Here we have compiled a list of places that you can visit when you’re planning your vacation to Europe with the family. These are the top 5 places that will be able to keep everyone in the family entertained. Plan your itinerary at our Plan Your Venture page so that you’re prepared for anything once you land in Europe. Click on each location to view the adventures that we recommend to look into!!
London, England is known for being nothing short of exhilarating since their booming presence has been known for over two thousands years. If you and your family are coming to stay for a week, plan accordingly because chances are you’ll have to come back at least two more times to finally get to know all of its wonders. From the infamous British Museum, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, to the Tower Bridge, London Eye, and Hyde Park. The endless amount of things to do will seem overwhelming but take each stride one by one. London is a great place to also educate you and your children on the very beginnings of the UK’s parliament or for venturing off to the quaint, historic towns on the outskirts that are just waiting to be discovered!
Yes, I know what you’re thinking… how on Earth would Amsterdam be on the list for family vacation? Well, I guess you can say that this city has something to offer for walks of all kind. Being home to the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, and the Dutch Renaissance Museum, helps sheds more of an educational light on this city and would be great for start understanding the history of Amsterdam. For a breath of fresh air, be sure to visit the Vondelpark that lies southwest of the city’s center. Here is a great place to have a picnic or have a stroll through to take a breather from the large masses and city’s hustle and bustle. Another cool place to check out is called “Nine Little Streets” that are located in between the the Prinsengracht and Singel canals and show off wondrous architecture with a few boutiques and shops throughout. I have only given a few small examples of why Amsterdam is worth bringing your family to and I am confident to say that there is much, much, more.
Personally, I think that Barcelona is worth coming to visit JUST for the food. Everywhere we ate, we enjoyed and was one of those places you must visit in your lifetime. Where shall I begin? Gaudi. The man who literally painted the town will forever be thought of here until the end of time. The Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, Casa Mila, and the Casa Batllo are the main masterpieces that are on display and those are just the tip of the iceberg when you come to visit this city, which also happens to be the number one city to visit in all of Spain. Chances are you’ll hit the infamous road, Las Ramblas, and here there are many shops, restaurants, souvenir stands, and is a great place for people watching since this is the most visited road in the city. Plus, once you have made your way to Las Ramblas, then you can stop by the Boqueria Market and get the scoop on the food scene here. Come and bring the family to this beautiful place because chances are you’ll wish you’d visit sooner!
Since children are involved there’s only one word that they stop everything for: Chocolate. Zurich is highly known for its chocolate confections and the pairings with wine (for the adults of course). Not to mention the more active scene with swimming in Lake Zurich and park surrounding, the Uetliberg Mountain that is for hiking, biking and sledding, and for Zoo Zurich. On the historical side of the city, there is an area called the Old Town where there are still remains dating back to the Medieval Times and there is the Swiss National Museum that covers everything Swiss. This city is fun and packed full of things to do and why not bring the kids here? At least they won’t even get the chance of being bored!
Rome, Italy is probably the first city that comes to mind when you think of Italy. After that I’m sure there are visions of yummy Italian foods and gelato so I’m also sure that your kids will most likely eat whatever is put in front of them here. Now that you know they will have happy tummies on vacation, we can dive into the historic scenes that are the utmost necessary to visit. Even though you do not practice Catholicism, the St. Peter’s Basilica is by far one of the more beautiful pieces of art that will leave any age awestruck to the core. Next, they have ruins of the Colosseum which were the battle grounds for gladiators dating back to 80 A.D. Another site that with historic ruins that are also worth seeing is the Roman Forum (free entry by the way). Here, you can find the remains of government houses, the Temple of Saturn, the Arch of Titus, the Arch of Septimius Severus and others. For a family vacation, Rome is probably one that has the most to offer on this list so don’t hesitate to chose this infamous Italian, Eternal City to be at the top of your list!
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