Wondering where to travel with your baby? If you’re asking this question, then you’re already in the right state of mind! Traveling with a baby sounds tricky even to the most experienced travellers. With the right planning though, it can be incredible to explore the world with your infant. It’s never too soon to start making travel memories as a family. A home exchange is a great way to get the comfort and convenience of home as you travel, which can be a real plus when you bring baby along. Here's our top picks for where to travel with a baby.Discover How HomeExchange Works
Best Places to Travel With a Baby in the USA
The advantages of staying stateside when traveling with a baby are evident. For one, most things are familiar, from baby products at the supermarket to the menu in restaurants. Another aspect of America is that thanks to legal legislation, a record number of facilities are accessibly designed for people with reduced mobility. Families with baby strollers benefit from this as well, as everything from ramps to wider bathroom stalls can make traveling with a baby much smoother. Here are some of the best places to travel with a baby in the US that really stand out.
San Diego, California
San Diego is a popular destination for families with babies because of its warm weather, beautiful beaches, and family-friendly activities. The city is also home to many baby-friendly facilities, such as nursing rooms and diaper changing stations in public restrooms. For a day out with baby, head to Balboa Park. Its many gardens, museums, and playgrounds are easy to navigate with a stroller and offer plenty of places to pause for play, a feedings, or a change. The San Diego Zoo and Birch Aquarium are popular attractions for children and babies, where they can get up close and personal with a variety and marine and wildlife. Water babies will also love La Jolla Cove. This particular beach is sheltered from large waves, making it the perfect spot for splashing in the ocean and playing in the sand with little ones.See Homes in San Diego
Portland is also one of the best destinations to travel with a baby in the US, thanks to the ability to enjoy its abundance of outdoor activities in a mild climate. Portland is known for its food and drink scene, which parents will appreciate, but its family friendly attractions are all around too. You can easily explore Washington Park’s walking trails with a stroller or baby carrier. It’s playgrounds and family friendly park restrooms are also a plus. Inside the park you’ll also find the Oregon Zoo, to open toddlers and babies curiosity to the animal kingdom. Powell's City of Books is also a Portland must visit for families. The bookstore is one of the largest independent bookstores in the world and has a large selection of children's publications, and is complete with a nursing room and changing table.See Homes in Portland
Asheville, North Carolina
Across the country, Asheville is another destination we love for family friendly fun. The city is known for its art and culture, and is quite well equipped with family friendly restrooms and nursing rooms. The Biltmore Estate is perfect for taking baby along. They even offer stroller and baby carrier rentals for travellers wanting to explore the grounds. Wind around the estate on its beautiful walking trails to see the gardens, and for a special treat for parents visit its winery for a quick tasting. The North Carolina Arboretum is another great attraction in Asheville, also offering beautiful gardens to visit.See Homes in Asheville
Best Places to Travel With a Baby in Europe
When selecting the best places to travel with a baby in Europe, a lot comes down to culture. For example, the family friendly culture of Scandinavia means much of daily life is designed to facilitate families. This makes travellers with babies and young children feel welcome almost anywhere in Northern Europe — from museum layouts, to changing tables, to friendly smiles. While Scandinavia tops our list for the best places to visit in Europe with a baby, place likes Portugal and lesser known Latvia are also great choices when choosing where to travel with a baby.
Stockholm is a great destination for families with babies who want to explore a beautiful and vibrant capital without feeling run down by city life. The cleanliness and calm of Stockholm coupled with the local friendliness towards little ones makes it one of the best places to travel with a baby in Europe. Enjoy its stunning architecture on leisurely walks across the stroller friendly city. You can easily pop into any one of its abundant baby friendly cafes for coffee and a quick diaper change. Some other great things to do with your baby here include the Skansen open-air museum, where babies can see farm animals and you can learn about Swedish history. Djurgarden Island is another place to add to a family friendly itinerary, with many parks and gardens and the Vasa Museum where you can see a 500 year old Viking ship up close.See Homes in Stockholm
Denmark has an excellent reputation when it comes to being child friendly. One of the reasons its known for being among the best places to travel with a baby in Europe is that foreigners are fascinated with the Danish way of leaving babies in strollers to sleep outside. Its not uncommon to see them lined up outside of Copenhagen cafes. The fresh air is considered good for their rest, and in cold months spares parents from dressing and undressing baby between indoors and out as they pop into shops and dining. You might find this incredibly convenient if visiting Copenhagen with a baby. For families, the most loved spot in the city is Tivoli Gardens. This enchanted attraction park has rides and for all ages, with our favorite for babies being The Flying Trunk, which recounts a journey through 32 of Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairytale scenes.See Homes in Copenhagen
As, it turns out the Portuguese are quite fond of babies as well! Many family travellers touring Portugal have been pleasantly surprised by how much love locals show kids. They’ll often come over to coo at your little one, and are always happy for baby to be included. While there are so many stunning places to see in Portugal, a great place to start is Lisbon. The city is small enough to explore on foot with a stroller, and if you tire of pushing you can easily hop on one of the city’s colourful historic trollies to get around. With an abundance of affordable food, it’s also a great opportunity for your baby to try new things and develop a culinary curiosity!See Homes in Lisbon
Riga is a family friendly secret we are delighted to let you in on. It’s been called a low-cost family friendly gem, and we couldn’t agree more. More families should flock to this quaint and kid friendly destination. The city has even developed a system where child friendly restaurants and activities display an orange badge. You’ll see them almost everywhere and it will spare you the tideous task of asking if they have high chair or changing tables. The city is clean and calm with pretty parks perfect for strolls and areas for little ones to run around safely. Day trips to nearly all of this beautiful country on the Baltic are possible from Riga, so it’s a great place for a family base and one of the best places to travel with a baby in Europe.See Homes in Riga
Best Places to Travel With a Baby in the World
Don't let long haul travel with a baby discourage your sense of exploration. Small babies often travel better than toddlers, and struggle far less with jetlag and time changes. So get adventurous and go further when considering where to travel with a baby. There is a world of possibilities out there!
Costa Rica has to be our top pick for the best place to travel with a baby in Central and South America. For one, the country is very safe, and unlike many other destinations, you don’t have to worry about clean water. You’ll appreciate this come bath time and washing baby essentials! The beauty of the country has attracted an affluent and international community, with infrastructure that makes daily life easier for tourists than elsewhere in South America. For example, if your little one falls sick, finding a bilingual paediatrician is easy. The culture of the country is very family oriented. Babies are adored all around and families often get to skip lines here. Come for the comfort of traveling with your baby and enjoy all the natural beauty and culture that Costa Rica has to offer.See Homes in Costa Rica
Thanks to its cleanliness, safety, and modernity, we’ve selected Singapore as one of the best places to travel with a baby in the world. For one, the city-state is known for its efficient public transportation, which makes getting around with a baby a breeze, and you’ll be delighted by an abundance of family friendly facilities. When visiting Singapore with a baby, add Gardens by the Bay to your itinerary. It’s beautiful outdoor spaces are a magical place for baby to explore. The Singapore Zoo is also a popular destination with interactive exhibits and animal shows to discover Asian wildlife. Another great stop is Sentosa Island that is known for its many attractions like the S.E.A. aquarium, where you can easily find diaper changing and nursing rooms. With many flights serving this destination its also easy to get to from all around the world.See Homes in Singapore
One of the first things you notice when arriving in Japan in a sense of calm and peace, even in a city as big as Tokyo. A considerate culture of respect and quiet make it a restful and less stressful place to travel with a baby. Your little one can easily sneak in a stroller nap anywhere, thanks to the overall calm ambiance. Locals are incredibly considerate of families and babies, and infrastructure is designed to accommodate young parents. For example, in high speed trains and many other public restrooms, you’ll find convenient baby holders hanging on the wall so you can have your hands free. Choose Kyoto to enjoy peaceful temples, gardens, and shrines like Arashiyama Bamboo Grove and Fushimi Inari Shrine. Or, for more hustle and bustle head to Tokyo where babies will love things like the colourful world of the Ghibli Museum or the local Disneyland.See Homes in Japan
Give Your Baby the Comforts of Home Around the World with HomeExchange
With this list, you no longer need to wonder where to travel with a baby. With the right research you’ll be reassured that there are places all around the world worth going with your little one. These are some of our top picks for the best places to travel with a baby in the world, where you’ll be welcomed with open arms. Remember, with HomeExchange the possibilities are endless. From the convenience of a kitchen to the privacy of a home, there are many reasons so many people choose a home exchange when traveling with their baby. Wherever you travel to together, it’s a great way to get the comforts of home as a family while discovering a new place.