Exploring Malaga!

Often wondered where to go for a family City Break? How about Malaga, Spain? The second highest populated City in Andalusia, it's a Mediterranean seaport on the Costa del Sol. Did you know it's the birthplace of Picasso? To be honest, I had no idea!

The best time to visit is in May-June and in September. Definitely somewhere we would consider taking the boys to one day. I've never actually been to mainland Spain and have always wanted to. 

Flights are reasonably cheap and under four hours flying time from London Airports. Why not hire a car at the airport and explore the City and surrounding area whilst there?

Of course, if the family are travelling too, you do need to check whether the car hire company provide car seats (if required) or whether you need to provide your own. Some companies provide cars to collect at the airport and others will send courtesy buses to get you to your car collection point. Then of course, once you have the car, you are free to explore as you wish.

First stop I assume would be your hotel or base for the duration of your stay. Hopefully, you'll have checked on parking! There are loads of places to stay that's for sure.

Whilst touring Malaga and it's surrounding areas there are plenty of places to see! The parks for one. Parque de Malaga is one not to miss.

If culture and history are more your thing, why not take in Alcazaba? An historic castle dating back to 1057. How about Malaga Cathedral?

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You can even travel further afield, ditching the car for the day and taking a day trip to Morocco, or sightseeing trip to Gibraltar. Excursions can be booked directly or through your travel company.

Of course, whilst in Spain you have to have tapas, there will be many Tapas bars to choose from. Book a Tapas and Wine tour, if travelling without the kids! 

With plenty of places to eat, Malaga has cuisine to offer anyone.
With 320 sunny days a year, Malaga has many beaches to explore. Many have bathrooms, children's play areas and places to eat also.

Whilst in Spain, shopping is a must! Many shopping centres have cinemas, theatres, restaurants, bars, and bowling alleys similar to those found back in the UK. The Atarazanas - Malaga Central Market is a great place to get local produce, used daily by locals and tourists alike.

So, you see, there's lots to keep the family entertained, not least the hotel pool! I'd say Malaga would be the perfect place to stay for just a short break or longer. Versatile and full of diversity and culture. What's not to love! 

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I once worked with a couple of lovely ladies from Spain who always said we should visit. They were the most amazing cooks....their food to die for! I will get there one day and I will taste the gorgeous Mediterranean cuisine again! Now, where's my passport! 

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