WHAT TO DO WITH TEENAGERS IN BARCELONA
Traveling with teens can be tricky: they aren’t always interested in the sites and the history of the place, they get quickly bored and complain (even more than younger kids), and they need time to do things teenagers like to do. A vacation is an important family-time, that’s why it’s crucial to plan a variety of special activities that will keep each family member happy and smiling.
The good news is that our city is very teen friendly. That’s why today we are sharing with you what to do with teenagers in Barcelona, so you can offer your children enough options to choose from and they feel like they are part of the trip organization, and that their interests and wishes are also taken into account. That’s so important at such ages!
This is our Barcelona teenage things to do top list:
Summer in Barcelona with teenager definitely needs to include some beach time. And with 10 city beaches and some 6km (almost 4 miles) of beach, it shouldn’t be difficult to find a good spot. Just avoid the beach right next to the W Hotel (unless you are OK with your kids watching naked gay people around) and a more secluded corner in the Mar Bella beach (which is also nudist). The further away you go from the city center (i.e. la Barceloneta), the less tourists you’ll find and the more locals you’ll see.
And if you are staying enough days, what about planing a day trip to a beach location? You can take the train to Sitges (which yes is also known for being a gay destination, but they mostly go to the hidden rocky beaches of the surroundings and go out at night – so the village itself remains a popular family beach area), or rent a car to explore the Costa Daurada (golden sandy beaches) or the Costa Brava (spectacular smaller rocky beaches). And we can also take you there!
Ride a bike
Yes, we get it: teens get quickly tired of walking around. But if you plan the same itinerary on a bike or some other moving device, they could keep going forever and never ever get tired. So why not planning some of your sightseeing on a bike, then? While we don’t organize bike tours ourselves, we can still offer you some advice here: the beach and the marinas are the best area to cover by bike as it’s safe and level. The hill of Montjuic is also fun by bike (although you’ll be glad you rented a motorized one to help you going uphill). Avoid bikes in the Old Town (Gothic Quarter, Rambla, Born): the alleys are narrow and you’ll have to dismount every time you cross a group of tourists – which will be more often than you’d think. We don’t recommend it for the Gaudi sites either, as you’ll have to deal with the traffic and swallow lots of exhaust smoke when you go from one site to the next. And no: bikes aren’t either a good idea just for Park Guell as it’s located waaaaay uphill. Plus the offer is not limited to bikes: find here other great plans such as segways and more.
AND BONUS! The most fun activity in Barcelona for teenagers is…
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