The 5 Best European Cities for Family Getaways in 2017

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Planning a trip with your family this year? Europe offers plenty of attractions to travel with your kids like zoos, water parks, beaches, galleries and museums. Below you can find the best European cities that will satisfy your itchy feet for 2017.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is one of the best cities in Europe that offers a diverse mix of family-friendly activities. The city is home to some of the best food in the Netherlands. You and your children will be able to taste excellent food. Try to escape the hustle and bustle by going to the Vondelpark. It is sure to impress as you can find a playground, a paddling pool and even a rose garden. It is also home to a selection of restaurants and cafés, which adds to the appeal for family getaways. Therefore, you will find no shortage of yummy places to eat.

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Cannes, France

Wherever you go in Cannes, you will always find a great place to travel with kids. There is no shortage of outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy in the city. Those include fishing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding, parasailing, canyoning, horse-riding and cycling. Round off your visit by seeing some of the best movies at the Cannes Film Festival. Children will love the water parks in Antibes, just a short trip away next to Cannes. Maybe you need a rental car for your visit, so you can pick up a car like a Porsche rental in Cannes at gpluxurycarhire.com.

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Reykjavik, Iceland

Whatever you choose to do on your family getaways, you are sure to find a huge range of activities in Reykjavik. Soak in a natural hot spring for a unique experience. If you are bringing your kiddos, this is a perfect place, you will be able to enjoy wonderful swimming pools. If you are travelling with children ages 18 and under, allot time for some museums and galleries in the city. For an adventure, family should climb the top of Mount Esja. On the other hand, if you want an incredible whale watching experience, watch the Northern Lights.

The lovely thermal waters of Iceland's understandably famous Blue Lagoon.  The geothermal power plant visible in the back supplies much of the power to Reykjavik, and of course the hot, rejuvinating waters of the Blue Lagoon itself.
The lovely thermal waters of Iceland’s understandably famous Blue Lagoon.
The geothermal power plant visible in the back supplies much of the power to Reykjavik, and of course the hot, rejuvinating waters of the Blue Lagoon itself.

Madrid, Spain

Madrid is a beautiful city that has so many family friendly activities we can’t name them all.  Experience Madrid’s amusement park, which features a handful of adrenaline rides, bumper cars, remote-controlled games and good parks to sit and relax. Additionally, there are plenty of activities for kids if you are heading in Madrid. Don’t miss out on the chance to explore the Zoo Aquarium de Madrid, where you can spot cool animals including giraffes, lions, zebras, flamingos, pandas and many more.

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Prague in the Czech Republic

Prague is where it’s at! There is much more to see and do like admiring historic sites, catching a show and enjoying great views. Your kids will enjoy the Black Light Theater, combining animation, mimes, dance, and illusions. On top of that, the city is loaded with free museums, free events and free attractions, Prague is not only a mesmerizing spot to visit as an adult but surprisingly very kid-friendly. There are some free sites for kids like Sports centre Na Františku, the Museum of Miniatures and the playground in Franciscan Garden. In the event you are looking for a special beach for families, head to the Proboštská Lakes, 22 km from Prague.

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