Having problems deciding what city you should take your family to for vacation? Worry not because in this post, we’ve put together a list of five beautiful cities for family vacation.

Planning a vacation for your family can be a headache – in fact, an expensive headache!

Choosing the perfect city to visit with your family is perhaps one of the most important elements of a successful family trip.

When planning a family trip outside your comfort zone, a headache should be the last thing to worry about. So, to help alleviate that stress, we have put together five beautiful cities for a family vacation you can try out this year.

Let’s get started:

1). Woodlands, Singapore

Sentosa Island
Sentosa Island, Singapore

When it comes to family vacation, Woodlands stands tall among other cities. This small city is actually jam-packed with great attraction centers and great food. Whether your family wants to experience a new culture or they simply want to try out different cuisines, the city of Woodlands in Singapore has got your family covered.

From futuristic Gardens at the Bay to the Universal Studios on the Sentosa Island to eating local cuisines, there are lots of things to keep your family entertained. In Singapore, it is very easy to get around due to the city’s efficient subway. The country’s lingua franca is English, so the problem of a language barrier won’t raise its ugly head.

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Woodlands is a choice destination for most tourists – don’t make the mistake of not visiting this unique city with your family. When you are in this city, we have a hot tip for you: Eat, eat, and eat! Don’t stop eating! Try out every local cuisine you come across.

2). Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland, Tokyo

Regardless of the size or age of your family, only a few travel destinations compare to Tokyo. The city is clean, safe, and has lots of unique activities to keep your kids entertained. Plus, there are lots of hiking activities, rafting, and so much more.

If your kids are interested in seeing the museum or public events centers, it is absolutely free for them. What about the city’s transportation system? It is absolutely unmatched.

Most of the cities in Japan are linked with rails so, your family will have the opportunity to visit other parts of Japan without paying much.Our hot tip when visiting Tokyo is that: be vigilant when you enter public buildings, taxis, and train. You’d see people pulling off their shoes. You may want to slip that footwear off too.

3). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Sunway Lagoon theme park Kuala Lumpur
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur

One of the vast and diverse places in Asia is Southeast Asia. If you want to explore nature during your family vacation, then pack your things to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Residents of this city speak English majorly. The city has a mix of different cultures – Chinese, Malay, and Indian, among others. It is a great place to learn new things and explore nature to the fullest….. And to eat!

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Looking for city life, museums, and parks? Kuala Lumpur has got your back. Are you interested in beautiful beaches? Langkawi and other lovely Island await. Craving adventure? The city’s rainforest boasts of tropical birds, orangutans, and other countless creatures. Is it history that you are interested in? The origins of Malacca and Penang are fascinating.

Hot Tips:

  • Travel with a jacket: The city is tropical. Most shopping centers and buildings are usually frigid.
  • The city is predominately a Muslim dominated place. It’s fine to wear a bikini on the beach, but maybe not in public places.

4). Colombo, Sri Lanka

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Sri Lanka

Despite its small size, the city of Colombo certainly packs lots of punch. This small island is one of the best places to visit during a family vacation. The city boasts of turquoise waters, palm-fringed beaches, as well as lovely coastal villages. Your family can also wander around the city’s charming historic town of Galle.

Colombo is arguably one of the best places to see wildlife. The city has over 100 protected leopards, sloth bears, and wild elephants, among others. To enjoy a more hands-on wildlife experience, your kids can play with baby turtles or bath an orphaned elephant.

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Other family activities to enjoy are water sports galore, canoeing, trekking, white-water rafting, and mountain biking. In short, there are tons of activities to keep any family size entertained.

Hot Tip:

  • The city usually experiences two monsoons – The Maha and the Yala. Ensure the monsoons don’t put you off.

5). Bangkok, Thailand

Street food stalls Bangkok
The Street Food Stalls in Bangkok are tempting

The city of Bangkok is one of our favorite picks to visit with your children. Residents of the northern part of Bangkok are always friendly with children. The city’s diversity is top-notch. Fun activities you will enjoy with your family include snorkeling in the ocean, trekking in the hills, chatting with monks, visiting temples, volunteering to work with elephants, and much more. In addition, there are lots of local cuisines to try out. Who doesn’t like good food?

You can connect other cities in Thailand via trains and bus ride. Their road network is also top-notch.

2019 could be a memorable year for you and your family if you visit any of these cities. You will certainly not go wrong trying out any of these cities and you’ll definitely get value for your money.

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