With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages.
Escape the chilly weather this holiday season and head to Hotel Belmar, located along the mountain ranges of Costa Rica. Hotel Belmar is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers and culinary enthusiasts. The hotel features 26 guestrooms and a suite with floor-to-ceiling windows, private soaking tubs, showers with forest views, and large terraces overlooking the mountains and ocean. This holiday season, the hotel celebrates the holidays with live music and jazz at Restaurante Celajes, DJ sets and concerts at Cervecería Belmar Tap Room & Beer Garden, and family-style menus for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
For travelers looking for an enchanting winter escape in a picturesque, small-town setting, Borgo San Vincenzo is Tuscany’s newest luxury boutique hotel, located in Montepulciano, Italy. The hotel offers a one-of-a-kind personalized experience, including a tour from above in a hot-air balloon, winery cooking classes, truffle-hunting adventures and olive oil tasting. Holiday lovers should head to Montepulciano for the largest Christmas Village in Central Italy. In Piazza Grande, check out the Christmas Market featuring artisan stalls, perfect for finding holiday gifts. Families will be delighted to see Fortezza transformed into Castello di Babbo Natale, Santa’s Castle, for the holidays.
Located in the Maldives, Coco Collection, comprised of two boutique island resorts, provides guests with plenty of holiday fun this season. Mixing authentic Maldivian culture with an eco-forward approach, the resort offers delicious dining experiences, classic holiday traditions and giveaways. Enjoy holiday karaoke, DJ dance parties, special kids club features, a visit from Santa Claus, New Year’s Eve Masquerade Gala and more.
Through Christmas Day, Hyatt Regency San Francisco’s lobby comes to life as a winter wonderland. Open to the community and guests alike, all can enjoy the spectacle of snow falling from the hotel’s towering ceilings onto hanging stars, garland and an oversized Christmas tree. Snow falls Monday–Friday, 5– p.m., and Saturday and Sunday at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. Every Friday in December, guests dressed up in their favorite ugliest holiday sweater will receive 15 percent off at Eclipse Kitchen & Bar.
Swissôtel Chicago’s Santa Suite makes a return for its 10th consecutive season. Santa Claus is set to check into Swissôtel Chicago’s presidential suite, debuting a Holiday Jewel theme. Once you step into the suite, you’ll be transported into a world of enchantment. The suite features 17 Christmas trees, 12 decorated to represent birthstones, casting a kaleidoscope of colors throughout the space. The wonderland overlooks the city, Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these pies from around the world, and maybe you’ll be inspired to take that next trip for a delicious slice.
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.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.