Wego: The best family escapes this season


Wego, a popular online travel marketplace in the Middle East and North Africa, has shed light on its top six summer escapes for family travellers this season.

The list has been put together by Wego’s knowledgeable travel experts, and each destination guarantees memorable experiences and endless fun.


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Salzburg, Austria
This Austrian city that borders Germany promises a breath-taking holiday filled with stunning views of the Alps. Travellers can sing along to the nostalgia-inducing ‘Sound of Music’ tours or bicycle through the streets of the Old City to check out the medieval churches and museums. The City of Mozart even has an ice cave, a mountain summit and a salt mine just a day trip away.

Queensland, Australia
The surfers’ paradise of Gold Coast is the perfect destination for adults to luxuriate on the pristine beaches, peppered with eclectic dining and nightlife scenes. Children will have the time of their lives at the exciting theme parks, such as Movie World and Dreamworld. Additionally, not to be missed are the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s rainforests that allow travellers to have an up close and personal encounter with the likes of kangaroos and koala bears.
Kathmandu, Nepal
For the backpack-toting, adventure loving families, this is a destination that is extremely light on the pocket. Travellers can opt to scale the heights of the Everest base camp, trek through the Annapurna Circuit, or partake in adrenaline-pumping activities. Also, piping hot momos (dumplings) are waiting to be feasted on, complemented by fresh mountain air and the welcoming culture of Nepal.

Florida, USA
Travellers can achieve their ultimate childhood dream at Walt Disney World in Florida. Movie-buffs should check-out MGM and Universal Studios, while the younger kids are taken through the aquatic wonderland of SeaWorld and several popular water-parks. Alternately, visitors can just opt to sip on some fresh orange juice and relax at some of the world’s best kaleidoscopic beach towns.

Lapland, Finland
Those yearning catch the best views of the Northern Lights should visit Finland. Thanks to the 24-hour sunlight in the summer, there is no end to the activities; little ones can build snowmen, explore the black slopes and snow parks, go backcountry exploring and enjoy joyrides on sledges or snowmobiles. While popular ski resorts await travellers.

Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
The tranquil Cameron Highlands allow tourists to be one with nature. Be it checking out the emerald-green tea plantations and colonial-style architecture or picking fresh strawberries, there is something for everyone at this mountaintop destination. Travellers can enjoy the cool breeze of the highlands during long walks, with a cup of refreshing English tea.