10 World-Class Outdoor Family Attractions

Living an adventure and spending quality time outdoors will create everlasting memories with your family. Several world-class outdoor family attractions will give you just that.

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Here are ten of the world’s most memorable outdoor family attractions.

1. Cappadocia

This otherworldly region in central Turkey feels almost like a cheaper alternative to visiting Mars. It has distinct “fairy chimney” rock formations. Its hiking trails across valleys, mountains, and fascinating history provide a great opportunity for the whole family to go on a great expedition.

The area is also the best place in the world to hop on a hot air balloon. Observing the dozens of other balloons float above a landscape that echoes both Tuscany and Arizona is the memory of a lifetime.


2. Disneyland

A foolproof way to create an unforgettable family experience is by planning a Disney vacation. It’s easy to combine a trip on the West Coast with Disneyland Resort in California or the East Coast with Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.

Leave it to experts in family entertainment, and simply enjoy the cheek-to-cheek smiles on your kids as you explore the magic of theme parks. They are designed to offer a priceless family experience.

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3. Inhotim

Imagine the best tropical botanical garden in the world. Now imagine the best contemporary art museum in the world. Then, put them both together. That was the recipe used to create Inhotim – one of the best outdoor museums on the planet.

Brazil’s most gorgeous plants thrive and captivate visitors of all ages. People enjoy the thought-provoking exhibits that dot its trails and tend to be so impressive and unusual that even children won’t want to leave. Some towns are smaller than this museum and there are cities with less cultural value.

The museum alone is worth a visit to the state of Minas Gerais with the whole family. But the natural beauty of the region extends beyond the limits of the museum so bring the whole family along!

Inhotim, Brazil


4. Gardens by The Bay

This surreal mega-park is the green heart of Singapore, and one of Southeast Asia’s most famous attractions. The beautiful Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, and the iconic Supertree Grove light shows make this the Disneyland of botanical gardens.

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Singapore Gardens by the Bay


5. Lofoten Islands

This paradise at the top of Norway is the perfect place to get the kids to disconnect from technology for a bit and enjoy the best that nature has to offer. It is also one of the most striking places in the world.

The sun barely sets in July and August, so you can technically hike 24-hours a day and get some midnight sun barbecues going with family and friends.

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6. Grand Canyon

Enjoy the powerful sight of the USA’s most famous natural feature and help your kids cross it off their bucket list early on. The area has an experienced tourist infrastructure. It is the most visited natural attraction in the USA, you bet it won’t disappoint.

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7. Kyoto

As the cultural heart of Japan, the entire city is full of stunning outdoor attractions. It holds treasures such as the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, the Fushimi Inari Taisha widely recognized by its hundreds of red torii gates, and Kinkaku-Ji, the city’s famous golden temple. There are countless other temples, shrines, and natural features to explore in this very safe and lively city.

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8. Tivoli Gardens

Copenhagen’s iconic amusement park opened on August 15th, 1843. It holds the title of being the second-oldest operating amusement park in the world. The extravagant architecture, old buildings, and lush gardens turn into a fairytale that is perfect for any season. The Danes are experts at Christmas and make the whole city a wonderful place to celebrate the holidays with family.


9. Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat is known for attracting people from all nations to come and get lost in the stunning grandeur of Cambodia’s national treasure. This attraction is the largest religious monument on the planet, and its historical value is palpable.

It’s easy to access from the city of Siem Reap. You will need 2–3 full days to truly come close to appreciating it. You can split up visits with other local attractions such as the Floating Villages. Considering it doesn’t vary excessively in height which makes it safer and easier to navigate, this is a great archaeological site to explore with your children.

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10. Icelandic Road Trip

Age doesn’t matter when it comes to enjoying the dramatic scenery of one of the safest and smallest countries in the world. This Viking island is perfectly suited for group adventures. You can easily hire a local guide to drive your family around the whole country. Icelandic people speak fantastic English and are happy to show off the best of their geysers, glaciers, waterfalls, and iconic volcanic landscapes.

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Final Thoughts!

Hopefully, these places have inspired you to discuss them with your children and see what they’re more interested in. This way you’ll have a better idea of what would make them happier to persevere through the challenges of family travel. Don’t forget to take tons of photos so they can see how awesome and patient their parents were for taking them around the world.



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23 thoughts on “10 World-Class Outdoor Family Attractions”

  1. I would love to go to garden by the bay and Kyoto one day. So beautiful ?. Thank you , saving this post for future travel ideas.

  2. Thanks for reminding me that I need to go visit Grand Canyon! Its only 4 hours away from my home and I still haven’t seen it. Can’t wait to start traveling again

  3. On all these, I have only been to Kyoto. 🙁 It seems like I need to go out more and see more of this world. It just sucks that this pandemic cancelled two international trips. 🙁

    Thanks for sharing this Ms. Carmen. I will bookmark this for later travels.

  4. I was supposed to go to Cappadocia (March) and Iceland (September) this year but I had to push them all back because of the pandemic. Would also love to see Grand Canyon.

  5. These are some really great suggestions for family friendly travel insights to see with children. Some of them I’ve been in some of them I haven’t.

  6. Turkey, Iceland, Lofoten, Grand Canyon and Tivoli gardens are still on my bucket lists. Hopefully I could finally tick it off in the coming years. Definitely all are indeed a must see!

  7. Beautiful places to travel and experience the wonders of each places. Definitely, Disneyland for the kids is the best place for them.


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