When we started traveling with Lucas, he was 11 weeks old. At the time, finding kid-friendly activities was (obviously) not a priority. To ease back into traveling, we headed to Barbados figuring a Caribbean island would be simpler than running around and doing tons of sightseeing. It turned out that we did find quite a bit to do during the trip. We rented a car and drove all over the island even checking out the loud and busy Friday night Oistins Fish Fry.
Since then Lucas has been on quite a few trips. Here is a recap of his first 2 years of traveling. We’ve been on 3 trips to Europe since Lucas has turned 2 including our current trip to Milan & Malta.
When selecting places to visit, Lucas’ interests don’t really play a major role. At this point, Lucas loves flying on the airplane and is happy to get to run around. We’ll try to visit parks and kid-friendly museums when possible too while traveling. (McDonald’s is also a special treat where Lucas knows he is getting a toy & possibly a little play time.)
Budget Travel came up with a list of 10 Most Family Friendly Cities in Europe.
Here is the list:
- Halkidiki, Greece
From Budget Travel’s list of 10 cities, I’ve been to 8 of them but only 1 was with Lucas. Back in September, Kim, Lucas and I went to Germany. We first visited Berlin before heading to Munich for the main event. While there, Lucas had a great time but we didn’t really have time to go into Munich itself. We spent pretty much, all of our time at the Oktoberfest grounds.
When it comes to kid-friendly places (not just including Europe), Bali and Japan have got to be at the top. The people were so friendly towards Lucas and some even gave him little toys!
If you’ve had the chance to experience any of BT’s Top 10 Family Friendly Cities in Europe, let us know if you really did find them to be… family friendly. If you have any other suggestions of places that are family friendly, please share that too!
Find out about each of Budget Travel’s 10 family friendly cities in Europe here.