Top 10 most Instagrammable city breaks

Last updated 27th September 2018

We all love getting that perfect holiday snap that encapsulates the spirit of our trip, to be able to look back on for #memories. Social media is a huge part of our everyday lives and how it’s even influencing the way we holiday and enjoy short breaks, with new research by boutique aparthotel group Roomzzz has suggested that “parents are choosing holiday and short break destinations based on how good they will look on their social media feeds”. 

City breaks are incredibly popular for a family trip away, plus look phenomenal on Insta. Here are the ten 10 most Instagrammable city breaks. How many have you been to? 

10. Milan

Coming in at #10 most Instagrammable city break is Milan, with its iconic architecture, bustling streets and old school Italian charm. Make sure you head to the Piazza del Duomo, Sforza Castle, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (the most delightful shopping experience!) and the beautiful lush, green Parco Sempione.


For a little more Viva Italia, take a look at our Italy destination guide.

9. Rome

Another Italian entry into the most picture-perfect cities, Rome is stunning from every single angle and it’s a popular destination for families. History lovers need to swing by the incredible Colosseum, Pantheon and Roman Forum, whilst simply taking a stroll around the cobbled streets of this historic city and tasting some local gelato is idyllic in itself.

To learn more about what to do in Rome with kids, check out our Rome travel guide.

8. Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an incredible city, with quirky architecture and colourful landscapes. Cycle along the canal to feel like a local, stop off to sample some produce at the market or take a picnic to the vast and vibrant Vondelpark.

Take a look at our Amsterdam with kids city guide for more inspiration.

7. Madrid

Get stuck into the Spanish capital’s culture and history with one of the amazing museums and by indulging in a little local tapas and churros (and wine if you can sneak a glass or two!). This stunning little city is often overlooked as a family destination but teens and older kids will love it.

Whilst you’re there, why not check out the rest of Andalusia on a beachy family road trip.

6. Berlin

Always a firm favourite for a family city break, Berlin has napped #6 in the top 10 most Instagrammable city breaks. Explore the historical sites such as the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall and Reichstag Building to an educational and cultural European trip.

We’ve written a Berlin with kids city guide to give you some tips and tricks for exploring the city.

5. Moscow

Perhaps not the obviously choice for a family city break, but this Russian capital city is incredibly picturesque and packed full of incredible architecture and fascinating history including the Red Square, home to the famous Kremlin and St Basil’s Cathedral.

4. Barcelona

Ah Barcelona. Beloved by families across the world, this beautiful city is colourful, creative and full of character. You need to visit Gaudi’s masterpieces such as Park Güell and the impressive Sagrada Familia, and take a walk down La Rambla.


Want to know more? We’ve got a handy guide to 10 of the best things to do in Barcelona with kids

3. Istanbul

Anyone who has been to Istanbul will tell you how visually impressive the city is. Whilst you’re there, get snap-happy at the many historical sites and make your followers jealous with a beautiful photo of the Hagia Sophia or Sultan Ahmed Mosque (also known as the Blue Mosque).


Intrigued by Istanbul? Our useful family city guide can help you figure out where to stay, play and eat.

2. Paris

The City of Love is impossibly beautiful so it’s no surprise that it’s in the top two of most Instagrammable city breaks. There are iconic sites around every corner such as the Arc du Triomphe, Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, Champs Élysées and Louvre Museum, just to name a few.

There’s nowhere like Paris. For tips and insights on visiting this incredible city with kids, take a peek at our Paris family city guide.

1. London

Our very own London Town. It’s easy to see why the beloved English capital is the #1 most Instagrammable city break, with the quintessentially British culture and world famous sites such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, the River Thames.


Love London? Take a look at our articles all about London for families.