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Things to do in Dubrovnik when traveling with kids

Traveling to Dubrovnik with kids can be a fantastic experience, as the city offers a blend of historical charm, stunning scenery, and family-friendly activities. Here’s a list of things to do in Dubrovnik with kids:

  1. Dubrovnik City Walls: Take a family-friendly walk along the iconic city walls of Dubrovnik. The impressive views of the city and the Adriatic Sea will captivate both adults and kids. Make sure to bring water and sunscreen, especially during warmer months.
    Dubrovnik Walled City
    dubrovnik walled city
  2. Dubrovnik Cable Car: Enjoy a scenic ride on the Dubrovnik Cable Car, offering panoramic views of the city and surrounding islands. Kids will love the thrill of ascending to the top of Mount Srd, and the observation deck provides excellent photo opportunities.
    View from Cable car upper station
    View from Cable car upper station
  3. Dubrovnik Aquarium and Maritime Museum: Explore the underwater world at the Dubrovnik Aquarium, located in the historic Fort St. John. The museum showcases marine life from the Adriatic Sea, making it an educational and entertaining experience for children.
  4. Lokrum Island: Take a short ferry ride to Lokrum Island, a nature reserve just off the coast of Dubrovnik. Kids will enjoy the botanical gardens, walking peacocks, and the opportunity to swim in the saltwater lake known as the Dead Sea.
  5. Game of Thrones Tour: If your kids are fans of Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik offers guided GOT tours that take you to the filming locations of this popular series. It’s a fun and interactive way to explore the city’s history while relating it to a show they might be familiar with.
    Game of Thrones tour
    Game of Thrones tour
  6. Banje Beach: Spend a relaxing day at Banje Beach, located just outside the city walls. The shallow waters are ideal for children, and the beach offers various water sports and activities for the whole family.
    Banje beach
    Banje beach
  7. Dubrovnik Children’s Festival: If your visit coincides with the Dubrovnik Children’s Festival, don’t miss the opportunity to attend. The festival features a variety of performances, workshops, and activities specifically designed for children.
  8. Rector’s Palace: Explore the Rector’s Palace, a historic building with exhibits showcasing Dubrovnik’s cultural and historical heritage. The palace often hosts events and workshops suitable for families.
    Rectors Palace
    Inside Dubrovnik Rector’s Palace
  9. Explore the Old Town: Wander through the charming streets of Dubrovnik’s Old Town. Kids can enjoy discovering the city’s unique architecture, narrow alleyways, and lively squares. Check our walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town.
    Group visit of Dubrovnik
    Group visit of Dubrovnik
  10. Kayaking or Boat Tours: Experience the Adriatic Sea by taking a family-friendly kayaking tour or a boat trip around the city walls. It’s a great way to appreciate Dubrovnik’s beauty from a different perspective.

Remember to adapt your itinerary based on your children’s interests and energy levels to ensure an enjoyable family vacation in Dubrovnik.

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