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Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)
#3 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
The locals, especially those with small children, visit this national reserve regularly for its quiet, magical nooks lush with the native flora, a large park with slides, swing-sets and a large picnic area.
We also found plenty of birds, including toucans and hummingbirds as well as families of marmosets.
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Pao de Acucar
#1 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Great family day trip with outstanding sweeping mountaintop views of the "City Marvelous" below you we loved it!
Great attractions also for kids with the musuem and the little movies, the walk to the forest with the explenation of the trees ans flowers.
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Ipanema Beach
#5 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
The beat of Ipanema beach is truly magical, the music, the water, the families, the soccer playing, all great fun, oh, and did I say beautiful
Excellent beach and family friendly.
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Jerusalem Cultural Center
#8 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
It was interesting to see the very big homes the rich lived in and the small homes the humble families lived in.
Arpoador beach
#4 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
... times the waves are just big enough to get us excited in swimming, there is a vendor for every possible beach product - my kids love lemonade, picolé, biscoito Globo...it’s a perfect beach for a family vacation.
Our very large family is spread all over the worlod since some brothers of our grand- grand- father emigrated from Germany to North- and South America, South Africa, Far East and Australia/ New Zealand.
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Copacabana Beach
#7 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Great beach, safe, lots of kids playing football, warm surf, soft sand, hotel provided deck chairs and towels, azure skies...What more do you want for an idyllic day at the beach!
The physical curve of white sand and blue water is perfect, the sea is gentle for oldsters and children, more lovely bars to sit under an umbrella and nurse a caiparinha while people-watching.
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Reserva Beach
#25 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Boulevard Olimpico
#29 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Corcovado Christ the Redeemer
#2 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
It is worth it to go to the top by train, its a great ride and amazing experience to the kids.
The kids loved the train ride up the mountain and the view at the top was worth every minute.
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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake
#44 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
One of the main postcards in Rio, the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon is a great place to make exercise, take kids to an outdoor day.
You can also go jogging, ride a bike, rollers or walk with the children or your dog.
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Maracana
#6 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
One of the MUST see/visit for our international families are the beaches in Rio (Copacabana, Ipanema, Leblon,...), the world- famous "Instituto Butantan", and of course the "MARACANA" stadion.
Fantastic to be there at the paralympic opening and closing ceremony together with family and friends.
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Barra da Tijuca Beach
#28 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
lovely sandy location where you can see families playing, also surfers riding the waves and small kiosks dotted along the way for those small refreshments that are needed on hot sunny days!
Near MK 4 there is a sandbar perfect for kids to swim and play with less waves (but you can still walk out to the waves for fun).
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Prainha Beach
#14 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Watched families cook out near the rocks and fish while others laid out on the beach or played in the water.
Children too!
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Recreio dos Bandeirantes Beach
#43 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
very clean and easy to park. very family oriented and safe.
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Praia de Grumari
#19 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Great place for families as well to spend a day.
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Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas
#37 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
3. It is a great activity for kids - there is an outdoor set of musical instruments.
Good to go with kids, huge space with circus and outdor fair on weekend, theather.
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Forte de Copacabana
#31 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Take your time, bring your children, stroll along its alleys and admire the huge cannons!
The cannons are a wonderful attraction for kids
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Leblon Beach
#39 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Each spot or posto has a different vibe or feel - there's a posto or spot for kids, for GLBT, for stoners, for yuppies, etc....
In Leblon, the beach scene is a bit older, laid-back and family oriented.
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Catacumba Park
#67 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Claudio Coutinho Trail
#17 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Is an amazing experience that even kids up 5 can do it.
This way in the forest is beautiful and not that hard, but also not good for children or old people.
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Espaco Cultural da Marinha
#61 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Aterro Do Flamengo
#71 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
lots of trees and shadows to relax, lots of families doing picnics, thats the place to hang out and relax.
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Avenida Atlantica
#41 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Famous in his most triumphant moment with the night of Virada where more than 2.5 million annually participate and celebrate Peace and the Union of Families.
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Mirante Dona Marta
#23 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil - CCBB Rio de Janeiro
#15 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
I've been going to CCBB since I was a little kid and it's always a great experience.
Worth a visit if you are passing, and there was an event on for children when we went so worth checking out to see if this is a common occurrence.
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Museu Aeroespacial
#49 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Parque Lage
#48 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Beautiful and large park with great hiking trails, cool buildings, a stunning cafe and more than a few cool families of monkeys.
It's a great place to have breakfast on Sundays, to explore and to have a pic nic with family and friends.
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Pepe Beach
#65 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
The waves were ok, even for kids compared to Copacabana and other beaches in the area.
Olimpic Park
#66 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Imperator Centro Cultural Joao Nogueira
#82 of 719 things to do in Rio de Janeiro