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Ideas for Family Travel in Yerevan

2012-05-25

Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia is an amazing travel destination. There is a lot to see and experience. Yerevan is often referred to as the pink city since most of the buildings in the Grand Republic Square is made of pink stone. The entire family can explore the city’s unique architecture and culture on a holiday. 

The many museums of the city are perfect to learn about the rich culture of the city. There are plenty of theatres and old churches as well. The best time to visit Yerevan is anytime but preferably during winter. Winter causes the city to have icy sidewalks which makes moving around a little dangerous.

Spring is not a bad time to visit but the city often experiences rain during spring. Summers are hot but one can tour the city after sunset, the city hardly sleeps and there are plenty of late night cafes. Fall is probably the best time to visit the city.

Yerevan is becoming increasingly popular among travelers from across the globe. People travel to Yerevan for both pleasure as well as business. However, hotels in Yerevan are quite expensive.  Therefore the best accommodation option is short term rentals in Yerevan. Yerevan apartments are often let out by the owners for tourists. These apartments are usually as comfortable as hotels with facilities like fully functional kitchen and more.  Short term rentals in Yerevan can even be booked online through one of the many websites which advertise it.

A large number of tourist sites in Yerevan are located in the center of the city therefore survey the Yerevan apartments available for short term rentals around the center of the city. It would be very convenient for you and your family if you could walk to most of the tourist sites. One can start with a tour of the Republic Square. It is a very lively place and one can often spot parades or processions. There are plenty of restaurants and cafes around the Republic Square where one can sit down and have a snack, coffee or meal after a tiring day of sight-seeing.

A family visiting Yerevan must make a trip to Hrazdan River Gorge. It is a fantastic sight with the busy cafes and the river. There are plenty of restaurants around the river as well.  In summer the cool breeze from the river feels very refreshing and one can stroll down the river. If you are too tired then opt for the mini train instead. Yerevan is a fairly safe city with a very low crime rate but one must be careful with regard to pickpockets in crowded areas. Also while touring the city; you must abstain from jaywalking as you could be fined a tidy sum for it.

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