Note: This post originally appeared at Travelocity.com.
When Travelocity asked me to write about our top five kid-friendly cities in Europe, I thought about everywhere on the continent that we’ve traveled the past 10 years – 70+ cities in 20 countries – and made a short list. My top two, Paris and London, seemed too easy to include – they’re large cities with parks, playgrounds, easy transportation, and almost unlimited things to do. Plus they’re the top two European destinations for American travelers every year.
So I’m leaving London and Paris off my list and concentrating on five lesser-traveled cities that are incredibly family-friendly. Read this post, then click through to Travelocity and book a trip! March is a great time to be thinking about summer travel.
In no particular order, our five favorite kid-friendly European destinations:
Winter in Budapest can be charming, with Christmas markets and ice skating, but I far prefer to visit in spring and summer. We typically combine indoor activities like cooking classes and market visits with picnics in Városliget Park and trips to the zoo, and it’s always fun to spend time at Castle Hill and Fisherman’s Bastion on the Buda side (take the Funicular up and down). If you want to get out of town for half a day, the artsy historic town of Szentendre is only 45 minutes away.
A highlight for us our last visit was taking a speedboat on the Danube past the Hungarian Parliament Building and other major sites at sunset. If speedboats are a little too crazy for you, there are numerous slow boat options for daytime, sunset and dinner cruises.
Don’t Miss: We always purchase chimney cakes (dough wrapped around a metal cylinder, baked and rolled in cinnamon sugar) as snacks in between lunch and dinner. You can get them at stands everywhere, especially in the pedestrian areas, as well as from bakeries throughout the city. So, so good!
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