Got a Gen Z in the Family? Here are 15 Cool Spots They Don’t Mind Exploring with Mom and Dad!

After a good 10-15 years of choosing fun-filled activities to do with your children, trying to find the best places to travel when they’re teenagers or young adults can seem like a challenge. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. Gen Z loves to sightsee and explore new cultures so they can post their experiences on Snapchat and Instagram. They’re also highly influenced by social media and will want to tag their favorite influencer! With that in mind, we’ve found destinations where they’ll happily go with their parents (especially if they’re paying!)

1. Hawaii, USA 

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From surfing on the North Shore to exploring the island’s beautiful volcanic landscapes, Hawaii is a great place to get away. Your Gen Z  will be able to enjoy their own adventures while also relaxing with the whole family. 

2. Osaka, Japan 

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Your Gen Z would love to post on social media about being here because it’s so aesthetic! Enjoy the city’s historic buildings, bustling markets, and unique Japanese culture. 

3. Rome, Italy 

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Nowhere does history quite like Rome. With a mixture of ancient ruins, some of the most famous buildings in the world, and a plethora of Renaissance art, it’s the perfect place for anyone wanting to sample rich culture. You also get the added benefits of amazing food, wine, coffee, and ice cream. 

4. Paris, France 

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Paris is one of the most iconic cities in the world. There are many iconic landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Arc de Triomphe. Added to that, it has probably the most famous museum in the world, The Louvre. It’s one of those bucket list places, and its blend of romance, culture, and history appeals to all ages. 

5. Reykjavik, Iceland 

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For something a little quirky and different, head to Iceland. With its otherworldly volcanic landscapes, hot springs, and glacier hiking, it’s ideal if you have a child with a big sense of adventure. 

6. Bali, Indonesia

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Want a relaxing vacation that your teenager will enjoy too? Bali is the perfect spot. You can explore ancient temples or just lounge on its pristine beaches. It’s the type of place that has something for everyone.

7. Berlin, Germany

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A wonderful place to visit. It’s both a modern city and one that is not afraid to showcase the scars (and countless bullet holes) of its past. A welcoming place that is fantastic for getting a slice of European culture while learning about its incredible history.

8. Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona is another place to get a great slice of European life. From the stunning architecture of Antoni Gaudí to the bustling markets of La Rambla, it’s a fascinating city for all ages.

9. Amsterdam, Netherlands

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An often misunderstood city, Amsterdam is a picturesque city laden with many beautiful canals. You’ll get to enjoy its world-class museums, laid-back attitude, and friendly people. It’s a wonderful place for young and old minds to explore.

10. Sydney, Australia 

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For a slice of Australian life, head to its biggest city. You can visit famous landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House or relax on Bondi Beach. If your Gen Zer is looking for an Instagram-friendly vacation, Sydney is a blend of urban excitement and natural beauty.

11. Dubai, UAE

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Another Instagram paradise is Dubai. It’s a playground for many travelers as you get to see this luxurious city in all its glory. With futuristic skyscrapers and luxury shopping malls, it gives you the chance to expand your cultural horizons.

12. London, England

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London is another city that has something for everyone. Whether your Gen Z child wants a vibrant nightlife, world-class museums, iconic landmarks, or famous restaurants, London has it all. There is an endless list of things to do.

13. Seoul, South Korea

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Korean culture has become increasingly popular in the Western world. Another city that blends tradition and modernity, it’s a fascinating place that has a wide variety of attractions.

14. New York City, USA

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We had to include the most famous city in the world. It’s modern-day Rome when it comes to iconic landmarks. The city that never sleeps is another must-see, and your Gen Z child will undoubtedly love it.

15. Bangkok, Thailand

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Bangkok is a fantastic choice if they want a unique cultural experience. With vibrant street food, tuk-tuk rides, and ancient temples, it a place that will make you and your children feel culturally enriched.