The Heart of Massachusetts comprises the central region of the state, from Boston’s MetroWest suburbs and Greater Worcester north toward Fitchburg and south to Sturbridge. And it’s a top destination for family travelers this month.
At New England Botanic Garden through March, the orchid exhibition boasts bright colors, bold designs and vibrant patterns, with Orchids After Dark, for the 21-plus crowd, featuring jazz, drinks and light bites.
Feb. 18–24 is National Engineers Week at Discovery Museum, letting children become an engineer by collaborating with others to illustrate a future Dream City.
Hands-on exhibits, demonstrations and board games tell the story of pivotal moments from the Revolutionary War to the Gulf War.
Leominster Restaurant Week
Local restaurants offer cuisine at discounted rates Feb. 18–24.
On Feb. 19, this magic show for kids will leave them in amazement.
For kids ages 6–14, step back in time to experience life in the 1830s from Feb. 21 to 23.
For ages 8-plus, enjoy a Family Glass Mosaic Workshop, Feb. 23–24. Families create their own glass mosaic plate while learning more about the art form.
Indoor Activity Centers
Year-round aquatic fun can be had at Great Wolf Lodge, with water slides, wave pools, water play areas and events.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
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.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
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.
Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.