FAMILY FRIENDLY VACATIONS
2. Paris, France
The City of Lights shines bright for kids of all ages. Living up to every pre-trip fantasy, Paris has a constellation of starring sights from the atmospheric Notre Dame to the elegant Eiffel Tower to thrilling Parc Asterix, DisneyLand Paris and the wonders of the Louvre. Prepare to be dazzled.
3. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Playa del Carmen, on the Mexican Caribbean, is home to sandy beaches, Mayan archaeological sites and child-centered theme parks. Kids and adults enjoy clambering through Discovery Jungle Park's authentic rope bridges and exploring Xcaret's underground rivers, butterfly pavilion and aquarium.
4. Canary Islands, Spain
With their sandy beaches and appealingly priced family resorts, the Canaries are an inviting option for families. Tenerife offers a slew of fun attractions: Visit Europe's largest Aqua Park, Siam Park; meet the continent's largest parrot collection at Loro Parque. Hop on glass-bottomed boats to admire the islands' marine life.
5. Dublin, Ireland
Friendly, frenetic Dublin is a perfect destination for the family. Ride the Viking Splash Tour, visit Dublin Zoo, feed ducks in Stephen's Green, picnic in Phoenix Park and visit the Ark, a children's cultural center in Temple Bar. After tiring the kids out, relax with a well-earned Guinness in the evening.