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Family Friendly Vietnam

Are you considering Vietnam for your family vacation? Great choice! Vietnam is an excellent destination for traveling with kids. Wondering which island in Vietnam is the most suitable for your little ones? Curious if Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang is kid-friendly? We’ve got you covered!

In this comprehensive guide, we will answer all your questions about traveling with kids in Vietnam. Discover the best family-friendly accommodations and find out where to stay in Vietnam to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable experience for your family. Explore the top places to visit in Vietnam with your loved ones, including recommendations for a 2-week family itinerary. Even if you have a baby or a toddler, Vietnam has plenty to offer for a memorable family adventure.

To help you plan your trip, we will provide you with a Vietnam map and a list of things to do in Vietnam that will engage and entertain the whole family. Whether you’re looking for cultural experiences, outdoor activities, or simply relaxing on beautiful beaches, Vietnam has it all. Get ready for an incredible journey to Vietnam with the kids!

Destination Closest Airport
Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
Ho Chi Minh City Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN)
Halong Bay Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
Hoi An Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
Nha Trang Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR)
Phu Quoc Phu Quoc International Airport (PQC)
Da Nang Da Nang International Airport (DAD)
Hue Phu Bai International Airport (HUI)
Sapa Noi Bai International Airport (HAN)
Mekong Delta Can Tho International Airport (VCA) or arrange via Ho Chi Minh via Aqua Mekong

BUCKET LIST = 7-day itinerary for traveling to Vietnam with kids

Day Location Activities
Day 1 Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum<br>- Explore the Old Quarter<br>- Cyclo ride around Hoan Kiem Lake
Day 2 Halong Bay – Day trip to Halong Bay<br>- Cruise through the karsts<br>- Kayaking or swimming (weather permitting)
Day 3 Hoi An – Explore Hoi An Ancient Town<br>- Visit Japanese Covered Bridge<br>- Lantern-making workshop
Day 4 Hoi An – Bicycle tour to countryside<br>- Visit Tra Que Vegetable Village<br>- Relax on An Bang Beach
Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City – Visit War Remnants Museum<br>- Explore Reunification Palace<br>- Water puppet show
Day 6 Mekong Delta – Day trip to Mekong Delta<br>- Cruise along canals<br>- Visit floating markets<br>- Homestay experience (optional)
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City – Visit Cu Chi Tunnels<br>- Explore Ben Thanh Market<br>- Stroll along Nguyen Hue Walking Street
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    GUIDE TO HANOI WITH KIDS: Visiting Vietnam With Kids

    A Blend of History and Modernity

    Hanoi blends old and new, offering you a sneak peek into Vietnam's history and culture. This vibrant city combines age-old temples with modern buildings – you get the blend of both vibes. Explore Hanoi's diverse architecture and several atmospheric traditional markets, tasting delicious Vietnamese cuisine along the way with your family and kids. Experience the unique charm of Hanoi with these exceptional experiences.

    BEST THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN HANOI?

    WHERE TO STAY IN HANOI WITH KIDS?

    • Sofitel Metropole - A blend of French elegance and Vietnamese tradition:  Sofitel Metropole offers you luxurious family-friendly accommodations with a blend of French and Vietnamese architecture. It offers restaurants, bars (adults only), and spa. You can also easily explore the nearby Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake — thanks to their strategic location.
    • Golden Sun Hotel - Experience the warmth of Vietnamese hospitality: Another Old Quarter hotel, Golden Sun, provides your family with comfortable and affordable accommodations. Relish the hotel's rooftop terrace and restaurant, or explore the nearby attractions such as Hoan Kiem Lake and the Temple of Literature.
      • Golden Sun Hotel, 33 Hang Quat Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi Old Quarter, Vietnam, Whatsapp/ Viber/ Zalo: +84 966 27 1111, info@goldensunhotel.com, www.goldensunhotel.com
    • Flora Centre Hotel & Spa - Your sanctuary of relaxation in the heart of Hanoi: Perfect for families who want a spacious place to vacation, Flora Centre Hotel & Spa offers large and comfortable rooms for the whole fam. Relax in the hotel’s spa and wellness center, or explore the nearby attractions such as Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter with your family.
      • Flora Centre Hotel & Spa, 14 P. Lương Văn Can, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 10000, Vietnam, +84 862 276 468, (Find it on various booking websites).

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    GUIDE TO HALONG BAY WITH KIDS: Visiting Vietnam With Kids

    Majestic Seascape Adventure

    Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is famous for its scenic beauty. There are thousands of magnificent limestone islands and shapes rising from the waters. If your family loves nature and scenic beauty, this will be the perfect place to help them embrace it. As you journey between islands and towering rocks, you will see spectacular views all around you. To cut a long story short, here’s your chance to create special memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

    TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN HALONG BAY:

    1. Take a cruise to explore the stunning limestone islands and emerald waters of Halong Bay.
    2. Visit Sun World Halong Complex, which offers various attractions, including a cable car and a water park.
    3. Explore the beautiful Bai Chay Beach for some relaxing family time.

    THE BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY HALONG BAY CRUISES FOR KIDS:

    FAMILY-FRIENDLY HALONG BAY HOTELS:

    • Wyndham Legend Halong - Bay views and spacious rooms: The Wyndham Legend Halong has spacious rooms and a range of family-friendly amenities. The nearest beach is approximately one kilometer away. Additionally, there's a club lounge, a fitness center, and 2 swimming pools for the perfect relaxed stay.
      • Wyndham Legend Halong, 12 Hạ Long, Bãi Cháy, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam, +84 203 3636 555, info@wyndhamhalong.com, www.wyndhamhalong.com
    • Halong Plaza Hotel - Easy access to local attractions: This family-friendly 4-star hotel, located in Halong City, is conveniently located close to tons of amenities and attractions in the city. It offers a children's pool, interconnecting rooms, and a welcoming atmosphere for your family. The hotel's central location makes it convenient for exploring the area with kids — one thing you might consider.
      • Halong Plaza Hotel, 8 Hạ Long, Bãi Cháy, Thành phố Hạ Long, Quảng Ninh, Vietnam, +84 203 3845 810, info@halongplaza.com, www.halongplaza.com
    • Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha Long - Beachfront access and amenities for all ages: If you want a luxurious stay, The Vinpearl Resort & Spa Ha Long can be the place. It features spacious villas, a kids' club with a wide range of activities, and a children's pool. But it does get better: they have a beautiful private beach, making it an ideal choice for your memorable family vacation.
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    GUIDE TO VISITING HOI AN AND DANANG WITH KIDS: Visiting Vietnam With Kids

    Charming Ancient Town Delights

    Hoi An is an ancient town with a laid-back feel. Come to discover its treasure of preserved historic buildings and glowing lantern streets that mix various cultures. We suggest exploring back alleys, local markets, and age-old shops, to connect with local traditions. This place will be a special treat if you want to teach your kids about accepting different cultures and traditions. Note, that families can reach Hoi-An by flying into Danang (it's a short drive from the airport).  You can also stay in Danang and visit Hoi An for the day!

    For Danang with kids - click here for the guide!

    BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTELS IN HOI-AN:

    • Four Seasons Resort, The Nam Hai - Luxe Riverside Retreat for Families: With split-level rooms and suites, a courtyard pool with a special splash area for kids, and a range of family-friendly activities, it's the perfect riverside retreat for your family.
      • Four Seasons Resort, The Nam Hai (Formally The Nam Hai), Ha My Beach, Hoi An, Vietnam, +84 510 3 940 000, www.fourseasons.com/hoian
    • Anantara Hoi An - Elegant Family Oasis near Ancient Town: Anantara has spacious rooms and lovely swimming pools with a range of leisure activities. But the best part: the hotel offers a luxury train service “THE VIETAGE” for a family-friendly and royal experience in Vietnam. Our opinion: Anantara is probably the perfect blend of luxury and comfort for families.
      • Anantara Hoi An, 1 Pham Hong Thai Street, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam +84 510 391 4555, hoian@anantara.com, www.hoi-an.anantara.com
    • La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa - Experience The Cultural Art Of Luxury Hospitality In Hoi An: This luxury hotel is near a rice field and the Thu Bon River. It offers a luxurious retreat blended with nature for your family. There are big rooms, pools, and all the modern accommodations your family could expect. The best part? You can request bikes and explore the scenic beauty that surrounds it.
      • La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa, 132 Hùng Vương, Phường Cẩm Phổ, Hội An, Quảng Nam 560000, Vietnam, +84 235 3915 913, info@lasiestaresorts.com, www.lasiestaresorts.com
    • More Hotels In Hoi An:  Click here for our guide to boutiques and more hotels in Hoi An for kids

    THINGS TO DO IN HOI AN WITH KIDS:

    1. Explore the ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its well-preserved architecture and vibrant atmosphere.
    2. Take a cooking class to learn how to make traditional Vietnamese dishes as a family. Check out Red Bridge Cooking School.
    3. Relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Hoi An, such as An Bang Beach and Cua Dai Beach.
    4. Click here for the full guide by Little Steps of the Top Family Activities in Hoi An
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    GUIDE TO VISITING HUE WITH KIDS: Visiting Vietnam With Kids

    Imperial Heritage and Peace

    Did you know that Hue was Vietnam's capital during the imperial times? Peaceful and grand, the city has Vietnam's noble heritage. You can visit the historic palace within Hue's regal citadel and admire lovely decorative pagodas surrounded by serene scenery. Cruise along the sweet-smelling Perfume River and admire the beautiful views that come along. Hue offers a perfect backdrop to explore Vietnam's deep culture if it’s a thing for your family.

    BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTELS IN HUE, VIETNAM:

    • Azerai La Residence - Historic Charm and Modern Comfort for Families: With big rooms, a swimming pool, and a range of family-friendly activities, Azerai La Residence is the perfect choice for families who want to rest, relax, play, and unwind together. People love the attentive staff and clean rooms of this hotel, as suggested by online reviews.
      • Azerai La Residence, 5 Lê Lợi, Street, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế 530000, Vietnam, +84 234 3837 475, reservations.laresidence.hue@azerai.com, www.azerai.com/azerai-la-residence-hue
    • Saigon Morin Hotel - Family Stay in the Heart of Hue: With its central location (overlooking the Perfume River and Truong Tien Bridge), stylish rooms, and family-friendly amenities such as a pool and kids' club, it's a great choice for your family. You also get a garden area, spa, fitness centre, and several dining options.
      • Saigon Morin Hotel, 30 Lê Lợi, Phú Hội, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế 47000, Vietnam, +84 234 3823 526, info@morinhotels.com.vn, www.morinhotel.com.vn
    • Meliá Vinpearl Hue- Luxury Family Resort with Stunning Views: Fancy stunning views from a hotel? You can get them from the skyscraper of Meliá Vinpearl Hue. This 5-star resort offers big rooms, a kids' club, and a range of family-friendly activities.

    BEST THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN HUE, VIETNAM:

    1. Visit the Imperial City, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and explore its ancient palaces, temples, and gates.
    2. Take a dragon boat ride along the Perfume River and visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, a historic Buddhist temple.
    3. Explore the vibrant Dong Ba Market and introduce your family to the local culture and cuisine.
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    GUIDE TO VISITING PHU QUOC WITH KIDS: Visiting Vietnam With Kids

    Tropical Island Paradise in Vietnam

    Phu Quoc, the largest island in Vietnam, is a tropical haven boasting palm-fringed beaches, lush jungles, and a vibrant marine ecosystem. As you step foot on this enchanting island, you'll be greeted by warm hospitality and a plethora of activities suitable for all ages. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, Phu Quoc has something for everyone in the family.

    FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTELS IN PHU QUOC:

    • InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort: This hotel offers unparalleled hospitality and breathtaking views where the bright blue ocean meets jungle-clad hills. Your family can indulge in world-class amenities, exquisite dining, and unforgettable experiences, making it an ideal retreat for tourists looking for peace with luxury.
      • InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, Bãi Trường, Dương Tơ, Phú Quốc, Kiên Giang 920000, Vietnam, +84 297 3978 888, Reservations.ICPQ@ihg.com, www.phuquoc.intercontinental.com
    • Regent Phu Quoc: The Regent Phu Quoc offers curated activities for families to stay and play on their own terms, with five pools including a kids' pool for endless swimming and splashing. The resort's expertly trained team at the kids' club provides entertaining and educational activities inspired by the nature and culture of Phu Quoc, while nanny services are also available upon request.
    • Novotel Phu Quoc Resort: Set in a natural paradise overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, this family-friendly resort provides a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. With a range of amenities, including a kids' club, pool, and beachfront location, it offers an ideal escape for families with kids.
      • Novotel Phu Quoc Resort, Hamlet, Đường Bào, Phú Quốc, Kiên Giang 920000, Vietnam, +84 297 6260 999, H9770@accor.com, www.novotelphuquoc.com
    • JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa: Experience timeless luxury with your family on a private beach featuring elegant rooms, multiple dining options like French cuisine, and exceptional service quality.  An elegant choice for a sophisticated beach getaway.
      • JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Khem Beach, An Thới, Phú Quốc, Kiên Giang, +84 297 377 999, mhrs.pqcjw.reservations@marriotthotels.com,
    • Wyndham Grand Phu Quoc: Watch breathtaking ocean views with your family from this beachfront resort featuring upscale amenities like a spa, fitness center, rooftop bar, and all-day dining. This well-known resort brand delivers on its reputation of being a luxe place to stay with activities for the whole family. It's an exquisite tropical destination for a great balance of relaxation and excitement with kids.
      • Wyndham Grand Phu Quoc, Bãi Dài, Gành Dầu, Phú Quốc, Kiên Giang, +84 297 3691 555, res@wyndhamgrand-phuquoc.com, www.wyndhamgrand-phuquoc.com
    • Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort: Looking for spacious and comfortable rooms, a private beach, and multiple swimming pools? Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort provides all that for your family with kids. With a range of dining options, including a beachfront restaurant, you can savor the finest culinary experiences amidst the beauty of Phu Quoc Island.
      • Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort, Mũi Ông Đội, An Thới, Tp. Phú Quốc, Kiên Giang, Vietnam, +84 297 3546 666, HB2R4@accor.com, www.premiervillage-phuquoc.com

    TOP THINGS TO DO IN PHU QUOC WITH KIDS:

    • From enjoying the beautiful beaches of Long Beach and Ong Lang Beach, where little ones can build sandcastles and splash in the gentle waves, to exploring the vibrant underwater world through snorkeling or glass-bottom boat tours around An Thoi Islands, there is no shortage of fun in the sun.
    • Immerse your family in the local culture by visiting the Ham Ninh Fishing Village, where you can watch fishermen at work, stroll along the pier, and indulge in delicious seafood. For an educational adventure, head to the Phu Quoc Bee Farm to learn about beekeeping and participate in honey-related activities.
    • And don't forget to visit Vinpearl Land Phu Quoc, an amusement park with thrilling rides and a dedicated kids' zone. With its diverse range of family-friendly experiences, Phu Quoc promises an unforgettable vacation for the whole family.
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    GUIDE TO VISITING HO CHI MINH WITH KIDS: Visiting Vietnam With Kids

    When it comes to exploring Ho Chi Minh City with kids, you'll find a vibrant and family-friendly destination that offers a wealth of exciting experiences. From historical sites to interactive museums and thrilling outdoor adventures, Ho Chi Minh City provides a perfect blend of culture, history, and fun for the whole family. Whether you're strolling through bustling markets, discovering traditional cuisine, or embarking on educational tours, Ho Chi Minh City offers a multitude of opportunities for kids to learn, engage, and create lasting memories. Get ready to immerse your family in the rich tapestry of Vietnamese culture and embark on an unforgettable adventure in Ho Chi Minh City.

    TOP THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN HO CHI MINH, VIETNAM:

    1. Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels: Take a fascinating trip to the historic Cu Chi Tunnels, where children can learn about Vietnam's history and explore the underground tunnels used during the war. They can crawl through the narrow passages and get a glimpse into the country's past.
    2. Explore the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens: Spend a day at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the largest zoo in Vietnam. Kids will love seeing a variety of animals, including elephants, monkeys, and giraffes. The gardens also offer a peaceful escape, with beautiful flowers and serene lakes.
    3. Discover the Dam Sen Water Park: Beat the heat and have a thrilling time at Dam Sen Water Park. With numerous water slides, wave pools, and lazy rivers, this water park provides hours of fun for the whole family. There are also plenty of food options available to keep everyone energized.
    4. Visit the Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck: Take your kids to the Bitexco Financial Tower Skydeck for a panoramic view of Ho Chi Minh City. The observation deck offers stunning views of the cityscape, and it's a great opportunity for children to learn about the city's architecture and landmarks.
    5. Enjoy a Cyclo Ride in the Old Quarter: Hop on a traditional cyclo and take a leisurely ride through Ho Chi Minh City's bustling streets. Kids will love the unique experience of being pedaled around while taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of the vibrant city.

    BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTELS IN HO CHI MINH:

     

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    SAPA WITH KIDS: Visiting Vietnam With Kids

    Mountains And Fresh Air!

    While long-distance travel may currently be challenging, Sapa in the northwest of Vietnam is a destination worth considering for those seeking to maintain social distancing in the future. Although it may not be ideal for families with toddlers, Sapa offers a wealth of experiences for those with older children. Known for its stunning rice fields and charming local villages, visitors can immerse themselves in the culture by dining with locals in tribal villages, enjoying mountain biking adventures, and even taking a cable car ride to the summit of Mount Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam.

    BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY THINGS TO DO IN SAPA:

    1. Explore the Rice Terraces: Sapa is renowned for its breathtaking rice terraces. Take your family on a trek through the terraced fields, where you can witness the local farmers at work and learn about their traditional farming techniques. The scenery is spectacular, and it provides an excellent opportunity for kids to connect with nature.
    2. Visit Cat Cat Village: Cat Cat Village is a traditional Hmong village located near Sapa. Take a stroll through the village with your family and immerse yourselves in the local culture. You can visit traditional houses, see traditional crafts being made, and even watch cultural performances. It's a great way to learn about the local ethnic minority communities.
    3. Take a Cable Car Ride to Fansipan Peak: For a thrilling adventure, take a cable car ride to the summit of Fansipan, the highest peak in Vietnam. The journey offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. At the top, you can enjoy panoramic vistas, take memorable family photos, and explore the nearby hiking trails.
    4. Visit Love Waterfall: Love Waterfall is a stunning waterfall nestled in the Hoang Lien National Park. Take a family-friendly hike through the lush forest to reach the waterfall. The cascading waters and serene surroundings make it a perfect spot for a picnic and some quality family time.
    5. Discover Silver Waterfall: Another beautiful waterfall to explore with your family is Silver Waterfall. Located just a short drive from Sapa, it offers impressive views and a chance to cool off in its refreshing pool. There are also hiking trails nearby for those who want to venture further into the surrounding nature.
    6. Experience a Homestay: Consider staying with a local family in a homestay for an authentic cultural experience. Your family can learn about the daily life, traditions, and customs of the local ethnic communities. It's a great opportunity for kids to gain a deeper understanding of different cultures and make new friends.

    BEST FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOTELS IN SAPA, VIETNAM:

    • BB Sapa Resort & Spa (Formerly Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa): This upscale resort offers family-friendly amenities such as spacious rooms, a swimming pool, and a kids' club. The resort also organizes outdoor activities suitable for children, including trekking and biking tours in the surrounding countryside.
    • Topas Ecolodge: Located in a scenic mountainous area, Topas Ecolodge provides a unique and eco-friendly experience for families. The lodge offers family rooms and features activities like hiking, cycling, and cultural encounters with local ethnic minority groups.
    • Sapa Legend Hotel & Spa: Situated in the heart of Sapa Town, Sapa Legend Hotel & Spa offers family-friendly accommodations and services. The hotel provides spacious rooms, a restaurant with kid-friendly menu options, and friendly staff who can assist with arranging family-oriented activities such as trekking and visits to local attractions.

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