Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Best Travel Destinations For Children Around The World in 2017. Travel is one of the best things that parents can do with their children. Discovering new people and places sets children up for a lifelong learning adventure, but finding places to go with children can be challenging. Not all destinations are suitable for family vacations. Children do not always like to go to the same places their parents like to go, making finding age appropriate activities even more challenging. Education is usually at the top of the list for parents, but it does no good if the child doesn’t enjoy it. This list will help you to find global destinations that you and the whole family will enjoy.
List of Top 10 Best Travel Destinations For Children Around The World 2017
10. Colosseum and Roman Forum, Rome, Italy
The Colosseum and Roman Forum, Rome, Italy is listed as one of the best world heritage sites for children. The grand scale of the ruins is impressive, but when children hear tales of the gladiators battling lions it will make history come alive for them. Long before the Super Bowl, the Colosseum was home to sports events where competitors battled to the death and raced chariots in high-stakes races. The site offers kid friendly tours of the Colosseum that trace its history from the founding of Rome by Romulus and Remus 753 BC to the emergence of the modern Vatican City. A trip to the Colosseum will be unforgettable for the entire family.
9. Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada
If your child is a dinosaur fan, they will love a trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta, Canada. Make sure to bring your magnifying glass and hiking boots before you head out to one of the best dinosaur fossil sites in the world. Your child can look for Cretaceous species in the beautiful badlands of Alberta, Canada. Experts have found more than 35 species of dinosaurs in this park including reptiles, fish, mammals, amphibians, and plant life. Although visitors are not allowed to dig, there are always excavations taking place at the park and children can watch real paleontologists at work.
8. Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii
Hawaii is a land of beauty and mythology. It is also home to some of the world’s most active volcanoes. Children can learn about Pelé, the goddess of fire, lightning, volcanoes, and wind as they watch smoke rise from the caldera of the sleeping giant. Mother nature puts on an impressive show that the whole family will never forget. Not only that, they can learn about geology and the power that the planet has to offer. The park has everything from Ranger led educational hikes to interpretive centers, and many viewing platforms where you can watch active flows. The views from the park simply cannot be beat. Children will be fascinated with everything that this tropical rain forest has to offer.
7. Kerala, India
A trip to India can be too fast-paced for some families, but that doesn’t mean that you have to skip India altogether. Kerala is a more family-friendly, laid back part of India where life is much slower paced. This region still has all of the things India is famous for. They have elephants, palaces, castles, trains, beaches, jungles, and enough wildlife to keep any child entertained. The regional cuisine is less spicy than the rest of this area of the world and is often sweetened with coconut milk, making it more appealing to the young ones. It may be slower pace, but there are still lots of things to do in this lush area of the world.
Just because you have children doesn’t mean that you have to give up city life for a family vacation. Prague is a city of castles and fairytales. Prague is an excellent city for children. Prague has a number of kid friendly restaurants for families, including Vytopna, which has a miniature railroad running around it. Children can enjoy river cruises, children’s theater, puppet shows, and the Petrin observation tower where you can see the entire city. While you are in Prague, don’t forget to take them to the Hall of Mirrors and Prague Castle. Prague has many playgrounds designed especially for children including the Franciscan garden, and Charles bridge playground. Prague was made for children and families to enjoy.
Who can resist London? It has everything children of all ages could wish for. It has castles, Buckingham Palace, double-decker buses, and all of the thrills a fast-paced modern city has to offer. It has one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels, the London Eye, providing breathtaking views of one of the oldest cities in the world. Kids will enjoy the London Zoo, Big Ben, the famed London Bridge, Tower of London, Royal Air Force Museum, and a host of other museums designed just for children. Children can even discover famous film locations around the city for the Harry Potter movies. London is a place for kids who never want to grow up.
4. San Diego, California, USA
San Diego is home to some of the hottest family attractions the world. From the sandy beaches to the San Diego Zoo this is a city meant for children. Here you can also find Sea World and LEGOLAND featuring more than 50 rides for children of all ages. The city offers beaches and sunshine, making them the perfect escape for those who are from colder climates. It has the New Children’s Museum which has age-specific activities across a number of age groups. It has plenty of activities out in the natural world such as the Carlsbad Flower Fields, and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve.
3. Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, Caribbean
The Cayman Islands are where everybody becomes a kid again. In Grand Cayman you can ride a submarine, visit Stingray City on a glass bottom boat, go snorkeling, scuba diving, or just enjoy a day of sunshine on the beach. One of the most popular kids’ activities is the replica of the Jolly Roger where kids can walk the plank or even join in a sword fight. Grand Cayman also has plenty of casual restaurants that are kid friendly, but full of Caribbean fun. One of the most popular attractions is the Turtle Farm where children can experience turtles firsthand.
2. The Carnival of Barranquilla, Colombia
The Carnival of Barranquilla is one of the world’s most extravagant and eye-popping street festivals in the world. This festival offers a week of choreographed dance, music, feathers, swirling dancers, monkeys, jaguars, skeleton spirits, and enough glitter and face paint to delight any child for the rest of their lives. Food, floats, Carnival is one big festival for everyone. It is a place where the world comes together to help tell the tale of our shared humanity on the planet. Carnival gives children a sense of connection to many different peoples and cultures. The best part is that it is so much fun that they won’t even realize that they are learning something.
1. Orlando, Florida, USA
Orlando is a city that everyone should visit before they grow up. Of course, there is the famous nighttime fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom over Cinderella’s Castle at Disney World, but there is much more to Orlando than this famous attraction. Orlando’s Science Center Observatory will let your child see the stars like never before. You can zip line over the swamp canopy in Kissimmee, earn a driver’s license at LEGOLAND, and course wiggle your toes on one of Orlando’s world-famous beaches. This is only the short list of what you can do in Orlando, which is why it is considered one of the best kids’ locations for family vacations in the world 2017.
As you can see, these are the world’s top 10 best travel destinations for children 2017. Of course, there are many others that didn’t make the list, but these are the ones that have the most to offer families with children of any age. It is easy to find someplace to make lifetime memories with the family.