There are so many lovely places to visit in the world that it can get overwhelming and be difficult to know where to go next. This is why a bucket list is so important: it can become your guide when you’re trying to figure out your next holiday destination.
We have plenty of destination guides in our family travel section, but if you want a little more inspiration, here are some bucket list family vacation destinations that you might want to consider when taking your family away.
We honestly don’t know why people with an Irish passport would ever choose to holiday away from the country of Ireland, as it’s simply magical. Your kids will love the country for its castles, especially if they’re a fan of knights, princesses, and mythical tales of dragons. and there are many to explore. You will love the breathtaking scenic views, which include waterfalls, mountain ranges, forests, and the incredible Irish coastline. And there are legendary landmarks that are rich in history and Irish folklore, including the mysterious Giant’s Causeway which, as the name suggests, was once home to a giant (allegedly).
If you’re planning on winter travel, then Lapland is certainly recommended, especially around Christmas time. After all, this is the home of Santa Claus, so your kids won’t have to stay up all night on Christmas Eve if they want to catch a glimpse of the rotund fellow! No worries if you can’t travel during the festive period, as Santa’s village is open all year round for people to explore. Then there are the fabulous Northern Lights to stand in awe at, the opportunities to take sleigh rides with reindeers, and the chance to visit Lapland’s magical frozen waterfalls.
The number one attraction for your kids will be Disneyland Paris, and if you’re a fan of all things Disney, we’re sure you’ll be keen to visit here too. But there is so much more to do besides, including a climb up the Eiffel Tower, a stroll around the historical gardens of the Palace of Versailles, and for those who are daring, an exploration of the city’s spooky catacombs. The summer festivals in Paris are always a highlight, including the firework extravaganza on Bastille Day. And then, of course, there’s the famous French food to try. You haven’t lived until you have eaten a snail, and you might want to make room for a crepe, croissant, and one of the cities diverse range of cheeses.
To be honest, most cities in Australia are a highlight, but you get to relax on beautiful Bondi Beach if you visit here, and you can visit the famed Sydney Opera House. There are loads of fabulous family attractions, including Taronga Zoo for an up-close and personal look at kangaroos and koalas, and Sydney Olympic Park where your kids can fly on a trapeze. And there’s the iconic Luna Park, a 1930’s amusement park which has both old-fashioned and modern rides that will please the whole family.
Tennessee’s iconic capital city is a popular tourist destination year-round – for adventurers of all ages. This is due to the simple fact that there are plenty of fun things to do in Nashville, whether that means you challenge yourselves to tackle the high-ropes course at the Adventure Works Zipline Forest or step back into history with one of Nashvilles’ iconic carriage rides. Blending history, culture, and adventure with excellent music – there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in Nashville. Nashville is also home to a wide range of restaurants and cafes – meaning your little ones are sure to find something they love on the menu – and you get to try something new yourself.
Furthermore, despite popular misconception, a vacation to Nashville need not be expensive – and can be planned around your family’s budget. This means that you can make every dollar count during your trip – and even participate in plenty of activities such as museum trips for free!
We have barely scratched the surface, of course, but if you were looking for some bucket list inspiration, we hope we have given you something to think about here.