Our mini vacation in Budapest

Last week we went on a little mini vacation to Budapest, Hungary. Our annual conference for work was being held in Hungary, so we took advantage and spent a couple days with friends from the organization. We spent 2 1/2 days in Budapest. I was really surprised at how beautiful Budapest is! It is also quite kid friendly! Little parks and little play spaces in restaurants! This is something that is now a plus when traveling with kids!

The best part though, were the swimming pools! I remember being excited about swimming pools as a young girl and I guess not much has changed because I really loved spending a good amount of time in the pool every day, but so did the kids! I didn’t take as many pictures as I am used to taking, but that’s only because most the fun times were had in a swimming pool, where my camera did not accompany me!

We really took this trip pretty easy and gave a lot of space for the kids to do what they wanted as well and this ended being the most relaxing vacation yet, even if it was only 2 1/2 days.

Arriving in Budapest. This is Maisie’s new way of travel.

Cutler enjoying the kid area at the first cafe we stumbled upon.

Poor little nug had a high fever and headache the day we travelled.

cutler decides to ditch the toys and play in the drinking water for dogs.

We found another restaurant, called Pastrami, that had an amazing kids corner and delish food!

Justin and I enjoyed dinner all by ourselves, while the kids played. It was glorious.

Maisie showed off some tricks on the tram.

Justin showed off his muscles.

Cutler found a way to get his foot stuck. I couldn’t get it out, so I took a picture and let Justin do the work.

isn’t it pretty?

Another view as we were leaving the city to head to our conference.

I would definitely recommend a trip to Budapest. It’s gorgeous and kid friendly! I hope to someday return! If you know Budapest, please forgive me for not showing any of the famous places. I was mostly chasing around my kids!


  1. chelsea nelson on August 18, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    WOW! Those kid corners are awesome – wish they were more common in the States – so glad you guys got some R&R!

  2. Mom on August 20, 2011 at 2:58 pm

    What a fun blog post!!! Loved all the pictures. Truly, you all look so happy, Jen. That makes this mom happy.

  3. Ann aka Mom on August 22, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    These are great pictures! I hope I can copy them and use them other places. Thanks so much for a very entertaining and interesting update on your blog! Your happiness means so much to us!

  4. Svest on August 23, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Cute! Love the pics!!!!

Leave a Comment