Family Travel Ideas in Rabat

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Rabat is an ancient Moroccan city dating back to the third century BC. This majestic city is located directly on the Mediterranean and contains many pieces of history. Though there are not many family or child oriented destinations in Rabat, family travel can be fun if you are interested in history, architecture and museums. There is also a small amusement park located in Sale, Morocco a small city located directly across the Bou Regreg River from Rabat.

Museums

A good place to start your Rabat family travel vacation is at the Natural Science Museum. This museum is dedicated to geological history and even has an authentic sauropod dinosaur on display. If you are interested in the history of Rabat and Morocco, the Costume Museum and the Museum of Moroccan Arts are good places to start. The Costume Museum contains traditional dress and jewelry from all of Morocco's regions and time periods. The Museum of Moroccan Arts is home to a recreated cross section of Moroccan lifestyles and will be interesting to any family that wants to learn more about Islamic and Mediterranean culture.

Magic Park

An amusement park situated not far from Rabat can be a very inexpensive and fun way to spend a day. The entrance fee for an entire family is only 10 dirhams (1.22 USD), and that includes drinks and rides. The park only has two roller coasters and may not have a large selection of rides for adults, but makes up for it by having many rides geared at younger children. There are also two shows daily that include clowns, games, a magic show and a dance show, and it finishes with interactive dancing for children. The park also boasts more than one hundred video games which may be fun for older children and teenagers.

Parks

A good way to unwind during your Rabat family travel vacation is to spend a day at Jardins Nouzhat Hassan park. Located downtown, this large and relaxing park is a good place for a family picnic or to just let the children stretch their legs. Nearby at the Hotel Hilton is a pool that is open to the public for a fee.

Architecture

Two must-see historical monuments are the Kasbah of the Oudaias and Chellah. The Kasbah of the Oudaias is a medieval fortress located at the base of the Bou Regreg River and the Mediterranean Sea. Chellah is an ancient ruin that has been home to the Carthaginian, Roman and Arabic empires. The ruins are open to the public and home to several gardens and parks. This quiet destination would be best enjoyed as a family.

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