As exciting as it can be, traveling as a family can also be a challenge. Making sure the kids, parents, and grandparents, are relaxed and enjoying themselves can turn your Christmas vacation into more work than fun. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up 7 holiday destinations suitable for the entire family:
If you’re travelling with lots of family in tow, head somewhere with plenty of travel options. Taipei city is full of urban wonders like Taipei 101 or the picturesque National Palace Museum. Outdoorsy family are sure to enjoy a trip to Taroko Gorge, where they can hike through nature trails or trek through towering marbles mountains Or meet somewhere in the middle with a short day trip from Taipei to Northern Taiwan, where you can see bizarre rock formations, sip high mountain tea, and light a sky lantern.
Looking to get away from all the typical holiday buzz? Head to Thailand; the weather is warm, the people are friendly, and the prices are cheap. Enjoy your Christmas shopping aboard a paddle board as you wade through their famous floating markets. And if you have the time, be sure to visit the famous Elephant Sanctuary, where you can feed and interact with these majestic creatures.
Japan has steadily grown as a family Christmas vacation destination, so take advantage of the kids’ holiday break to explore some of its top attractions. Everyone in the family will appreciate a visit to Mt. Fuji, with its breathtaking natural beauty, as well as the ancient temples of Kyoto. Bring the kids to Universal Studios Japan’s Wonder Christmas to experience a holiday like no other. Check out our guide to the holiday event, and purchase your tickets ahead with KKday!
Winter in Korea is an enchanting sight to see, whether you’re hitting up Seoul City or scenic outdoor sights, like Nami Island and the Garden of Morning Calm. Korea is also one of the *coolest* places to ski. This Christmas, adventure to Korea and hit the slopes with the family. Learn how to ski at one of Korea’s top ski resorts, and enjoy a great afternoon of snowy fun.
Once the calendar flips to December, Hong Kong goes all out with its festivities. The family-friendly city is a great place to go for Christmas vacation, not just for the great shopping deals (READ: 10 Best Hong Kong Markets), but also for its fantastic food and city attractions. Kids are sure to enjoy seeing their favorite characters at Hong Kong Disneyland and Madame Tussauds
Vacationing with kids in tow means you’ll need to be extra energetic to keep them entertained. Luckily, Singapore’s amusement parks and attractions will do most of the work for you. Make a splash at Adventure Cove Waterpark, soar to great heights at Skyline Luge Sentosa, meet wild creatures at the River Safari , or do a little bit of everything at Universal Studios Singapore.
If your best family vacations are spent under the sun, escape to the Southern Hemisphere where it’s summer during Christmas. Trade ski lessons for surf lessons at Bondi Beach, or witness the incredible landscapes and wildlife of Blue Mountains National Park. Try to stick around until New Year’s Eve, where you’ll see the stunning fireworks show over Sydney Harbour.