If you can’t imagine exploring the world without the kiddos in tow, these European cities have something to offer for every family. From stunning, whimsical architecture to beautiful parks and museums, they’re easily the most kid-friendly cities on the continent.
The stunning whimsy of Barcelona creates a picturesque city sure to inspire your child’s imagination. The architecture of Gaudí is straight out of a fairytale, creating an old world feel with tons of history and culture. It’s essentially one giant-sized playground.
Rome holds some of the world’s greatest and most unique architecture, from the expansive Coliseum to the towering columns of the Pantheon, there’s plenty to leave your children staring in awe. The city is also home to some of the most poignant moments in human history and contains priceless works of art. It also doesn’t hurt there’s gelato on nearly every corner.
The city is most famous for its red light district, but don’t let that deter you from bringing the kids. Amsterdam boasts a family-friendly atmosphere everywhere else in the city, with a bevvy of beautiful waterways and bike paths to explore. Spend the day boating around the city or stop in to the NEMO Science Museum to experience hands-on exhibits.
For children, what’s not to love about the country that gave them Harry Potter? England’s capital city offers plenty to do for families, from a trip to Buckingham Palace or exploring the art at the National Gallery. The lack of language barrier is a great way to help get kids used to traveling if they’re first-timers.
Santa Monica, California, has such an incredible array of restaurants and bars, it can be difficult to choose one. Rustic Canyon on Wilshire Boulevard makes it easy to decide; the restaurant manages to clearly set itself apart from the rest.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
One of the best ways to experience and learn more about a culture is by looking for and picking through the local markets. Depending on the destination, markets can be found in the out-of-the-way nooks and crannies of larger cities or can function as attractions on their own merit.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
One of the greatest sights in the world, the great pyramids of Giza, stands towering in the desert, the imposing stature dwarfing tourists for miles. Visitors to Giza might feel twangs of adventure and exploration, but guests should be warned climbing the pyramids is forbidden.