A city based vacation presents different considerations for family safety. They will likely be more populated, so family communication plans and navigation with your children is essential for their safety.
It’s tempting to “rest your eyes” on the comfy hotel bed after a day of travel and sightseeing; however, we recommend checking the room and child proofing it if necessary. While exploring the city, keep your valuables secure by utilizing your room’s safe. Please don’t leave any valuable belongings in your car, and please always lock your car doors. If your room does not provide a safe, consider purchasing locks for your luggage to store your valuables.
Learn how to Use the Public Transportation
Public transportation is one of the most efficient and affordable ways of traveling a city. However, the chances of being separated, especially during peak hours, increases. To prevent this, understand the public transportation system of the city. Show the maps to your children and involve them in the navigation so they remain engaged while traveling on crowded trains.
Have a Plan
Create a sightseeing itinerary each day and communicate it to everyone in the family in the morning. Establish a designated meeting point in case anyone gets lost during the day and make sure all in your party have each other’s cell phone numbers. If your group is splitting up, agree on a “check in” time for peace of mind. Most cities boast plenty of beautiful parks and green spaces. Find these spots, set up a picnic, and let the kids run around. Don’t forget to charge up cell phones and cameras, too!