Living in Singapore, you’re smack in the middle of some beautiful places to visit around Asia and beyond. We’ve got a list of the tried-and-tested cities to visit with kids. Because we want to make your life easier… and give you some travel inspo!
1. Hong Kong
A short four-hour flight away, Hong Kong is great to take the kiddos if you’ve got a few days. Getting around is easy by train, bus or taxi, but the best bit for kids is of course Hong Kong Disneyland. Older kids will enjoy the thrill rides at Ocean Park instead. If the weather is nice, it’s beautiful to hike around The Peak, the highest point in Hong Kong, where you’ll enjoy gorgeous views of the cityscape. Check out our sister site, Honeycombers Hong Kong for more fun things to do in the city.
2. Athens, Greece
Athens is a little bit further out, but a great spot to take your culture vulture tweens and teens to explore. There’s loads of history to take in, such as climbing the Acropolis and the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus. The street food is delicious (we’re drooling over those souvlakis!), and the wine is cheap. What’s not to love?
3. San Francisco, USA
The perfect city break with the kids, albeit 15 hours away, is San Francisco. Prepare yourself for the long journey, but we promise it’ll be worth it. The little ones will enjoy traipsing the hills of SF on the trams and checking out the sea lions at Pier 39. There’s plenty for tweens and teens to check out, too: Alcatraz and lunch at the Ferry Building.
4. Sydney, Australia
For a more laid-back cosmopolitan experience, Sydney is a great one for the family. Tiny tots will enjoy Taronga Zoo and, while you’re there, adventurous teens will get a kick out of the Wild Ropes aerial assault. The famous Manly Ferry offers a gorgeous view of Sydney Harbour, and once you reach Manly there’s loads of beach fun to be had. End the day with a walk at Circular Quay and snap some stunning photos. After all, this trip is sure to be a memorable one!
5. London, UK
London is a great launchpad for anywhere else in Europe. Bring the munchkins along and head to any of the museums (the Natural History Museum is sure to be a hit). Wander around Covent Garden and catch the street performers or the London Transport Museum if you’ve got a train enthusiast, or head to Buckingham Palace early to watch the Changing of the Guards. There’s plenty to do with the kiddos, and once you’ve got the hang of the Tube and the bus system, it’ll be a breeze.
6. Danang & Hoi An, Vietnam
With flights from JetStar and SIlkAir, Danang is easy to get to from our little red dot. The food is fabulous, the beaches are incredible and the shopping (especially bespoke tailoring) is super cheap. A beach resort is a bit pricier, but totally worth the money for the enjoyment the kids will have.
7. Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi is less than a two-hour flight away from Singapore, making it one of the easiest places to take the kids. You’ll be enticed by the powdery white sand and clean blue sea at all its 11 beaches (watch out for seasonal jellyfish!). Had enough of being a beach bum? There are some great adventure parks in the city for snorkelling, jetski island-hopping and cable cars.
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