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7 fabulous garden towns for a memorable b'day vacay with your parents

7 fabulous garden towns for a memorable b'day vacay with your parents

Here are 7 cities dotted with beautiful gardens to visit with your parents for that much-awaited birthday vacation.

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1. Malta, Malta "Sightseeing places: Valetta - Barakka Gardens, the waterfront..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Chloe adds, "The weather was beautiful, the coastline is stunning but most areas more rocky than sandy. Plenty of places to eat. A day on Gozo is a must, absolutely beautiful. We took an open-top bus to see the sights as they are a long way apart sometimes. Valetta is also worth a visit, the cannon fire at Baraka Gardens was great. De-stressing tips: Relaxing by our hotel's rooftop infinity pool, swimming at Xlendi Bay, walking along the coastline. Food experience: We had half board at our hotel (The Victoria Hotel, Sliema) and the food was fantastic. We ate out on Gozo, at a lovely beachfront restaurant and it was very reasonable. We largely ate small things for lunch like having ice cream, milkshake or something from a little backstreet bakery as we were usually quite full. Sightseeing places: Valetta - Barakka Gardens, the waterfront, Republic Street, Gozo - Pinu, Victoria, Xlendi Bay, Ramla Bay, Comino - Blue Lagoon. Parent's experience: I travelled with my mum on a girls holiday whilst my dad and boyfriend worked. My mum loved the pool at our hotel, as well as taking the ferry to both Valetta and Gozo. I liked: The hotel! The Victoria Hotel in Sliema is amazing and the staff are so friendly, going above and beyond to help."

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2. Pisa, Italy "Bardini Gardens were beautiful..."

Lastminute.com reviewer Katy says, "The weather was great in Florence! We were lucky to have so much sun in April. The food was amazing, classically Italian - but with lots of choices. Pizzas were lovely, and we recommend visiting the ZaZa restaurant near Duomo Cathedral. Also, Bardini Gardens was beautiful, with amazing views over the city."

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3. Prague, Czech Republic "[H]istorical places full of beautiful gardens."

Lastminute.com reviewer Hassan adds, "This beautiful place was full of fun and historical places filled with beautiful gardens. Lovely. Parent's enjoyment: Parks. Places you saw: History. Like most in the trip: Parks."

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4. Paris, France "[V]ery clean and lovely Tuilleries Gardens."

Lastminute.com reviewer Lisa adds, "We hung around the Louvre, Seine area - very clean and lovely Tuilleries Gardens. Very friendly Parisiens. Went on a boat trip which was mediocre but was rescued by planning it so that it was dark on the return and the Eiffel Tower was lit up. Restaurants expensive but we noticed it was teas/coffees/soft drinks that were outrageously priced, locally a steak was around 16 euros."

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5. London, United Kingdom "[W]hat a beautiful area."

Lastminute.com reviewer Sharon shares, "Beautiful city, cab drivers are the salt, totally unappreciated we stayed in Kensington- absolutely beautiful place. Parent's experience: Having the opportunity to go to Buckingham Palace and see some of the Royals was a fantastic experience. Places on a business trip: We were invited to the Queens Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. I liked: The palace, the cab drivers, the area we stayed was Kensington what a beautiful area."

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6. Amsterdam, Netherlands "Parent's experience: The tulips, flowers and gardens."

Lastminute.com reviewer Nishat adds, "I loved the weather, just perfect with a fresh breeze and sunny sky. Liked the accommodation and services, very friendly and supportive. Super liked the tulip festival in Kuekenhoff gardens, just beyond my expectations. Sightseeing places: Keukenhof. Parent's experience: The tulips, flowers and gardens. I liked: Tulips."

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7. Faro, Portugal "[S]tunning beach, pools and gardens. Very well kept."

Lastminute.com reviewer Audrey shares, "Stayed in Albufeira at Muthu Clube Praia do Oura, reviews were shocking but we found a hotel to be great value for money, stayed all inclusive, great spot, perfect views good and people all lovely. Fantastic weather plenty to do both in the hotel and surrounding area. Stunning beach, pools and gardens. Very well kept. Also, our apartment was perfect for our needs. Booked complete package, flights, transfers and hotel had our boarding passes emailed to us so no worries about having to check in etc, only issue was we didn't book seats on the Ryanair flights so none of us was sitting together on either flight. All in all great break. Parent's enjoyment: Being away with us, lovely weather environment and food, enjoyed chilling out and spending time together. Places you saw: Took the site seeing bus (hop on hop off for 24hours) which took us all around the local area. Like most in trip: Old town Albufeira."

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