Looking for somewhere to take a family trip in April? Check out these destinations around the world.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
Celebrate Earth Month by helping restore coral at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya. Every week, the resort offers guests the opportunity to chat with one of their biologists over coffee while discussing efforts to rehabilitate the coral reef and create new barriers and life along the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. After, leave your mark on the restoration project by decorating the concrete base used to hold the coral.
U.S. Virgin Islands
St. Thomas Carnival returns to the U.S. Virgin Islands, April 23–30. Throughout the week, guests staying at Lovango Resort + Beach Club can take a ferry ride from the resort to the island to enjoy the Caribbean celebration of the season filled with music, island cuisine and a colorful parade. Continue the fun at Lovango and enjoy waterfront dining, social hours on the weekends and shops located at the resort.
Boone, North Carolina
Art of Living Retreat Center is an Ayurvedic wellness, yoga and meditation getaway offering an immersive and transformative wellness experience for travelers. With April Stress Awareness Month, the resort offers a place for travelers to get away from stress with the Rejuvenating Bliss Solo Experience. Take part in yoga and meditation classes, Ayurvedic massages and facials with access to the steam room.
New York City
New York City hosts the annual Macy’s Flower Show at the iconic Herald Square. Running until April 9, experience larger-than-life flower displays throughout the store, as well as some of the latest fragrances from some of the hottest designers. Continue your springtime trip to New York City by enjoying a stunning view of Madison Square Park from your sky-high room at Kimpton Hotel Eventi or a delicious bite at the hotel’s restaurant, The Vine.
Family travels don’t necessarily need to be in theme parks or resorts with massive kids’ clubs. In fact, more upscale properties across the world cater to both adults and kids, and wellbeing brand Sensei joins the growing trend of family wellness travel. Sensei’s Wellness Science team, led by Dr. Vishal Patel, emphasizes the importance of family travels and exposing young travelers to wellness pursuits. Developing healthy habits at a young age can have long-lasting effects on an individual’s life, and bonding via family trips alleviates some of the main drivers of loneliness and isolation.
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.
While the United States offers a plethora of bike-friendly destinations, a recent study by personal injury law firm Bader Scott found some counties across the country are far more dangerous than others. Family travelers might be surprised to find many lie in popular vacation states.
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.
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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.