7 Surprisingly Family-Friendly Destinations: Tenerife, the Canary Islands, Spain- Featured in she knows

For a bit of beach, a tad of history and plenty of culture, take your family to Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands of Spain.

While you can stay at eitherHard Rock Tenerife or The Ritz-Carlton Abama, both of which have family-friendly packages, rooms and offerings, what you’ll enjoy the most is all of the child-focused activities this seaside destination offers.

Here, you can take in the 43 miles of beaches, with one of the best called Les Teresitas, where your older kids will enjoy watersports. For a more private family affair, consider El Duque.

For that Instagram family selfie, head to the infamous Los Gigantes, where gorgeous cascading cliffs make for an epic backdrop. While you’re in this beautiful area, stop by the largest water park on the island, Siam Park, for slides, rides and more. And to see your kiddos’ eyes light up, you have to stop by Loro Parque, home to parrots, orcas, dolphins, penguins, sea lions and much, much more.