Cairo has something for everyone. From parks, to restaurants, to cafés, to clubs, to movie theatres, to museums, you name it and Cairo’s got it. However, while most of these venues are great spots for meeting friends, those exact same venues may not always be ideal for family gathering. So, if you’re looking to have some fun with your family, these are the best spots to hit in Cairo.
1. The Pharaonic Village
Situated in a brilliant spot on the Nile River, The Pharaonic Village is a live open museum that showcases details about life in the Pharaonic era. Aside from the views, there are a number of live shows that will keep visitors interested, especially kids.
2. The Egyptian Museum
As a parent, you need to bring your kids at least once to the Egyptian Museum. Indeed, a trip there will make for quite an interesting day.
Kidzania has built an entire city for children. This city houses everything, from buildings, to streets, to transportation, to factories. Kids can try out different jobs, learn new things, and all in a safe and fun environment. As for the parents, you can go shopping or hang out at a restaurant or café.
4. The Pyramids of Giza
It may be tiring, the sun may be sharp, and walks may be long, but it’s all worth it. You can vamp up your trip with activities such as horseback riding, a tour of the area, or of course, the Sound and Light Theatre.
5. Al-Azhar Park
Huge open spaces of greenery and waterfronts, Al-Azhar Park is the perfect place for family fun. You can camp at your favourite spot in the park, or enjoy the many restaurants available. Kids also have their specialized playing areas, ensuring maximum fun.
6. Saladin Citadel of Cairo
The Citadel houses four museums: Al-Gawhara Palace, the Transportaion Museum, the Egyptian National Millitary Museum, and the National Police Museum. This makes the trip there a full-course meal, consisting of fun and education.
7. Cairo Tower
Not necessarily the world’s tallest building, but arguably one with the best views. You’ll get the best perspective from up high, seeing the wonders of the downtown area from a special setting. The Revolving Restaurant is also a great place to eat, so remember to try that out if you’re looking to give your family a treat.