Going on vacation with young children can be a nightmare, especially when that kid is a newborn baby and comes with a whole host of extra baggage, quite literally. Yes, most people would call those who go on vacation with a newborn crazy but there are those who take the bull by the horns and revel in it.
That's right, having a baby shouldn't stop you from enjoying the pleasures in life, but there are still a number of things to consider. For instance, distance, time, weather, access to everything a newborn needs, and a billion and one other things that might come in handy when choosing where to go. So, let's take a look at ten of the best vacations you can take with a newborn.
10 Manoir La Croix De La Jugie (France)
Fancy a bit of France? Why not head over to Limousin (yes that is a real place) and visit this charming family-run farmhouse/hotel that offers guests week-long retreats and a million other amazing things.
The hotel is also extremely suitable for families with children, especially newborns and also provides a supportive environment for new parents. Yes, home-cooked meals are cooked and shared together all around a large outdoor table with other guests and families. It's perfect for Europeans, who have the benefit of visiting different countries within the space of a couple of hours. But, this place is also worth the long haul trip if you are coming from far away.
9 Mumbai (India)
For some reason, India is often disregarded as a place for a family vacation with the country somewhat misunderstood. However, India is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and can offer your family something that little bit different. For instance, Mumbai has loads of exciting and interesting things to do for families with young children, especially newborn babies.
For instance, many of the hotels are incredibly high-end, with a four-star hotel in Mumbai, a ten-star hotel in the rest of the world. Yes, Mumbai really puts the luxury in luxurious and comes stocked up with everything that you or your little one might need.
Sweden is one of the most progressive places in the world and seems to be more in tune with what different families need and want. In fact, they do there very best to support parents, especially when roaming around in the outside world. For instance, most public stairs have ramps, which not only help parents with strollers but also those who might be physically disabled.
Stockholm, the countries capital, comes equipped with a number of baby-friendly activities as well as social groups and outings for parents. Yes, Sweden really is one of the best when it comes to being family focused, so much so, you might end up staying forever.
7 Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong might seem like a concrete paradise but beneath the skyscrapers and buildings, it is also the perfect destination for parents, families, and newborn babies. In fact, Hong Kong even has its very own Disneyland, which often goes ignored when compared to Euro Disney (in France) and Disneyworld (in Florida). However, with ignorance often comes perks.
That's right, Hong Kong's Disneyland has much smaller lines, different foods to try and a better climate, plus, it is much cheaper. Hong Kong, in general, is also very family friendly, with the majority of their hotels designed for children and young babies.
Greece is extremely common for holidaymakers in Europe and is now slowly beginning to catch the attention of those from across the globe. Firstly, Greece, as a whole, is incredibly family friendly, with the country very accommodating to young children and newborn babies. Secondly, there are a number of family-themed cafes and resorts that offer guests daycare services and extra support with their children.
Plus, many tourist attractions encourage families to bring their children, along with everything else that comes with them such as strollers, extra bags, and countless toys. And, it is also really cheap, even better!
5 Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas, Scottsdale, Arizona (USA)
Surprisingly, Arizona is a great place to go on vacation, despite the baking heat. That's right, Scottsdale, Arizona, offers families a large number of resorts that are great for newborns and young children.
One resort, in particular, Sheraton Desert Oasis Villas, makes traveling with your little ones a piece of cake. For instance, the villa not only provides guests with a crib, but they also have a large stock of diapers, blankets, and any other items that you might need more of during your stay. Plus, the resort also has several activities, both indoor and outdoor, that are easily accessible to parents and their little ones.
4 Aulani, Ko Olina, Oahu, (Hawaii)
Hawaii is one of the most desired places in the world, not to mention beautiful. In fact, there are hundreds of amazing resorts and hotels to choose from, with the islands renowned for their family-friendly atmosphere.
However, it is the Aulani, Ko Olina, Oahu that really stands out, mostly due to its unique selling points. Yes, the resort is a Disney resort, perfect for young children and adults who still hold a flame for all things Disney. The resort also offers a number of helpful baby accessories from diapers and toys to swings and bottles. Plus, the resort even has real-life Disney characters! What more could you want?
3 Tulum (Mexico)
Mexico is one of the most popular places in the world for young lovers, honeymooners and those looking for a party. However, for some reason, many people seem to disregard it as a place for families. But guess what? It's great for families!
Well, some places anyway. Tulum, one of the most beautiful places in the world, is the perfect destination for new parents as well as newborn babies. For instance, there are several baby-friendly (and stunning) beaches and several hotels and resorts that really make life easy for you and your little one. So what are you waiting for?
2 Toyko (Japan)
When people think of Toyko they mostly think of busy streets, neon lights and futuristic skylines. While this might be true, it is also a great place for families, especially young children and newborns. Overall, Japan is an incredibly interesting place to visit, especially the capital. Therefore, everyone should at least visit once.
Toyko is perfect for babies and young children, mostly due to the large number of baby cafes that are present in the city center. Plus, Toyko is full of nursing areas and special rooms, for those that might not feel comfortable doing so in public.
1 Smugglers' Notch Resort Vermont (USA)
Vermont is often named the most family-friendly state in the United States and has a great reputation for good clean fun. As expected, Vermont offers families a large number of family-themed resorts, with Smugglers' Notch Resort one of the standout hotels in the state.
One of the best things about the hotel is that it offers parents a daycare/babysitting service which gives guests the chance to go off and explore the beautiful surroundings. To make things easier for the parents, they are given a small pager, which can be used if anything is wrong with their little one, thus offering the parents peace of mind.