If you go . . .
Where to stay
Kempinski Nile Hotel Cairo
12 Ahmed Raghed St.
Garden City, Cairo
An oasis on the banks of the Nile, with a rooftop pool and “Kempinski for kids” perks, from $191.
Grand Rotana Resort & Spa
Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai
Kid-friendly resort with all the bells and whistles. From $150, with buffet breakfast.
Hyatt Regency Sharm el Sheikh Resort
Gardens Bay, South Sinai
Sharm El Sheikh
If the corkscrew slide and lazy river don’t win the children over, the three private beach coves and Oasis Kids Club will. From $157.
Where to eat
KFC and Pizza Hut
Lebanon Square, Giza
How can a family resist this KFC and Pizza Hut stack (KFC downstairs, Pizza Hut upstairs with a roofdeck) that delivers a world-class view of the pyramids?
Abou Tarek Koshary Restaurant
16 Maarouf St.
Don’t miss the koshary, an Egyptian staple (vegetarian), at this bustling family-friendly local landmark that has been serving authentic Egyptian cuisine since 1950.
26 Shar’a al-Nil, Cairo
In the same “boat” as TGI Fridays
Located on the Nile, in a docked ship, serving a buffet of local delights.
Na’ama Bay (next to the Hard Rock Cafe)
Sharm el Sheikh
Great locally caught fish in a lively atmosphere.
In the Ghazala Hotel
Sharm el Sheikh
Head to the roof terrace overlooking the Red Sea and enjoy grilled lamb with a view.
What to do
24 Morad St., Giza
Family-friendly tours with knowledgeable Egyptologists in Cairo and Sharm el Sheikh.
Al Ismaileyah, Qasr an Nile
World’s largest collection of phaoronic antiquities. Adults $10, students $5.