5 of the Best Family Friendly Vacations in Europe
By Alan Grainger
There are two kinds of people in the world: those whose idea of a vacation is 2 weeks of uninterrupted sunbathing; and those who look for something a little more unique in their breaks. If you fit into this second bracket, and are looking for a family vacation with a difference, you should head to Europe.
With so much to do, see, and explore, vacationing here with your family is a great way to have a trip you’ll remember forever. Here, we look at 5 of the best family friendly vacations in Europe; perfect for those who love exploring, and those who love a little bit of relaxing:
- Italian Driving Holiday
Road trips don’t have to be for college kids. In fact, you can take your family on a driving holiday and we promise there won’t be any cries of ‘Are we there yet?!’.
The Amalfi Coast in Italy provides one of the most romantic and breathtaking backdrops to a driving holiday, and is the perfect vacation for thrill seekers. Widely considered to be the most scenic stretch of Italian coastline, cruising down these winding roads can make anyone feel like a superstar.
You can stop off at some of the most whimsical hotel locations ever, sample delicious local cuisine, and bathe in the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean. It is recommended that you drive this coastal route during the peak of tourist season to get the best vacation possible.
Villa in Spain
If you’re still looking for a week of complete relaxation but want to avoid the crowds, why not rent a villa in Spain?
Forgo the main tourist areas, and explore off the beaten track; while still unwinding by the pool and spending time as a family. A villa break acts as a great base to explore from, and gives you the freedom and isolation you don’t get in a hotel.
Just be sure to rent a car, and explore some of the hidden areas Spain or the Spanish islands have to offer.
Camping in the Lake District
England has some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, and makes for a family friendly vacation spot with a twist. If you love being ‘at one’ with nature, and have a real adventurous spirit, you should consider a camping holiday in the Lake District.
This vacation will provide you with some real, quality ‘family time’; away from all the distractions of modern life. Rent some bicycles and go exploring; go fishing; and eat around the campfire.
There are a plethora of stunning locations to choose from, and so much to do in the Lake District; it’s no wonder it’s one of the most popular destinations for people all around the world. You should also look into hiring a car and exploring the surrounding area too!
Children of all ages love theme parks; and children of all ages love the magical world of Disney. So why not hop across the pond, and take your family to Euro Disney?
Situated in the romantic city of Paris; Euro Disney is a mini version of the Florida theme park but offers much the same experience. Your little ones can enjoy collecting signatures from their favourite characters, watch the spectacular shows, and ride some of the great rollercoaster’s.
While over in France, be sure to head to all the sights such as the Eiffel Tower for a once-in-a-lifetime tourist experience.
Skiing in Austria
If active vacations are more your thing, why not consider going skiing in Austria? This kind of trip is ideal for families that want action and adventure; and not lounging around on the beach.
Whether you know how to ski or want to learn together, this is a great family-friendly vacation with a difference. There are a whole host of locations and slopes, suitable for all ability levels, and there is plenty to do when the skiing is over.
Europe is home to some wonderful locations for family friendly vacations. If you’re looking for a trip with a difference, why not give it a try? You might be surprised at what you discover.
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