Destinations

Travel destinations for enjoying with your kids

Top attractions for holidays with kids, a complicated challenge for families with kids. Let’s see some destinations that are good for kids. If you have kids who play soccer, then a trip to the Women’s World Cup in France this summer will score you big points. The tournament, held every 4 years, is a celebration of international women’s soccer, offering a chance to see the top players in the world, but tickets are much easier to come by than ones for the men’s tournament. Plus, the tournament’s 52 games are being played in June when the weather is at its most beautiful in the nine different French host cities, including seaside Nice, charming Lyon and iconic Paris. Base yourself in the City of Lights to get some culture with your kicks. Make the most of your time by purchasing a ParisPass which gives you skip-the-line access to all the top museums in the city, including the Louvre, plus top sites like Notre Dame Cathedral. It also includes tickets for the hop-on/hop-off Big Bus, which is a lifesaver when little legs no longer want to explore the city streets.

Beaches, Turks and Caicos – It’s hard to beat Beaches Resorts for a family vacation. These all-inclusive resorts are designed from top to bottom to ensure that every member of the family has a spectacular time. Turks and Caicos is a jewel in the Beaches family crown with stunningly blue waters and a long coral reef with amazing aquatic life to take advantage of the only resorts where scuba diving is included.

The beaches of Naxos are some of the most kid-friendly in all of Greece. Most of the beaches are shallow and calm. The best beaches on the island (including the one pictured, Plaka Beach) are found on the island’s southwest coast and thus protected from the often intense winds (called the meltemi) that blow from the north in July and August. St Georgios Beach is another favorite of ours and is an easy walk from the charismatic main town of Hora where you’ll find the bulk of the island’s hotels and restaurants.

South Beach may be a playground for adults, but a few miles north lies paradise for the pint-sized. Acqualina is a sparkling, seaside beacon for families who want a low-key beach holiday with thoughtful programming for kids. Already known for its educational, marine biology-themed camp, the property is stepping up its aquatic offerings with a new activity (in partnership with EcoAdventures, a division of Miami Dade Parks) that explores sea turtles during the summer hatching season. Using sea turtle artifacts, shells, and a nest search along the shore, a naturalist expert will guide families through the life cycle to learn why the animals come to shore, what they eat, and how they spend their days. From $450 a night.

For our dutch readers : Vakantie met kinderen Atlantis, Paradise Island – Dit resort en eiland in de Bahama’s zijn voor veel, niet alleen de kinderen de fantasiestemming. Het Atlantis Resort biedt een onovertroffen waterpark met bijna een dozijn zwembaden, allerlei activiteiten, een kinderclub, strand en varen, en talloze kameropties op dit tropische eiland. Kijk ook eens naar de nabijgelegen, budgetvriendelijke Comfort Suites, die gratis toegang biedt tot Atlantis, zodat u de hele dag kunt wegglippen en naar de schone en eenvoudige kamer kunt gaan voor een fractie van de prijs.

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