By Marcela De Vivo
Dubai might not be the cheapest place to vacation with your family, but because of its countrywide, high-tech security and stable economic status, it is one of the safest countries in the world. Dubai also has a lot to offer family members of all ages, from sparking beaches to parks, zoos and some of the finest restaurants in the world.
2. ABC Islands, Netherlands
Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao, often referred to as the ABC Islands, are idyllic beach destinations; however, they aren’t as remote as many other island destinations. Full of amazing beaches and plenty of outdoor activities for kids, the ABC islands are known for their low crime rate.
Hawaii may be a well-known tourist destination, but it’s relativelyfree of crime because of its stable economy, which is mostly based on tourist dollars. From volcano tours to scuba diving, there’s something for every member of the family in Hawaii.
If you’re feeling adventurous and want to avoid the usual tourist destinations while keeping your family safe, Singapore could be the perfect destination. Unique, bustling and vibrant, there’s everything a family could want in the country from lush national parks to street fairs.
Singapore has a reputation for being strict on citizens when it comes to obeying laws, which has actually managed to keep the crime rate down, making it a safe travel destination.
Sweden is one of the safest countries in the world with one of the lowest overall crime rates. It’s also likely very different from any other place you’ve probably been, and your whole family will probably spend days simply wandering the streets like, well, tourists!
Sweden is also full of natural beauty, and huge parks and wildlifeabound just outside of most major cities.
Another off-the-beaten-path destination, Cyprus is a safe place for families to travel to because of the British Army bases. The people are also said to be family-oriented, and crime rates are historically low.
In Cyprus, you’ll find some of the most beautiful beaches in world andrugged terrain, perfect for outdoor activity-minded families.
Japan is a world hub, but tight penalties for crime have kept it relatively safe, and police are as prevalent and diligent as they are in any major city in the United States. Whether you choose the neon of Tokyo or the cherry blossoms of Hokkaido, there’s a lot to do and see all over Japan, and it isn’t’ a trip you or your family will likely soon forget.
8. New Zealand
Full of incredibly beautiful scenery and bustling cities, New Zealand is a destination that really has it all, whether you’re interested in hiking,relaxing by the beach or exploring the more urban parts of cities, like Auckland. You shouldn’t worry about your safety either since New Zealand has a very low crime rate.
Austria, the home of some of the most incredible architecture in the world, is like no other place. A bit sleepier than neighboring Germany, the snow-covered Alps and history of cities, like Vienna, is truly staggering. Austria is also one of the safest countries in the area.
Switzerland is home to three of the five safest cities in the world: Geneva, Bern and Zurich. Of course, Switzerland has a lot more to offer than safety, and the beauty of the country is unrivaled by practically any other destination in the world.
Geneva and Zurich are also boisterous cities, at least in parts, full of attractions for children and adults.
If you want a little more excitement for your family this summer, plan a trip abroad. Whether you stay at a hotel or vacation rental, the destinations above are perfect for all types of families, and you and your children will have what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.