Traveling with kids is a challenge. You need to be prepared for anything, and that often includes weathering any type of terrain or environment. But there are some places in the world where you can relax and enjoy the sights without worrying about your kids getting bored or hungry. These thirteen places were chosen specifically because they have something for everyone—from breathtaking views to animal encounters!
The Galápagos Islands are a group of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, known for their wildlife. The islands are famous for their unique wildlife and scenery. The species that live on the islands have evolved over time to survive without any natural predators to fear. The Galápagos Islands house many unique species of animals, birds, and plants that cannot be found anywhere else in the world!
The Galápagos archipelago consists of 13 major islands (4 inhabited), 6 smaller islands, and numerous rocks and islets making up an area covering approximately 1,000 km2 (390 sq mi).
The Grand Canyon, Arizona
If you’re looking for a gorgeous place to visit with your kids, look no further than the Grand Canyon. Located in northern Arizona, this natural wonder is 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide and attains a depth of more than 1 mile (1.6 km). Beginning at an elevation of 7,200 feet above sea level, it has some of the most scenic views in all of North America. The best part? A trip to the canyon doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated; there are plenty of opportunities available that won’t break your budget—or leave you feeling exhausted when it comes time to pack up your bags and head home.
Whitehaven Beach, Queensland, Australia
Whitehaven Beach is a stunning, white-sand beach located in northeast Australia. The beach is protected by a coral reef that makes it safe to swim and snorkel, making it popular with tourists. In fact, Whitehaven Beach was voted the number one place to visit in Queensland by Lonely Planet readers in 2016.
Some travelers have reported difficulty accessing the beach due to its remote location but the journey is well worth it once you arrive at this beautiful destination full of marine life and natural beauty!
Fiji is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. It has more than 300 islands! Fiji is a popular tourist destination because of its beautiful beaches, friendly people and delicious food.
If you’re looking for somewhere to visit before your kids grow up, Fiji is a good choice!
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming/Montana/Idaho
Yellowstone National Park is the first national park in the United States, and it’s home to some incredible wildlife. The park itself is located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, but there are other areas that make up this massive national treasure. The park is popular with tourists from all over the world who want to explore its natural beauty and see for themselves what it has to offer. It was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978 because of its importance as a natural wonder.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the Gulf of Salerno in the Campania region of Southern Italy. It’s popular among tourists for its towns, villages and beaches, including those at Ravello and Positano.
If you’re looking for a place where your family can explore nature without leaving behind a ton of modern amenities (and no mosquitoes), then Ireland may be for you. The Emerald Isle has everything from rolling hills to lush forests and gorgeous lakes—and it’s home to some pretty magical castles too!
Denali National Park, Alaska
If you’re looking for a place to take your kids that is both breathtaking and educational, then Denali National Park is the perfect choice. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in Alaska and covers 6 million acres of land, making it the largest national park in the United States. The park can be accessed by train or car and offers many beautiful hiking trails along with opportunities for wildlife viewing. One of its most popular attractions is Mt. McKinley (also known as Denali), which at 20,320 feet high is North America’s highest peak and one of its most sacred sites for Native Americans who live nearby.*
South Island, New Zealand
New Zealand is an island country in the southwest Pacific Ocean. The South Island is the largest of New Zealand’s two main islands, and it’s home to the country’s capital city, Wellington. It has stunning scenery and a temperate climate.
Kruger National Park, South Africa
Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and one of the oldest in the world, having first been proclaimed a game reserve over 100 years ago.
It’s home to many species of wildlife including lions, elephants, rhinos and leopards. The park is also famous for its birdlife with over 700 different species being recorded in Kruger.
Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Argentina
The largest waterfall system in the world, Iguazu Falls is located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. It consists of 275 waterfalls and 2 miles (3 kilometers) wide, making it one of the largest natural wonders in the world. The total height of Iguazu Falls is about 82 feet or 25 meters—making it both a great place for sightseeing as well as a fun spot for kayaking!
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments in the world. The complex was built by King Suryavarman II in 11th century Cambodia and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1992. It is known for its huge size and intricate carving, which makes it one of the most important cultural sites on earth.
Angkor Wat is composed of five temples that surround a central tower called Prasat Sampeau (“Linga”). This central tower symbolizes Mount Meru, or heaven, where all deities reside according to Hindu mythology.
The walls are covered with intricate carvings depicting scenes from Hindu scriptures such as Ramayana and Mahabharata; there are also sculptures of Buddhist devatas (spirits) along with naga serpents carved into them. These sculptures give insight into how many faiths were practiced during this time period at Angkor Wat.
The Taj Mahal, India
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built in the 17th century by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. It is one of the most famous buildings in the world, and its exquisite beauty has inspired countless poems and songs. The Taj Mahal is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and many people consider it one of the wonders of civilization. A visit to this architectural masterpiece will make you appreciate both artistry and history with your whole heart.
The Taj Mahal was built as a tomb for Mumtaz Mahal (meaning “Crown of The Palace”), who died while giving birth to their 14th child in 1631; she was also Shah Jahan’s favorite wife. Its construction took over 20 years, employing thousands of workers from all over India as well as Europe, who worked together under Persian architect Ustad Ahmad Lahori (who was himself born in Lahore).
the world is a beautiful place!
The world is a beautiful place. It’s full of amazing places and wonderful people, and it has so many incredible experiences to be had. There are also more than enough amazing things to do and places to visit, so you have no excuse not to plan some time off with your kids now.
So when can you start packing? Today! Now! There’s no time like the present for having fun together as a family if that’s something that matters in your life (it should). You don’t need an excuse or special occasion—just get out there and create some memories before they’re grown up or gone away from home forever!
It’s true that the world is a beautiful place. It has so many diverse cultures, rich history and incredible natural wonders. If you haven’t been to these places yet, you really have to go!