Have a baby but still want to travel? Take a look at our favourite locations below to find a great first holiday together. With 10 to choose from, you’re bound to find short flight times and the perfect set up to make travel possible with your newest member of the family.
This product was recommended by Osama Mushtaq from Outfitrs
We think that Thailand has to be one of the best places to travel with a baby. With a wonderful tropical climate, amazing beaches, great food, fascinating culture, friendly locals and stunning scenery, Thailand has it all.
Kamalame Cay, Bahamas
This product was recommended by Karen Kranenburg from Polo & More
If ever there was a place that embodied “barefoot luxury” with families in mind, it would Kamalame, it has its own blend of laid back chic and an atmosphere of warmth that embraces you from the moment you arrive. Hospitality is paramount, and the affable Kamalame family, make you feel like a long lost relative coming home, and there is NO request that is considered too absurd….. The island’s accommodations comprise a collection of chic veranda-wrapped villas with all mod cons, ideal if you are travelling with a baby or young children, as it offers the utmost in flexibility, as well as on site-child care if needed. Laundry is done daily, and even if you decide to visit the Great House or Tikki Bar for lunch or dinner with your little ones, their needs are catered to as much as yours are. The calm crystal clear waters and pristine beach is ideal for paddling, or swimming, however there is also a pool on site if venturing into the sea is not for you. For mom’s that want a quick breather, the serene over the water spa acts as a reset button. This hidden tropical gem has something for everyone.
This product was recommended by Shareen Medina from Pearls & Paris
Both of my children’s first vacations took place before they were 6 months old, and both to the same destination: Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a fantastic family destination and is super baby friendly. Most hotels offer a crib or pack & play that the baby can sleep in which is a huge plus! The pools are family friendly as well as the restaurants. With the exception of certain streets in Old San Juan, strolling them with a basic stroller is not an issue which makes going out to explore fairly easy.
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Traveling to Florida is fun for the whole family. From Disney, to the Kennedy Space Center, to the Everglades National Park, Florida has plenty to see and do for everyone. When traveling with a baby, you’ll want to keep the baby comfortable, and most sites in Florida are very accommodating of small children and babies. Many places have private areas for nursing mothers, and throughout the United States, there are laws in place that protect nursing mothers, thereby encouraging mothers to breastfeed their baby whenever necessary.
Cape Town, South Africa
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Cape Town is a beautiful city with lots to offer. There are many hotels with gorgeous views that cater for families. Private tours are perfect for small children and visiting the many attractions in and around Cape Town would be very easy to do for parents and small children alike. Just outside Cape Town there are family friendly game reserves so you can enjoy a safari as well. It ticks all the boxes without having to be in the middle of nowhere to experience a safari which will please mom. Flights to and from various destinations worldwide are also easy to connect with which helps a lot if your baby is a fussy traveller.
This product was recommended by Daniel Juhl Mogensen from Kodyl
I would have to with Copenhagen, the worlds babywearing capital as the best place to travel with a baby. Not only is it customary to see parents wearing their babies on their chest out shopping or hiking in the woods, but it’s part of Danish culture. Getting around Copenhagen safely with your baby is easy thanks to the DriveNow app, which enables you to quickly find the closest parked car, rent it, unlock it, and lock it back. It’s a car-sharing app with more than reasonable pricing that uses electric BMWs that are fast, cozy, and with a low carbon footprint. The city has many historical and tourist attractions that you can enjoy with your baby this summer.
This product was recommended by Maryna Shkvorets from Mars and Stars baby
If you’re considering travel while your baby’s still small, I’d highly recommend visiting Spain. (Just aim for a time of year that’s not too hot.) Spain is practically built for parents! The patios are filled with moms and strollers from early morning coffee to late night cocktails. There are lots of parks and benches to take a needed rest. And the populations seems to be obsessed with babies. Prepare to have your little ones showered with attention! Whichever city you choose to visit, Spain is a paradise for new parents!
This product was recommended by Seema Thomas from SeemaThomas
We chose this city since it had affordable lodging, delicious cuisine, wonderful cultural activities, easy to travel by uber, and given its elevation, we didn’t have to worry about dangerous mosquitoes (carrying zika, etc). Restaurants and residents loved babies too and welcomed us with open arms.
Chincoteague Island, VA
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Begin a new vacation tradition with your family when you visit Chincoteague Island, VA. This town offers a relaxing environment and plenty of outdoor fun. Walk along Main Street with your little one in the stroller and take in the beautiful scenery and unique storefronts. Let your baby play in the sand and dip their toes in the water on the beach. Visit the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge where he or she can enjoy the sights and sounds of wildlife or go camping at the Chincoteague Island KOA campgrounds. It’s a great place to visit for kids of all ages to enjoy, including babies.
Salt Lake City, Utah
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When you don’t have to worry about bothering other people when your baby cries or makes noise, you can actually enjoy yourself. Salt Lake has many activities where kids are welcome and adults can have a blast. There is an aquarium which even has a kiddie playground designed for babies all the way to big kids. Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake gives parents a chance to spend time outdoors and explore historical establishments. There is a zoo, an aviary, and an Olympic museum nearby. It’s a family-friendly city and a place that both a baby and its parents can enjoy together.