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2 nights Macau, 1 night HK or reverse for a family?

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2 nights Macau, 1 night HK or reverse for a family?

We will be in HK/Macau early Jan. Our kids are 8&10. My husband & I have been to HK before but never Macau. How much is there to do? We arrive HK Int at 12pm, so I was thinking head straight to Macau then perhaps leave late the next afternoon and have 2 nights in HK. Or is there enough to do in Macau for 2 days, then just see the basic sights in HK?

In terms of location, is The Venetian a good location for kids, or would we be better elsewhere.

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1. Re: 2 nights Macau, 1 night HK or reverse for a family?

Are your kids happier inside or outside? If inside types, they could be fine at the Venetian (and one day should be plenty), but if they are the outdoorsy kind, then Cotai/ the Venetian would be a terrible place for them - they'd be much happier on Macau peninsula, where they can explore parks & markets, have a barbecue, climb into real historical forts and other buildings, watch shipping on the harbour, and explore the many small and very kid-friendly museums dotted around (History, Maritime, Fire Services, Security, Science, Teaware, Postal Services, etc.). In this case, you could run them off their feet - or the other way around - for a full two days and still have stuff left to do on your next visit.

And there's even more to do in Hong Kong: it is more than 30 times the size of Macau. If you haven't already done so, you might want to take a look at www.discoverhongkong.com or www.hongkongextras.com - both of which have a wealth of information on interesting stuff that often doesn't make the tourist infomercials. Unless you're only interested in the shopping, there's plenty here to keep families happily occupied for 10 days or more.

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2. Re: 2 nights Macau, 1 night HK or reverse for a family?

A family friendly hotel/ Inn in Macau is the Pusada de Coloane down in Coloane Island- has an outdoor pool, short walk to the beach, not far from the panda enclosure, stilt village, Lord Stow's egg tarts..... It would be my choice with kids!!

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3. Re: 2 nights Macau, 1 night HK or reverse for a family?

In Jan outdoor pool?

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4. Re: 2 nights Macau, 1 night HK or reverse for a family?

Here are some trip lists with popular attractions and things to do in Macau.

tripadvisor.com/GoListDetail-i26979-Macau_To…

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g664891-d619…

There are some child friendly attractions, kid zone areas at the Venetian and City of Dreams, which is across the street. There is also a fun Dragon Treasure show at City of Dreams that kids might find interesting. See link.

tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g664891-d195…

Hope this is useful, have a nice time in Macau.

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5. Re: 2 nights Macau, 1 night HK or reverse for a family?

Thank you. All helpful links.

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