Traveling is one of the most rewarding family experiences there is; they provide opportunities for us to introduce our kids to some of the wonders our planet has to offer they otherwise would never experience, and make memories that will stay with them for their entire lives.
Below is a list of some of the best and most family-friendly travel destinations.
It’s a big enough city that it has plenty of attractions to offer, but also small enough that you can feel comfortable strolling the streets with your family without the fear of being overwhelmed or worse: losing a little one.
It’s also a host to several major festivals throughout the year—12 of them to be specific. However, while they do average one festival a month, the majority of them take place in the summer months.
There is the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Edinburgh Art Festival, the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival, the Edinburgh International Science Festival, and many others that offer activities for whatever your family is into.
This option is great for families who are looking for a little adventure but haven’t had their passports updated recently.
Florida has several great family-friendly attractions, and it’s much easier to get to than many other destinations in this list.
From Walt Disney World Resort to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, to Universal Orlando Resort, to Everglades National Park, to Sea World, there are tons of different attractions to visit in Florida that are fun for the whole family.
For those looking for a family getaway that offers a chance to learn about the many different animals that roam our great planet, Nairobi is a perfect choice.
Home to some of the most exotic animals on earth, Nairobi National Park offers a chance to get a front-row view of some majestic animals, including the rhinoceros—a species that is considered critically endangered. There are also lions, gazelles, buffaloes, warthogs, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, and ostriches; along with over 400 species of birds.
There’s also the Railway Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum, and the Nairobi National Museum.
Fans of horror, classic literature and history will all be excited to visit the attractions Bran, Romania has to offer.
From Bran Castle, known colloquially as Dracula’s Castle from the fabled Bram Stoker’s Dracula (despite the fact there’s no evidence Stoker actually knew about the Castle when he wrote the story); to the Bran Village Museum; to the Castle of Horror, a vampire-themed medieval torture instrument exhibit and gift shop; to the slopes of Pârtia Bran-Zănoaga, a ski resort, there are plenty of activities to do in Bran for fans of skiing and all things spooky.
Another North American addition to the list, Toronto has some great attractions for the whole family. Whether your family is into the arts, sports, animals, nature, and even food.
Ontario’s capital has a wide variety of attractions, from the CN Tower in the heart of downtown Toronto to Ripley’s Aquarium, to the Toronto Zoo, to Canada’s Wonderland, to the Royal Ontario Museum, to Casa Loma. There are also several sports teams—one in three of the four major sports—for families hoping to catch a game while on vacation.