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Best Double Strollers of 2024

Double stroller are an investment, but crucial to getting out when you have two (or more) kids close in age., by jen labracio | medically reviewed by holly peretz ot.

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If you have more than one little one on the way or you’re having a second baby while your first is still in diapers , you probably have a lot of questions. Will I ever sleep again? How many cups of coffee is too many cups of coffee? And how will I get around with two kiddos in tow? Push two strollers ?

While we may not be able to help with those first two questions, we can help with the last two. Meet the double stroller : a parent’s best friend when you have two (or more) kids close in age.

Babylist’s Top Picks for the Best Double Strollers

  • Best Side-by-Side: Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller
  • Best Convertible: UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller
  • Best More Affordable Convertible: Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller 2.0
  • Best Affordable Double: Graco Ready2Grow LX 2.0 Double Stroller
  • Best for Travel: Zoe Twin+
  • Best Lightweight: Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller
  • Best for Twins: Bugaboo Donkey5 Mono Complete Stroller
  • Best Jogging: BOB Gear Revolution Flex 3.0 Duallie Double Jogging Stroller
  • Best Stroller Wagon: Evenflo Pivot Xplore All-Terrain Stroller Wagon
  • Best Eco-Friendly: Bumbleride Indie Twin Double Jogging Stroller
  • Best Umbrella: Summer Infant 3Dlite Double Convenience Lightweight Double Stroller

In This Article

  • How We Chose the Best Double Strollers
  • Our Top Picks

Do You Need a Double Stroller?

Types of double strollers, what to consider before buying a double stroller, frequently asked questions, babylist’s picks for the best double strollers, best side-by-side double stroller.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller - Jet - $719.99.

Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller - Jet

  • Quick, easy fold
  • Near-flat seat recline
  • Forever Air rubber tires

What Our Experts Say

Baby Jogger strollers are known for their easy, one-handed folds, and this double version is no exception. With just one handle pull, this side-by-side stroller folds down quickly and completely flat—no small feat for any stroller, but especially for a double. It’s definitely our favorite feature about this side-by-side double and the thing parents rave about the most. We also love this stroller’s maneuverability and that it fits through 36-inch doorways, which isn’t always the case with all doubles. Each canopy has its own peek-a-boo window and the seats have near-flat independent reclines for napping on the go, two more standouts.

What’s Worth Considering

This stroller can hold one car seat with an adaptor, but can’t hold two, so it’s not a great choice for twins. (For multiples, check out the City Select 2 , a convertible stroller that offers up to 24 riding possibilities, including adding two infant car seats.) The storage basket is also on the smaller side and tough to reach from behind.

What Babylist Parents Say

“It’s a bit big, and you should make sure it fits in your car first. But it maneuvers so well and makes it easy to stroll with two kids.” -Kenna

Additional Specs

Best convertible double stroller.

UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller - Anthony - $999.99.

UPPAbaby Vista V2 Stroller - Anthony

  • Can accommodate up to three kids
  • Lots of configurations (including for twins)
  • Smooth ride and lots of high-end features

The Vista is a high-quality, extremely durable convertible stroller that’s just as popular with parents who use it in its single mode as it is with those who use it as a tandem double. It’s one of the best strollers around for a growing family, built to accommodate up to three kids with the addition of Uppa’s Rumble Seat and a Ride-Along Board . (It also works for twins; it can accommodate two bassinets, two car seats or two toddler seats at the same time.) It’s pricey, but it comes with a lot: a bassinet, a rain/bug shield, more than ample storage space in the basket for up to 30 pounds of stuff and a toddler seat for kids up to 50 pounds. It’s also beautifully designed, boasts an impressive suspension system for a smooth ride (even over uneven surfaces) and is sturdy enough to withstand years of heavy use.

There’s no getting around the fact that a fully loaded Vista is tough to push and steer. It’s especially front-heavy when a toddler sits in the bottom seat, which is probably the stroller’s biggest fault. It’s also bulky, pricey and not super easy to break down.

“We love it—both us and the kids. It’s a good value. The ability to add on the toddler standing board is very cool, and it’s easy to fold. The only drawback is it’s difficult to put the folded stroller into our trunk.” -Lisa S.

Best More Affordable Convertible Double Stroller

Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller 2.0 - Sky/Windowpane Canopy With Penny Leather - $450.00.

Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller 2.0 - Sky/Windowpane Canopy With Penny Leather

  • High-end features at an affordable price point
  • 18+ different seat configurations
  • Modern, fun colors and fabrics

If you have your eyes on the Vista but can’t justify the price tag, you’re in luck. Mockingbird is a direct-to-consumer brand that skips the retail markups so they can bring you a luxury stroller for a whole lot less. Sharing many of the same features as UPPAbaby’s Vista stroller, the Mockingbird Single-to-Double 2.0 boasts 18+ configurations and a one-handed fold at about a third of the price. Both seats are the same size and can be switched to either forward- or parent-facing. This stroller works from birth with the addition of a car seat (it’s compatible with the widest range of top rated infant car seats —just remember you’ll need adapters), the Mockingbird Bassinet or Infant Seat Insert , both sold separately. There’s also a Riding Board if that attaches to the back of the stroller and lets an addition rider sit or stand as you stroll. And we love all of the fabric canopy color and pattern options.

Overall, the Mockingbird isn’t quite as sturdy and doesn’t offer quite as smooth of a ride as the Vista—but thanks to the updated suspension in the 2.0 version it’s pretty close, which is really impressive considering the stroller’s much more affordable price tag. And much like the Vista, it can feel a bit unwieldy when you’re pushing it in tandem mode.

For another single-to-double convertible stroller option that’s a little easier on the wallet, check out Evenflo’s Pivot Xpand . It’s not quite as luxe as the Vista or the Mockingbird but it’s versatile (works for one, two or three kids using various attachments), offers a fairly smooth ride and has some really nice features like a large storage basket, modular seating, large tires and rear-wheel suspension.

Best Affordable Double Stroller

Graco Ready2Grow LX 2.0 Double Stroller - Clark - $269.99.

Graco Ready2Grow LX 2.0 Double Stroller - Clark

  • Budget-friendly
  • Lots of accessories
  • Bench or standing option for toddlers

This budget-friendly double stroller is one of the most affordable on our best-of list and will save your wallet without sacrificing on features. The Duo has a ton of different riding options, which is pretty impressive considering its price tag. The stroller comes with two stroller seats, a bench seat and a standing platform, and you can mix and match as needed. It also accepts two infant car seats, making it a twin-friendly option. The other standout feature is the fold. It’s pretty compact and folds the same way as most single strollers, so although it will take up a bit more room in your trunk or storage space, it’s a definite pro. The storage basket is pretty large and each seat features a full-size canopy.

This double stroller offers a lot for the price, but there are some drawbacks. The Ready2Grow only accepts Graco brand car seats. It also has plastic wheels (not rubber), so it doesn’t ride smoothly on uneven terrain. The seats can be a bit cramped for two toddlers, and the rear seat can only be used in the parent-facing position.

“Super smooth and so easy to add car seat to. I wish the seats had more padded options and the front one had a snack tray, but not the end of the world. Much more realistic in price then the Mockingbird.” -Christina

Best Double Stroller for Travel

Zoe Twin+  - $449.00.

  • Lightweight
  • Quick, compact fold perfect for on-the-go
  • Disney-approved

Traveling with two kids can be stressful, but choosing a travel stroller doesn’t have to be. The Twin+ has all of the features we look for in a double travel stroller: it’s light, narrow, features a quick, one-handed compact fold and comes with a child snack holder and parent cup holder. At only 19 pounds and 29 inches wide, it easily fits through standard doorways and is Disney-approved. There’s even an option to turn it into a stroller for three (or four!) by adding a triple or a quad seat.

While pushing this stroller on (mostly) flat surfaces is easy, it’s not so great when it comes to bumpier terrain. There’s no option to attach car seats and the seats don’t recline completely flat, so it’s not a great choice for newborns.

“This stroller is everything! It is lightweight, allowing me to easily get it out the SUV, glides so smoothly across the ground and folds practically flat! Hands down the best stroller we’ve owned!” -Amy

Best Lightweight Double Stroller

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller - Black - $249.99.

Joovy Caboose Ultralight Graphite Stroller - Black

  • Lightest tandem on the market
  • Good for baby + toddler
  • Compact frame

Not all double strollers have to be big, bulky and heavy. Weighing in at just 23.5 pounds, the Joovy Caboose is the lightest tandem stroller on the market and one of the most compact. It’s built for a baby and a toddler, with room for the baby in a car seat or five-point harness up front and an older child in the back either sitting or standing on a sliding bench seat. Parents especially love the stability of the standing platform, much more so than stroller board attachments found on many other brands.

If your little one is, let’s say…willful, this sit-and-stand stroller may not be a great option. Joovy does sell a rear seat attachment for children under two and a half years old who aren’t yet ready to stand.

“Handles very well, and it sets up and breaks down easily, and it’s not too bulky. The storage underneath the stroller is too small though.” -S. Holmes

Best Double Stroller for Twins

Bugaboo donkey5 mono complete stroller - stormy blue.

  • Slim profile; fits through most doorways
  • Unmatched suspension and maneuverability

Not all double strollers are created equally, especially when it comes to twins. If you’re shopping for a twin stroller, you’ll want to make sure it accommodates two bassinets and/or two infant car seats at the same time. You’ll also want to be conscious of storage, maneuverability and the stroller’s width. Bugaboo’s Donkey5 gets an A++ in all of these categories. It’s one of the narrowest doubles on the market, so fitting through standard doorways and other crowded spaces won’t be an issue. There’s an incredible suspension system for a smooth ride even over bumpy terrain (it can even curb hop!) and an adjustable handlebar for strollers of different heights. It even pushes and turns easily, making you (almost) forget you’re hauling around twice the weight as most parents.

The Donkey5 is a luxury stroller and with that comes a luxury price tag, especially when you start adding on twin must-haves like the Duo Extension Set and the Twin Bassinet Fabric set. But if your double stroller is your main mode of transportation each and every day, we believe this expensive stroller is well worth the high price tag if you can swing it.

While still pricey, the Valco Trend Duo is another side-by-side option that’s about half the price of the Donkey and is similarly loved by twin parents.

Best Double Jogging Stroller

Bob gear revolution flex 3.0 duallie double jogging stroller - graphite black.

  • Effortlessly handles any terrain for a comfortable ride
  • 9-position adjustable handlebar
  • Tons of storage

Jogging with one kid is impressive enough, but jogging with two? You rock. The double version of Bob’s popular running stroller will help you get your sweat on with its impressive mountain-bike style suspension system, comfortable seats and nine-position adjustable handlebar for parents or caregivers of any height. There’s tons of storage—both under the stroller and in any of the ten pockets—and XL sun canopies so you can get out in any type of weather. It also pairs with many popular infant car seats and fits through most doorways.

Although this double jogger does fit through most doorways, it’s a big, bulky stroller—so be sure to do some measuring before you buy, especially if you’ll be loading it in and out of your trunk on the regular.

Looking for something a bit sleeker that can still handle any terrain? You may want to also check out the Thule Urban Glide 2 Double Stroller .

Best Double Stroller Wagon

Evenflo pivot xplore all-terrain stroller wagon - wayfarer.

  • Stroller + wagon hybrid
  • Tackles all types of terrain
  • Very versatile

We know what you’re thinking: this isn’t a double stroller. But wait! The Pivot Xplore is a wagon + stroller hybrid and a super fun way to transport two kids when you’re on the go. Stroller wagons can be a great alternative for pushing kids around, especially when you go to the beach or park. With one quick flip of the handle, the Xplore transforms from a wagon into a stroller that’s suitable for kids from six months up to five years old. (You can get even more versatility by adding in a toddler seat and a car seat adapter , sold separately.) The all-terrain wheels tackle almost any surface and the wagon features a telescoping handle to accommodate different heights.

The Xplore doesn’t handle all that well on the beach, especially on softer sand. For a beach-ready stroller wagon check out the Veer Cruiser .

“This is such a great wagon! It is definitely become one of our go-to strollers/travel system. We used it with the infant seat attachment when my son was a newborn and it was very sturdy. My son now sits in the wagon and loves being in it. It folds down to a great size and doesn’t take up the entire trunk. I love the push and pull options of the handle. I definitely recommend this wagon!” -Jessica

Best Eco-Friendly Double Stroller

Bumbleride indie twin double jogging stroller - sea glass.

  • Environmentally friendly
  • Dual car seat and bassinet compatible
  • All-wheel suspension

Bumbleride has kept one million plastic water bottles out of landfills since 2011. If that’s not reason enough to love them, we’re not sure what is. (Turns out their strollers are pretty great too.) The Indie Twin is an environmentally friendly stroller that’s great for twins or for kids of different ages. This side-by-side works from birth either with the fully reclining seats + adjustable footrest or with the addition of two car seats or two bassinets (sold separately) and features all-wheel suspension for a smooth ride. There’s a one-step fold and gripped handles for carrying plus lots of convenient features like large canopies each with a peekaboo window and a roomy cargo basket.

The biggest complaint from parents is head and legroom; lots of parents wish there was a bit more, especially those with toddlers on the taller side.

Best Double Umbrella Stroller

Summer infant 3dlite double convenience lightweight double stroller.

  • Lightweight stroller
  • Carry handle for easier transport
  • Dual adjustable seats and canopies

While not the sturdiest or the most accessorized in the stroller world, umbrella strollers are lightweight, generally very affordable and super convenient for travel or day trips and make a great addition to your stroller lineup. This double umbrella stroller checks all of those boxes. Notable features include individually reclining seats and adjustable canopies, a compact fold and light weight, a carry strap for when you need to take it on the go, a fairly large storage basket and a parent cup holder.

One of the biggest flaws of umbrella strollers is that the handlebars don’t adjust up or down, making them tricky to push if you’re on the taller side. Other parent complaints include a fold that’s tricky to master without a little practice.

If you’re looking for a higher-end double umbrella option, check out the UPPAbaby G-Link V2 .

Other Double Strollers We Love

  • The Mountain Buggy Nano Duo Buggy is a lightweight option that makes a solid choice if you’re looking for a double travel stroller. It weighs in at about 20 pounds and is easy to fold and carry. It’s also newborn compatible.
  • Nuna’s DEMI Next Stroller is a convertible single-to-double option that rivals the UPPAbaby Vista V2. There are 25+ modes of use (including for twins) and features custom dual suspension for an incredibly smooth ride.
  • The Baby Trend Sit N Stand Ultra Tandem Stroller is an affordable choice if you’re looking for multiple seating options for a baby and a toddler. Older toddlers love the independence of the standing bench and parents love the one-handed fold.
  • Joovy’s Kooper X2 Double Stroller is a side-by-side loved for its narrow width, one-handed fold and XL wheels.

How We Choose the Best Double Strollers

  • We analyzed results from Babylist’s Best Baby Products survey, which polled 6,000 Babylist users and asked them to share the baby products they love the most and why.
  • We utilized insight from the Babylist editorial team, including Gear Editor Jen LaBracio, an expert in the baby space for over six years and a mom of two who has written hundreds of baby gear guides and personally researched and tested hundreds of baby products, including many double strollers.
  • We reviewed customer reviews from hundreds of real Babylist parents.

Most parents with multiple kids close in age choose to purchase a double stroller—and use it a lot . But it’s a big investment. If you already have a single stroller and aren’t sure you want to pony up for a double, there are a few options to explore.

  • Stroller boards: Some strollers offer a ride-along board for an older sibling that attaches to the back of the stroller base. There are also universal boards that work with lots of different stroller brands. Before you to this route, though, you’ll need to make sure your child is up for—and capable of—the challenge.
  • Baby carrier: You can also explore using a baby carrier for your younger child and putting the older one in a single stroller. But this won’t work for twins , and will only work for as long as your second child can fit in a carrier.

There are three basic types of double strollers: side-by-sides, in-lines and convertibles. Each option has pros and cons, and choosing which one is right for you can depend on a few different factors.

Side-by-Side Strollers

Side-by-side strollers , as the name implies, have seats that are positioned next to each other.

In-line Strollers

In-line strollers , sometimes also called tandem strollers, are single-file seats with one seat in front of the other. The two seats can be the same height, but often in-line strollers have what’s termed as “stadium seating” with the back seat raised higher than the front for better viewing.

Convertible Strollers

Convertible strollers are strollers that can be used as a single stroller or converted into a double (or even a triple) by adding on a second seat and accessories . The majority of convertible strollers are in-lines, but there are a few side-by-side convertibles on the market.

What About Stroller Wagons?

Another option some families are considering when figuring out a way to cart around two little ones: a stroller wagon .

The stroller wagon—a stroller + wagon hybrid with the push and maneuverability of a stroller combined with the fun and functionality of a wagon—has been gaining in popularity recently, and for good reason. Stroller wagons can handle a variety of different terrain, hold anywhere from two to four children (some can work for infants with the addition of an infant car seat and adapters) and come with lots of accessories. They’re also, simply put, pretty fun. But there are a few things you need to think through if you’re considering one in lieu of a double stroller.

  • Stroller wagons feature both pull and push functionality, but even the highest-end ones aren’t as easy to maneuver as a tradtional double stroller. They’re also bulky, very heavy and often tricky to break down. If you’re looking for something to use for walks around the neighborhood or quick trips to the park, then a stroller wagon can be a solid choice. But they’re not ideal for consistent, everyday use, if you’re trying to navigate city streets or tight spaces or if you’re getting in and out of a car all day.
  • Not all stroller wagons accommodate infants, and the ones that do require separate (and often brand-specific) infant car seats and adapters. If you need to transport an infant and a toddler, you’ll need to be sure the stroller wagon you choose can accomplish that.

Size and Maneuverability

Double strollers aren’t known for being compact—but there are some that are smaller and more streamlined than others. Consider how you’ll be using your double stroller and where you’ll be storing it. Do you need a double stroller that fits through narrower doorways? Will you be keeping it in your car, in an apartment or in a garage? Will you need to lift the stroller often, or break it down for storage? You’ll want to consider all of these factors before you decide which double stroller is best for you. You’ll also want to think through maneuverability. A city family in an elevator building using a stroller day in and day out needs a double that’s easy to turn, steer and push, whereas a family who plans to use a double more infrequently (or in a different living environment) doesn’t need to be as focused on maneuverability.

How important are features to you when considering a double stroller? Things like stroller configuration, modular seating, fabric, canopy size, basket storage, an adjustable handlebar, reclining seats, cupholders and suspension are just some of the things to consider as you shop. You should also think about if you want a double stroller that accommodates infant car seats or bassinets (and in which configurations) and research the weight range of your double stroller—both for each seat individually and the stroller overall.

Double strollers are an investment, costing anywhere from a few hundred dollars to well over a thousand. While pricier strollers tend to have more features such as higher-end fabrics, modular seats and better suspension, there are also many affordable doubles that are still high-quality. Consider how often and for how many years you’ll be using your double stroller and what features are important to you (and what you think you can skip) when setting your budget.

What Is the Best Double Stroller?

The best stroller for your family depends on your lifestyle and your personal situation. Consider how you’ll use a double stroller most often.

  • Do you live in a crowded city or in an apartment building with narrow doorways, or will you mostly be using your double stroller in the suburbs or in a more rural area?
  • How much room do you have to store a double stroller?
  • If you need it for two infants, do both seats accommodate infant car seats?
  • If you need it for a toddler and a baby, does the stroller have a high enough weight limit to accommodate older children?
  • Do you travel frequently?

Thinking through these types of questions will help you decide on the best double stroller for your family.

What age range is best for a double stroller?

The age range for a double stroller typically varies based on the weight and height of the children and the weight and height requirements of the stroller itself. Most double strollers are designed to accommodate infants as young as a few months old up to toddlers who are around four or five years old. However, it’s always important to check the manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations to ensure that the stroller is appropriate for your particular children’s age, weight and height.

Can I take a double stroller through the airport?

Yes, you can take a double stroller through the airport. However, it’s important to check with your airline beforehand to make sure that the stroller meets their size and weight requirements. You may also need to fold and check the stroller at the gate or at the check-in counter before boarding the plane. And be sure to arrive at the airport early to allow enough time for these procedures.

Jen LaBracio

Senior gear editor.

Jen LaBracio is Babylist’s Senior Gear Editor, a role that perfectly combines her love of all things baby gear with her love of (obsessive) research. When she’s not testing out a new high chair or pushing the latest stroller model around her neighborhood, she likes to run, spin, listen to podcasts, read and spend time at the beach. In her past life, she worked for over a decade in children’s publishing. She lives outside of Chicago with her husband and their two boys, Will and Ben.

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The Best Double Strollers

Jenni Gritters

By Jenni Gritters and Erica Pearson

Double strollers are often much more expensive than single models. But if a double stroller makes life with kids easier or allows you to go running or to take long walks without hiring a babysitter, it may be worth the investment.

After spending 100-plus hours testing 17 double strollers—including recruiting four families to try the top contenders at the zoo, in stroller-enabled exercise classes, during a day of errands, and out trick-or-treating—we found that the compact, convenient, and easy-to-push Chicco BravoFor2 is the best tandem sit-and-stand double stroller, and that the sturdily built Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller is the best side-by-side option for most families.

We recommend the Uppababy Vista V2 for those who are willing to pay more for durable materials, a smoother ride, and extensive adaptability, and we like the double version of the Thule Urban Glide 3 jogging stroller for runners or for people who frequently stroll off-pavement.

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Chicco BravoFor2

The best tandem double stroller.

A compact, lightweight design and thoughtful features make this model the best option for families with a baby and a toddler who’s at least 2½ years old.

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Chicco BravoFor2 LE

Same stroller, extra features.

This is the same stroller but with an extra pad insert for the front seat and a seat pad for the bench seat, making for a more comfortable ride.

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Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller

The best side-by-side double stroller.

This stroller excels in maneuverability as the narrowest side-by-side model we tested. It puts the kids in equal-size seats, lets them both recline, and has a notably simple fold.

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Uppababy Vista V2

A luxe tandem stroller that can do it all.

This high-end model can convert from a single stroller to a sit-and-stand to a tandem double with seats in multiple configurations. And it can hold two infant car seats.

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Thule Urban Glide 3 double

Best for all-terrain use.

This side-by-side double jogger is the easiest to push and maneuver of our picks. It’s also heavier and bulkier, though it’s light and streamlined compared with other double joggers.

How we picked

A double stroller needs to be sturdy so that it doesn’t tip. It should have comfortable harnesses for seated kids and easy-to-grasp handles for toddlers who stand.

These strollers should grow with your family. Some of them can accommodate up to three kids at a time.

Everyone should find the stroller pleasant to use. No meltdowns, please!

Double strollers are often huge. The best ones are maneuverable and have high-quality wheels.

The Chicco BravoFor2 , which has a tandem frame that’s the same width as a single stroller, is the easiest double stroller to fold, store, and carry of all the models we tested. It offers the best combination of seats for children who are two and a half (or more) years apart, while still being a breeze to push and turn. We were especially impressed with the handles designed for the big kid to grip while standing and riding, a feature that makes the BravoFor2 a much safer and more hassle-free stroller to use than any other sit-and-stand model we tested. Some of the other tandem strollers we looked at are more versatile (our pick can work only with Chicco infant car seats, for example), are made of higher-quality materials, or are designed to accommodate twins. But the relatively inexpensive BravoFor2 can make life easier for families with a baby and a toddler.

Parents who want a double stroller that seats two kids side by side should get the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller , which we found to be one of the easiest double strollers to push and maneuver. Like all side-by-side models, the City Mini GT2 offers equal seats for the two kids and has more room for deep reclines and extra storage than tandem strollers typically do. It’s the narrowest side-by-side model we tested, so it’s ideal for squeezing into stores, and it has an excellent combination of features, including a quick fold and a ride that’s comfortable and smooth for both caregiver and kids. It accommodates only one infant car seat at a time, however, so it isn’t the best option for infant twins (though you can use the seats from birth if you recline them fully). Some people may find the divided storage basket and complicated buckles annoying to deal with.

The Uppababy Vista V2 is a well-built, convertible tandem stroller that can adapt to a family’s changing needs. It has removable seats that you can install facing forward or backward, so you can use it as a single stroller, a sit-and-stand stroller with one seat and an add-on riding board, or a double stroller with two seats facing either direction. (To do so, though, you need to buy the second seat, called the RumbleSeat , as well as the PiggyBack riding board , separately.) Because it can take two infant car seats, it can accommodate twins from the beginning; however, it doesn’t have as much space between the seats as the Contours Options Elite V2 Double Stroller , which parents of twins may prefer. The Vista V2 is expensive, but it has a long stroll life—and it’s easy to resell once you’re done with it.

Parents who love spending time exploring or exercising outdoors with their kids in tow are likely to be happiest with the double Thule Urban Glide 3 jogging stroller. It outperformed nearly all other strollers in our maneuverability course, and it’s lighter, smaller, and easier to fold and carry than other double joggers. But it takes up more space on the sidewalk and is heavier than any of our other picks in this guide, and it’s one of the few double strollers in our test group that don’t fit in the trunk of a compact car. The Urban Glide 3 double jogger can accommodate only one car seat at a time, so it isn’t ideal for twins under 6 months, but it is compatible with car seats from many brands.

The research

Why you should trust us, who this is for, side-by-side vs. tandem strollers, how we picked and tested, the best tandem double stroller: chicco bravofor2, the best side-by-side double stroller: baby jogger city mini gt2 double stroller, upgrade pick: uppababy vista v2, for all-terrain use: thule urban glide 3, our double stroller picks compared, other good double strollers, the competition.

We spent 10 hours researching double strollers for the first iteration of this guide in 2017, including interviewing Laura Ostrem, a child-passenger safety technician and the director of sales at Baby Grand in Hopkins, Minnesota at the time of our interview. We researched double stroller safety online, reviewing safety guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics .

In 2023, Jenni Gritters tested updated versions of our stroller picks, plus several new strollers, with her 1- and 3½-year-old children. Jenni was formerly an editor on Wirecutter’s outdoors team and has a decade of experience writing about parenting, purchasing, and psychology for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, the Guardian, Slate, and beyond.

Erica Pearson, the previous writer of this guide, is a former newspaper reporter with more than 20 years of experience interviewing experts in countless fields, including health, parenting, and safety. At the time she worked on this guide, she had two girls, ages 1 and 3.

Double strollers are usually heavier, bulkier, and more expensive than their single counterparts. Still, parents with two kids who are close enough in age to both ride in a stroller (generally, this means two kids under age 4) may find that a double stroller is the easiest way to get around.

Some parents opt to buy an adaptable, single-to-double stroller when they have their first kid. But after surveying parents, including those who did just that, we recommend buying what you need at the time, versus trying to imagine what you might need in the future. A second child may not arrive on the timeline you imagine. Or, that first kid may not cooperate with your plan. For example, Jenni’s 3½-year-old has always preferred walking, so she still uses a single stroller for her 1-year-old more often than not due to its lighter weight and ease of use.

If you do decide to swap out a single for a double, Facebook Marketplace and other secondhand-goods websites often have used double strollers for a decent price. Make sure to check out the stroller before you buy it, scanning for rust and checking for loose screws, and looking up possible recalls. Often, with a bit of cleaning , used strollers can look brand-new.

Parents who have or are expecting twins will get the most use out of a double stroller, but they often have different needs than parents with kids of different ages. Parents of twins can opt for one stroller that can accommodate two infant car seats at once but also has regular seats and all the necessary features of a stroller they’ll use for years, or they may choose a simple, less expensive frame that carries only two car seats and then buy a separate double stroller for when the twins are 6 months and older.

A pair of our favorite side-by-side double strollers, both empty, parked in front of a white garage door.

The world of double strollers is quite diverse, but you can divide it into two main categories:

Side-by-side double strollers have two seats next to each other. They’re about twice as wide as tandem strollers, so they take up more space and can be difficult to fit through smaller-than-average doorways and crowded store aisles. But they give both kids an equal spot in the stroller, allow both children to stretch out their legs, and generally maneuver much better than tandem models, which are typically longer and more difficult to turn.

A side-by-side stroller is likely a better choice if you do most of your strolling outside and cover longer distances. You can find general-purpose double models as well as other types:

  • All-terrain/jogging doubles have large, often air-filled tires that make them much easier to push and maneuver than other strollers.
  • Specialized biking/jogging doubles allow you to convert a running stroller into a bike trailer. They’re very expensive—generally hundreds more than basic all-terrain or jogging models—and often equipped with fixed front wheels. They are worth the investment only if you see yourself using your stroller often for both running and biking (and, in some cases, cross-country skiing).
  • Umbrella doubles are foldable and lightweight, but they’re generally so difficult to push that some experts suggest avoiding them altogether.

Tandem (also called in-line) double strollers have one seat in front of the other, a design that is generally easier for navigating stores or crowded sidewalks. Many tandem models have a stadium seating build, putting one seat higher than the other so that both kids can see. Sometimes, though, the child in front has all the legroom in the world, while the backseat rider gets crunched.

Among tandem double strollers, you can find standard models with two seats, as well as other variants:

  • Sit-and-stand models allow an older child to either sit on a bench seat or stand on a riding board while the younger one is in a larger seat.
  • Convertible strollers can accommodate one, two, and sometimes three seats in different positions.

Neither style is foolproof, as far as sibling squabbles are concerned. Kids in a side-by-side can punch or poke each other, but a rider in a tandem can still kick or grab the other passenger. The different seat heights in a tandem can also lead to more fights about who gets to ride in which seat. Of course, if your little angels love holding hands and conversing, double strollers that are either side-by-side or designed to allow the seats to face each other are worth considering.

A bunch of the double strollers we tested for this review, all empty and being displayed on the front porch and walkway of a house.

No one double stroller will work well for the majority of families. Each model has to be big enough and heavy enough to carry two kids safely, and that means sacrifices in ease of use, maneuverability, and more. Still, the best double strollers all have some features in common:

Safe to use: A double stroller needs to be sturdy, with a wide enough base that it won’t tip when one kid gets out while the other child is still seated. If you’re shopping for a sit-stand stroller, look for added safety points such as easy-to-grip handles for your older child.

Comfortable for both kids: Some double strollers have one seat that is clearly inferior to the other, with a blocked view or cramped legroom. The best strollers are comfortable for both passengers. They also have generous canopies that can shade one or both kids.

Not too wide: Many parents hesitate to even consider side-by-side strollers because of their greater width. The standard size of exterior doorways is 36 inches, which all double strollers can clear. But interior doorways can range from 28 to 36 inches, so some side-by-side strollers simply don’t fit.

Relatively easy to push and maneuver: The size, material, and style of the wheels all make a difference in how much effort you need to put in simply to move a stroller forward.

Reasonably easy to fold and carry: The best double models have a one- or two-step folding process and are small enough to fit in even a compact car’s trunk. Some of the strollers we tested were much simpler to carry than others because they had a clear, easy place to grip.

Versatile: Many of the best strollers offer versatility by allowing parents to convert them from one seat to two or to use them with a riding board. If your stroller can accommodate an infant car seat, you don’t have to wake the baby up when bringing an older kid to an activity; you can just click in the car seat and keep moving.

Combined, Erica and Jenni spent 100-plus hours testing 17 double strollers. We timed how long each stroller took to assemble, and we put them through real-world testing with our 1- and 3-year-olds, using each model as an everyday stroller and taking it on at least one outing, from zoo trips to spins around the local park to trick-or-treating excursions. We also tried fitting each stroller into the trunks of our cars (a Subaru Forester, a Toyota Prius, and a Honda CRV), and we lugged them up and down flights of stairs. We took the strollers to restaurants and shops to see if they fit through the doors. Erica also ran each model through a maneuverability course in front of her house, and Jenni took each stroller off-roading in her rural neighborhood.

Two kids in the Chicco BravoFor2, our pick for best double stroller of the sit-and-stand variety. The kid in the front is in a stroller seat, while the one in the back is standing up on a platform and holding on to built-in handles.

The zippy, streamlined Chicco BravoFor2 sit-and-stand stroller is the best of all the double strollers we tested for kids at least two and a half years apart. It’s one of the least expensive strollers we tried, and overall it’s well-designed for kids’ comfort and safety despite a minimal recline in the front seat.

The BravoFor2 comes in a standard version and an LE version ; we tested the latter, which has an extra pad insert for the front seat and a seat pad for the bench seat and usually costs $30 more. While those add-ons are not necessary, they do make the riding experience a little more comfortable, the padded backrest for the standing child especially.

It’s easy to push and use. The BravoFor2 is no wider than a single stroller, and the design manages to tuck the bench seat and riding platform into the frame so that it is relatively short compared with other tandem models, making it one of the easiest to push and maneuver among the non-jogging double strollers in our test group.

In our tests, its 7-inch front wheels and 9-inch rear wheels helped it roll over bumps and sidewalk cracks with ease. The brake is foot activated but requires just one step instead of two, as on many other models.

It offers the best ride for an older kid who wants to hop on and off. The back offers comfortable handles for the child to grip while standing, as well as a bench seat with an optional lap belt. Many stroller manuals caution that older kids should hold on to the stroller frame with two hands when standing; this was easy for Erica’s daughter to do with the BravoFor2 because the handles were in the exact right place for her to grip them easily, even while wearing mittens. The handles also make this stroller safer than many of its sit-and-stand competitors. According to a Chicco spokesperson, the BravoFor2’s designers used anthropometric data and worked with kids to figure out both the placement and the size and shape of this stroller’s handles. Many parents have posted online that this stroller offers a comfortable ride for the older child even when they’re using an infant car seat in front, something that is not true of many other sit-and-stand strollers.

A child's hand holding onto the built-in handle in the back of the BravoFor2 tandem double stroller.

It offers decent versatility for a low price. The BravoFor2 is one of the least expensive double strollers we tested. It works well for the time that the older child is a preschooler and the younger child is a baby, about two years (or until the older kid reaches 40 pounds), and it will still work if you want to push only one child once your older child outgrows the stroller. The bench seat folds out of the way to allow caregivers to access the decent-size storage area, and the stroller has an optional snack tray for the front seat.

A BravoFor2 double stroller, which has one small child sitting in the seat in front, and a slightly older child sitting in the bench seat in the back.

It’s easy to fold and store. The BravoFor2 is quicker and simpler to fold than most of the double strollers we tested, and it is the easiest of all of them—apart from the Jeep Destination stroller —to carry, store in a closet, or lift into a trunk. It has a designated carry bar that is comfortable to grip and hold, and its compact folded form is not awkward to lift, unlike that of most double strollers. At 26.5 pounds, it’s 10 pounds lighter than the heaviest double strollers we tried. It can stand on its own when folded.

The buckles are some of the simplest to use among the strollers we tested. The shoulder and waist components on the front seat come apart so that you can quickly get the child out, and if you want, you can use the waist belt alone.

The BravoFor2 is widely available in gray and black. It comes with a one-year warranty.

Flaws but not dealbreakers

The bench seat is designed for a “big kid.” Because that seat is limited to a child who’s at least 2½ years old, this stroller is not for families whose older child is younger than that—or for twins.

This stroller isn’t great for naps during long walks. The front seat, where a baby might decide to nap, does not recline far—if it were to tip back further, it would bump into the big kid. And if the big kid is still of napping age, it won’t work for them, either, since the bench seat isn’t nap friendly at all.

The Chicco BravoFor2 double stroller, shown from the side, displaying the upright nature of the front seat angle.

It accommodates only a Chicco-brand infant car seat. Using one (such as any of the Chicco seats we recommend in our guide to infant car seats ) is convenient, however—you simply fold the front seat forward, and the car seat clicks in securely, with no extra car-seat adapter to buy or to struggle to install.

It’s a bit lacking in extras. The BravoFor2 comes with a parent console that includes a nice zippered pocket, but its two cup holders are so shallow that they’re best suited for use with spill-proof vessels. This stroller forgoes the extras that some of the most expensive models have, such as an adjustable handlebar or a hand brake. It has no shade for the big kid, either.

Assembly time: 25 minutes Weight: 32.7 pounds Frame dimensions: 45 by 23.25 by 42 inches (LWH) Folded size: 18 by 23.25 by 35 inches (LWH) Child weight, height limit of front seat: 40 pounds, 43 inches Child weight, height limit of bench seat: 40 pounds, 43 inches Car-seat compatibility without adapter: all Chicco infant car seats Wheel diameter: 7 inches front, 9 inches rear Included accessories: parent tray with cup holder, child tray with cup holder, standing platform

Two children sitting in the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2, our pick for best double stroller that has side-by-side seats. The stroller is parked in a pathway in a nature area.

The simple but effective Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller basically takes one of our full-size stroller picks , the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 All-Terrain Stroller, and doubles it. This safe, sturdy stroller is one of the most comfortable double models for both kids, with deep, reclining seats and generous, separate canopies.

It’s easy to push and use. The double City Mini GT2 is the narrowest (slightly less than 30 inches) and lightest (27.8 pounds) side-by-side stroller we tried. Narrower models exist, but we found that they had low weight limits or uncomfortable seats. Most side-by-sides seem to come close to the 30-inch mark, and while all of them fit through standard exterior doorways in our tests, we found that even a quarter inch could make the difference between fitting through an interior doorway easily or having to shove or wiggle our way in.

The City Mini GT2 Double Stroller can hold up to 100 pounds of combined kid weight, so it should carry both kids well into school age. In our maneuverability course, only the true jogging doubles, with their bigger, air-filled tires and more robust suspension, offered easier pushing and turning and handled uneven terrain better than the double City Mini GT2, which felt smoother and more effortless to push compared with other regular side-by-sides. Its four 8-inch EVA tire wheels are comparable to those of our tandem pick, the Chicco BravoFor2 , but unlike that stroller, it has front-wheel suspension.

A person pushing two children sitting in the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 side-by-side double stroller along a pathway in a nature area.

Both seats are comfortable and adjustable, and they offer versatile configuration options. Because the side-by-side seats give each child an equal position with lots of legroom, the double City Mini GT2 is comfortable for both kids, including older twins. With the pull of a buckle, the seats easily recline separately to near-flat plus any of three intermediate positions; to bring them back up, you use both hands to pull on the strap ends. The seat backs are made of recently updated materials that feel softer than those of the original. And they each have a canopy, so little nappers won’t get too hot in warm weather and can stay protected from the wind when it’s cold out. Each seat has its own UPF 50+ canopy, which extends far enough to provide real shade and includes a peekaboo window. One child can lean back, shaded for a nap, while the other can sit up and look out at the world.

The double City Mini GT2 can accommodate one infant car seat of many brands—though just one—and you can attach the Baby Jogger Glider Board for a third, standing passenger. You can also use this stroller from birth with the seat reclined and without a car seat, which means you could technically use this stroller with twins; if you wanted to move your sleeping twins from the car to the stroller without waking them, however, that would be possible for only one child.

Baby Jogger makes two car seat adapters , sold separately, so make sure to read the product details carefully and check the company’s compatibility chart (PDF) to confirm that you’re getting the right adapter for the kind of car seat you have.

This stroller offers an awesomely quick one-step fold, much like that of its single sibling. To collapse it, you just grab the straps in the middle of the seats with both hands and pull up. It folds quite flat and locks automatically in that position, and we found that it could stand on its own when folded if the wheels were facing the right way. In our tests it fit in both an SUV trunk with lots of room to spare and a compact hatchback with space for other bags and gear. It was also the easiest model to assemble of all the double strollers we tested, taking only ten minutes.

The City Mini GT2 Double Stroller comes in four colors: black, green, red, and blue. Its frame has a lifetime warranty , while the other parts have a one-year warranty. It’s the only stroller among our picks here whose fabric you can easily remove and machine-wash.

Like all side-by-side models, this stroller is wide. We tried and failed to use it in a shoe store where the aisles were crowded with piled-up boxes. We also had to park the stroller when touring a 1908 historic Minneapolis mansion because the doorways were too small to get through without scraping.

Its storage basket is divided by a bar. During a beach day, we found ourselves fighting to pull towels and blankets out of the base, nearly knocking the whole stroller over in the process, and even a large backpack was hard to fit.

It doesn’t accept infant car seats from all of the major brands. Notably, it doesn’t work with most Chicco and Graco infant car seats, including our picks . Though Baby Jogger says that the double City Mini GT2 is suitable for use from birth, parents often wait to use a stroller like this without a car seat attached until the baby is at least able to hold their head up, generally around 6 months old. The manual also warns caregivers not to use the seats in the upright position until the kids are at least 6 months old.

The buckles are some of the hardest to fasten among the double strollers we tested. Even so, they were still easier to attach than those on the tandem Contours Options Elite V2 Double Stroller . Both strollers have harness components that you must carefully thread together before you can buckle them. Baby Jogger, which now shares a parent company with Graco, changed the design of its restraint buckles after a 2009 recall , so if you’re purchasing one of these strollers secondhand, be sure to check the year.

Assembly time: 10 minutes Weight: 22.4 pounds Frame dimensions: 48 by 32.7 by 44.3 inches (LWH) Folded size: 30.1 by 30.5 by 12.6 inches (LWH) Child weight, height limit: 50 pounds, 19.5 inches Car-seat compatibility without adapter: variable but limited; view chart (PDF) Wheel diameter: 8.5 inches Add-on accessories: Glider Board , Belly Bar , car seat adapters

Two children sitting in the Uppababy Vista V2, our pick for best double stroller with tandem seats. The stroller is parked in a pathway in a nature area.

The Uppababy Vista V2 is a big, beautiful tandem stroller made with high-quality materials that can convert quickly and easily from a single to a double and back again. It costs three times more than our main tandem pick—but it can often serve a family for years without showing much wear and tear, retaining its resale value. If you choose to use the Vista V2 with two kids, you also need to buy a second seat, called the RumbleSeat .

Mix-and-match parts give it unsurpassed versatility. The Vista V2 can grow with your family, from one kid to three, handling a trio of kids with both seats and the add-on PiggyBack riding board or ferrying two kids with either two seats or just one seat and the riding board on the back.

When you set it up as a double, you can install the two seats in four ways—both seats facing forward, both seats facing toward the parent, both seats facing in toward each other, or one facing forward with the other looking back at the parent. The Vista V2 can even accommodate two car seats of different brands (including the Chicco models we recommend in our guide to infant car seats ) or two bassinets (though you have to buy the second), so it can be an excellent option for twins from the start.

But you’re likely to need add-ons, which increase the total cost. The Vista V2 comes with the stroller frame, wheels, a bassinet, a toddler seat, a rain and bug shield, and a storage bag. If you want a second seat (the RumbleSeat ), you need to buy it separately for an extra couple hundred dollars. You also need adapters for most car seats. And the cost of all those adapters and accessories—including a riding board for an older kid—adds up. Getting the stroller, a second seat, and both adapters cost about $1,260 in early 2024, and it’s about $135 more for the riding board. Figuring out what you need for each phase can be a little complicated. Uppababy’s simple-to-use Vista configuration tool is helpful for explaining which accessories work for each combination.

We really liked being able to just pop off one of the seats (by pressing the two gray buttons on the side of each seat frame) when we headed out with only one child. The seats do have different weight limits—the included seat holds up to 50 pounds and the RumbleSeat holds up to 35 pounds—so it’s important to read the manual and make sure that you have the big kid in the right spot.

The Uppababy Vista V2 double stroller, empty, shown from the side with both seats facing forward.

It has comfortable seats and straps. Both the included toddler seat and the add-on RumbleSeat are padded and comfortable, with built-in adjustable leg and foot rests and generous UPF 50+ canopies with peekaboo windows. You recline either seat to multiple positions by squeezing a button on the seat back with one hand. The shoulder and waist components stay attached when you’re using the buckles, so they are easy and quick to fasten and unfasten; the buckles are also some of the easiest to adjust for height among those on the double strollers we tested.

It’s extremely sturdy and even a little tank-like. To fold the Vista V2, you pull up on the frame with two hands and bend over to collapse it. This task is easy enough, and the stroller stands up on its own when folded. But even when it’s folded, this model is one of the bulkiest strollers we tested. You can’t easily fit it in the trunk of a car—even an SUV. It’s also awkward to carry because it lacks an obvious handhold and is heavier than our tandem and side-by-side picks.

It wasn’t one of the top performers in our maneuverability course. Its standard 36-inch length made it harder to take around turns than many of the side-by-side strollers we tested, and it gets even more wonky if you add the PiggyBack riding board or the RumbleSeat. If you go too fast with two kids, it can feel a bit tippy. The Vista V2’s four foam-filled rubber tires make it easy to push in general, although the results are less smooth than the ride of our all-terrain double pick, the Thule Urban Glide. You activate the brake with one foot by stepping on it, and the indicator changes from green to red when it is engaged. The handlebar is adjustable.

But the benefit of this stroller’s large size is an easy-to-access storage basket with a rain cover. During a trip to the beach, this stroller earned top marks because it held a lot of gear without spilling over.

The Vista V2 comes with a two-year warranty , and you can extend that coverage another year if you register yours online within three months of purchase. It comes in 10 colors.

Assembly time: 15 minutes Weight: frame 20 pounds, seat 7 pounds, bassinet 8.8 pounds Frame dimensions: 36 by 25.7 by 39.5 inches (LWH) Folded size with seat attached: 17.3 by 25.7 by 33.3 inches (LWH) Folded size without seat attached: 13 by 25.7 by 32 inches (LWH) Child weight, height limit for original seat: 50 pounds, 36 inches Child weight, height limit for add-on RumbleSeat: 35 pounds, 36 inches Bassinet child weight: suitable from birth to 20 pounds, or until infant can push up on hands and knees Car-seat compatibility: Uppababy, Chicco, Cybex, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna Wheel diameter: 8 inches front, 11.5 inches rear Included accessories: stroller frame, wheels, bassinet, toddler seat bug and rain shield, bassinet bug shield, storage bag Add-on accessories: upper and lower car seat adapters, RumbleSeat , bassinet stand , cup holder , parent organizer , snack tray

Two children sitting side-by-side in the Thule Urban Glide 2, our pick for best double stroller that can rough terrains.

The double version of the Thule Urban Glide is a nice-looking, streamlined, all-terrain side-by-side stroller that is comfortable enough for kids and parents to take on longer walks and runs but isn’t as bulky or heavy as comparable jogging strollers we’ve tested. (We recently tested the newest version of the single version of this stroller, the Urban Glide 3, for our guide to jogging strollers . Both the single and double versions have some improvements but overall are not much different from their predecessors, which have long been our picks.) It typically costs over $100 more than our side-by-side pick, the Baby Jogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller , but overall it has a higher build quality, as well as better resale value. Parents who want to spend time outside as a family or to go on long runs without hiring a babysitter are likely to find that it’s a good value.

It’s remarkably comfortable for both caregivers and kids. And that applies whether you’re running or not. The adjustable handlebar is ergonomic and makes jogging along with a big stroller in front of you feel effortless (the rear suspension and the three air-filled tires help). The separate canopies are large—and the Urban Glide 3’s are now slightly longer than the 2’s—with well-placed peekaboo windows that have magnetic closures, and the seats recline to near flat when you release the buckle, although you do need two hands to put them back up again. (The 3’s seats also sit slightly more upright than the 2’s.) Each seat has mesh pockets inside for kids to stow things, as well as on the back for parents to tuck in items such as smaller water bottles or snacks.

It has easy-to-adjust straps. The shoulder straps are the easiest to lengthen or shorten among all the strollers we tested, and the harness buckles are simple to secure though a little tricky to open. The harness also has a wide waistband, keeping kids secure and comfy as the stroller goes up and down hills. The storage basket is generous but not huge—our upgrade pick from Uppababy has a much bigger storage space and can hold 20 more pounds—but it has a water-resistant cover that you can zip closed, plus an extra zippered pocket on the front.

A close-up of the hand brake on the push handle of the Thule Urban Glide 2 double stroller.

This stroller is excellent outside—but less so in stores. In our maneuverability tests, the double Urban Glide was one of the easiest strollers to push and turn, gliding effortlessly over a large uneven patch on the sidewalk that stopped nearly every other stroller we tried. But it’s not great indoors: Erica got (nicely) called a “wide load” when trying to navigate a toy store’s aisles. If you aren’t planning on jogging, the air-filled tires on a stroller like this may not be worth the extra maintenance. They need to be kept pumped up, like bike tires, and you always run the risk of getting a flat when you’re out and about.

It’s easy to fold but heavy and large. Like our tandem pick, the Chicco BravoFor2 , this model has a bar that you turn to fold it; that bar also serves as a place for you to grab and carry the stroller, making the Urban Glide less awkward to lug around than many other double strollers we tested. But it was one of two strollers we tested that didn’t fit in Erica’s Honda Fit hatchback trunk.

A side-by-side double stroller that has been folded for traveling and placed in the trunk of a car.

It’s somewhat adaptable. You can jog with the double Urban Glide with one or two kids on board, and Thule makes a buckle-on universal car seat adapter that allows you to have one kid in a regular seat and another in a car seat. Many pediatricians recommend waiting until babies are 6 months old to run with them, and until they are 1 year old before taking them on rough terrain—but it’s a good idea to ask your own pediatrician when you can start . Because this stroller takes only one car seat, it won’t work for twins until they reach 6 months old.

The double Thule Urban Glide 3 comes in one color (black) and has a limited lifetime warranty .

Assembly time: 5.5 minutes Weight: 35.3 pounds Frame dimensions: 48.8 by 31.1 by 44.5 inches (LWH) Folded size: 34.6 by 31.1 by 13.4 inches (LWH) Child weight, height limit of seats: 49 pounds, 53 inches; max stroller weight 100 pounds Car-seat compatibility: many options (PDF) Wheel diameter: 16 inches Included accessories: none Add-on accessories: parent console , cup holder , bumper bar (s), snack tray (s), rain cover , mesh cover , newborn inlay (for strolling, not jogging)

If you want a less expensive double stroller that folds up small for travel: The Jeep Destination Side x Side Double Ultralight Stroller was a surprise favorite in our 2023 testing lineup. It’s under $250 at this writing, and it offers many of the features we like in the BabyJogger City Mini GT2 Double Stroller , such as a narrower width (less than 30 inches). But we especially like the fact that it’s relatively light at 29 pounds and is quite easy to fold and carry. It was also by far the easiest stroller to assemble, requiring a total of two minutes. That said, the double City Mini GT2 offers a smoother ride, more durable-feeling materials, and better suspension. In addition, this Jeep-branded stroller does not work with car seats, so it cannot accommodate infant twins.

A person holding two side-by-side double strollers that have been folded up, one on each hand. The stroller on the right is much smaller than the other one.

If you want a more affordable tandem double stroller that’s ideal for twins: The Contours Options Elite V2 Double Stroller  offers many of the same features as our upgrade pick, the Uppababy Vista V2 , including removable and convertible seats and the ability to accommodate two infant car seats with a universal adapter . It’s less than half the price of the Uppababy model and has more space between the seats, providing more legroom for toddler twins. But it’s no match for the higher-quality materials, cushier ride, or extra versatility of our upgrade pick.

Baby Jogger’s City Select Lux Stroller is a versatile, convertible tandem stroller that has many similarities to our upgrade pick but costs about $400 less. It also has a dealbreaking flaw. In our tests, at times the folding mechanism seemed to stick, and Erica had to try to fold it again and again to close it. Our twin-family testers had the same trouble, and other parents have posted online about this issue, some saying that they had difficulty from the beginning and others noting that the problem developed after extensive use. The City Select Lux Stroller is very heavy at 37.8 pounds, too, though Erica found that it was actually easier to carry than some lighter strollers because the fold is compact and has an obvious handhold. We decided to test the Lux version instead of the standard Baby Jogger City Select Stroller because it offers additional features and has a tighter fold. The two versions fold the same way.

Baby Jogger recently updated the double City Mini, our side-by-side pick , to the GT2 version, which has softer and more textured fabric than its predecessor. But if you can find the original GTX version, it’s still great.

We initially considered testing the Baby Trend Sit N’ Stand Ultra Stroller since Baby Trend is credited with inventing the sit-and-stand stroller concept. BabyGearLab , however, said it is “not a stroller we would recommend, no matter what your goal or budget.” And Lucie’s List writes that it is longer and more front heavy than the Joovy Caboose Ultralight Sit And Stand Tandem Double Stroller and not as high quality as the Graco RoomFor2 (now discontinued), two strollers that we tested but didn’t find to be top performers.

The single Britax B-Lively stroller has been a longtime pick in our guide to full-size strollers , so we decided to give the Britax B-Lively Double Stroller a spin in 2023. It was quick to assemble, taking just five minutes, and certain features such as the seat reclines were the easiest to use in the mix. Unfortunately, its hard-plastic tires felt lower-quality than those of the other strollers we liked in our double stroller lineup, and it lacked suspension, so our toddler complained about a less-comfortable ride, especially on uneven surfaces. The harness was one of the hardest to fasten of any of the strollers we tested for this guide, and the shallow bucket under the seats was stiff—even when we walked fairly slowly, things fell out.

The Joovy Caboose Ultralight Sit And Stand Tandem Double Stroller is less expensive and more versatile than our tandem pick, but it’s harder to carry, push, and turn, and it’s less comfortable for a big kid to stand on and ride. It does have some appealing features that the Chicco BravoFor2 doesn’t: The front seat reclines much further, making it better for napping babies. It also allows parents to snap on a second seat (sold separately) so that it can accommodate a baby and a younger toddler who isn’t yet ready to sit on a bench seat or to ride standing. It comes with a universal car-seat adapter and is the lightest double stroller we tested at 21.8 pounds.

The Joovy ScooterX2 With Child Tray Side By Side Double Stroller is a notably inexpensive side-by-side double stroller that gets the job done, with all of the features you need plus excellent storage underneath. Still, it’s heavier, more difficult to push and turn, harder to fold, and harder to carry than our side-by-side pick, and it has just a single big canopy instead of one for each seat. It also doesn’t accept any infant car seats at all, unlike our picks, so it’s an option only for babies 3 months and up.

In 2023, Jenni tested the first version of the popular Mockingbird Single-to-Double Stroller , which mimics the Uppababy Vista V2 in nearly every way but has less-durable materials. (Mockingbird recently released a 2.0 version , which we’re in the process of testing.) In short, the version 1 was a little more than half as nice, for half the price of the Vista V2. The Mockingbird stroller took longer to assemble because none of the pieces came attached. We also found it tough to turn, and we could feel the reduced suspension (in comparison with the Vista V2) and the less bouncy wheels when we tried to move quickly. The chairs felt wobbly, too, especially when we used this stroller on gravel. And the storage basket is a bit small for an outing when you’re shuttling two kids around. Overall, though, this isn’t a bad stroller at all. It’s popular for a reason—like the Vista V2, it can accommodate two infant car seats (though not two bassinets), as well as an attachable riding board. And unlike the Vista V2, its two seats can hold the same amount of weight. But if you want the setup of the Vista V2, you really want the Vista V2. And finding a used Vista model would likely be a better choice.

We also considered several in-line “sport” doubles with three wheels made by Phil&Teds. The company’s online materials say that these strollers can work for “light jogging,” but they aren’t built with suspension as robust as that of the double Thule Urban Glide and similar side-by-sides. In the end, we dismissed them before testing because of reviews noting blocked views and very unequal seating options.

We tested the Thule Urban Glide 2 instead of the pricier two-seat Thule Chariot Cross , which can serve as a double stroller, a jogging stroller, a bicycle trailer, or even a cross-country ski trailer. Cyclists and skiers who don’t already have a trailer might want to consider it.

The Valco Baby Tri Mode Duo X accepts a toddler seat attached in front and is advertised as a triple stroller. Erica checked out this stroller in person at the Baby Grand store in Hopkins, Minnesota and found it appealing in many ways. Eventually she decided that because this model has air-filled tires—which are too much of a hassle for many parents to maintain without the benefit of being able to take the stroller jogging—she would forgo testing it.

This article was edited by Rachel Hurn and Kalee Thompson.

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Need a stroller for city living? Or one that’s easy to fold up and toss in the trunk? How about an off-roader? These six sets of wheels have got you covered.

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If you’re a runner who wants to bring a kid along for the ride, you’ll want a stroller that can keep pace. After testing 18 models we settled on three top performers.

The two travel strollers we recommend, the Uppababy Minu V2 and the Baby Jogger City Tour 2 Stroller, standing next to each other.

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After testing seven travel strollers on various trips and excursions, we’re confident that the Uppababy Minu V2 is the one to get.

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Got kids and gear you need to schlep to the soccer field, the beach, or the neighborhood block party? A stroller wagon might be for you.

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Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller Travel System with EZ Flex-Loc 30 Infant Car Seat

Expedition® Jogger Travel System with EZ Flex-Loc® 30 Infant Car Seat

Baby Trend Expedition Jogger Stroller Travel System with EZ Flex-Loc 30 Infant Car Seat

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  • Lightweight steel frame construction
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  • Multi-position, reclining, padded seat
  • Fully adjustable 5-point safety harness and tether strap
  • Reflectors on footrest provide greater low-light visibility
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The Baby Trend® Expedition® Travel System comes complete with a 3-Wheel Jogger and EZ Flex-Loc® Infant Car Seat with lock in car base. The stroller features a lockable front swivel wheel for jogging or it unlocks for easy strolling. The all-terrain bicycle tires also feature a quick release for extra compact storage. The stroller also features a parent tray with 2 cup holders and covered storage and a large storage basket. The push handle is extra wide, ergonomically shaped and foam padded, and the adjustable canopy with a peek-a-boo window that ratchets to block the sun and wind.

The stroller features a multi-position reclining padded seat with a fully adjustable 5-point safety harness and tether strap and a child's tray with cup holders that also accepts the infant car seat.

The EZ Flex-Loc® Infant Car Seat accommodates weights 4-30 pounds and heights up to 30 inches tall. Features a 5-point safety harness; easy one-hand harness adjustment and push-button release, and 4-position push button height-adjustable base with level indicator for proper installation. The EZ Flex-Loc® Infant Car Seat also features EPS energy-absorbing foam for superior side impact head protection.

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  • Car Seat: 4 ~ 30 lb and up to 30"
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Omsk city, Russia

The capital city of Omsk oblast .

Omsk - Overview

Omsk is one of the largest cities in Russia, a major scientific, cultural, sports, transport, and industrial center. The administrative center of Omsk Oblast, it is the second most populous city in Siberia.

The population of Omsk is about 1,126,000 (2022), the area - 567 sq. km.

The phone code - +7 3812, the postal codes - 644000-644246.

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History of Omsk

Foundation of omsk.

The need to build a Russian fortress on the banks of the Irtysh at the mouth of the Om River arose in connection with the steppe nomadic peoples. In particular, with the Oirats, whose tribes in the first decades of the 17th century began to appear within the borders of the Russian state being under the onslaught of their external enemies and as a result of internal civil strife. However, various foreign and domestic political problems of Russia hindered the development and defense of the South Siberian borders.

The situation changed only at the beginning of the 18th century, when the Russian conquest of Siberia intensified. Since Peter I paid great attention to geographical research in the south, the expeditions of that time combined socio-political tasks and tasks of scientific research.

One of such expeditions was led by the Russian military and statesman, associate of Peter I, Major General Ivan Bukhgolts. The goals of the expedition, numbering about 3,000 people, were to search for ore and gold deposits, the discovery of trade routes to India and China, as well as the construction of towns on the Irtysh River.

The expedition left Tobolsk to the south along the Irtysh in July 1715. In the spring of 1716, after a conflict with the Dzungars in the north of today’s Kazakhstan, the remnants of the expedition (about 700 people) withdrew to the mouth of the Om River, where they laid a new fortress named Omsky ostrog (fortified settlement).

According to the census of 1725, 992 people lived in the fortress, in 1742 - 1,092 people. From the first years of its existence, it served as a place of exile for prisoners. After serving hard labor and imprisonment, a lot of them stayed in Omsk for permanent residence.

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Omsk in the second half of the 18th century

The ethnic composition of the region’s population was formed in the process of settling the territory. Russians, Germans, Ukrainians, Poles, Belarusians, and representatives of many other nationalities were sent here to serve or were exiled. The indigenous people of the region were the Siberian Tatars and Kazakhs, who switched to a sedentary lifestyle.

The foundation of the second Omsk fortress took place in 1762. The first fortress, although it occupied a favorable geographical position, was wooden and, by the middle of the 18th century, it was dilapidated. In 1765, new stone fortifications were constructed. The first stone structure of the fortress was the Resurrection Military Cathedral, built in 1773 and preserved to this day.

In the end of the 18th century, the Omsk fortress was one of the largest structures in the eastern part of the Russian Empire, its area was more than 30 hectares. In 1782, it was transformed into a town named Omsk within the Tobolsk Governorate. In 1785, the coat of arms of Omsk was approved.

Omsk became the center of management of the Siberian transport routes and the Siberian Cossack army, which not only guarded the South Siberian borders, but also made a huge contribution to the economic development of the steppe expanses of Kazakhstan, the annexation of Central Asia to the Russian Empire.

Omsk in the 19th century

The fire of 1819 destroyed almost half of the town including the archive and the magistrate of Omsk with all the first archival documents. Therefore information about the life of Omsk in the 18th - early 19th centuries is scarce and fragmentary. In 1825, the population of the town was about 9,000 people.

In 1829, the town’s development plan was approved. It was made by the famous Petersburg architect V.I. Geste, who took the city of St. Petersburg as a model with its wide avenues, huge neighborhoods, fountains, cast-iron bridges, and an abundance of green spaces.

The composition of the population of Omsk was not quite usual. In the middle of the 19th century, since Omsk was the center of the military and civil administration, the proportion of the military in the local population reached about 60%.

Fyodor Dostoevsky (one of the greatest psychological novelists in world literature), who served a term of hard labor in the Omsk prison in 1850-1854, in a letter to his brother gave Omsk the following description: “Omsk is a disgusting town. There are almost no trees. In summer, heat and wind with sand, in winter, a snowstorm. I have not seen nature. The town is dirty, military and highly depraved.”

By the second half of the 19th century, Omsk in its development outstripped many steppe towns and became not only an administrative, but also a commercial and industrial center. In 1861, in Omsk, there were 2,122 houses (31 stone houses), 34 factories and plants, about 20 thousand residents.

In 1892, the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway began, which gave a new impetus to the economy of Siberian towns and positively influenced Omsk. The development of the Trans-Siberian Railway caused an increase in the urban population due to migrants who came to work from the central part of the Russian Empire. According to the 1897 census, 37.3 thousand people lived in Omsk. The town had 14 streets with a total length of more than 140 km and 13 squares.

Omsk in the first half of the 20th century

The beginning of the 20th century was a time of great changes for Siberia. Mass peasant colonization caused a sharp leap in the development of the region’s economy, primarily its agrarian sector, and the Trans-Siberian Railway ensured the inclusion of the local economy in the system of the All-Russian and European markets.

Due to its favorable economic and geographical position - at the intersection of the railway and the Irtysh River, in the middle of a vast agricultural territory - Omsk quickly turned into a large transport, trade and industrial center of Western Siberia and Governor-Generalship of the Steppes (Eastern and Central Kazakhstan).

Wholesale trade in bread, butter and other agricultural products was concentrated here. Omsk also became one of the industrial, social and cultural centers of Western Siberia. By 1903, the city’s population grew to 60 thousand people. In 1914, it had about 134.8 thousand residents. Omsk became the most populous city in Siberia.

During the Civil War on the territory of the former Russian Empire, from June 1918 to November 1919, Omsk was the residence of the Supreme Ruler of Russia, Admiral Alexander Kolchak, who declared this city the capital of white Russia opposing red Russia of the Bolsheviks. Soviet power was finally established in the city in 1920.

In the summer of 1921, an event took place that had a decisive impact on the cultural and economic life of Omsk. The functions of the administrative center of Siberia were transferred from it to the city of Novonikolaevsk (future Novosibirsk). In 1934, Omsk became the administrative center of a separate Omsk Oblast.

Over the years of industrialization, Omsk became one of the largest centers for agricultural engineering in the USSR. The metal-working industry also developed at a rapid pace. In 1939, Omsk numbered more than 288 thousand people.

During the Second World War, about 200 industrial enterprises were evacuated to Omsk, as well as 60 hospitals, dozens of educational institutions, theaters, museums, and hundreds of thousands of refugees.

Omsk after the Second World War

In the post-war years, new enterprises were put into operation in Omsk, all existing factories and plants were reconstructed and expanded. The industrial potential of the city was also strengthened by the Omsk oil refinery, the largest in the country. In connection with the rapid development of industry, especially petrochemical enterprises, the ecological situation deteriorated. The concentration of harmful substances in the air sharply increased. In 1964, the population of Omsk was about 702 thousand people.

In the 1970s-1980s, Omsk developed rapidly. In 1975, the city’s population exceeded 1 million. The most pressing problem was the ecological situation. Omsk was in the top 10 cities of Russia in terms of environmental pollution. Another problem that required an immediate solution was the development of passenger transport. The capacity of Omsk streets was exhausted, and therefore the construction of the subway became an urgent issue.

The economic crisis that gripped Russia after the collapse of the USSR had a negative impact on the economy of Omsk and the region as a whole. There was a significant decline in industrial production, construction volumes fell, and unemployment rose. A lot of organizations of the defense complex, research institutes, and design bureaus found themselves in a deep crisis without the state defense order.

The share of mechanical engineering and metalworking, light industry, and, to a lesser extent, chemical and petrochemical, forestry and woodworking industries decreased. At the same time, the share of the fuel industry, energy, and construction materials industry began to grow.

In the 2000s, Omsk again became one of the most important economic centers of Western Siberia with a developing mechanical engineering, petrochemical industry, various branches of the woodworking, construction industry, and a highly productive agro-industrial complex. In recent years, Omsk has also acquired the features of one of the largest Siberian centers of entrepreneurship and banking/financial activities.

Architecture of Omsk

On the street in Omsk

On the street in Omsk

Author: Tim Brown

Yak-9 fighter aircraft in front of the aerospace engineering company Polyot in Omsk

Yak-9 fighter aircraft in front of the aerospace engineering company Polyot in Omsk

The Omsk Cadet Corps

The Omsk Cadet Corps

Author: Stanislav Katsko

Omsk - Features

Omsk is located in the south of the West Siberian Plain at the confluence of the Om River into the Irtysh, about 150 km from the border of Russia with Kazakhstan. About 60% of all residents of Omsk Oblast live in Omsk. The City Day of Omsk is celebrated on the first Saturday of August.

The city’s coat of arms is very similar to the first coat of arms of Omsk approved by Empress Catherine II in 1785. It depicts a part of the brick fortifications, which symbolizes the reason for its foundation as a fortress and the center of the Siberian defensive line.

Omsk belongs to the temperate climatic zone with a continental climate of the forest-steppe of the West Siberian belt. It is distinguished by an abundance of sunlight. The average air temperature in January is minus 16.3 degrees Celsius, in July - plus 19.6 degrees Celsius. The highest wind speeds are observed in winter and spring, which is the reason for frequent snow and dust storms.

In the past, the ecological situation in Omsk was very unfavorable. Since 2011, the city’s environmental development rating has increased significantly. This was the result of large-scale modernization of many large industries (including the Omsk oil refinery). Today, road transport is the main source of air pollution in the city.

The level of pollution of the Omsk rivers - Irtysh and Om - remains consistently high. Swimming in them is prohibited. While industrial effluents are becoming more environmentally friendly, sewers are releasing waste products including diesel fuel and petroleum products into the rivers. Dust raised by dust storms is also a serious problem for the city as it contains a lot of harmful substances including lead.

The city’s industry is based on oil refining, petrochemistry, chemical industry, mechanical engineering (production of aerospace equipment, armored vehicles, agricultural equipment). Omsk is a major transport junction - the Trans-Siberian Railway runs through the city from west to east, and the navigable Irtysh River crosses it from south to north. Omsk Airport offers regular flights to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Tyumen, Surgut, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Salekhard, Kazan, Krasnodar, Sochi.

The unfinished subway of Omsk has become famous in Russia thanks to its only one fully built station. Its construction began back in 1992. However, due to funding problems, the completion of the first line was postponed numerous times. In 2019, it was finally decided to permanently stop construction. For local residents, because of the long wait for the completion of the construction, the Omsk metro symbolizes unrealizable hopes, they talk about it with irony.

In Omsk, there are practically no buildings higher than 50 meters, according to this parameter it is one of the lowest cities with a population of over one million. 130 architectural monuments are concentrated in the central part of the city, almost half of the total number.

Main Attractions of Omsk

Dormition Cathedral - the largest church in Omsk located in the very center of the city. The original church was built in 1891-1898. In 1935, it was completely destroyed. In 2005-2007, an exact copy of the building was restored in its original place. This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Omsk. At night, the building is illuminated and looks especially majestic. Tarskaya Street, 7.

Irtysh Embankment - the main walking street of Omsk with a picturesque view of the Irtysh River. Built in the middle of the 20th century, the embankment was reconstructed in the 2000s. You can walk along the alley on foot, ride rollerblades or a bike.

Merchant Batyushkin’s Mansion (1902). This architectural monument is located on the Irtysh Embankment. It is also known as the Kolchak’s House because Alexander Kolchak, the Supreme Ruler of Russia, lived in this building in 1919. One part of the building is occupied by the registry office of the Central District of Omsk. The Center for the Study of the History of the Russian Civil War is also open here. Irtyshskaya Naberezhnaya Street, 9.

Omsk State Museum of History and Local Lore - one of the oldest museums in Siberia and Russia founded in 1878. In total, this museum has over 200 thousand various objects of cultural, historical and artistic value. The museum is especially proud of such exhibits as the cast-iron figures of the Chinese lions Shi-Tzu, presented to the museum from China in 1895, as well as the skeleton of a woolly mammoth almost 3 meters high. Lenina Street, 23?.

Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after M.A. Vrubel - one of the largest museums of fine arts in Siberia. It has collections of foreign and Russian art from antiquity to the present day. In total, there are over 22 thousand works by painters, graphic artists and sculptors, as well as more than 1.5 thousand rare folios.

Walking through the exhibition halls, you can admire the canvases of Shishkin, Aivazovsky, Surikov, Repin, Serov, Vereshchagin. The exhibition of rare icons dating from the 17th-20th centuries is of constant interest among visitors, as well as a unique collection of jewelry made of precious metals found in the Scythian and Sarmatian burial mounds. Two buildings of the museum are located at Lenina Street 3 and 23.

In November 2019, a new exhibition was opened in a historical building at Muzeynaya Street, 4 - the exhibition of art of the 20th-21st centuries. The Hermitage-Siberia Center is located here too - the first representation of The State Hermitage Museum (the second-largest art museum in the world) beyond the Urals.

Chokana Valikhanova Street - a pedestrian street located in the historic part of Omsk. The street is decorated with abstract architectural forms, flower beds, wrought-iron lanterns. The walking area ends with an observation deck with a picturesque view of the Irtysh River.

Museum of Kondraty Belov . The museum of this landscape painter born in Omsk can be found in a picturesque wooden house, which is considered one of the most interesting architectural monuments of Omsk. The exposition tells about the life and work of Kondraty Belov, as well as about the history of the building itself.

In total, this museum has about 700 exhibits. The permanent exhibition also includes works by Kondraty Belov’s son Stanislav and paintings by some other local artists. In addition, temporary exhibitions of contemporary Omsk artists are regularly held here. Chokana Valikhanova Street, 10.

Plumber Stepanych Monument - an unusual sculpture located in the center of Omsk, which you can literally stumble upon while walking along Lenin Street between the houses #12 and #14. Leaning out of the hatch, the plumber is depicted as realistic and life-size as possible. It is among the most photographed monuments in Omsk. There is a similar sculpture in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

Lyuba Monument . This sculpture, located on the opposite side of Lenin Street from the monument to the plumber Stepanych, is especially loved by Omsk residents and tourists, who love to be photographed against its background.

This beauty in a lace dress with a neckline and a crinoline sitting on an openwork bench and reading a novel had a real prototype - Lyubov (diminutively Lyuba or Lyubasha) Gasford, the wife of the Governor-General of Siberia, who lived in Omsk in the 19th century and died at a young age due to illness. One of the streets of Omsk and the park are named in her memory. She is a local symbol of femininity and beauty.

Omsk Fire Tower - a picturesque architectural monument built at the beginning of the 20th century. Inside the tower there are museum expositions dedicated to the local fire brigade and the history of tower construction. Internatsionalnaya Street, 41?.

Park of Culture and Rest named after the 30th anniversary of the Komsomol - a popular place for walks, recreation and entertainment of Omsk residents and tourists, which has retained “the spirit of the Soviet era” in its name. Today, on an area of 73 hectares, several zones have been organized, various types of recreation are presented. There are walking alleys, ponds, water activities, for example, riding on hydro-scooters.

The ice town is open in winter, the Return of the Dinosaurs exhibition - in summer. The “House Upside Down” exposition is also popular with tourists. This park is a place for mass festivities, city celebrations and events. Maslenitsa, Christmas, City Day, and other holidays are celebrated here. Maslennikova Street, 136.

Natural Park “Bird Harbor” - a specially protected area located on the path of bird migration in the central part of Omsk. During autumn flights, up to 3 thousand birds stop here for rest. It is a great place to enjoy nature, walk along the eco-trail, and observe the life of birds. The park is situated in the floodplain on the left bank of the Irtysh River next to the Victory Park on Yeniseyskaya Street.

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Omsk tram

Bogdan Khmelnitsky Monument in Omsk

Lenin Monument in Omsk

Lenin Monument in Omsk

Churches of Omsk

Chapel of St. George in Omsk

Chapel of St. George in Omsk

Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Omsk

Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Omsk

Cathedral of the Nativity in Omsk

Cathedral of the Nativity in Omsk

Sights of Omsk

Fountain with frogs in the park next to the main building of the Agricultural Academy in Omsk

Fountain with frogs in the park next to the main building of the Agricultural Academy in Omsk

Author: Alexey Pavlov

Church of St. Nicholas in Omsk

Church of St. Nicholas in Omsk

Exaltation of the Holy Cross Cathedral in Omsk

Exaltation of the Holy Cross Cathedral in Omsk

Author: Stanislav Vosinsky

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