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It's decided! Your next family vacation is by these 5 mesmerizing waterfronts

It's decided! Your next family vacation is by these 5 mesmerizing waterfronts

The next time you prefer you to let your hair down and relax by the waterfront with your family, try these 5 places suggested by Lastminute.com. Go on a claypegion shooting cruise by the V&A Waterfront, spend a day with your kids at We The Science Center, go shopping, eat at nice restaurants, take trips along the river, or just sit at a waterfront bar, be a part of the Waterfront Festival in Nottingham and pick up local souvenirs at Cheapside market. 

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1. Cape Town, South Africa Go on a claypegion shooting cruise by the V&A waterfront

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "Weather in Cape Town was a modest 24 for most of the week climbing to 34/35 when we went inland for safari & Franschhoek (both amazing trips). We also did table mountain, v&a waterfront, Camps Bay. Cape Town was genuinely amazing also if you’re a sushi fan you’re in for a treat from half priced Nobu (vs London) to sushi on the beach was priced reasonably and the taste was sensational! Amazing all round experience."

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "The weather was sunny and bright most days. It rained for a day and the local cuisine was excellent. If you love outdoor activities, then Cape Town is the place for you and your family. There are numerous places to visit such as the waterfront, Robben Island, Camp Bay Peak, Vineyards and many more. Cape Town is worth visiting for 7 days or 14 days. You will find something to do all the time."  

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2. Bristol, United Kingdom Spend a day with your kids at We The Science Center

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "Bristol is a fabulous city. We were there for a night out but took the opportunity to take a wander around some of the city centre sites around the University, Cathedral and waterfront. We went for dinner and a few drinks on the waterfront and had a fabulous evening."

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "Weather was great - about 11 degrees Celsius and dry. Local cuisine was divine - we ate at several different establishments close to our hotel (Mercure Brigstow). We walked along the waterfront and experienced the indoor market too. A beautiful city with lots of interesting things to browse and experience. We only had a few hours spare but enjoyed our walk around."

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3. Dusseldorf, Germany Go shopping, eat at nice restaurants, take trips along the river, or just sit at a waterfront bar

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "Düsseldorf is a truly an amazing city. With lots of things to do for e.g shopping, nice restaurants, trips along the river, or just sitting at a waterfront bar watching the world sail by. Destressing tips: Shopping, Traditional meals, Local bars Friend's experience: Spending time with my friend in a relaxed, clean and friendly city. I liked: Spending quality time with my friend in a cultural city, making memories. I disliked: Having to come home, wished I’d booked for 4 days instead of 2."

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4. Nottingham, United Kingdom Be a part of the Waterfront Festival in Nottingham

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "Weather was sunny, balmy for the whole stay. All usual chain eateries available. Shopaholics will enjoy, especially the designer stores . Lively Saturday night city centre drinking! Combined Justice Museum and City Cave tour ticket to save cash, both were worth doing. Canal waterfront a must too."

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5. Bridgetown, Barbados Cheapside market is where you can pick up local souvenirs

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "The hotel runs a twice a week service to Bridgetown Supermarket, Massey"s for 10 Barbadian dollars, Food is expensive but there is a huge choice. Also the hotel runs a shuttle once a week to Bridgetown for shopping expeditions. We did this and visited the top store Cave which has a good toy department. It is a expensive store but we also visited the waterfront and found a lovely cafe overlooking the harbour and local shops. Everyone is very friendly and we loved the atmosphere ."

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