From relishing classic Mediterranean haute cuisine to witnessing the ‘Changing of Guards’ ceremony at Prince’s palace, the Riviera gem opens up a number of exhilarating activities for tourists
Monaco, the Riviera gem, has become the epitome of luxury travel. It is not only for singles or young couples, but serves as a great experience for the kids too.
To have fun, one needs to catch the monacair chopper ride from Nice Cote d Azur Airport, which will give you a sight to behold. The ‘Changing of Guards’ ceremony at Prince’s Palace is a must visit with kids.
A fun morning activity for the whole family can also be a visit to the Zoological Garden of Monaco, which is home to nearly 250 animals representing about diverse species — exotic birds, turtles, caimans, hippopotamuses, reptiles, primates and farm animals. Once you make your way to the heart of Monte-Carlo, a visit to the Jardin Exotique is a must which offers breath-taking views of Monaco and proposes to discover succulent plants.
For the little devoted automobile fans, take your kid to the Monaco’ cars collection by Prince Albert. It is a dreamy museum for all the minor car afficionado. As the day sets in, stroll down to the Larvotto Beach that offers fun in the blue Mediterranean for the adventurous water babies. Let your children try the water-skiing or banana boats and a marine excursion for spotting whales and more. Aqua lovers learn the secrets of the marine world and discover the wonderful things that live beneath the surface with activities at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. Don’t forget to hop on to the Monaco’s little tourist train which sets off from the Oceanographic Museum, to discover La Porte de France, La Place d’Armes and its market, hairpin bends on the Formula one Grand Prix circuit, the Casino de Monte-Carlo, the Prince’s Palace, the Cathedral and choose to get dropped at the famous Port Hercule. Have dinner at American style restaurant, Stars’NBars which is the most family-friendly and a great place to go with children as they have a large kids menu, starring the organic hamburger.
Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo, has a programme for your little ones known as the Little Chefs and the kitchen is open to children from six to 10 years. They can create any treat their hearts desire, and discover the joys of baking. The little bakers will leave the workshop with their own little chef apron, along with their creations to proudly bring back to their family.