Switzerland family vacation is a fairy tale land of picture-perfect villages, alpine adventures and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. It’s also one of the safest and most efficient countries in which to travel, with kid-friendly museums and a myriad of outdoor activities to choose from. But even more so than that, it’s a place that genuinely engages kids of all ages with a kaleidoscopic storyboard of experiences they’ll never forget.
Younger children will have a blast in the country’s many playgrounds and interactive museums, while older kids and teens can try their hand at snow sports. Whether it’s exploring the city of Basel, at the border of France and Germany, or getting up close and personal with Alpine peaks at Jungfraujoch (known as “The Top of Europe”), there’s an activity to please everyone in the family in Switzerland.
Swiss Bliss for Families: A Guide to Crafting the Perfect Family Vacation in Switzerland
To get a feel for this gorgeous country, it’s worth starting in the quaint cities of Geneva and Zurich. With a day to ease into jet lag and explore each, your little ones will be able to acclimate and have plenty of time to enjoy the sights, sounds and food of these beautiful Swiss towns. Then, head into the mountains to ski at famous resorts like St Moritz and Zermatt. Or take a cogwheel train to the top of Mount Rigi for spectacular views and hiking or mountain biking, depending on the season. And don’t miss a visit to the ice caves of Glacier Paradise, an experience that can be enjoyed year-round.