Hvar has a well-deserved reputation for being a chic, jet-setting party town. As parents of two small kids (aged 2 & 4), we are not exactly party animals and weren’t sure if Hvar with kids was the right choice for us.
While visiting Croatia with kids, we knew we wanted to include Dubrovnik in our list of places to visit, but we always worry a little bit when visiting a place with as much hype as Dubrovnik. We had visions of multiple cruise ships being there at the same time and walking along the city walls shoulder to shoulder with hordes of tourists. We worried this wouldn’t make for a fun experience in Dubrovnik with kids.
We’re big Game of Thrones fans (ugh, even after that horrible ending), and we were very excited to visit Meereen. Game of Thrones fans will find the trip to Klis Fortress worth it, in fact, we thought it was the top of our list of things to do in Split with kids.
After the amazing hiking we did on Hvar with kids, we knew we wanted to do more hiking in Croatia. We got the opportunity while spending two days on Korcula with kids. This hike with kids from Korcula to Kocje ended up being one of the best on our Eastern Europe trip!
To be honest, we came to Korcula with kids mainly because it was easy getting to Korcula from Hvar. In addition, the Hvar to Korcula ferry was a convenient stop between our 2 days on Hvar with kids and our final Croatia stop where we spent 2 days in Dubrovnik with kids.
Visiting Croatia with kids? You’ll find plenty of things to do in Split with kids! Split is Croatia’s second largest city and is the perfect spot to enjoy some beach time while immersing yourself in some ancient history.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of Croatia’s national treasures, where boardwalks and hiking trails wind around 12 upper lakes and 4 lower lakes. Kids of all ages will love walking along wooden pathways at the foot of beautiful waterfalls. Visiting this UNESCO World Heritage site has been on our list of places to visit for so long and we could barely contain our excitement!
To be honest, we weren’t overly excited about our planned day in Zagreb with kids. The only reason we went was to help break up the long bus trip from Budapest to Plitvice Lakes National Park. Our Croatia Lonely Planet said the best things to do in Zagreb were to have coffee and to visit the Museum of Broken Relationships. We went in with pretty low expectations…