8 best places to travel with kids

Preparing to travel with kids can be easier than you think.
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For jet-setters planning a family getaway, finding a destination that pleases everyone isn't always easy. We've done the work for you, with this comprehensive round-up of our favourite places to travel with kids. From Asia to Europe to the US - and everywhere in between - consider these locations before booking your next family holiday.


1. Paris

The food, the culture, the sights...Paris may have been wounded in 2015, but the City of Light is bouncing back. If you're exploring the city with children in tow, loads of family-friendly activities await you. As Time Out Paris highlights, the area has some fabulous kid-centered museums on offer including the Musée Grévin wax museum and the Natural History Museum. The French capital is home to Disneyland as well. Families can also pass the time by bicycling throughout the city or discovering the Eiffel Tower.

2. Singapore

Few destinations are as culturally rich as family-friendly Singapore. Between the jaw-dropping beaches of Sentosa, the beauty of the Botanic Garden, and nature walks through the rainforest at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, there's no shortage of activities to keep children engaged and entertained. The area's wildly popular Night Safari (a wild nocturnal zoo) makes for big fun as well. Singapore is also brimming with a wide variety of top-notch museums for all to enjoy, while Universal Studios is a must-visit.


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Universal Studios in Singapore is a must-visit with the family.Universal Studios in Singapore is a must-visit with the family.


3. Sri Lanka

Families with a love for wildlife and a penchant for adventure will feel right at home in Sri Lanka. Observing elephants in their natural habitat at the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a once-in-a-lifetime treat that should definitely top the itinerary. Hiking through the Sigiriya and Polonnaruwa Ruins also make for wonderful opportunities to soak up Sri Lanka's ancient architecture and vibrant history.

4. The Bahamas

White-sand beaches aren't the only thing attracting families to the Bahamas. The islands happen to be known for their high-end, kid-friendly resorts. The Atlantis Paradise Island Resort is certainly leading the charge here. The luxury hotel features water rides, decadent spas, and family yoga on the beach. To get an even more exclusive taste of the Bahamas, it's hard to go wrong with a Disney cruise. Mickey Mouse has his own private island called Castaway Cay.

5. Orlando

When it comes to family vacations, Orlando has certainly earned its position at the top of the list. While this Central Florida city is most well known for Disney World (which includes Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Epcot, and Animal Kingdom), it's also home to other amusement parks that are well worth visiting. Harry Potter fanatics can visit Hogwarts and Diagon Alley for themselves at Universal Studios, while lovers of marine life can experience aquatic fun at SeaWorld. Tampa Bay is about an hour west of the parks, just a stone's throw to dazzling Clearwater Beach.


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6. Thailand

For folks looking to experience Thai city life, crowded Bangkok isn't the only option. Enter Chiang Mai, a slow-paced alternative where kids can go zip-lining, ride elephants, and even take Thai cooking classes. For child-friendly beach resorts, Hua Hin is also a winner with its waterfalls, caves, and water sports. In other words, Thailand has a little something for everyone.


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Universal Studios Orlando is one of  Florida's top theme parks.Universal Studios Orlando is one of Florida's top theme parks.


7. Mexico

Mexico offers up family fun like nowhere else. Off the Baja coast, kids can spot gray whales splashing about from December or January into the spring. On the east coast, Puerto Vallorta lures in visitors with its calm, family-friendly shores. For parents looking to teach their little ones a bit of history, the archaeological sites of Tulum top the list. Here, families can explore ancient Mayan ruins or take a jaunt over to Tulum Bay. On the way, they may even spot a spider monkey or two.


8. Bhutan

Tucked away in the Himalayas is the remote country of Bhutan. Best known for its natural beauty and abundance of sacred temples and monasteries, this Asian locale is also packed with outdoor adventures. Bhutan's rushing waterways make for one-of-a-kind white-water rafting experiences. And its winding landscapes through native villages are the backdrop for bike trails like no other. In addition to exploring the great outdoors, families will find plenty of history and culture in Bhutan; from the famous 'Tiger's Nest' monastery to the National Museum of Bhutan.


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Bhutan is an unexpectedly great place for a family vacation.

Bhutan is an unexpectedly great place for a family vacation.


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