With winter right around the corner, it’s time for cozy sweaters, warm blankets and spending time with your loved ones. Gather your loved ones and take a family trip to one of the coziest small towns in the country. MyDatingAdviser.com, a dating review website, looked into winter temperature; average snowfall; and number of cafés, bakeries, crafts and bookstores of various small towns. The company then analyzed the data and gave each town a Cozy Town Index Score to reveal the top coziest small towns in the United States.
Pennsylvania ranks as one of the prettiest states to visit in the winter, offering an abundance of small towns with that welcoming charm. Four small Pennsylvanian towns made the coziest small town list:
This town has served as the headquarters of the children’s magazine Highlights since 1946 and its quaint streets inspired the Christmas carol “Winter Wonderland.” These days, a new generation of families started businesses, creating a community and welcoming friendly travelers to the Poconos town during the winter month.
“Honesdale is progressive, but it maintains a slower pace and has a tight-knit community that wraps you up like a warm hug,” said Allaina Propst, owner, Here & Now Brewing Co. “Young entrepreneurs are taking notice.” Honesdale’s Main Street is lined with historic buildings dating back to the 1800s.
Located in the southern Poconos, Jim Thorpe offers shopping, outdoor adventures, live music and dining. This small town is surrounded by gorgeous scenery, beautiful snowfall and winter hikes at Glen Onoko Falls.
Bucks County, located outside of Philadelphia, is filled with charming small towns, but Doylestown ranks at the top. In town, Main and State streets are filled with residents enjoying delicious restaurants, an old-time movie theater, window shopping and festivals. Just outside the town lies a horse farm community with acres and acres of beautiful land.
Famous for its Civil War sites, Gettysburg is a great destination for history buffs. That said, the town offers a slower pace of life and overall charm, satisfying those looking to recharge and unwind. In addition to war sites, Gettysburg features a variety of inns, local shops, restaurants and more.
Only the bravest of family travelers should venture to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights. Every year, Universal Orlando turns into the spookiest place in Florida, if not in the country. On select nights throughout the season, visitors and locals alike can head to the popular amusement park for frights, scares and thrilling adventures. Explore 10 terrifying haunted houses; five scare zones; live entertainment; and themed attractions, food and merchandise.
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.
With kids back in school and the grueling temperatures of summer finally behind us, life is starting to get back into the routine of fall. That doesn’t mean, however, that family fun has to stop. Big international trips may not be practical for all family travelers this time of year, but places like South County in Rhode Island offer so many fun things to do for families, a quick trip to this East Coast haven is practically a must.
Take Part in England’s Exmoor Dark Skies Festival Dusk Wildlife Safaris and Children’s Art Competition
Planning a trip to the United Kingdom soon? Time your travel for the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival in Somerset, England, from Oct. 13 to 29. The setting is Exmoor National Park, located within a gorgeous mix of farmland, wild forests, stunning valleys and moorlands in South West England.
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.
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 …