• DONNA MCGOUGAN

TOP 5 EUROPEAN CITIES FOR FAMILIES

Updated: Aug 3, 2019



Travel is a great way to expose your children to new food and new cultures. It lets them see that even though we may speak a different language or wear different types of clothing, we’re all basically the same.


If you’re ready to take an international trip with your family but aren’t sure where to go – have a look at my list of Top 5 European Cities to Visit with your Kids. Each city has a great transit system or is very walkable so exploring them is easy with kids of all ages.


London, England

The Tower of London, London Bridge, and the changing of the Guards at the Royal Palace – so much history that comes to life in London. There’s also plenty of green spaces for your little ones to run around in and explore. And the tweens and teens in your family will be sure to find a theatre production or sporting event to enjoy.


Rome, Italy

Kid friendly food and awe inspiring history come together in Rome. Visit the Colosseum to see where gladiators fought lions or spend some time exploring the Vatican’s vast artwork – with a stop to enjoy the magnificent ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. And who wouldn’t want to spend a trip researching the best gelato in Rome?


Barcelona, Spain

With a mountain top amusement park, year round sunny & mild temperatures and a fabulous stretch of beach – Barcelona is the perfect Mediterranean city for families. The central area of the city is walkable and stroller friendly and there are plenty of apartments for rent in the city and along the coast. The Magic Fountain of Montjuic is an enchanting display of music, water and lights and the sports fans in your family will want to experience a Barcelona FC match while you’re there.


Dubrovnik, Croatia

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Dubrovnik is the perfect European city for a family that likes history and being active. Spend one day kayaking in the Adriatic Sea, another climbing the city’s famous walls. Explore the Old Town’s restaurants and shops ending the day at a Buza Bar to enjoy a cliffside beverage.


Geneva, Switzerland

Located along beautiful Lac Leman and surrounded by the French and Swiss Alps, Geneva has beautiful views wherever you look. There’s no shortage of history to discover in this city and an abundance of day trips to surrounding quaint villages. Go for a ride on a solar powered train or take a ferry to visit the medieval village of Yvoire, where they don’t allow vehicles.


So which city will your family visit first?



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