The top 10 European cities you should avoid if you are travelling with young kids 4 years ago

The top 10 European cities you should avoid if you are travelling with young kids

Travelling with your little ones can be hectic so here's a list of the least relaxing European cities to avoid when you're going on holiday.

The list of city break destinations in Europe is enormous. Whether you’re looking for an adventurous long weekend away on the continent or a relaxing one, there’s something for everyone.

Some spots are less relaxing than others. And one place in particular that a lot of us call home has made the list of least relaxing city breaks in Europe.

You guessed it, Dublin has been ranked tenth on the undesirable list.

Considering the top touristy things to do in our capital include having a drink or two in Temple Bar, riding the Viking Splash Tour and walking on the Croke Park skyline we can see why.

London, Paris, and Amsterdam also made SpaSeekers’ list and we’re not surprised really. All of these cities, including Dublin, are constantly buzzing. It can be hard to find a quiet spot in each to just chill out.

The cities were ranked based on how busy they are, how happy the locals are, the living standards, how good the public transport is, the amount of coastline close by, and how chaotic the airport is.

Bulgaria’s capital Sofia was named top of the list. With the biggest population density in Europe, its one of the most frantic spots for tourists.


Here's the list of the top 10 least relaxing destinations:

  1. Sofia, Bulgaria
  2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
  3. Paris, France
  4. Madrid, Spain
  5. Bucharest, Romania
  6. Berlin, Germany
  7. Prague, Czech Republic
  8. London, United Kingdom
  9. Warsaw, Poland
  10. Dublin, Republic of Ireland

If its a chilled city break you are after then Copenhagen is the place for you and your family.

The picture perfect spot topped the list of most relaxing city breaks on the continent. Mainly because of how easy it is to make your way around it.

Here's the list of the top 10 most relaxing cities:

  1. Copenhagen, Demark
  2. Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  3. Tallinn, Estonia
  4. Helsinki, Finland
  5. Zagreb, Croatia
  6. Vilnius, Lithuania
  7. Riga, Latvia
  8. Stockholm, Sweeden
  9. Athens, Greece
  10. Valletta, Malta