Teenagers aren’t shy about taking photos as long as it’s a selfie and they’re in control of the camera. If your teens are self-obsessed, why not embrace it and turn it into a vacation they’ll remember. They’ll also be in good company. According to Google, the world took 24 billion selfies over the course of a single year. We’re pretty sure Kim Kardashian took the bulk of those, though.
Here are 10 destinations your teens will love, and love to take selfies at.
The Dead Sea is an intriguing place to take a swim and float in the lowest point on earth before lathering up in the muds. The Dead Sea is also referred to as the Salt Sea, which creates a buoyant and unique experience for visitors. Of course, you need a water-resistant smartphone and a clean, mud-free hand to turn this selfie into the magical experience you’re looking for.
Head to Pompano Beach in Florida to Shipwreck Park for an underwater selfie experience full of artificial reefs and public art. This place looks like something out of Pirates of the Caribbean with unique artwork and sculptures alongside Lady Luck, a 324-foot tanker.
Rome’s Colosseum practically begs for selfie-taking in this ancient amphitheater. The attraction is also the perfect shot from several vantage points and is a good opportunity for teens to learn about this historic site where gladiatorial contests and mock sea battles attract up to 80,000 spectators.
Top of the Rock
The Empire State Building is always an iconic spot for a selfie, but Top of the Rock, or Rockefeller Center, is usually an easier selfie score with just as amazing views. Unlike the Empire State Building where visitors crowd onto a tiny observation deck and battle for the arm space to take selfies, the Top of the Rock has plenty of room to spread out and take in the views.
Sagrada Familia, Barcelona
Families visiting Barcelona should head to Sagrada Familia in Barcelona to explore this large, unfinished Roman Catholic church designed by Catalan architect Antoni Guadi. As one of the most famous landmarks in Barcelona, the church resembles a cathedral but without a bishop’s seat. Snap some selfies outside and then step in to pay your respects and learn more about the religious culture of Barcelona.
Tower Bridge, London
London is full of selfie-worthy spots including the Tower Bridge. Head over to the south bank of the Thames River and get an angle of the bridge or snap a photo with the Tower of London. Teens can explore the Victorian Engine rooms and sit along the popular glass floor to take an iconic selfie.
Grand View Terrace, Mount Rushmore
Snap a selfie and get a history lesson at the same time with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt at Mount Rushmore. Teens can stand at the Brand View Terrace to snap that grand view to post to Instagram.
The Blue Hole
Underwater selfie enthusiasts need to add the Blue Hole to their bucket list and snap an underwater photo in this marine sinkhole. Situated off the coast of Belize, teens will also have a view of Lighthouse Reef and access to world-class diving.
Rim of the Canyon, Arizona
The Grand Canyon has plenty of opportunities for selfies, but the South Rim attracts more than 5 million visitors with the most accessibilities to the canyon and amenities. Just be sure to safely clear the edge of the cliff before taking a selfie or posting it to social media.
Madame Tussauds, Las Vegas
It’s easy to get caught up in the moment at Madame Tussauds and really believe the wax celebrities you’re taking selfies with are the real thing. Get a photo with Gwen Stefani, Nicki Minaj or Captain America. The best part is, these celebrities never say no to capturing that selfie.
Part of a family who just loves a good scare or ghost story? This fall, wherever your travels might take you, chances are you’ll be near an Omni hotel or resort with a history of haunted sightings and other scary happenings. So, why not learn a bit about where you’re staying to make the experience all the more eerie …
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Overshadowed by nearby Portland and overlooked by tourists bound for the popular coastal towns of Camden and Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick is not on the radar of most family travelers in Maine. But couples looking for a cozy getaway will find fine dining, antiques, art and quiet streets for strolling, many lined by distinguished homes and well-kept gardens.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.