20 family holiday destinations that deserve a place on your 2018 wish list
The Spanish destination is great for families who don’t want to choose between a city and a beach break. Wander down Las Ramblas and check out the local crafts and produce or clothes shops before heading to the beach to watch the sun set. Fans of art and architecture can take in the stunning Gaudi designs and gothic architecture as well as art museums featuring works of Picasso and El Greco. Kids and adults will love the easygoing vibe of the city, with tasty delights such as spectacular ice-cream, authentic tapas and thick hot chocolate with churros.
Where to stay: Barcelo Raval is a four-star cosmopolitan hotel near to the city’s famous cathedral with a bright and contemporary aesthetic. As well as its great location the Raval offers complimentary iPhone docking stations, high-speed Wifi, a swimming pool, rooftop dining and panoramic view of Barcelona. Rooms start at £65 per night.