Family travelers wanting to introduce or further immerse kids in the histories and cultures of South Florida should spend some time exploring Greater Fort Lauderdale. With people from more than 170 countries calling the area home, Greater Fort Lauderdale honors National Diversity Month by highlighting some important and enlightening museums, centers and attractions.
Located on Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation, Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum features more than 200,000 artifacts and archival items. A visit to this museum means learning about the Seminole people and getting a better understanding of the tribe’s rich culture. Visitors also explore the tribe’s historical ties to the Southeast United States and Southeast Florida.
A focal point in Fort Lauderdale’s historically Black Sistrunk neighborhood, this center spans 60,000 square feet and is home to a vast amount of books on Black history and culture. The center even houses some rare books, many written by authors of African American descent.
In Plantation, Florida, lies Island SPACE, the country’s only Caribbean heritage museum. This museum brings Caribbean art, history and culture to life, while also paying tribute to native Caribbean artists who were displaced and now call South Florida home.
At this cultural center, visitors can enjoy public visual arts exhibits and performances reflecting the heritage of Pompano’s African American community.
The former home of Blanche and Joseph Ely, Blanche Ely House Museum showcases significant social and cultural milestones of Pompano Beach’s Northwest Community. The resorted space also serves as an active cultural hub offering a variety or artmaking and storytelling workshops.
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.
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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.
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.
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.