The school year is winding down, and soon summer will be upon us. With your kids on break, it’s the perfect time to pack up and head to an exotic locale. Here are a few family-friendly destinations to check out for your next big trip:
Between the hot springs, glaciers, and views of the northern lights, it’s no wonder that Iceland is one of today’s most popular vacation spots. Stroll through the lovely Reykjavik, take a dip in the world-famous Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa (or, if you want to avoid the crowds, the lesser-known Grotta Hot Pool), explore an ice cave. Game of Thrones fans can even tour the spots where the show was filmed.
Nassau Paradise Island, Bahamas
Gorgeous powdery beaches, endless shops, and distinctive island culture await guests in the aptly-named Nassau Paradise Island. Families can swim with dolphins, brave the waterslides at Atlantis, snorkel, and explore the zoo while adults can enjoy a wide array of lounges and casinos.
This often-overlooked European city is an ideal spot for a family due to its large number of English-speaking inhabitants, rich history, and proximal beaches. Your kids will love exploring the city’s numerous castles and riding the scenic Tram 28, and the whole family will enjoy the Lisbon Oceanarium, the National Museum of Ancient Art, and the National Tile Museum.
Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Family vacation and a biology lesson all in one! Well-known for its large number of endemic species and studied intensively by Charles Darwin, this location can be explored by a cruise or by land. This is the perfect spot for snorkeling, sea kayaking, and surfing alike. Don’t forget to get your picture taken with one of the islands’ famous giant tortoises.