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20 Best Family Travel Destinations Worldwide (Vacation Inspiration)

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Looking for some family travel inspiration? This guide features some of the all-time favorite family vacation destinations by 20 families that live and breathe travel.

We are always looking for nice destinations to visit with family. In this quest for new ideas for family travel destinations, I decided to reach out to other traveling families and ask them to share their all-time favorite, best family travel destinations worldwide.

I received a variety of responses covering an amazing variety of family-friendly destinations from all over the world. From winter holidays in the Arctic to desolate beaches in the Pacific, from city breaks to ski resorts – there is something in here for everyone.

I’m happy to say that some of the world’s most well-traveled families have helped with this article. These are one by one families that have seen a lot of the world and they share their absolute favorite places that they keep on going back to. 

With their help, this guide to the world’s best family travel destinations was born. In this post, you’ll find some great family trip ideas and plenty of inspiration for family vacations for many years to come.

Read about the travel bloggers’ favorite family travel destinations and scroll all the way down to the bottom to find out ours!

Featured image by Eric Stoen from Travel Babbo

Best family travel destinations by your favourite family travel bloggers. Find out!
Image by Eric from TravelBabbo

Some of the best family travel destinations worldwide:

1. Daintree Rainforest, Australia

Recommended by Caz and Craig from YTravelBlog. 

One of our favorite destinations for families is the Port Douglas Daintree region in Tropical North Queensland.

Port Douglas has the largest reef system and the oldest rainforest in the world to explore. What more can you ask for? Our girls loved snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef, zip-lining over the canopy of the Daintree Rainforest, playing on stunning beaches, searching for wild crocodiles on riverboat cruises, and enjoying delicious exotic ice cream made from the rainforest fruits.

It’s a relaxed and beautiful tropical destination with plenty for all members of the family to love.

TIP: You can also easily visit Daintree as a day trip from Cairns or Port Douglas. You can find the best selection of organized tours here.

Here you can find everything you possibly may want to know about visiting the Daintree Rainforest.

Snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef
Snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef – © YTravelBlog
Daintree rainforest Queensland Australia
Daintree Rainforest – © YTravelBlog

2. Iceland

Recommended by Kevin and Christina from Wandering Wagars.

There are few places in the world that offer the opportunity for a family adventure like Iceland.

Where else can you spot Blue Whales from a schooner, swim in ice-cold glacier water while continents tear themselves apart around you, and feel the roar of Europe’s largest waterfall, all within a few hours drive of each other. If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, Iceland is one of the safest countries in the world. You can even lookup the Prime Minister in the phone book.

Icelandic people understand the unique needs of children and families. It’s rare to find a restaurant that doesn’t have an area set aside for children to play.

You can read more about Kevin and Christina’s family trip to Iceland on their blog.

Our experience: We have been to Iceland multiple times and in all seasons and indeed, it’s a great place for a more adventurous family trip! On our blog, you can find a huge selection of Iceland destination guides, itineraries, and practical tips. Check our Iceland travel guide for the complete overview.

Iceland - one of the favourite family travel destinations
Iceland – © WanderingWagars

3. Bali, Indonesia

Recommended by Eric from Travel Babbo. 

Bali has become one of our favorite family travel destinations the past couple of years. There’s a perfect mix of beaches and culture, and there’s always something to do, from attending festivals (which seem to take place all the time) to visiting water parks to hiking through rice fields.

The weather is warm year-round, although the rainy season (November through March) is exactly what it sounds like. The food is excellent and inexpensive. My 10-year-old’s favorite restaurant in the world is Cuca, near Jimbaran Beach.

Bali’s hotels are amazing, and virtually all welcome kids. We’ve stayed at hotels on the beach, but also in villas with private plunge pools overlooking river valleys and villas surrounded by rice fields. We always try to do activities through our hotels, like fish feeding, anti-gravity yoga, rice planting, ceramics, and local walks. We’re never ready to check out.

Even though there are more tourists every year, Bali never feels touristy. Ubud retains a really cool, artsy vibe. Plus there’s a monkey forest there – what kid doesn’t want to be surrounded by monkeys?

You can find more tips for visiting Bali with kids on Eric’s blog.

Bali - favourite family travel destination - Travel Babbo
Bali – © TravelBabbo

4. Crete, Greece

Recommended by Paul from A Luxury Travel Blog.

The Greek island of Crete is somewhere we’ve frequently holidayed as a family. Crete has everything we could possibly want – a lovely climate, pure relaxation, great beaches, excellent food, and a beautifully slow way of life. There are some superb hotels on the island too!

We’ve often been drawn to a small fishing town Elounda which has some excellent luxury accommodation and plenty to see and do.

If you are looking for a family – friendly destination in southern Europe, a place that has is all, then you can’t go wrong with the Greek Islands and especially Crete!

Check Paul’s blog for all things luxury travel.

Spinalonga Island Crete
Spinalonga Island Crete – © Luxury Travel Blog

5. Whitefish, Montana, USA

Recommended by Nicole – The Passport Kids.

If you are thinking about experiencing what a winter wonderland would be like, our recommendation is the Whitefish Mountain Ski Resort in Montana, USA. The resort offers many family-friendly amenities and activities including daycare and kids ski & ride school directly on the resort.

Enjoy some outdoor winter fun with snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing or sledding; then cozy up by the fire with some hot chocolate.

The resort and city of Whitefish offer a small-town American feel where life slows down for a while but still offers a great selection of hotels, restaurants and shopping.

Check Nicole’s blog for more information about Whitefish ski resort.

Whitefish ski resort Montana
Whitefish Montana – © ThePassportKids

6. Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA

Recommended by Karen from Family Travels on a Budget.

Gulf Shores, Alabama is perfect for families because it’s got all the beach without all the crowds!

We love Gulf Shores for its white sand, seashells, sunsets, and seafood. But what makes it special is the space — wide beaches and smaller crowds mean we have more space to unwind.

Gulf Shores is more than a beach, though. We also enjoy hiking and biking the trails at Gulf State Park, catamaran day trips, paddle boarding and sunset dinners at local restaurants. It’s our home away from home — at the beach!

Read more about Alabma Beaches here.

Gulf Shores Alabama
Alabama Beaches – © FamilyTravelsOnABudget

7. Cape Town, South Africa

Recommended by Keri from Baby Globetrotters.

Everything about Cape Town is simply breathtaking! Nestled beneath the unmistakeable Table Mountain, many start their South African adventure at the lively V&A Waterfront.

Near to the city, you will find the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and Tree Canopy Walkway, the Table Mountain Cable Car or why not take a ferry and tour around the now infamous Robben Island?

Heading further out of Cape Town for a couple of days is a must – head to where the oceans meet at the Cape of Good Hope, visit the Penguins at Boulders Beach and spot the seals at Hout Bay.

Next head east to the Stellenbosch wine region – so many family-friendly wine farms it’s hard to choose where to start. Finish off your Cape Town adventure with a simply breathtaking sunset over the Atlantic Ocean from Signal Hill or Camps Bay.

Find out more about Cape Town family vacation on Baby Globetrotters blog.

Our experience: We completely agree with Keri – Cape Town and the whole of South Africa is amazing with kids and one of our own personal favorite places in the world. Here you can find more tips for visiting South Africa with young kids and here you can find a list of the best places to see in South Africa.

Cape Town in South Africa is one of the favourite family travel destinations
Cape Town – © BabyGlobetrotters

8. Cambodia

Recommended by Alanna from The Travelling Hams.

Most people don’t think of Cambodia as a family-friendly destination, but we wholeheartedly disagree! The country is full of stunning nature and some of the most beautiful temple ruins in the world.

Our toddlers loved exploring the ruins as much as we did! For our kids, the ruins were the ultimate playground. Each equipped with crumbling stairs to climb, plenty of rocks and leaves to play with, and even some wildlife to watch. It’s a great way to challenge their senses and it gives you a chance to enjoy them yourself – a double bonus!

Cambodians are some of the friendliest people in Southeast Asia. They love to stop you and chat about your children and give friendly pats and pinches. For those with really young ones- they even help to watch your children while you get a few mouthfuls of food in! 

Here you can find more inspiration for visiting Cambodia with kids.

Kids exploring temple ruins in Cambodia
Cambodia – ©TheTravellingHams

9. Rovaniemi, Finland

Recommended by Erin – Travel with Bender.

If you ask our kids out of the 67 countries they have been to in their 6 years of life, which was their favorite, they would unanimously agree – Finland. More specifically Rovaniemi to the North of Helsinki. Why? So many reasons!

First, it’s where the real Santa lives. When you send a letter to Santa it goes here. You can see all the pigeon holes from around the world with letters to Santa. You can even post your own! You can spend an evening with the elves in the forest, decorating trees, baking cookies and learning Santa secrets.

Santa's Village in Rovaniemi Finland
Santa’s Village in Rovaniemi – © ExploreWithErin

In addition, when you are not visiting Santa, you can spend the days riding husky sleds through a winter wonderland, taking a reindeer sleigh through the forest or snow tubing down giant hills and through ice caves.

Top that with snowmobiles to capture a glimpse of the Northern Lights and a hot dinner of reindeer meat and what could be more perfect?!

Here you can read more about winter holiday in Roveniemi Finland.

Husky Sledge in Finland
Husky sledge – © TraveWithBender

10. Portugal

Recommended by Alex – My Life Long Holiday.

Central Portugal has been a family favorite for us since my parents emigrated there a few years back. The area has such a laid-back vibe, great food, culture, and beautiful scenery.

For adventurous families, there are activities like cycling, hiking, and kayaking. But my kids equally like exploring little old villages up in the mountains which haven’t changed for ages, so long as there’s ice-cream at the end of it!

The Portuguese love children and you’re welcomed wherever you go with genuine smiles and warm hospitality. Add to this the warm sunshine and you have the formula for a relaxing, easy holiday.

Check Alex’s blog for more inspiration for a trip to Portugal.

Our experience: Inspired by Alex’s suggestion, we have visited Portugal with kids. And we were hooked – it’s one of the most beautiful and family-friendly travel destinations in Europe! In fact, we loved it so much that we went back to Portugal and the Portuguese islands several times. Here you can find our Portugal travel tips.

Portugal with family
Portugal – © MyLifeLongHoliday

11. Philadelphia, USA

Recommended by Eileen – FamiliesGo!

Philadelphia is close enough to home that it has been a frequent day trip for us. Now that we travel with a child we have begun to stay for a night or two, which has given us a new appreciation for all that this city has to offer for families.

Federal Hall is a must-see on your first visit (the Declaration of Independence was signed here). The city also has a lot of family-friendly museums.

Please Touch Museum will be a hit with younger kids, while school-going children will appreciate the Franklin Institute and the sprawling Museum of Art.

Philadelphia is also known as a great city for eating out. I recommend Federal Donuts near Rittenhouse Square, Hawthorne’s near South Street and Reading Terminal. Great city break for families.

Here you can read more about Philadelphia with kids.

LEARN MORE: How to See the Best of Philadelphia in One Day

Philadelphia - great city destination for traveling families
Philadelphia – © FamiliesGo!

12. The Canadian Rockies

Recommended by Melissa – Parenthood and Passports.

As a family who wants to see as much of the world as possible, it’s rare for us to visit the same destination twice. But there is one place we return time and time again: The Canadian Rockies.

The Canadian Rockies are one of the most naturally beautiful wonders on earth. The mountains have a rugged, majestic appeal. Nestled between them are glacial lakes that shimmer a vibrant shade of blue.

Banff National Park, located in the heart of the Rockies is one of the most family-friendly places we’ve ever visited. The establishments are very accommodating to children, and the area is great to explore with kids.

Banff is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. You’ll find everything from easy hikes to backcountry camping and winter mountain sports. We love exploring outdoors and hope to instill that same passion in our daughter. I can’t think of a better place to do so.

Read more about visiting Banff here.

Canadian Rockies is a great family travel destiantion
Canadian Rockies – © ParenthoodAndPassports

13. Cook Islands

Recommended by Karilyn – No Back Home.

One of our favorite family destinations is the Cook Islands in the South Pacific. For West Coast travelers it’s a short overnight flight with only a 3 hour time change.

The largest and main island, Rarotonga, is actually quite small with a ring road only 29 miles long! You will be welcomed to the island by beautiful white beaches with excellent snorkeling in calm lagoons and lush green mountains as your backdrop.

With plenty of adventure activities from hiking to buggy driving to kayaking to private islands, your family will have the time of their life in this island paradise!

Read more about the family-friendly Cook Islands here.

Family vacation on Cook Islands
Cook Islands – © NoBackHome

14. Glacier National Park, USA

Recommended by Craig and Bryanna – Crazy Family Adventure.

Glacier National Park is one of the most visited National Parks in the USA and for a good reason. It’s also an amazing family travel destination! The views are out of this world, hiking is amazing, and there are so many fun activities for the whole family!

We really enjoyed driving the scary yet breathtaking beautiful Going to the Sun Road. You can see glaciers, waterfalls, and stunning mountains. There is also so much wildlife and you may even see a mountain goat, bighorn sheep, or a bear! We really enjoyed hiking to Hidden Lake, on the Trail of Cedars, and Apakuni Falls.

Each hike has something to offer from being able to step into the frigid cold glacier water, to seeing amazing waterfalls, or a lake surrounded by mountains. Everywhere you turn in Glacier National Park you are met with a view more beautiful than the last!

Read more about visiting Glacier NP

LEARN MORE: Glacier National Park itinerary suggestions

Apakunee Falls View Glacier NP
Glacier NP – © CrazyFamilyAdventure

15. Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Recommended by Bethany – Flashpacker Family.

Our family’s new favorite destination is the Big Island of Hawaii. Hawaii is such a special place but the Big Island really takes the cake. You can do everything here!

We swam with turtles, stayed in beautiful resorts, enjoyed a luau, went whale watching, hiked to waterfalls, visited an active volcano and even sailed in a submarine.

The Big Island is great for families because it’s easy to rent a car, drive around and enjoy something new every day. There’s no excuse to be bored on the Big Island!

Read more about Big Island, Hawaii.

TIP: If you are planning a trip to Hawaii, don’t miss Maui – one of the most beautiful islands. Here you can find Maui itinerary suggestions and here you can read about the very best Maui activities. It’s a wonderful destination for families as well!

Big Island Hawaii
Big Island Hawaii – © FlashpackerFamily

16. Florence, Italy

Recommended by Scarlet – Family Focus Blog.

Our favorite family travel destination so far has been Florence in Italy. And yes, it’s a city, but Florence is wonderful for families because there is so much to do and see both indoors and outdoors!

It is a great city to walk around in and explore and make memories that will last a lifetime. The whole family will enjoy the delicious Italian food, culture, and attractions.

In addition, Florence is located in the heart of Tuscany region with the beautiful rolling hill landscapes, charming little towns, and the most friendly locals that absolutely adore children!

More tips for a family trip to Italy.

Our experience: It’s not a secret that Italy is one of our absolute favorite countries in the world and we have visited with and without kids countless times. Tuscany is indeed a wonderful region for a family vacation and Florence is the most beautiful of the Tuscan towns. Rent a villa or look for a nice hotel with a pool, and you can have the best family trip ever – a perfect combination of sightseeing and a relaxing vacation.

LEARN MORE: Tuscany Itinerary

Florence Italy is a great travel destination for families
Florence – © FamilyFocusBlog

17. Hamilton, New Zealand

Recommended by Nadine – Le Long Weekend.

Our favorite family travel destination is Hamilton in New Zealand. Hamilton is New Zealand’s best-kept secret when it comes to family holidays.

Our favorite activities include the Waikato Museum with its dedicated kid’s discovery areas; the Zoo where cheeky Kaka land on your shoulder in the walk-through aviary; and the themed Hamilton gardens which will transport you into a new civilization at every turn!

But what really sets Hamilton apart are the many ‘destination playgrounds’. These amazing parks have the usual fun fixtures, water features, in-ground trampolines, and multi-story playhouses. Great for keeping the little ones busy while you enjoy coffee from a nearby cafe!

Read more about Hamilton, New Zealand on Nadine’s travel blog.

Hamilton New Zealand
Hamilton, NZ – © LeLongWeekend

18. Florida Keys, USA

Recommended by Carrie Anne – Everything Mom.

When thinking about traveling to Florida with the kids the first place to pop into your mind is probably Orlando. Perfect if you’re looking for thrill rides, but the Florida Keys can offer families the chance to experience the more natural side of the state, specifically Marathon.

Take in a little history exploring the oldest home in the Florida Keys outside of Key West as well as remnants of the Flagler Railroad that connected all of the Florida Keys.

Kids, especially those too young to enjoy more adventurous water pursuits, will love a nature scavenger hunt, swimming with fish, or meeting rescued birds at the Wild Bird Sanctuary. You can even enjoy lunch under a large tiki hut restaurant just off of the scenic Seven Mile Highway.

Marathon also makes a great family destination due to how close it is to the other islands such as Key West and Islamorada. This amazing place proves that your Florida family vacation adventure doesn’t have to include any roller coasters.

Here you can read more about Marathon, Florida.

Family trip to Marathon Florida Keys
Marathon Florida Keys – © EverythingMom

19. Dordogne, France

Recommended by Kirsten – Kids are a Trip.

The Dordogne region in France is one of our favorite places to explore as a family. With beautiful castles, rivers for canoeing, and medieval towns for exploring, it is the perfect place to get away from everything and spend some quality time with your kids.

We especially enjoyed the bucolic landscape and the friendliness of the locals and found there was plenty to do for families.

If you want to learn more, please read Kirstin’s post about her family visit to Dordogne.

Canoe ride in Dordogne France
Dordogne – © KidsAreATrip

20. Swiss Mountains

Our personal recommendation.

This list wouldn’t be complete without me sharing at least one of our personal favorite family destinations as well. And if I have to choose just one, it has to be Switzerland!

Switzerland in general, and the Swiss mountains, in particular, has been one of our favorite travel destinations for years. We just love the Swiss Alps!

We try to go to Switzerland at least twice a year: skiing in winter and hiking in summer, and every time we don’t want to leave. Kids have asked several times if we could just move to Switzerland…

Charming mountain villages and small towns have such an amazing atmosphere that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. Add to that stunning landscapes, great food, and a huge variety of things to see and do for families with children, and you cannot go wrong planning a family trip to Switzerland.

Here you can read more about some of our favorite places in Switzerland.

Swiss Alps is our favourite family destination
Mount Titlis in Switzerland – © FullSuitcase
First Glider
First Glider in Grindelwald-First – just one of the many fun activities for families that Switzerland has to offer

So, this is a small selection of great vacation destinations for families. I hope you found some inspiration for your next family vacation!

What’s your favorite family destination? Let us know – leave a comment below!

READ ALSO: Best Travel Gear for Kids – Family Traveler’s Favorites

TIP: For more family travel ideas, please check our guides to the best spring break destinations in the USA and the best spring break destinations in Europe.

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  1. Lovely blog and really interesting, off the beaten path options. Thank you for rounding up such a great variety of good options for families.
    Warm regards, and safe travels! -Jamie

  2. I feel exactly the same. So many places to visit still and cant wait to get back on track and visit different places. You are truly an inspiration to all

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      Fingers crossed we can all travel and enjoy our beautiful world very soon! In the meantime, try to explore some nice places close to home!
      Happy travels!

  3. We also spent a really good time in Portugal with my family and we came back with stunning memories. The castles there – it’s like a real life Disneyland!!!

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      Agree with you on this one, Amelia! Portugal is incredible and we were also impressed by all the stunning castles. Not just the famous ones in Sintra, but also the monasteries we visited and the stunning Bussaco Forest with its impressive castle-hotel.

  4. Hi there,
    I have never been to those mentioned places. But I think Vietnam deserve a spot in this list of 20.
    We are developing country with very nice and happy people. You will fall in love with our great foods and scenery and culture through out the nation of long history.

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      Thank you for your suggestion! There are so many countries and places that have a lot to offer, also for families. It would be quite impossible to include them all in a small list like this. But I’m sure that Vietnam is well worth a trip too. I heard some great things about it, but we haven’t been yet.

  5. Great article and photos!
    I’m spending 3 days & 2 nights in Reykjavik in mid-October after I do a 6-country tour of Russia and the Baltic States. I’ve booked the Golden Circle tour and a Northern Lights minibus tour. Keeping my fingers crossed,
    I will be able to see the lights again. Saw them in Yellowknife and Canada five years ago. Amazing.

  6. I really like your blogs. I think i like to add one more destination in your list and that is Taipei,Taiwan.
    The city boasts famous attractions, bustling nightlife, excellent restaurants and extensive shopping opportunities, as well as a heady mix of history and culture with modern and progressive thinking. This makes it one of the top bachelor party destinations in the world. Taipei has something for almost any interest and every kind of traveler. The night markets offers you everything you ask for. Even the adventurous activities like paragliding, waterboarding escape rooms, River trekking and many more. The city will take your heart with the sight seeing places like Taipei 101, Elephant mountain, National palace museum and many more. And the food, whether its Taiwanese or Chinese or any other cuisine, it will make your taste buds dancing with lots of different flavors. And also the relaxing massages and hot springs will give you the most relaxing and delightful experience. Hope you would consider my choice and visit Taipei if you like.

    1. Author

      Wow, what a detailed introduction to Taipei! Bachelor party destination is probably not what families are looking for (which this post is about), but I’m certain that – as any city in the world – it has a lot to offer to all types of travelers. So, thanks for taking the time to introduce us to Taipei.

  7. Hi Jurga, this list is just wonderful. Love to visit all these places. Our favorite family vacation was in Italy!

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      We also LOVE Italy! It was actually a tough choice between Italy or Switzerland for this list, but since someone else already mentioned Florence and Tuscany, we decided to go with Switzerland for our choice. But yes, Italy is absolutely incredible, also for families. Our new favorite region is the Dolomites. The mountain scenery there is our of this world!

  8. Awesome and thorough article! Sharing this with some of my wanderlust friends with kids ?
    If I may add, our favorite place for family holidays is the Golden Coast in Australia. Always good weather and lots to do with kids!

    1. Author

      Glad to hear you found some inspiration for your trips. Happy travels!
      And yes, Australia’s Gold Coast is amazing. We briefly visited pre-kids and I would gladly go back if it wasn’t that far for us…

  9. This is quite a list you shared, need to add a few places to my bucket list, I must say.
    Thank you.
    PS Our favorite family vacation was Dubai and we also went to Maldives for a few days! Expensive, but wonderful.

    1. Author

      Wow, the Maldives sound amazing – it’s on our bucket list too! As for Dubai, I absolutely agree – so much to do with kids. (for those who are interested, you can find some suggestions in our guide to the best of Dubai for families).
      Happy travels!

  10. These all look like amazing destinations and now have a huge list of new places that I want to visit!

    1. Author

      The list is never-ending, right? Thanks for stopping by, Sam, and happy travels!

  11. All very nice destinations, but it would be wonderful if you have added Dubai in the list because it has one of the most beautiful beaches around the world. I have traveled to Maldives, Bali, and Seychelles. After reading your post I will add these destinations to my list.

    1. Author

      We visited Dubai with kids and I have to agree with you that it’s a really nice family destination. There was so much to see and do that we only spent a few half days on the beach. Definitely a great choice for a family holiday!

  12. Jurga, thank you for your suggestions!

  13. Hi Jurga! Came across this great website while looking up where I can take my 3 year old for her bday mid April. We are currently in Azerbaijan (this is where I work) and we frequently travel with her. We’ve been to Dubai, Spain, Miami, Orlando, Moscow, Bodrum and now I’m looking for something fun to do with her. I’m thinking of taking her for the first time by myself without mommy, not sure yet but kind of a daddy & daughter trip. Want to spend a 3-5 days somewhere not too far, any great ideas?!)))

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      Thanks for your kind words, Mike. It’s really difficult to suggest something as I don’t really know what kind of travellers you are: beach or sightseeing. Dubai has both, and I think you’d find plenty to do there even if you have already been there. I also hear great things about Oman and Abu-Dhabi.
      If you like beaches, then Thailand, Bali, and the Philippines are also great destinations for family travel. We recently visited some stunning islands in Thailand and our kids keep on talking about that trip as the best one ever.
      If you are more into sightseeing, then I would suggest Italy or the Greek Islands. Very child-friendly, great food, and so much to see… Hope this helps a bit.

  14. Thank you for this article!
    I have been to Philadelphia when I was on holidays in the United States and it was an amazing experience! Our kids don’t usually like big cities, but Philadelphia was a good city for kids.

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      Thanks for sharing your experience, Marianne. We are not fans of big cities with kids either, but some cities have so much to offer for families that it can be a great experience. For us, London is the best city we ever been to with kids.

  15. All great suggestions! We are going to Bali with kids next year and I can’t wait.

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      Enjoy it, Leona! We were in Bali several years ago, before it was so popular, and we loved it! Bali is a great place for families with a good mix of beach time, local culture, and nice places to see.

  16. I’m almost 50 years old and I want to go visit Rovaniemi, Finland and see where Santa lives and works! My children are all older now – my youngest is 12 years old, but what an incredible holiday for any child that still believes in Santa.

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      I know how you feel, Nicole. I think I’m more eager to see the Santa’s House than the kids. 🙂 Here in Belgium Santa is not a big thing, we have Sinterklaas who comes on December 6, but I am originally from Lithuania where kids believe in Santa Claus and so there is this little girl inside me who would love to see where Santa lives.

  17. Some great suggestions. We are off to Bali next year so excited to see it made your list. I rather fancy Finland too – that sounds amazing.

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      I know what you mean with Finland, Elizabeth! What kid wouldn’t like to see Santa’s house, visit the reindeer farm, go snow sledding, or see Northern Lights… We’re adding it to our list too!

  18. Great places and great pictures! Lots of bucket list places! Our family’s favorite is Thailand!

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      Thailand is amazing for families indeed. We visited for New Year recently and the kids loved it!

  19. Great line-up of bloggers and destinations. As a South African, I’m glad to see Cape Town on the list too. I know my kids always love Cape Town. Internationally, they enjoyed London and Malaysia too.

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      Cape Town is our favourite city in the world. Can’t wait to visit again!

  20. Wow what a full list! I am looking forward to Bali and South Africa! ?????

  21. Love the shear breadth of destinations, you have an amazing collection here! the Cook Islands would be my top pick, can’t beat the sound of those lagoons!

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      Yes, it looks like a wonderful vacation destination for families, Danni! If you love beaches, you can’t go wrong with a place like that!

  22. There are some great suggestions here Jurga, and it was nice to be featured – thanks for asking! Half of these spots are on our bucket lists but the other half we’d not considered until now – great post!
    (PS. your boys are obviously not triplets! Twins maybe?)

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      Thanks for taking part, Alex! This post hasn’t done any favours to our already very long places-to-go list either. I still don’t know where to next year – so many great destinations. And no, the boys are not triplets, although people often ask us if they are. The younger ones are twins, 2 years younger than their brother.

  23. Lots of great family vacation ideas! I’ve really been meaning to take my parents to Alabama for a while and this post just reaffirmed what a family-friendly destination it is 🙂

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      Maybe this post is the last ‘push’ you needed to finally book the trip, Anne. Go for it!

  24. I love seeing all the different ways that people enjoy traveling as a family. It’s amazing to see what a great variety of adventures there are for those who are thinking of travel!

    Thanks so much for including us, we love your blog and look forward to following closely.

    1. Author

      I’m really glad to get to know you guys a bit better too, Kevin. Thanks a lot for participating!

  25. Awesome article and some places I would have never considered visiting with a family! Sharing this with some of my wanderlust friends with kids 🙂

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      Thanks for taking the time to leave the comment, Marita. And yes, please share it with your traveling friends, there is plenty of inspiration in here for everyone!

  26. I don’t have children yet, but I find it so inspirational that people are brave enough to take their children to such wonderful destinations. I hope I’m one of them one day.

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      Once you get the ‘travel bug’, there is no way you can stop after you have kids. You just have to adapt your travel style a bit, but as for destinations, you can travel pretty much anywhere with kids.

  27. Ooh they all sound amazing!! So many places to add to my bucket list.

    I used to go to Switzerland a lot when I was younger (with my parents) as well as Austria – originally the reason why I studied German!

    1. Author

      We love Switzerland too. But if we keep on going back again and again, we have less and less time left for other destinations. 😉 It’s a tough choice every time between going back to the familiar place or discovering something new.
      Oh, and we are also planning a trip to Austria with kids. I’m sure it will be great!

  28. I love this list. It is so great to learn about family travel bloggers’ favorite travel destinations. I added quite a few places to our vacation wishlist. Thanks!

    1. Author

      Thank you for your contribution to this post, Scarlet.

  29. Thank you! This is a great post that I will pin and reference for future family travels and by none other than all my favorite family travel bloggers. And if I wasn’t already following a few of these bloggers, I am now!

    1. Author

      Great, Mara, thank you! Glad to hear you found some travel inspiration and maybe discovered a couple of new travel bloggers to follow.

  30. So many great ideas for family holidays here – I’m taking notes! Thanks for including me in this post Jurga, it was fun to write about our family favourites in Hamilton 🙂

    1. Author

      I feel the same, Nadine. So much inspiration, it will take us years to visit all these places! Thanks for your contribution!

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