Unexpected Kid-Friendly Destinations
Thinking of traveling internationally with your kids? See Bruce and Christine’s top 4 unexpected kid-friendly destinations.
Our boys loved the pervasive bright colors, K-pop fashion, cartoon characters and friendly people. The outdoor market in the Jung District of Busan sold Korean barbecue, which was a hit with the boys. They also loved the warm, sandy beaches and the cable car to Seoul Tower.
Related: See Bruce's pictures from the trip
With a multitude of temples, rickshaw rides, trinket shopping and plenty of tasty Western food, Durbar Square was an oasis for the kids amid disorienting Asia. The chocolate cake at Himalayan Java Coffee was a real winner.
While the busy tourist spots tend to grind kids down, there is still plenty to do with the family, such as trying street tai chi and visiting the Great Wall, one of the Wonders of the World. Our boys enjoyed the crazy snacks found in local corner shops. The biggest hit of all was eating Peking duck at Quanjude Restaurant.
Night Markets in New Delhi, India
Thanks to the henna tattoos, colorful toys, cotton candy and performers, our boys loved these lively markets. They also enjoyed learning to bargain — in a low-stakes arena at Dilli Haat market. They still have the keepsakes they bought on their bedside table at home.
From annual events including the Cherry Blossom Festival to some events that only the locals know about, such as the Bethesda Literary Festival, here are my 5 picks for family-friendly things to do this spring in Washington, DC.