A major city in Austria’s Tyrolian region, Innsbruck is a gorgeous destination. Nestled in a valley between several high mountains, it’s the ideal spot for winter sports and has been lauded as one of the best skiing locations in the world. Twice the site of the Winter Olympic Games, Innsbruck is one of those cities that has it all – including not only lots of snow and great downhill terrain but also plenty to do off the slopes, including museums, excellent cultural events, and great culinary and après ski scenes.
If you’re traveling as a family, you’ll also find that Innsbruck is one of the most kid-friendly ski destinations in Austria and in Europe in general. As a matter of fact, ski magazines dub it one of the most stress-free locations for winter vacations with children. Ski schools are abundant and many of the resorts have a plethora of easy runs that new and almost-new skiers can tackle with relative confidence. Furthermore, outside the ski areas, there are plenty of things to do, from exploring snow-covered Old Town to visiting the Alpenzoo to spending time in surrealistic Crystal Worlds. The kids will love it! (more…)