5 Best Family Vacation Destinations


Going out on a vacation with your family is always an important thing to do. It not only helps you to get out from your monotonous everyday life, but also provides the members within the family to enjoy some quality time together as a family keeping the awkwardness related with generation gap aside.

But selecting a place to go out with your family can be a little tricky. Because it is very tough to select a place which caters to the demands of every age-group within the family, the children, the teenagers and the adults. Here are five best destinations suitable to pay a visit with your family, however they are not in any particular order.

The personal preferences of the author and the global rankings played an influential role in selecting these places.

Spain:

Spain is a super friendly family destination, specially for the kids. The country might have a king, but the kids are the ones who are seen ruling at about everywhere, zoos, museums, restaurants, cafes, playgrounds and shops.

From learning about cultural diversity and history at the famous museums to chilling at the beaches, Spain has just about everything. There is plenty to explore in beaches of Costa Del Sol and the Pyrenees. Relaxing on the exquisite beaches of Balearic Island is one of the best things to do while visiting Spain.

If you ever visit Spain, do not miss the fresh seafood in Felicia, visit Barcelona and definitely explore the capital Madrid. In fact, according to Club Mad’s Ultimate Family Holiday Index, the Spanish capital has been ranked no 1 family holiday destination.

The Madrid Zoo, the Retrio Park and the El Palacio Real, which is the official residence of the Spanish Royal family are the most visited places at Madrid. And of course, if you are a football enthusiast, you will definitely not miss the opportunity to visit Santiago Bernabeu, the home of the most successful football club at Europe, Real Madrid.

Divine Balearic Islands, Spain; Image Source: worldatlas.com

Germany:

Germany is mainly famous for beer and the Oktoberfest, but it is also a family friendly place. Europa Park, located in Rust is Europe’s second most popular park. The country is the home to more than 25,000 castles, most of which are still preserved. So if your family has children who are obsessed with the stories of ancient kings and queens, Germany is the place to go.

Berlin is the biggest city in Germany and the second largest in entire Europe. It hosts many festivals throughout the year and is packed with museums and galleries.

The Carnival of Cultures is one of the most popular festivals here which is four days street party having dancers, artists, musicians all representing their own countries. It is a great place for adults to enjoy and the kids to learn about multiculturalism.

This festival generally takes place at May. So, if you visit Germany around this time, do consider coming here. Nuremberg is also a well visited place in Germany. It is mostly popular for the beer gardens and the CineCitta Nuremberg, which is Europe’s largest IMAX cinema. Moving around in this city is very easy and cost effective, two adults and four children can travel with the same public transport pass.

People coming here visits the courthouses and specifically courtroom 600 where trials regarding the war crimes during WW2 took place, popularly known as Nuremberg trials. People also visit the buildings which survived the devastation of the War, mostly the 13th century city walls and its five gates.

France

If you ever visit France, you are guaranteed to get the touch of warm hospitality, ancient history, architectural landmarks and famous dishes. Paris is the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind when they think of visiting France.

This city is one of the best places to visit with your family because you can get the Eiffel Tower, Louvre and the Notre Dame all at the same place. It is for this reason, according to global index, this is the third most visited place in the world.

But France has much more to offer than only the city of lights. Exploring the caves of Dordogne or chilling in the beautiful beaches of the Cote d’Azur will give both, a sense of adventure and aesthetic pleasure. Also visiting the lavender fields and Roman ruins of Provence, or the coast if Normandy should be on the bucket list while visiting France.


The Eiffel Tower of France; Image Source: allthatsinteresting.com

Thailand:

Thailand is also called, ‘A country of a thousand smiles‘. This suggests about the nature of the Thai people, they are super friendly. It is one of the best countries to visit with children. The diversity in Thailand is worth mentioning. While being on a vacation in Thailand you can chill beside the ocean, enjoy fire shows on the beach at the evening and go on trekking in the hills at the north.

You can also volunteer to work with the elephants and enjoy the popular Thai festivals like Yi Peng and Songkran. Thai food are also among the best things about visiting Thailand.

Pattaya Sea Beach, Thailand; Image Source: media-cdn.tripadvisor.com

Gozo, Malta:

The popularity of this place as a tourist spot, specially among the teenagers increased rapidly after the airing of Game of Thrones, one of the most popular TV series of all time. Malta was the original kings landing, the Capital of the Seven Kingdoms. There are several GOT filming locations on both Malta and Gozo.

Not just GOT, scenes from huge Hollywood films like Troy, Captain Philips and Gladiator were shot at this location. Gozo is considered as a teenager’s perfect holiday. You can reach Gozo by a quick flight from Malta and a 25 minute fairy ride. Horseback riding or shallow diving over the karwela shipwreck looming 128 feet beneath, are the things to do while visiting Gozo.

Kings Landing filming set, Malta; Image Source: justtravelous.com

There are some world class architecture in Malta and the food here is also unique. So if you want to enjoy a vacation with your teenage son or daughter one last time before they move on to College or University, Malta is the place to go.


Mashfiq Mizan

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