London with Travel Mom Kristy
We’re off to London and England with Travel Mom Kristy. She, her husband, and 3 kids (4, 6 and 10) spent 2 weeks enjoying so much of what the country and city have to offer.
How long was your trip?
We toured around England with another family for 2 weeks in August. Our main stops were London, Bath, Cotswolds, and Bournemouth, then we stopped at some places like Stonehenge in between. We stayed 2-3 nights at each stop from Airbnbs to hotels.
What made you pick these places?
We wanted a variety of experiences, so this itinerary gave us the big city, little city, country, and beach all within 2 weeks.
As a busy New York City family, we also wanted a slower pace on vacation. We wanted to soak in the culture and the places vs. doing 20 things on a list.
We wanted to road trip but not spend tons of time in the car, so each stop was only about 2 to 2.5 hours apart.
What was the BEST part of the trip for you?
I really enjoyed the slow pace and the diversity of experiences around England. It all worked.
London was a great experience. It was super unplanned and organic. We had a direction, like the London Eye tickets we booked in advance, but we didn’t have a set schedule.
And England has the best parks and playgrounds (with adult areas to relax and enjoy a drink if you’d like).
I really enjoyed spending time with my family. Renting homes allowed us to make dinners, sit around and play games or take walks at night.