Post-pandemic Travel: 5 Best Places to See With Your Family
For many of us, the most challenging part of the COVID-19 pandemic has been apart from our loved ones. Some people have been locked away from their families for fear of infection; others cannot make it back because flights are too expensive or dangerous. Hence, many look forward to a time when they can travel freely again.
The good news is that as COVID-19 restrictions loosen in many places around the world, you will be able to finally get out there and see some of the best places with your family.
Below are five family vacation spots you should consider when the pandemic is finally over. Each offers something different, but all promise an experience that your family won’t forget.
A trip to Paris is an experience that will take your breath away. The iconic Eiffel Tower, fantastic art at the Louvre, and plenty of shops along the Champs Elysees are just a few reasons why a visit to Paris will make you feel like you’ve been whisked away from the lonely post-pandemic world.
Your kids will undoubtedly love seeing some of their favorite monuments, such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Sacre Coeur Basilica. Then, bring them down for shopping on Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, or indulge in some fine dining with a stroll down Avenue Montaigne for one last glimpse of luxury before heading back home.
Best of all, there are fun places for couples to travel, which means this is a perfect getaway for parents and children alike. Sample some of the best wines France has to offer while taking in views of vineyards during sunset at the prestigious Laguiole winery, then head over to Pont du Gard to witness Roman architecture up close.
The capital of Iceland, Reykjavik, is well-known for its incredible natural beauty. Start your day by waking up in the natural light in one of the city’s small, eco-friendly houses. Then get out and explore with a visit to Hallgrimskirkja Church, an architectural wonder in the heart of town.
Take a stroll through Tjörnin Pond (the city’s center) before heading to Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center on an afternoon outing. For dinner, try Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur – also known as The Hot Dog – and then take in some Icelandic culture at the National Theater or Hljómskálagarðurinn í Gróttu or play any number of board games while enjoying some live music at Mikkeller & Friends bar.
Your whole family will love all that Reykjavik has to offer! So, add this place to your bucket list and start saving for tickets now. It’s not going to be cheap, but you can be sure it will be worth every penny!
Are your kids Percy-Jackson-obsessed? If so, they’ll surely love the Greek islands! Start in Athens and explore well-known tourist attractions, including the Temple of Athena, Parthenon, and Acropolis.
Then head south to Mykonos for more beaches and nightlife before stopping off at Santorini for a boat tour of the caldera. For ancient history buffs, Crete is also a must-see with its Minoan palace at Knossos (made famous by Arthur Evans).
Many ruins exist, such as the Temple of Poseidon, the Olympian Zeus, and the Theatre of Epidaurus. And don’t forget about Delphi, where your children can listen to the prophecies of the Oracle.
Suppose you have any energy left after visiting all these sites. In that case, there’s even more waiting for you on mainland Greece—the island of Lesbos is only two hours away from Athens by ferry or plane. Moreover, it is home to spectacular archaeological sites like Methymna and Cythera.
Ever want a taste of paradise? You’ll find it in the Maldives. The nation has been consistently ranked as one of the top 10 most desired vacation destinations, with good reason. It’s surrounded by palm trees, coral reefs, and crystal clear water.
You can explore these fantastic underwater worlds on day trips from your hotel or spend an entire week lounging on the sand for some much-needed R&R. Your family will love waking up each morning to sip their tropical drinks and enjoy the sunset at dinner time.
Singapore is considered one of the safest countries in the world. It’s a great place for families, with many options for outdoor activities and excellent food. Your kids will love visiting Universal Studios Singapore or getting their picture taken with characters from beloved children’s stories at the KidZania Kids City.
The iconic Merlion statue near the Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay Park make it an unforgettable experience, especially when you view them from atop an iconic skyscraper-like The View@Marina Bay Sands or One Fullerton Building.
The pandemic has undoubtedly taken a toll on all of us. It has stopped us in our tracks, made us forget what it was like to be carefree, and even brought out the worst in some people. Now that we have emerged from this dark time, we’re reminded that life is precious and shouldn’t be taken for granted. It’s time to go outside with your family and enjoy nature’s beauty. Take your kids camping or visit one of these five best places to see with your family.