Por Expedia Team, el November 18, 2016

15 mejores ciudades para visitar en familia

Fun during a vacation occurs at all times, it is a way to nurture our spirit and emotional stability, but traveling with family is even more pleasant, since our family is an essential complement. Taking the whole gang on leads us to think what to do during the getaway, what places to visit and how to keep all the members fun.

To help you we have made a selection of the best places to go with the family, although not all of them are cities, they were necessary places to include in this list. From destinations to immerse yourself in adventure, learn about culture, art, ecotourism and everything that will keep you together with those you love most. So be careful, and although the list does not have a particular order, here are excellent suggestions for those special days.

  1. Pachuca
El Rehilete Museum, Pachuca.
El Rehilete Museum, Pachuca. Photo by: Flickr via Rubén Hernández

There are delicious winds that refresh the atmosphere, which is why it is called “La Bella Airosa”. Land of mines and beautiful narrow streets. Perfect to be with the whole family. Together they can visit the El Rehilete Museum, perfect to play and learn together. Didactic, interactive, colorful, topics like technology, nature, science and art are available to learn together.

2. Ciudad del Carmen

Carmen City
Carmen City. Photo by: Flickr via Gildardo Sánchez

In addition to its already famous beaches where children and adults can play in the sand and its clear waters, it has a luxurious climate. The whole family can get ready to explore and learn in Xcaret Park, where they can swim with dolphins together, tour the reef aquarium, night shows, get to know the local fauna and much more to do. Do you like adventure? Well, Discovery Jungle Park is the perfect place to rappel, visit the caves, ride an ATV and many more fun activities for the family.

3. Catemaco and Nanciyaga, Veracruz

Nanciyaga Lake, Veracruz.
Nanciyaga Lake, Veracruz. Photo by: Flickr via Gildardo Sánchez

Just 15 minutes from Catemaco is the Nanciyaga lagoon, a family destination and perfect to rest in front of a pool of crystalline waters. An ecological reserve that invites you to walk its paths in its extensive green areas and large trees with the whole family, or simply relax while breathing the purity of the wind.

4. San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.
San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato. Photo by: Shutterstock.

Magical town to discover the magic of its legendary alleys and ancestors. Take your family and walk the cobbled streets together and admire its spectacular architecture, together you can get to know the handicrafts market and after visiting parishes and squares, visit the Café San Agustín that has the most delicious churros and warm chocolate.

5. Riviera Maya

Akumal, Riviera Maya.
Akumal, Riviera Maya. Photo by: Shutterstock

They are more than 100 km from the most beautiful and visited beaches in the Mexican Republic, with exotic jungle. The activities to enjoy with the family are endless. Enjoy the sand and blue water, immerse yourself in the vegetation and fauna of the place with endless ecotourism activities, water parks, exquisite cuisine and shopping centers.

6. Cancun

Cancun Quintana Roo.
Cancun Quintana Roo. Photo by: Shutterstock

Another destination with the most beautiful beaches in Mexico that is friendly to receive the whole family. It has several water parks, among which Dolphin Discovery stands out and, as its name suggests, you can live with the most intelligent mammal on the planet, dolphins. Swim with them and live unforgettable days. Another excellent option is the Cancun Interactive Aquarium, where the wonders of the underwater world await you without having to get wet, so you will meet all kinds of marine species.

7. Puerto Vallarta

Vallarta Zoo, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
Vallarta Zoo, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Photo by: Flickr via Kolin Toney

A classic in Mexico with calm and relaxing waters and fun for everyone. Together they can visit Vallarta Discovery, there you will find an endless amount of options such as horseback riding, excursions to visit nearby beaches, rappelling, among others. Visit and know the Turtle Camp where this species is protected and preserved, or find all kinds of animal species at the Vallarta Zoo.

8. Mexico City

Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City.
Palace of Fine Arts, Mexico City. Photo by: Shutterstock.

Huge city with enormous possibilities of recreation for all yours. Papalote Children’s Museum, an interactive place to learn together as a family. The Chapultepec Zoo is another great option to visit and do various activities. But if it is about cultivation, the National Museum of Anthropology, with exhibits, collections, priceless pieces and guided tours. Don’t worry about your stay, there are a lot of hotels in Mexico City .

9. Puebla

Puebla, Puebla.
Puebla, Puebla. Photo by: FOR EXPEDIA USE ONLY

City of imposing volcanoes, landscapes and the cradle of great events that have changed the history of the country. A great option to do with the family is the Africam Safari, a magical place with thousands of animal species, night safaris, a huge collection of birds, shows and restaurants. You will love it!

10. Guadalajara

Guadalajara Jalisco.
Guadalajara Jalisco. Photo by: FOR EXPEDIA USE ONLY

La Perla Tapatia, a benchmark in Mexico and the cradle of great and unmistakable Aztec symbols. Being this privileged land, it has a lot to offer to the whole family, such as its 280-hectare zoo with 392 animal species. The Selva Mágica amusement park and rides is a great place to explore. Experience ecotourism in Mundo Fantástico or Mundo Marino, where you can choose one of the many water activities they offer for your family.

11. Monterrey

Fundidora Park, Monterrey.
Fundidora Park, Monterrey. Photo by: Flickr via iinavgm

A modern city with aspects of all kinds, from modern to classic, an avant-garde place. You want to travel the streets by bicycle, because this is a perfect place to pedal through the streets, or, climb the steel booths of Horno 3, climb with your family the steel structures that lift you up to 40 meters, from where the view is simply breathtaking. The Bioparque Estrella offers safaris passing through the land of giraffes, the arctic and dinosaur area. Where to stay in Monterrey? There is a wide variety of options for every budget.

12. Zacatecas

Zacatecas, Zacatecas.
Zacatecas, Zacatecas. Photo by: Shutterstock.

Land witness to great stories of the Mexican Revolution, surrounded by magical towns and colonial architecture. Dive into the depths of the Eden Mine, board the train that takes you up to 520 meters inside, to find galleries, shops, tunnels and lots of adventure. Also, if you prefer, you can practice a little zip line.

13. Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo

Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico. Shutterstock.

Beautiful beaches and an optimal climate practically 365 days a year. As it is still preserved as a fishing village, you can do this activity with the whole family. Ideal for doing a little sport in the form of sports activities such as biking, snorkeling, kayaking or living the fascinating experience of getting close to the dolphins.

14. Oaxaca

Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico
Monte Albán, Oaxaca, Oaxaca, Mexico. Flickr via Eduardo Robles Pacheco

Land full of colorful crafts, archaeological sites and perfect spots for surfing. In this beautiful land you can have fun while you know the culture and history of the place.

A good recommendation is the Tamayo Contemporary Art Museum, an enclosure that keeps the best of the works of this magnificent artist. If you visit Oaxaca during the month of December you can take your family to the “Night of the Radishes”, an event where the competitors make figures with them, such as dancers, virgins, animals, etc. Of course, Monte Albán is one of the most important archaeological zones that you cannot miss.

15. Campeche

Edzná, Campeche.
Edzná, Campeche. Flickr via Mexican Filming Commission

A city with impressive and gigantic walls, which served as a point of exchange with New Spain. The Xmuch-Haltún botanical garden is a good place to visit and learn about the flora that occurs on the outskirts of the state, as well as the plants, from the most common to the rarest. Isla Aguada is a protected area, where you can see a large number of sea and land birds such as the stork. In Xtacumbilxunaán, there are the oldest caves on the peninsula, which has been formed over seven million years. There are a series of cavities that lead you to mysterious chambers. The Edzná archaeological zone is another obligatory point for the whole family, it has more than 200 structures that date back more than 600 years BC

These are perfect options to visit with your family on your next vacation and enjoy it big. Do not stop thinking about what to do, prepare your itinerary and enjoy a well-deserved vacation with the ones you love the most.