When on vacation- even with the family- take yourself on a short walk for some alone time. As my emphasis is always on safety, be careful of course!Enlist the help of a concierge if you like. Simply ask them for a suggested place you can take in the city for a moment, whether its an adjacent park, or cobble stone walk.
When you are alone, you are able to truly focus on your surroundings: the sights, smells, sounds of the birds. You'll likely commit the brief experience to a peak experience you will not forget. Following is a similar experience I'd like to share.