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Whether your kids are beach bums or adventurous explorers, the Amalfi Coast offers plenty to do. Here are Forbes Travel Guide’s editors’ picks for the five best things to do with kids:
1. Dip into the Blue Grotto. Kids will be thrilled with a boat tour to this shadowy cave. The whole family will crouch as you enter the Blue Grotto’s cavern. Inside, marvel at the stunning blue lights that seem to dance and glow almost supernaturally.
2. Visit ancient Paestum. Founded by the Greeks around 600 B.C., Paestum is home to Doric-columned Greek temples. Kids will lose themselves in an afternoon of exploring the ruins.
3. Walk the Thousand Steps. If your kids are old enough, take them on a healthy hike up Positano’s Thousand Steps. Along the way, you’ll wander through small streets and pass gardens, porticoes, citrus groves and forgotten terraces. When you reach the top, you’ll lose what little breath you have left when you see the view.
4. Spend the day at the beach. There are plenty of pebbly beaches around Sorrento and Positano, but they aren’t the best for sand castle contests. For white sand, take a ferry to the island of Ischia and head to Torregaveta, a wide beach that’s usually free of crowds.
5. Duck into the Cave of the Sibyl. For a (slightly spooky) outing, take the family to the ancient city of Cumae outside Naples. You can visit this unique cave — it’s shaped like a trapezoid — where the oracle was thought to prophesy.