We welcome guest blogger Dale White to Lau Family Travels! Dale has written a wonderful blog post for us about 5 European cities to see with your family! Since the Lau family has not yet been to Europe, we thought it best to consult a professional on this matter!
Which 5 European cities should you definitely see with your family?
There’s nothing we love more than traveling the world as a family. We’ve seen so many places in the U.S. already. However, Europe has been dubbed as one of the most family-friendly continents on the planet, making it ideal to visit if you have little ones.
Perhaps it’s because there are so many things to see and do to keep the kids entertained, or maybe it’s because everything seems a bit cheaper over there (particularly medical care, which can cost up to $10,000 a day in America), but Europe definitely ticks all of the boxes for a family-friendly vacation. Want to know where to go? Here are five European cities you need to visit with your family.
As you may already know, we are big Disney fans, which means that we love visiting Disney parks wherever we go. Paris is home to Disneyland Paris, but that’s not all. Once your children have spent a few days with Mickey and the gang, you can head to one of the many fascinating galleries and museums in the capital of France. This city is the perfect mixture of fun and education.
The bright red buses, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Dungeons, Madame Tussauds… That’s just a small selection of the many, many attractions you’ll find in London. This sprawling city is extremely family-friendly, with plenty of offers on group tickets if you’re taking the kids. You could spend a week or two here, and still leave having only seen a tiny fraction of all that London has to offer.
Most children love fairy tales, but if you want something a little darker than your typical Disney stories, then Copenhagen is the place to go. Head to Tivoli, an amusement park which has been open since the days of Hans Christian Andersen, for a real taste of Danish history. Copenhagen is also one of the smallest cities on our list, meaning you can cram a lot into a short break.
Rome is packed full of history and fascinating architecture, so it is the perfect city for an educational vacation. However, if your children are getting bored learning about Ancient Rome, then there’s always something that will cheer them up. The food! Authentic Italian pizza, pasta, and gelato is sure to keep even the fussiest of kids happy.
If you have young children, then you may want to head to Barcelona. It’s known as one of the most accessible cities in Europe, making it perfect for those who have to push a stroller around. The relaxed pace and almost endless sunshine make it ideal for families who want some R & R on their getaway. Plus, there are plenty of amusement parks for those who want to step up the pace a little.
These are just some of the best European cities to see with your family, although pretty much everywhere in Europe is family-friendly.