Planning your family vacation may be complicated: you may be looking for an amazing destination including a lot of activities, relaxation and privacyfor parents, fun and unforgettable experiences for children and teenagers, a safe environment, good transportation services, a great natural landscape, cities of art and, of course, many excellent local food and wine proposals…
Well, this fantastic destination already exists:it is Rimini! Rimini has always been the ideal tourist destination for families with children. With its long and well-equipped sandy beach, its shallow sea, its wide offer of hotels of all kinds, Rimini is the perfect seaside resort for families!
But Rimini is also an interesting city to visit all year round. Here’s a useful guide with the best things to do during your family vacation!
Rimini beach is worldwide famous and extends for kilometers from Torre Pedrera, the northernmost districtto Miramare, the southernmost district. In its 250 bathing establishments, you will find everything you need for you and your children: beach umbrellas, sunbeds, cabins, children’s playgrounds, beach volleycourts, tennis courts, basketball courts, boats, and canoes rental,swimming schools.
Access to the beach is free of charge: you just pay to rent umbrellas and sunbeds or use hot showers available on every beach. From Torre Pedrera to Miramare you are spoilt by choice with so many restaurants, bars, and cafés by the sea, where you can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the sand while eating excellent typical dishes, such as fish, meat and pizzasurrounded by an informal atmosphere.
Near the shore, you will also find the popular chiringuitos, the famous beach bars where many young people hang out for a sunset aperitif or just listen to music.
For the safety of tourists who love to swim in the sea, during the summer season a local lifeguard service is activein the daytime. If you prefer open beaches to the well-equipped private ones, you can bring your own umbrella and your picnic equipmentto the public beaches equipped with showers and bathroomsnear the seaport or in the southern district.
Unmissable boat trips
During your summer vacation sail directly from the piers scattered along the beach for wonderful boat trips in the open sea! Aboard a motorboat you willsee the many gas platformsof the Adriatic Sea, sailing along the coast with frequent stops in the most suggestive ports, watching the wild promontory that divides the regions of Romagna and the Marches. The evening excursions on motorboat are very romantic and suggestive. Aboard you can also taste fresh fish accompanied by wine and various drinks.
A waterfront for people of all ages
The new waterfront ofRimini, a pedestrian area closed to traffic, will amaze you any time of year with its lush greenery, outdoor fitness areas, and children’s playgrounds… The waterfront is ideal for taking daily walks and wellness while eating delicious ice cream.
Children can have fun in the playground, teenagers can work out in the outdoor gyms along the waterfront, while parents can walk or jog along the shoreand breathe fresh sea air. From Marina Centro,you can easily reach the canal port with its old lighthouse and the popular dock where many locals like to take strolls or watch the sunset in the evening.
Rimini’s northern and southern waterfront is the perfect place for regenerating panoramic walks.
Discover the wonders of the historical center
Rimini is the perfect city for your family vacations, not only in summer.In fact, besides the seaside, Rimini also boasts an interesting historical center worth visitingwhere you can have a great time all yearround. Monuments, interactive museums, archeological treasures, green areas, so many interesting things to see…
You can visit the Domus of the Surgeon, an archeological finding of an ancient Roman house. In the adjacent City Museum, you can visit all the rooms of the Roman building, dating back to two thousand years ago. In the museum, you can also admire splendid Roman mosaics and other findings dating back to the 2nd century AD.
Next to Tiberius Bridge, which boasts two thousand years of history, you can relax on the grass or walk along the banks of the water basin. On the other side of the bridge, the fishermen’s village Borgo San Giuliano awaits you with its narrow streets where you can admire many colorful wall paintingsor eat in themany restaurants and bars in the area for a tasty break.
In the city center, right next to the Surgeon’s House, you can also find a children’s playground surrounded by greenery.
Another large playground islocated in the XXV April park, in front of the Tiberius Bridge, where the most adventurous can try theRimini adventure hiking tour (for a fee).
And if you love shopping or need something for your kids, the center of Rimini has many toy shops and clothing stores for all ages.
Unforgettable days at the theme parks
Rimini and the Riviera Romagnola are heaven for family vacations also thanks to their popular theme parks.
Each park is worth visiting, such as the classic theme park Italia in Miniatura, in north Rimini, which has been amusing visitors of all ages for over 50 years.
There you can walk in a small-scale reproduction of the Italian boot with its most famous monuments, take a gondola ride on Little Venice, have fun in the monorailandexplore many other fantastic attractions.
In southern Rimini,there is the amusement parkFiabilandia, a fairytale-like park dedicated to families with children. There you will find slides, small trains, roller coasters, water games, kids shows, and other amazing experiences to live with your children!
Along the Riviera Romagnola, not far from Rimini,there are other amazing parks: Aquafan, a large water park popular among young people;Oltremare, a parkfamous for its zoo and the dolphin show; thewonderful Aquarium of Cattolica.
The hinterland and its magic castles
For a different experience, how about visiting the numerous villages and medieval castles in Rimini hinterland? In Valconca, a valley in southern Rimini and in Valmarecchia, in northern Rimini, every village boasts its own castles, medieval buildings and ancient walls.
The most popular medieval villages areSan Leo, where the alchemist Cagliostro was imprisoned in the town castle; Pennabilli, a magical village where the poet and scriptwriter Tonino Guerra used to live; Mondaino,a village known for its splendid circular square where many shows and historical reenactments take place every year.
Accommodation for all your needs
Rimini hotels are perfectly equipped to welcome families and meet all your needs and requests all year round. Many hotelsalso offerentertainmentservices, mini clubs, beach facilities, bike rental, spa.
Customized vacation packages forfamilies are available throughout the year.
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