I just booked a 3 person award trip to Europe for Aug 5 to 15 (Delta bus. class 100K miles per person). We'll fly into Paris (arriving morning Aug 6) and out of Amsterdam on the 15th. In between, we have no plans set at all. Thanks to platinum elite status on Delta, I can add additional legs to the itinerary with no additional cost as long as I keep to no more than one layover and one open jaw. At this point, I'm just looking for whatever miscellaneous recommendations people have for places to go, things to do, places to stay, etc. We have plenty of SPG, Hilton, Chase UR, Marriott, and Club Carlson points that we can use. However, we tend to enjoy smaller boutique hotels or B&Bs more than big impersonal hotels. There are 3 of us (my wife, me, and our 12 year old son) which can sometimes make finding rooms in Europe a challenge. For stuff to do: we enjoy walking around cities, hiking in nature, food tours, train travel, ... We could put up with a day tour or two if they're really good. A couple of museums would be nice, but our son will lose patience with too much of that. We're not shoppers. We like castles, and we love great (but not too fancy) food. For where to go: We definitely want to explore Paris. We'll happily walk many miles (kilometers?) each day and don't mind taking the subway. Should we spend about a week in Paris and then a few days in Amsterdam before going home? What other cities/towns should we consider? We travel quite a bit, so I don't see this as the big once in a lifetime trip to Europe. My goal is not to try to fit everything in at a whirlwind pace. Instead, I'd like for us to take our time and get to know a bit of Paris and maybe fit in an excursion or two. It's really all up in the air right now. So, I'm really looking forward to seeing what my fellow Milepointers recommend!