The man of the house wishes to relish some local beer, whiskey or wine and food; the woman of the house wishes for some great shopping and information about the palaces/ancient monuments of the place; both of them together wish for interesting entertainment for their kids. Now, that is how family holiday destinations are picked – something for everyone (but most people are partial towards the kids, of course!) So here is a list of places you could visit with your family –
- Entertainment Beyond Barriers in Dubai
This Emirate jewel surely shows immaculate hospitality towards its guests! You will be spoilt for choice with the countless hotels that cater to all budgets, and give you world-class service. When it comes to entertainment, Dubai remains the most superior – make sure you have time to explore the 65,000 marine species at the Palm, go skiing in the mall, take a rugged desert safari, get thrilled at Ferrari World, play around at the Wadi and so much more! If you are lucky, you may even get to watch an F1 race here! The Arabic food, Michellin Star restaurants and world’s best malls here already are globally recognized. So the laughter and light moments spent here will never be forgotten.
- A Treat For Everyone in Singapore
A clean and safe country is where you would imagine walking around in with your family. Well then, Singapore is your pick. Singapore’s streets are filled with great shopping options and its quays are lined with restaurants serving South-Asian cuisine as well as continental. Children will be thrilled to walk around the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. They will be on cloud 9 when you take them to the movie world of Universal Studios and the Singaporean landmark, Sentosa Island. Looks like everyone gets their share of joy here!
- Options Unlimited in Australia
From mountains to beaches, from national parks to deserts – Australia is one-of-a-kind! If you wish to treat your family wholeheartedly, OZ is the place to be. You will get to expose your kids to the exceptional Great Barrier Reef, kangaroos and unique species of birds at sanctuaries, water sports and snorkelling on the pristine beaches of South Wales, skiing on Mt. Hotham, and be a part of ranger clubs at theme parks in Queensland and other places… The number of activities and experiences in Australia are literally myriad. The ideal way to explore this blessed country would be driving around in a caravan! Now that’s a complete family holiday package, isn’t it?
- Adventure at its Best in Nambia, Africa
Africa is known for its national parks and animal kingdom, so most places on this continent make a great holiday deal. Yet, Nambia houses the famed Victoria Falls where you can unwrap the water world to your family – rafting, bunjee jumping, bridge swinging, kayaking and snorkelling in clear waters of the lake, and of course serenity in the air. Team this with another exciting experience of encountering the Big 5 on a wildlife safari to National parks and you have adrenaline rush served on a platter! This will be a different kind of holiday which will leave an imprint in your lives forever!
- A Comfortable Ride in America
There may not be historic palaces and monuments in USA, but there will definitely be top-class entertainment parks, umpteen stores for shopping, mouth-watering food, latest trends and friendly hospitality! Travel around Washington DC to meet the President (not literally), take a tour of the Hershey’s Chocolate factory, walk around the national parks and fly over the Grand Canyon, soak up the sun on the beaches of LA, and be amazed by the massive Golden Gate Bridge! If you wish to take up some adventure like cycling, hiking, surfing or golfing, you can pick it up anywhere in this country as people here are adventure lovers. America is known for its friendly nature and comfortable service, so whether it is Disneyland, New York, Universal Studios, one of the many amusement parks or simply some adventure, this country has it all!
- Bonding with cultures in Scotland
Scotland is not only about sightseeing around centuries-old castles and whiskey, but also a million to-die-for sights around the coast. If you like some adventure, do a road trip around this country and explore the lesser known spots like the Loch Ness and some deserted beaches. You and your family can also enjoy a lovely time among marine animals like seals, puffins and dolphins on ferries. Scottish people are known for strong bonds and brotherhood – they have many festivals like the Fringe Festival among others that bring the whole community together to celebrate. So if you are interested in experiencing the Scottish bagpipe culture, try making a trip around the time of a festival.
- Dancing with the Northern Lights in Finland
All children know about Santa Claus and his ride on a sleigh. Why not treat your family by taking them to Finland to visit our jovial white-beard grandpa and see some splendid sights! This may be a slightly expensive trip, but completely worth it. In the winter you may go say Hi to Santa Claus in his own village, walk around Snow Castle and explore the place with reindeers pulling your sleigh! If it is summer time, enjoy camping in the 30+ national parks and exploring habitat of Scandinavia. Also make it a point to see the magical Aurora borealis since you have travelled so far. The pictures your family see here will be a landmark of their entire lifetime. Happy Holidays!
Family holidays always take a turn you would have never imagined. Bonds, moments, inside jokes and unveiling deepest fears is what quality time with your blood relations give you. So, make it special for them, because you will all value it more than anything in this universe! And mind you, if you have already travelled to a country/city before, don’t hesitate to go back -you will definitely see it in a different light with this gang!