Bohinj Makes Lonely Planet's Top Ten Family Destinations
Bohinj, 24 June - Lonely Planet has picked Slovenia's Bohinj as one of ten best places for a family holiday in Europe this year due to its attractive location amid the Julian Alps, active holiday offerings and competitive prices.
"The news comes at a right time. It's a confirmation that we have the right goals and that we are developing quality tourism products," the director of the local tourism board, Klemen Langus, commented.
He highlighted attractions such as the Goldhorn fairyland, an international Alpine flowers show and a children's festival, which he said proved families were a major target groups of Bohinj tourism.
Apart from the Slovenian Alpine lake resort, Lonely Planet's list of places perfect for a family holiday also includes Budapest, Kent in England, Germany's Schwarzwald, Spain's Ibiza and Ireland's County Kerry.
Although Bled is the lake most people think of when they think of Slovenia, Lonely Planet says that families who venture further along the road to Bohinj will find "the perfect place for an active holiday".
"Energetic junior travellers will find kayaking, mountain biking, hiking to waterfalls, cable car rides and swimming here, with Euro-holiday staples of pizza and ice cream to go alongside parent-pleasing local fare, all available at competitive prices compared with other alpine spots in Europe."
Even the odd rainy day is not a problem here, the guide says, offering a "fine indoor water park and the ease of day-tripping to Ljubljana" as alternative options.