The only way to really feel immersed with the family in a new location is through hands-on exploration. While hoofing it on foot is always a great way to get a lay of the land, cycling is a lot faster and can cover far more ground in less time.
Explore these top five cities for cycling to see even more highlights in one day.
A list about cycling wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Amsterdam, so we might as well start with it. Famous for the easily bike-able streets and near 50/50 bike-to-car ratio, Amsterdam is a peddlers’ paradise. The capital of the Netherlands is known as the bicycle capital of the world and great for families of all ages. Expect tourists and locals alike traveling to and fro on bikes when not on foot.
Between Berlin’s stunning architectural landmarks by day, vibrant club scene by night and endless arts and culture stops to keep the kids in your crew busy, you’re going to want to save your steps. Bike around the German capital’s easy, pedestrian-friendly city streets with wide paths perfect for cycling, even in the more touristy areas.
One you may not expect, another easily traversed capital city, Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a densely populated metropolis with a beach coastline and plenty of green spaces and cycle-friendly paths. You’re going to want a few bikes to get your family from one corner of the city to the next, with easy access to lounge on the beach, hop back on for some outdoor dining options or back to the hotel to change. See the high-rises and bright lights of downtown, or ride along the coastline with the kids — either way, the cycle-friendly streets and trails lead to something fun.
Denmark’s capital and another top cycling destination, Copenhagen is a city of exploration. Whether on foot or bike seat, your family can see the sights from the iconic Tivoli Gardens and “The Little Mermaid” statue to Amalienborg just by pedaling. Expect cyclers along every path in the city with bike parking galore.
The old-world charm of Montreal’s varied European-style streets offers cyclers easy paths through the innerworkings of the city. Explore Old Montreal and get from top attractions, like Notre-Dame Basilica and Mount Royal, in half the time it would take to walk and without the hassle and expense of a cab.
All the while, exploring a new city by bicycle is far more affordable and eco-friendly than ride shares, especially with a group of friends or family — win, win.
Many powerful and exceptional women have left a mark on the history of Slovenia, from Barbara of Celje, one of the most influential women of the 14th century, and Alma Karlim, an adventurous pioneer of her time who traveled the world with a typewriter, to Ita Rina, a celebrated actress from the 1920s and 30s. What better destination to celebrate International Women’s Month than a destination with a lot of her-story? Slovenia invites female travelers to explore its unique gastronomy experiences with friends.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
South Seas, located on Captiva Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast, welcomes family travelers this spring break with two offers that include complimentary nights. The destination offers warmer temperatures, bright blue skies and the water, as well as the chance to take in some of baseball’s spring training games as Fort Myers is home to the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins facilities.
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Germany is a fascinating destination with so much to see and do; each member of the family is sure to have an incredible time no matter what time of year you go. This may just be why Germany has been ranked No. 1 cultural travel destination in Europe for the past 10 years. This year, the country has even more reasons to make it a top family travel destination. Read on for three reasons why you shouldn’t miss this European destination.