It is undeniable that there is a special relationship between fathers and sons. There is one thing that can make this relationship stronger – travel. Where is the best destination for a father and son getaway? Below are some of the places that are worth checking out to make those special memories that will last a lifetime.
Watch Football in Europe’s Largest Stadium
For those who love sports, football to be specific, a good holiday idea is to go to Barcelona and visit Camp Nou. It has a seating capacity of 99,354, making it the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world. Watching a live game here should be on your bucket list. They also offer experience tours, which is the perfect opportunity to go behind the scenes and discover the history of football in Europe.
Visit the World’s Oldest Amusement Park
Its only twenty minutes from the airport to Copenhagen town center, so once you land, it won’t be long till you’ve ditched your bags at the hotel and can start exploring! If theme parks are your thing, you can spend a day at Bakken, the oldest theme park in the world. Locally known as Dyrehavsbakken or The Animal Park’s Hill, it opened in 1583. Yes, it might be old, but there is no reason to fear for your safety as all rides are well maintained. It is home to six roller coasters, one of the most popular being their wooden roller coaster, which has been open since 1932. They also have log fume rides and bumper cars, amongst other exciting attractions.
Explore Rome’s Historic Sites
For fathers and sons who are into their history, Rome is the best place to step back in time. It is home to a number of ancient ruins, filled with rich history, which are also architectural feats in their own rights. Among others, one attraction that you should not miss is the Domus Aurea, which is also known as the Golden House. This is a palace that was constructed in 64 AD. Your visit will also not be complete without seeing the Parthenon, a palace built for Athena. The Colosseum or the Flavian amphitheater is another iconic landmark you have to see.
Search for Dragons
We are referring to Komodo dragons, which you can find in Indonesia. Dragon spotting at the Komodo National Park is sure to be a good idea for the boys. The park is home to more than 2,500 dragons, which is why you can expect to see a number of them during your visit. If you love being underwater, you can also have fun here – a day tour to the national park can include snorkeling stops in the surrounding islands.
Go for a Game of Thrones Adventure
If you love Game of Thrones, Iceland should be the next country on your bucket list. Fathers and their son can explore some of the filming locations of the series. With its rugged landscape, the country has more to offer than just sightseeing. It is also perfect for the boys who happen to be adrenaline junkies. Some of the best bonding activities that you might want to try include hiking the glaciers and canoeing. This is also one of the best places to see the Northern Lights; an incredible natural phenomenon to witness together.