If your family includes a car-crazy teenager — or adult — add Detroit, Michigan, to your travel plans. From motor car history and production to rides in authentic antique cars, Detroit is the right place for all things automotive.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation
With more than 100 vehicles on display, Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation shows how the invention of the automobile changed American life. Immerse yourself in the stories of some of the greatest innovators and inventors and see some of the most significant vehicles in American history. Among these are the car in which President Kennedy was assassinated and the bus where Rosa Parks made history by taking a seat (you can actually board the bus yourself). Along with automobiles, the museum features hands-on exhibits, as well as other technical innovations and historic artifacts, including the plane used by Admiral Byrd to make the first flight over the North Pole in 1926.
The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
The Model T was born in Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, where the first 12,000 of that ground-breaking vehicle were produced. You can walk on the original wooden shop floor while learning the story of the Model T and the early successes and failures that went into this vehicle that changed the way Americans traveled.
Automotive Hall of Fame
Located next to Henry Ford Museum, Automotive Hall of Fame tells the personal stories behind the men and women who were the most influential in the automobile industry. The museum celebrates both early pioneers and contemporary innovators, putting faces on famous names and sharing their stories. The Hall of Fame is part of the MotorCities National Heritage Area.
The Antique Touring Company
Take the family for a tour of Dearborn and Belle Isle in a beautifully restored Ford Model A, such as a 1930 Model A Phaeton. Antique Touring Company excursions begin at Ford Piquette Plant and include a lively commentary by a driver/guide filled with history, anecdotes and information about Detroit and its automotive past.
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.
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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.