Travelling as a family can be both joyous and distressing. Other than time and budget, you’re restricted by the physical abilities of your parents and kids. A foolproof itinerary seems near to impossible but don’t fret! We’re here to help. First, you need to decide on a destination; KKday‘s top recommendation is Busan, South Korea – here’s why it’s the most suitable place for your loved ones and you!
1. You can sleep through your flight
The flight from Singapore to Seoul, where you’ll transit in get to Busan, is about 7 hours 30 minutes. Book a midnight flight for your parents and kids to sleep through the flight so they won’t get restless and fidgety on board.
2. It’s super affordable
We all love cheap things and a trip to Busan is one of them! A pair of return tickets cost less than $450 during promotional period; even transport within the city is reasonably priced with their cabs starting from only 2800 won. You don’t have to worry even if your parents have difficulties moving around or taking public transport.
Eating in a large group is relatively inexpensive in Busan – a Korean barbecue like the above for three costs only around $40. In comparison, a feast like that in Singapore would cost at least $20 per person!
Store: Palsaik Samgyeopsal – Seomyeon Branch (팔색 삼겹살)
Address: 257-14, Bujeon-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan (부산 광역시 부산진구 부전동 257-14 번지)
3. Convenient to book chartered transport
With seemingly endless steps and steep slopes, visiting Gamcheon Culture Village might seem daunting initially. Fortunately, it’s easy to book a private city tour to Gamcheon Culture Village that caters to the elders and kids in your family. Stay energetic with chartered transport to explore more of Busan!
4. Eat anywhere at any time of the day
Most Korean eateries close late so you never have to worry about being hungry in the middle of the night. Moreover, you can always order fried chicken for your kids and beer for your parents from street vendors that are opened to the middle of the night!
Store: Hwang Je jamsuham (황제잠수함)
5. Rest in cafes after a day of shopping
There are innumerable cafes in South Korea and Busan is no exception. If your parents or kids are worn out from walking, just pop by any of the cafes along the streets to relax with a cup of coffee.
Shop: West MOLLE (서면모레)
Address: 225-1 Bujeon 2(i)-dong, Busanjin-gu, Busan, South Korea
If your itinerary is too packed, your parents and kids might feel worn out but spending most of your time in the hotel would be a waste of your trip. Therefore, a comprehensive itinerary is needed if you want to travel as a family. The look of content on your parents’ face and joyous laughter from your kids will prove to be worth the hassle; the most important takeaway is allowing your family to bond through this trip.
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