Top 10 Best Family Holiday Destinations In 2023

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Planning a family vacation can be both exciting and challenging. With so many destinations to choose from, it’s important to find a place that caters to everyone’s interests and offers a range of activities for all ages! So, we’ve done all the hard work for you and rounded up the top 10 best family holiday destinations in 2023.

Book any of these dream destinations and your kids will look forward to the school holidays on another level! It’s time to create cherished memories and experience an unforgettable holiday like no other. And guess what? lastminute.com has all the family holidays you could ever need!

So, pack your bags, buckle up, and get ready for an adventure-filled journey!

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Orlando, Florida, USA

Known as the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” Orlando offers a plethora of attractions for families. From Walt Disney World Resort to Universal Studios Orlando, there’s no shortage of thrilling rides, magical encounters, and unforgettable shows.

Dive into the world of wizards at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or explore marine life at SeaWorld Orlando. Orlando is a dream come true for kids and adults alike! You can find a whole variety of inclusive holidays or stay at an all-inclusive resort – so you get the best of everything.

Crazy golf here is well very crazy – something you have to see to believe! You’ll also find Gator World for those who love the snappy crocs!

It’s definitely up there as a family favourite holiday. Especially if you top it off with a trip to the beach in Orlando. They have amazing beaches with warm, blue water that you just can’t get enough of!

So, if anyone asks why Orlando is one of the best holiday destinations for families – this is why!

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Tokyo, Japan

We know this seems a bit unusual because it’s quite an exploration holiday – but it might be a winner for older kids! With its unique blend of tradition and modernity, Tokyo is a captivating destination for families. Visit the magical Tokyo Disneyland or Tokyo DisneySea for a dose of enchantment. What’s even MORE fun is the brand-new Super Nintendo Land! Channel your inner Mario and Luigi and have an absolute blast!

But thrilling adventures is not what’s all to this beautiful city. You can explore fascinating museums, such as the National Museum of Nature and Science or the Edo-Tokyo Museum. Or take in the tranquil surroundings and breathtaking views! If you visit during spring, you can witness the pink paradise known as cherry blossom season!

Don’t forget to wander through the bustling streets of Harajuku and indulge in delicious Japanese cuisine. Tokyo guarantees an immersive cultural experience for the whole family.

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is a vibrant city with a Mediterranean charm that offers something for everyone – plus it’s on our doorstep!

Explore the architectural marvels of Antoni Gaudí, like the awe-inspiring Sagrada Família and Park Güell. Relax on the sandy beaches of Barceloneta or take a stroll along Las Ramblas, a bustling pedestrian street filled with street performers and lively markets. With its rich history, delicious cuisine, and warm weather, Barcelona is an ideal family destination.

Maybe you can book a villa with a private pool? That way you can enjoy a slice of secluded heaven and enjoy the hustle of the enchanting city. You can find plenty of package holidays!

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Athens, Greece

Immerse your family in ancient history by visiting Athens, the birthplace of democracy. Explore the awe-inspiring Acropolis and its famous Parthenon, marvel at the artefacts in the Acropolis Museum, and walk through the ancient Agora.

Take a day trip to the beautiful coastal town of Cape Sounion to see the majestic Temple of Poseidon. Athens also offers family-friendly beaches and delicious Greek cuisine to indulge in. Experience the magic of Greece while creating lasting memories with your loved ones.

Not to mention you all can enjoy a splash-tastic day out at Waterfun Waterpark or Aquapolis Athens!

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Cancun, Mexico

Cancun, located on the stunning Caribbean coast of Mexico, is a popular family holiday destination known for its beautiful beaches and vibrant atmosphere!

Enjoy the crystal-clear turquoise waters, and go snorkelling or scuba diving to explore the colourful coral reefs. Not to mention you can take a day trip to the ancient Mayan ruins of Tulum, and soak in the culture and atmosphere of ancient times. If you’re looking for a unique experience, why not visit Xcaret Park? Where you can swim in underground rivers and witness cultural performances!

With Cancun’s warm hospitality, exciting water activities, and rich cultural heritage welcoming you, it certainly makes it an ideal destination for a family getaway.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai is a city of architectural wonders and extraordinary experiences. Most of all…it has a whole host of adventure activities and attractions for kids. Making it the perfect destination and top holiday for families to enjoy!

Visit the iconic Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, or explore the enchanting Dubai Miracle Garden with its stunning floral displays. Pop over to the Dubai Mall for everything you could ever need. From a GIANT aquarium packed with over 140 species of fish! Did you know it’s one of the largest aquariums in the world?

You can also enjoy indoor skiing at Ski Dubai, have a desert adventure with camel rides and dune bashing, or visit the famous Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Dubai’s extravagance and diverse attractions make it one of the best family holiday destinations.

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Costa del Sol, Spain

Costa del Sol, situated along the southern coast of Spain, offers a perfect combination of sun, sea, and family-friendly attractions.

Explore the sandy beaches, enjoy water sports such as jet skiing or paddleboarding. Or visit the Aquapark in Torremolinos for a day of thrilling water slides!! The kids will have the time of their lives and the adults can enjoy a dream holiday that’ll make the best memories.

Discover the charming coastal towns of Marbella and Nerja, or take a boat trip to spot dolphins in the Mediterranean Sea. Costa del Sol’s warm climate, picturesque landscapes, and an array of activities make it a fantastic destination for families.

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Zagorje, Croatia

Zagorje, located near Zagreb, is a picturesque region known for its rolling hills, charming castles, and thermal spas.

If you have little knights and medieval heroines, why not take them to visit the Trakošćan Castle? You’ll find a fairytale-like fortress surrounded by a beautiful park! It’s simply stunning as it is marvellous! Then head out and start exploring the ethno-village Kumrovec to learn about traditional rural life. There’s so much to learn about the culture.

For something more outdoorsy and adventurous, it’s time to venture outside! Why not hike to some beautiful and breathtaking views, or you could ride horseback and cycle along the countryside? If you’re in need of relaxation, retreat to one of the region’s thermal spas and experience the healing properties of the mineral-rich waters. Zagorje offers a peaceful and scenic retreat for families.

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Antalya, Turkey

Look no further than this stunning coastal city that is packed with family fun, lovely beaches and culture!

The older kids can enjoy zip wires, rafting, jeep tours and quad biking if they’re feeling adventurous and the younger kids can have fun with water features and theme parks!

Spend a day at The Land of Legends Theme Park where you’ll be transported to a world of fairy tales and adventure. With 55 amazing slides and attractions from zooming flumes, gondola rides and more – it’s the perfect family day out.

Have any dino lovers? Head to Dino Park and discover replicas of the giant animals hidden within pine forests. With lifelike sounds and movements, you’ll feel like you’ve turned back time to the Jurassic era. There’s also a 7D cinemawho knew that was a thing? And a planetarium! There’s so much to do here, it’s no wonder why it’s in the top 10 family destinations in 2023!

Whether you hop to all the theme parks and attractions, explore caves, zoom down zip wires, discover sand sculptures at Sandland or kick back and enjoy the sun, sea and sand.

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Paris, France

Paris, the epitome of romance and culture, also has much to offer for families. Explore the magical world of Disneyland Paris, where children can meet their favourite Disney characters and enjoy exciting rides and shows.

Visit the Jardin du Luxembourg for a relaxing picnic or take a boat ride on the Canal Saint-Martin. Don’t forget to indulge in delicious pastries and chocolate at local patisseries. Paris’s charm, iconic landmarks, and family-friendly activities make it a captivating destination for a memorable family holiday!

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Choosing the right family holiday is essential for creating lasting memories and shared experiences. Which is why lastminute.com is the perfect place to begin your search! It’s simple, easy and a steal – you can’t miss out on a last-minute deal! Whether you seek the magic of theme parks, cultural immersion, natural wonders, or outdoor adventures. Our top 10 family destinations in 2023 cater to all your family’s needs.

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