One highlight of any trip to South America is all the amazing local shops, handicrafts and authentic pieces you can take away as a memento from the trip. Not only is the shopping aspect a fun family activity on your next trip, and you get away with some great gifts, but the entire experience is a fun memory to have with the kids. The extra special attention you pay to the tradition and craftsmanship behind a simple piece we may take for granted at home is all the more special on a family trip.
While it may share the same name as the Oscar Mayer-brand deli meat you put on your kid’s sandwiches, Bologna is historically known as the capital of the Northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna. Picture Medieval architecture, Renaissance-period art and a town square right out of a fairytale.
Over in Northwest England, rich with industrial history and die-hard football (or soccer for us Americans) fans, Manchester is a city bursting with diverse attractions. The old-world architecture, Salford Quays dockyards and red-brick buildings may be leftover from a time gone-by, but are now alive with new appeal as shops, restaurants and boutique hotels.
This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
A vacation to Walt Disney World is not complete without a visit to Disney Springs. Formally Downtown Disney, Disney Springs is the shopping and entertainment destination part of Walt Disney World. The entire district is on Disney’s massive property and accessible via shuttles to and from Disney’s various resorts.