dinosaurs to Disney characters, there’s something here for everyone.


Points To Keep In Mind While Traveling With Children?

  • Choose a destination worthy of their attention

It might sound obvious, but if you’re dragging your kids around on a vacation, you’d better be prepared for their full attention. As much as you may wish for them to marvel at the cooing baby behind you or snotty kids in front of you, they have a special kind of radar for that kind of obvious distraction and will work hard not to be distracted. Plan your trip wisely, and don’t waste their time.

  • Choose a destination that’s not too dazzling

Most kids don’t care about the glitz and glamour. They want to befriend the staff, play with other children and watch the same TV show they can watch at home.

  • Choose a destination you can bond with other travelers

If you’re setting out on a trip with other parents, you might as well get cozy. That’s because chances are you’re going to end up spending a lot of time together. Traveling with other parents can be challenging, but it can also broaden your perspective about parenting and parenthood.

  • Choose a destination that’s relaxing

While family vacations can be a great way to get kids out of school and away from technology, if they aren’t relaxing, they aren’t worth the trouble. Make sure your destination is conducive for kids, so they can fully enjoy their time away without worrying about their homework or being distracted by a favorite TV show.

  • Choose a destination that’s fun for kids

Just because you’re on vacation doesn’t mean you won’t have to entertain the kids. There are so many fun things to do with kids while you travel. So make sure you choose a destination that can keep their enthusiasm up throughout your whole vacation.

  • Choose a destination that isn’t too far away

Kids can be fickle. If you expect them to cross an ocean or travel for several hours each way, chances are you’re going to be disappointed and frustrated nonetheless.

  • Choose a destination that’s quite by their level

Some kids want to learn new things while traveling, but some might just want to have fun. Choose a destination you can afford, one that appeals to everyone, and one that won’t get on the nerves of other people traveling as well.

  • Choose a destination that’s stress-free

Everyone has a limit for trauma. If you’re traveling with kids and want them to get the most out of their vacation, make sure they’re in a stress-free environment. There are a lot more ways to deal with tough travel, so don’t waste your time thinking about it while you’re out there enjoying your time.

  • Choose a destination that’s child-friendly

Depending on how old your kids are, you might want to choose a destination that’s child-friendly, one that allows kids to fully express themselves and have a great time with other kids their age. But just because they’re kids and it’s vacation, doesn’t mean they can get away with anything. Make sure you choose a destination you want to be in. Remember, kids pick up on your emotions, and if you’re in a bad mood, they’ll take it out on you as well.

  • Choose a destination that’s easy to navigate

At the end of the day, you want to make sure your destination is easy to navigate, whether you’re traveling with adults or kids. Management of stress is key to a successful traveling experience, and being too far away from your destination can be more than frustrating.

  • Choose a destination that’s exciting

Amidst the excitement you might be feeling, you might still want to go somewhere familiar and comfortable. You might not want to compromise with your kids’ interests, but you also want them to be part of your trip, no matter what you choose to do.

  • Choose a destination that’s worth the memories

Remember those childhood memories you mentioned earlier?

One of the best parts of childhood is creating new memories with your kiddos. You can take them to a destination they won’t forget or another place they can explore without a care in the world.

  • Choose a destination that’s perfect for rowdy kids

If your kids are rambunctious, you need a destination that can do justice for their shenanigans. The last thing you want is an annoyed neighbor or a disappointed hotel owner. After all, you’re paying for a trip you deserve.

  • Choose a destination that’s just what you need

If you’re feeling like you need to hightail it from the city, then go! There’s no shame in getting away from the city, especially if there’s a family emergency. If you’re up for it, nothing’s stopping you. Whether you’re traveling by yourself or with other parents, there’s always more to explore and experience.

Remember what a typical day in your childhood looked like? Probably not. But we bet you can vividly recall a family trip that blew your young mind.

If you want your kids to experience the same magic on vacation, take them to any of these destinations. From glaciers to volcanoes, dinosaurs to Disney characters, there’s something here for everyone.


Balboa Park

This product was recommended by Mike Warburton from Balboa Park Cultural Partnership

Balboa Park is one of the nation’s oldest city parks, and at 1,200 acres is the largest urban cultural park in the US. The park has hosted 2 expos, in 1915 and 1935, and its buildings are now a historic backdrop for 17 museums, performing arts venues, and the San Diego Zoo. There are multiple playgrounds, gardens, dog parks, 65 miles of trails…SO many ways a family could spend days in the Balboa Park! Of the museums, topics include model railroading, air and space, arts, science, history, and more. For visitors, a Balboa Park Explorer Pass is an excellent value, allowing entry to multiple venues with one pass. BTW – most venues, as well as Explorer Pass sales, will be reopen by July 4th weekend.


Iceland

This product was recommended by Victoria Yore from Iceland Trippers

Iceland is one of the best places in the world to travel with kids! First, although it is an expensive place to visit, you can often plan a family vacation to Iceland for cheaper than Disney World! Yes, it is true! Next, Iceland is one of the first countries to open in the Post COVID world! Iceland is safe for families as there are tons of wide open spaces. Rent your car or campervan and then you can drive free and see very few people! Iceland is great for kids because all of the fun places to see and visit are right off the main road! You don’t have to go hiking for hours! A waterfall is a 5 minute walk away. You can see a hot spring from the road. Family hot spring swim anyone? And of course, Icelandic horses are a must-do when visiting with kids!


Great Falls, MD

This product was recommended by Naomi Naik from Another Long Weekend

Easy trails and a great view of the waterfalls. There are also multiple places to have a picnic or just relax and breathe in fresh air.Easy trails and a great view of the waterfalls. There are also multiple places to have a picnic or just relax and breathe in fresh air.


Banff, Alberta Canada

This product was recommended by Michael Haas from Angry BBQ

In the summer of 2019 my wife and I took our two daughters to the Rocky Mountains in Banff, Alberta Canada. Banff is a National Park. There were so many things to do with the kids and the scenery is incredible. There is wildlife to be seen all over. Skiing in winter, mountain biking in summer. Lake Louise in Banff National Park is the most beautiful lake with turquoise colored glacial water. Endless hiking trails, and white water rafting isn’t far from the park.


Singapore

This product was recommended by Albert Lee from Home Living Lab

Singapore is one of the best Asian countries to bring your children! Boasting the world’s best airport, you will be in for a visual treat the minute you touch down. The country is extremely safe and clean with beautiful greenery lining the streets. The public transport system is highly efficient and will get you and your little ones to your destination in no time. Children are welcome almost anywhere with many care facilities catered to them while you enjoy your relaxing afternoon tea.


Dubai

This product was recommended by Oye Akinpade from Live Learn Better

This is a trip one can plan to mark a special occasion or milestone for the family. If you can look beyond the many hours of flight time, Dubai is a fantastic trip that has beautiful surprises in store for the entire family. From the beautiful water parks, gorgeous malls and the malls are more than malls because they house many attractions for the entire family to enjoy. This isn’t a trip for everyone but if you want to enjoy delicious food and experience other cultures then this is a trip for you and your family that will keep you wanting more.


Edinburgh, Scotland

This product was recommended by Andrew Nelson from Pump Advisor

The Scottish capital is small enough to stroll around and hosts a number of fun and educational attractions for the whole family. But what makes Edinburgh stand out is its festivals: there are twelve major festivals throughout the year, including the famous Fringe, from a storytelling celebration to a science fest. If you don’t go during the festival season, the Camera Obscura makes for some ridiculous family photos, and of course, there’s the Museum of Childhood where you can get nostalgic and the kids can get hands-on.


South Africa

This product was recommended by Rory Gillett from Ntaba African Safaris

South Africa is a fantastic destination for adults and their children. The safari is synonyms with South Africa. To go on a safari and see African wildlife in their natural habit is an experience like no other. It’s great for children as they can see these animals they had only previously seen in textbooks and on video. It’s a thrilling experience that stays with you forever and for children, it’s hugely educational and gives them a better appreciation for the environment. The environment that they must help protect. Safari isn’t the only thing to do, there’s table mountain in Cape Town, endless beaches, vineyards which are child-friendly and cultural diversity like nowhere else on the planet.


Thailand

This product was recommended by Brett Manders from Behind the Flight Deck Door

I would have to say hands down the best place to go is Thailand. They call it the land of smiles and they all love children. One of the best bits is they have staff who scout the immigration queue and if they see you are a stressed out parent with children in tow, they bring you up to the front of the line or a special one for processing. Every time I have visited, it has been great to have restaurant or hotel staff offer to look after or entertain your children while you eat in peace. Most big hotels have kids clubs and the staff are only too eager to entertain and look after your children.


San Juan Islands

This product was recommended by Marina Avramovic from CannabisOffers

For nature-loving families looking for an exotic place to explore during these times of social distancing, the San Juan Islands is an excellent choice for the summer. It’s off-the-beaten-path, located far outside of Seattle and only accessible via ferry. Once you are there it’s paradise, with lush forests and prairies to explore. The San Juan Islands are perfect for hiking and bird-watching with your kids and full of fun outdoor activities that can appeal to every family traveling this summer. Depending on your luck, there are whales and seals that can be spotted along the coast and even purple starfish!


Walt Disney World Resort

This product was recommended by Jaimie Michaels from MagicGuides

Disney World is the most visited resort for a reason. The family-friendly vacation destination is comprised of 4 theme parks, 2 water parks, dozens of on-property hotels, fabulous dining, shopping, parades, nightly fireworks, character meet-and-greets,sing-a-longs, shows, and much more. Boredom is never an option at Walt Disney World!


Riviera Maya, Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

This product was recommended by Aleksandar Hrubenja from ModernGentlemen

Riviera Maya is a magical Caribbean strip of coast that children and parents will enjoy. The long beaches with white sand, beautiful blue water, incredible snorkeling sites, and caves with freshwater will blow your mind. The coastline is shallow, with stretches of shallow water spreading far in the distance, providing a safe environment for the kids to play in the water. The Riviera Maya National Park is where the Indigenous Mayan people caught the very first sight of Spaniards in the 16th Century. A beautiful park with iguanas frolicking in the sun on the beaches will be a site to remember for the kids. From Riviera Maya, you can take tours of different towns and sites close-by. The residents are very hospitable and mild-tempered, and the food will satisfy even the most demanding food critic, such as your average toddler. I warmly recommend visiting this place with kids, and visiting towns like Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and my personal favorite: Isla de Mujeres.


Greensboro, North Carolina

This product was recommended by Paislee Winkler from Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau

Be in the center of it all with Children in Greensboro, North Carolina. Attractions for the young one include The Greensboro Children’s Museum complete with interactive exhibit for kids to play, learn and grow. This museum also features a half-acre outdoor learning garden- complete with farm animals and edible plants. The Greensboro Science Center that features a zoo, play area, natural history museum and the Wiseman Aquarium. New for 2020 the largest carousel in North Carolina – Greensboro Rotary Carousel. Stay at one of our 90 hotels that offer Baby Quip rental services. Play at our parks and gardens featuring Barber Park Spray ground and the Gateway Gardens the includes a playful children’s garden.


Nickelodeon Cruise

This product was recommended by Nicole Garcia from Most Craft

For one all-inclusive cost, you and your family can hop aboard a Nickelodeon Cruise. Don’t worry about having to carry around extra money because everything is included. It’s jam-packed with fun activities for kids that parents will enjoy watching or joining in. Plus, there’s a daycare center that will even watch your little while Mom and Dad take some time for themselves.


Newfoundland, Canada

This product was recommended by Nicole Garcia from Most Craft

A small island off the Eastern coast of Canada holds so many family-friendly things to do it’s insane. Hundreds of amazing hiking trails for all skill levels (even toddlers), glorious beaches with shallow water so they can run and play without you having to worry, whale watching, and history of Viking and pirates that will blow their little minds. And the best part? You can find a quirky place to stay for $50 a night anywhere across the island.


New Zealand

This product was recommended by Bilawal Gul from Web Copywriter

I think New Zealand is a great place to explore with your kids. It’s the perfect balance of city tourism and serenity. You can take your children to the Rangitoto island for a full day of fun, or Mount Eden for exploring nature. If you look at the seaside suburbs in Auckland, you’ll find plenty of scenic resorts that are away from the crowded cities and offer a variety of fun-filled activities. Another good spot in NZ is Rotorua, you can easily find a cabin that accommodates families there. You’re likely to find family-oriented activities, such as ziplining, visiting the famous government gardens and strolling at Mount Tarawera. You can end your fun-filled day with dinner served fresh at Aorangi Peak Restaurant, which offers NZ’s traditional delicacies with the perfect sunset view. They also have a kids’ menu that your children will not be able to get their hands off.


Costa Rica

This product was recommended by Janet LoSole from N/A

Costa Rica is a great place to take the kids what with beaches, cloudforests, and volcanoes around every corner. The country possesses a sound infrastructure in the form of hotels, car rentals agencies, and medical facilities. It’s proximity to the United States and Canada make it an easy direct flight and the culture is very family-friendly. What readers will be surprised to discover, though, are the family-friendly excursions right in San José or a short bus ride away


Turkey

This product was recommended by John Allen from Black Leather Jacket

Turkey is one of the most family-friendly places I’ve visited so far! The people there are very welcoming, especially if you have small children – they’ll accommodate you till the very end. Almost every reputed restaurant has a separate area for family dining so you can comfortably sit and enjoy with your kids. Plus, I think it’s a great country for tourism with kids because it’s rich in never-ending history and culture you can indulge in and teach your children about – the earlier the better, right? However, if you wish to unwind at a peaceful sandy beach instead, then check out resorts in Patara and Dalyan, like Lagoon and Club Evleri. They have their own private beaches, which are not only widespread but protected and have shallow waters, making it the safest option for kids. The majority of the resorts there offer free drinks, like incredibly creamy smoothies, so why not opt for that?

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