Travel Picks: Top 10 cities to visit with children

Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:49am EDT
 
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SINGAPORE (Reuters Life!) - Many cities can be overwhelming for young travelers, but some are as much fun for the kids as the grown-ups.

Lonely Planet's "Travel With Children" guide lists the top 10 cities around the world that are ideal to visit with children. This list is not endorsed by Reuters:

1. OAXACA, MEXICO

This colorful Mexican city is pint-sized, charming and fun to explore on foot. A central plaza provides plenty of run-around space for kids and there's a vibrant market. www.visitmexico.com

2. ISTANBUL, TURKEY

With its mosques, palaces, museums, bazaars, multicolored carpets, food markets, Bosphorus cruises and sweet apple tea, the children will be fascinated and enchanted at every turn. www.tourismturkey.org

3. LONDON, BRITAIN

You could stay in London for a whole year and find interesting things to do with the children every day. In summer don't miss out on playing in the fountains at Somerset House where there's an outdoor ice-skating rink in the winter. www.visitlondon.com

4. LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES   Continued...

 
<p>Dancers from Istmo de Tehuantepec perform at the Guelaguetza, a nine-day folkloric festival celebrating Oaxaca state's seven cultural regions through dance, parades and pageantry, in the southern city of Oaxaca July 20, 2009. REUTERS/Jorge Luis Plata</p>