Day trips with kids: Some family favorites

Note: For the next few weeks as I prepare for some changes at the Mother of All Trips, I’m going to be sharing older content and photos. Hope you enjoy the trip down memory lane!

Tommy on a bridge in Monet's garden

I’m a big believer in day trips as a form of travel, especially with kids. There’s nothing to beat acting like a tourist in your own town. And even when I go to other places I have a day-tripper mentality. I find a home base, preferably in the form of a short-term rental apartment, and use that as a jumping-off point for outings. I’ve found that my children can go all day long but like returning to the same place to sleep instead of switching from town to town or hotel to hotel.

One of our all-time favorite such day trips was when we visited Monet’s Garden in Giverny. Sure it was an hour-long train ride to and from Paris, but that only offered time to rest our legs and nap.

I hope you’ll enjoy some of our other favorite day trips, some local to us, some not:



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