The Best Family Getaways
Every family needs some time out once in a while. In our family, we save up as much as we can all year so that we can take one big vacation together. It helps us re-charge our batteries and bond as a family, and gets us ready for the year ahead. It can be difficult to know where to head to, so I’ve done plenty of reading up on the best spots in the world to travel to as a family. These are some of my top choices:
One of my favorite cities in the world is all the way at the bottom of Africa. Cape Town has so much to offer families, from safaris in the nearby national parks to amazing views from Table Mountain- you can easily fill weeks on end with exciting adventures. Travel there in the American winter for some African summer sun, and soak up the area’s rich culture and fascinating history.
If you’re travelling to Italy, don’t forget to visit Florence. While Rome might have some spectacular ruins, Florence is the place to go for delicious gelato and exciting exhibits. Take your kids to the Palazzo Vecchio, the palace of the Medicis, where they can take part in fresco painting and see the history of the city come to life.
Paris is one of the world’s most beautiful cities, and it’s not just for romantic honeymoons. Our kids loved seeing the Eiffel Tower, checking out the ridiculous extravagance of Versailles and posing with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre. The highlight had to be the chocolate croissants- you won’t find baked goods that good this side of the Atlantic.
Believe it or not, one of the best family vacation destinations is right in our own backyards. If you’re looking for a relaxing, fun-filled getaway, look no further than Florida. From the aquatic displays at Sea World in Miami to the dizzy rollercoaster heights of Orlando, you can never go wrong by travelling down south for your vacation.