Balaton: the perfect family holiday destination

Balaton: the perfect family holiday destination

Planning a family holiday that is both memorable and enjoyable for everyone can be a challenging task. But Lake Balaton is the ideal location. Let’s see why!

You’ll find plenty of accommodation on the shores of Lake Balaton, whether it’s a lakeside hotel, a guesthouse or apartment on a quiet street, a wooden house hiding under the park’s canopy or a wild campsite. Choosing the right accommodation is essential, as it will be the base from which you set off and to which you return after a day’s activities.

With dozens of beaches along the shores of Lake Balaton, there’s something to suit everyone. You can choose from a wide variety of activities, including swimming, building sandcastles, beach volleyball, water biking and playgrounds with the kids. You can also try all kinds of water sports: sailing, SUP, windsurfing and much more.

On land, there are also plenty of opportunities. For example, you can cycle around Lake Balaton on the 200-kilometre-long cycle path, explore the area with a hiking bag on your back or a Nordic walking stick in your hand – you can have amazing experiences on the Tihany peninsula, in Badacsony or even in the Káli-medence.

Ever been to the Őrtorony-kilátó, where you can see the whole lake? From the top of Apáti Hill in Tihany you can see the whole of Lake Balaton, the big caldera, the Inner and Outer Lakes, the Old Village and much more. It is a sight not to be missed.

You can also organise a number of joint activities on Lake Balaton. You could spend a great day at one of the water parks, adventure parks or amusement parks around Lake Balaton, but you’ll also find zoos and museums in the area. In spring and summer, there are also numerous gastronomic festivals, fun concerts and playful activities.

A fishing trip on Lake Balaton is a great father-son activity. There are different types of tickets available, but it’s always a good idea to find out about them and the rules for fishing well in advance. While the boys sit on the lakeshore with their fishing rods, the girls can go exploring. They can get a little lost in the local market in search of some goodies, or simply take a trip around the village for a souvenir.

There are a million places to sample delicacies on the shores of the Hungarian sea, whether it’s a freshly baked cheese and cream lángos, a good Balaton fish soup or other fishy bites, the fine wines to be sampled in the Balaton Highlands and Badacsony, not to mention the lavender flavours and ice cream of Tihany.

A Balaton holiday is typically a time when you can afford to relax completely. Because as a mother, that’s an adventure in itself, isn’t it? It’s worth taking advantage of the quiet time alone with a little spa and beauty treatment.

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