Dive into the holiday spirit in Asbury Park, N.J., for the 10th annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. Located at the famous Asbury Park Convention Hall, guests enjoy Christmas music, events and a special appearance from Santa himself. Opening Nov. 25 at 6 p.m., admission is free, but space is limited so guests should arrive early to ensure a good view for the holiday celebration.
A list of top Christmas trees to visit wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Rockefeller Center in New York City. The famous Christmas tree lights up 30 Rock with festive lights, music, pop-up shops and cheer Nov. 29–Jan. 7, 2018. Check out the 85th annual celebration, as this event is free and open to the public.
For those visiting Mount Rushmore, make a stop in Pierre, S.D., for a beautiful Christmas tree display. Check out dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees during the annual tradition Christmas at the Capitol. Visitors enjoy live music and events throughout the month. Check out the official South Dakota Christmas tree, located at the center of the display and decorated by Black Hills locals. Trees will be illuminated and on display through Dec. 26.
Check out one of the tallest Christmas trees in the country at Crown Center in Kansas City, Mo. The 100-foot-tall Douglas fir known as the Mayor’s Christmas Tree stands taller than the famed Rockefeller Center and White House Christmas trees. Check out the thousands of white lights, colorful decorations and ornaments. At the end of the season, the Mayor’s Christmas Tree will be recycled and repurposed into the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Ornament for resale the following year. All proceeds benefit the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund, so guests can share the memory while giving back.
Heading to London this holiday season? Step into the Christmas wonderland of One Aldwych hotel’s Lobby Bar. Enjoy the Showtime Christmas tree, inspired by the surrounding theater district and Covent Garden area. The impeccably designed tree features red and gold decorations inspired by popular West End shows.
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 …
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.
Overshadowed by nearby Portland and overlooked by tourists bound for the popular coastal towns of Camden and Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick is not on the radar of most family travelers in Maine. But couples looking for a cozy getaway will find fine dining, antiques, art and quiet streets for strolling, many lined by distinguished homes and well-kept gardens.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.