Look forward to fall family travel with these fun festivals throughout the southeastern United States.
Taking place in Augusta, Georgia, Arts in the Heart festival celebrates the city’s diversity and culture. Sept. 15–17, the festival highlights art and cuisine from more than 20 countries. More than 80,000 people attend the event each year to experience international fare, a market and five stages of live entertainment.
Held in Blairsville, Georgia, the 52nd annual festival celebrates the art of creating the sweet syrup. The event takes place the second and third weekends in October, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in Meeks Park. Take part in sorghum syrup-making demonstrations, live music, contests, shopping and more.
Visit Dahlonega, Georgia, Oct. 21 –22 for Gold Rush Days Festival. The town is one of the country’s first Gold Rush towns. The free festival celebrates Dahlonega’s rich history with arts and crafts vendors, a parade, children’s activities, square dancing, food, live music and gold panning.
Head to Beech Mountain, North Carolina, for the annual kite-focused festival. This year’s event takes place Sept. 3, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Watch kite-flying demonstrations from pros and take part in family-friendly contests and activities. Free kites are available for children while supplies last.
Take part in the 42nd annual festival in North Carolina’s Brunswick Islands. Held Oct. 21–22, the event features oyster tastings, a shucking contest, oyster-eating competition, live music, crafts, children’s activities and more.
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.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:
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.