Even in places where snow doesn’t cover the ground, winter can make family travelers dream of someplace warm. Spending a February vacation in the Caribbean may be tempting, but, for most islands, everyone in the family will need a passport. These sunny destinations don’t require one.
Pristine beaches are everywhere, especially at Fort Zachary State Park. At Key West Aquarium, kids can hold rescued sea turtles. Take a ferry to Dry Tortugas National Park for shallow beaches and snorkeling among the ruins of Fort Jefferson.
Take a bike, kayak or trolley tour of Las Cabezas de San Juan Nature Reserve to explore lagoons, coral reefs, forests and spooky mangrove swamps. Or just hang out on the white sands of Flamenco Beach, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with shallow turquoise water and great snorkeling opportunities.
The Caribbean islands of St. Thomas, St. Croix and St. John are U.S. territories, so no passport is required to travel here. Start at Coral World Ocean Park to introduce kids to the marine life surrounding these islands. They’ll meet sharks, stingrays and more sea creatures as they explore the underwater observatory. Teens will enjoy the aerial adventures at Tree Limin’ Extreme Zipline in St. Thomas.
With reliable sunny skies and daytime temperatures in the mid-70s, this resort region on Florida’s Gulf Coast is a favorite for its laid-back vibe. Kids won’t be able to resist treasure hunting on the shell-strewn beaches, hoping to return home a suitcase full of beautiful seashells. Sightings are almost guaranteed on dolphin cruises, and the whole family can kayak through the mangrove swamps. The flat terrain and miles of paved trails free of cars invite leisurely exploration by bike.
There’s no reason to shiver your way through the holidays this month. Family travelers can escape to Mexico for the season with family-friendly Christmas offerings at Velas Resorts in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and beyond.
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.
As family travelers get ready for the holiday and gift-giving season, this thrilling and unique offer from SkyBridge Michigan at Boyne Mountain Resort should be on all travelers’ radar. The new SkyBridge Michigan Flex Ticket is the perfect experience-style gift for your adventure-loving loved one.
The end of the year is a great time to plan family travels — kids have time off and the holiday season is the perfect time for bonding and making memories. But while there are plenty of destinations known for big New Year’s Eve parties, it can be tough to find just the right spot for a family-friendly trip to celebrate this annual milestone. This year, Door County in Northern Wisconsin offers the perfect solution.
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.
Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth is a colorful, festive time filled with holiday spirit, a perfect choice for a couples’ getaway to shop without the whole family in tow. It’s worth traveling to this historic seacoast city to be part of the weeks full of twinkling lights, decorated shops and streets, holiday music, theater and merriment, all of which led Portsmouth to be called the Christmas Capital of North America.