The world’s largest indoor desert and the nation’s biggest indoor rain forest are only the beginning of the attractions family travelers can enjoy while traveling through Nebraska.
Omaha’s 160-acre Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium brings various environments to life for kids as they meet tropical creatures and plants in the Lied Jungle and get up close to cactus in the Dome Desert. In Kingdoms of the Night, they can enter a world of animals rarely seen in daylight. In the aquarium, everyone loves walking through the underwater tunnel while sharks swim overhead.
Kids will find plenty to do at Omaha Children’s Museum, too, where science and technology are explored through interactive exhibits and hands-on experiences. In the summer, beat the heat in the Splish-Splash Garden, part of the museum’s outdoor exhibit space.
At Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park & Wildlife Safari in Ashland, you can drive and walk through a landscape populated by local wildlife you would rarely get to see in the wild. Get close to elk, deer, bison, wolves, bear, and even prairie dogs and eagles.
Visiting Strategic Air Command and Space Museum in Ashland will be of more interest to older kids, with its emphasis on space exploration and aircraft employed by the space program. Along with spacecraft, you’ll see airplanes and missiles and explore all things space related in the changing special exhibits.
Don’t miss seeing some of Nebraska’s natural wonders, especially the 350-foot-high Chimney Rock. Along with being a dramatic geologic formation with its tall sandstone spire, Chimney Rock is a National Historic Site. It was an important landmark for pioneers headed west in the 1800s, and the landscape looks much as it did to those travelers in covered wagons. You can walk to the rock on an unpaved roadway to get a sense of what travel was like for the pioneers.
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.
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.
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.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
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.
Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.