4. Rome, Italy
Ideal for children: 7+
For history lovers, there is no better vacation spot than Italy! The Colosseum, the Pantheon, Sistine Chapel, Lake Garda, Umbria Hill Towns – these are just some of the family-friendly places in Italy. Children are especially excited to go to the Bomarzo Monster Park. Situated in northern Lazio, the park has several statues of mythical creatures. You can even enroll in some family activities like rowing, pizza-making classes, mask making, etc. Finding it challenging to decide which places to go? Book a guided city tour. Otherwise, you can always wander along the cobblestone streets of Volterra, mingle with the locals, and enjoy this ancient city in its full glory.
5. Cancun, Mexico
Ideal for children: 10+
An exotic beach vacation and a vibrant city culture, Cancun offers you the best of both. Swim with the dolphins at the Garrafon Reef Park, bargain for local delights at Mercado 28, or take a trip to the beautiful remote island – Isla de Mujeres. While you are there, don’t forget to visit the city’s central park, Parque de Palapas. It has all the kids’ essentials including food carts and unique performances. If you get tired of traveling, you can always lounge around on the beach.
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6. Phuket City, Thailand
Ideal for children: 3+
You may think that this south-east Asian city does not have much to offer regarding family vacation, and you’ll be wrong! With an exotic, vibrant culture, Phuket city has a lot to offer for families. Ancient temples, elephant rides, and 19th-century shophouses; all of these make this city a fantastic vacation spot. Plus, the city has fabulous beaches where you can dive, snorkel, and enjoy other water sports.