I have never done one as an adult, always done crazy expensive road trips in the US just turning up at a hotel after driving a bit totally un planned, one trip we should have headed to Atlanta from the coast but decide to take a detour and went to Orlando and spent 2 days doing Disney and universal an 11 hour drive LOL we still had to get to Atlanta after as our flight was from there.
So now I have a family well the GF has 2 kids 12 and 15 and we have our daughter who is only 3 months old at the moment we are looking at going away next year I fear that I will hate the whole 2 weeks by a pool or on the beach I hate sand to start with but that's what they want with a decent water park and a few things to do.
So I am looking for suggestions probably somewhere European not to long on a plane as GF doesn't like flying blah blah blah
Somewhere that if I hire a car I can go see something of interest or maybe take photos
A water park and possibly theme park gives us something other than a beach or pool day
No where I will get shot at or blown up so no war zones please