Europe is a treasure trove of historic sites, outstanding museums, and, yes, kid-friendly fun. If you're ready to leave behind the American beaches and theme parks this summer, consider seven of Europe's best cities for kids.
Of course London makes our list. This city is a great first-entry visit to Europe because there isn't a language barrier and kids are often well versed on British history. (A great chance to bring their history books to life!) From London's famed Tower to its giant merry-go-round Eye, there is a lot to see and do in the U.K.'s capital city.
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Sure, Paris is for romance, but kids will also fall in love with this regal and park-filled capital of France. The Eiffel Tower alone may be enough to conquer their hearts -- after a heavy-duty climb or a smooth ride up its elevator. Beside its many museums and attractions, the kids will fall for the food. (Think chocolate and cheese fondue!)