we recommend you to choose accommodation first. Dubrovnik offers high quality hotels and private accommodation with an adequate range of prices. Depending on your budget, at the price of several hundred kunas per day you can stay in one of the private apartments or at a 3-star hotel, while 4 and 5-star hotels also offer special discounts for children.
We recommend accommodation in the areas of Lapad and Babin Kuk, where you can spend a lot of time in the open air, walk by the sea and along the beaches. Go for a stroll in the Bay of Lapad, take coffee, eat ice-cream, pancakes and pizza, and let your children run free on the beach or play in nearby places with various programmes for children. King Zvonimir Promenade in the Bay of Lapad is a pedestrian zone. A walking path by the sea connects it with the green areas in Babin Kuk ideal for playing ball, riding a bicycle, table-tennis and minigolf in the open air. Babin Kuk is just a short walk away from Copacabana Beach, located on the opposite side of the peninsula, where you can rest over coffee and fruit juice, while your children run along the beach and throw pebbles into the sea.
Go to the city centre, visit the Aquarium, the Natural Science Museum and walk the city walls. Refresh yourselves with a cup of coffee, tea or fruit juice in front of the City Café, Snack Bar or Cele Bar while watching your children play at ease with the Dubrovnik kids in front of St Blaises Church.
A ten-minute boat ride from the Old City harbour will take you to the nearby Island of Lokrum. This half-day excursion offers swimming in the Dead Sea, walks in the groves with peacocks and exotic rare plants in the botanical garden.
Spend a day in Medena Valley on Bosanka above Dubrovnik. Your children may enjoy fresh air, riding ponies and meeting other domestic animals in this small childrens kingdom. If you decide to stay longer, do not miss a visit to Konavle and enjoy horseback riding. On your departure, before your plane takes off, make sure to visit Đurović Cave situated under the runway at the Dubrovnik Airport.
If you come to Dubrovnik in summer, you can do all this after a day spent on the Dubrovnik beaches swimming in the crystal clear sea. If you get bored with your hotel beach, take a whole day excursion to the sandy beaches on the Elafite Islands and in Slano, and pebble beaches in Brsečine and Srebreno. The sea and sun will improve your health in the forthcoming winter, and the photographs of your children swimming for the first time, diving, jumping into the sea, kayaking and pedalling will remind you of your memorable stay in Dubrovnik.
Your children will certainly ask you: When are we going to Dubrovnik again?