Top attractions for vacations with kids, a huge challenge for families with kids. Let’s list some places that are good for kids. If you have kids who play soccer, then a trip to the Women’s World Cup in France this summer will score you big points. The tournament, held every 4 years, is a celebration of international women’s soccer, offering a chance to see the top players in the world, but tickets are much easier to come by than ones for the men’s tournament. Plus, the tournament’s 52 games are being played in June when the weather is at its most beautiful in the nine different French host cities, including seaside Nice, charming Lyon and iconic Paris. Base yourself in the City of Lights to get some culture with your kicks. Make the most of your time by purchasing a ParisPass which gives you skip-the-line access to all the top museums in the city, including the Louvre, plus top sites like Notre Dame Cathedral. It also includes tickets for the hop-on/hop-off Big Bus, which is a lifesaver when little legs no longer want to explore the city streets.
Orlando, Florida – With mild to hot temperatures year-round, a plethora of hotel rooms designed for multigenerational families, and yes, a certain mouse-themed series of amusement parks, it’s no surprise that Orlando tops any list of family vacations. But step outside of Disney World mania for a moment, and you’ll discover that Orlando has dozens of additional family-friendly attractions, from a science center and museums to balloon rides and boating.
The area just south of Danang – past the big resorts and near Magic Mountain – is our favorite in Vietnam and one of the best in Southeast Asia. (Both the sand and sea are cleaner here than at the more popular beach towns of Nha Trang and Mui Ne.) Seafood, cold drinks, and ice cream can be bought at the small beach shacks but water fun is the main attraction here. Stay at the super fun and relaxed – and very cheap – Hoa’s Place if you’re able to.
Parents may love rubbing shoulders with political power players, but at this grand Georgetown hotel, kids will go gaga for the urban glamping (that’s glamorous camping, folks) experience executed for petite guests. Rollaway beds are tricked out with tents and stocked with a mini robe, National Geographic magazine, and a coloring book. The “campfire” element comes in the form of a toy stove outfitted with a pan of (vanilla marshmallow) sunny side up eggs, a pot of Twizzler-made spaghetti and meatballs, and a mini grill with fresh fruit kabobs. Of course, you’ll want to coax the kids out of the room to explore the city’s incredible clutch of monuments and museum. Book the hotel’s Monuments by Moonlight tour. From $870 a night.
For our dutch readers : Vakantie met kinderen Stranden, Turks- en Caicoseilanden – Het is moeilijk om Beaches Resorts te verslaan voor een familievakantie. Deze all-inclusive resorts zijn van boven naar beneden ontworpen om ervoor te zorgen dat elk gezinslid een spectaculaire tijd heeft. Turks- en Caicoseilanden is een parel in de familie kroon van het strand met verbluffend blauwe wateren en een lang koraalrif met een verbazingwekkend onderwaterleven om te profiteren van de enige resorts waar duiken is inbegrepen.