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Families will love:

  • Warm weather and free beaches
  • History, culture and Spanish cuisine
  • Modern city brimming with museums

On the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain sits a city steeped in history and culture, yet modernized with gorgeous museums, a revitalized harbor and stunning promenade. Malaga is a rising star for tourism -- particularly when it comes to family vacations. Here, palm trees sway, public beaches beckon, and high-end gastronomy intersects with casual, beachfront restaurants that ... more
On the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain sits a city steeped in history and culture, yet modernized with gorgeous museums, a revitalized harbor and stunning promenade. Malaga is a rising star for tourism -- particularly when it comes to family vacations. Here, palm trees sway, public beaches beckon, and high-end gastronomy intersects with casual, beachfront restaurants that serve fresh fish roasted in overturned metal boats.

Malaga, which blessed us with Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas, is clean, walkable and features a relaxed vibe that's best enjoyed sobremesa -- the delightful time that takes place after a meal spent sipping coffee or wine and conversing with friends and family. Sit by the Mediterranean Sea soaking in the brilliant blue hues, savor paella or try tapas like jamon and Spanish queso.

Malaga is connected to several other prominent Spanish cities via AVE high-speed train. Nearby Benalmadena and Torremolinos feature family-friendly attractions and animal activities like visiting a butterfly or crocodile park, a water park, a Buddhist shrine, and riding a cable car from you which you can see the coast of Africa! The dolmens in nearby Antequera are mind-blowing, 5,000-year-old megalithic structures, situated by scenic Pena de los Enamorados. Have lunch under a bullring at Plaza de Toros or taste countless traditional sweets at La Antequerana. The prehistoric caves of Nerja are a short drive away, and skiing is available at Sierra Nevada.

And did we mention Malaga sees 300 days of sunshine a year? Plan your Malaga family vacation with our recommedations for Malaga family resorts, attractions, restaurants and more.

Written by Cortney Fries less

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