We have cities on our travel list which are marked as mini-travel. It means they are just 2-3 hours from us by car so we start early morning and come home by dinner time. Because our main goal is walking around the cities (no museums for example and we can eat somewhere in the city/town if we found any gluten free option) a long day is just enough for everything, so with our sandwiches and homemade sweets enjoy our time together. Tell the truth these cities are not too characteristics exclude the metropolis and capitals so a good 3-4-5 hours is just enough there with kids. Enjoy the view, the weather, making memories.
The first weekend of February was awesome, we had a sunny warm Saturday exactly went to see Strassburg. Enjoy!