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5 Popular Summer Destinations for Family Travelers

by Katie Skrzek

May 19, 2023

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Destinations / North America

With summer around the corner, it’s time for family travelers to begin booking summer vacations. Consider these destinations, perfect for a family getaway.



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Denver, Colorado

Denver boasts a popular art and culture scene, with the nearby national parks as an option for outdoors lovers. Book a stay at The Curtis, located in the heart of downtown Denver. The property features an immersive pop-culture experience.


Memphis, Tennessee

Considered the birthplace of blues, the family-friendly city offers something for everyone: live music, museums, cultural activities, award-winning food and outdoor attractions. Stay in the heart of Memphis at The Central Station. Located in a former transportation hub, the property boasts local art and music-based amenities.


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New Orleans, Louisiana

Foodie families, plan your vacation to New Orleans. The Crescent City is known for its food scene. The city hosts numerous food festivals throughout the summer. Book a stay at The Eliza Jane, just outside the French Quarter.


San Diego, California

San Diego offers fun for the entire family, from its beautiful beaches to the renowned San Diego Zoo. Stay at Liberty Station, a commercial space home to restaurants, art galleries, shops and four hotels.


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Washington, D.C.

The U.S. capital is the perfect destination for museum buffs. With dozens of museums to choose from, there is something for every interest. Be sure to stop by many famous monuments throughout the city during your stay. Make The Kimpton Banneker home base for your visit and take advantage of its rooftop dining.


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Apr 28, 2023

“Jay’s Horrible Day”: A Children’s Book Based on a True Story and Tackling Big Issues

As family travelers bring their families to various destinations around the globe, diversity, tolerance, empathy and compassion are incredibly important issues to help children comprehend. The children’s book Jay’s Horrible Day, by Stacey B. Shapiro, MSW, MLC, is part of the Big Issues for Little Children Series and “based on a true story about racism and discrimination.” It’s not always easy to handle issues as big as racism with children, but this book does so in an easily digestible manner.

United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates

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.

Experience History, Language and Culture Firsthand Through Educational Travel

There are many forms of education. There are many forms of travel. When education and travel combine, the results can prove surprising, challenging and inspiring.

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Apr 27, 2023

Engaging Kids in Travel

The best way to keep kids engaged and interested on family travel is to make them part of the planning and travel process. You can be pretty sure of keeping a kid’s interest if the attraction or place you’re visiting is one they’ve chosen themselves.

Family-Friendly Podcasts Keep Kids Entertained While Traveling

When it comes to traveling with kids, there are seemingly endless options to keep them entertained on the journey, including downloading videos to watch and playing on hand-held game consoles. Classic road trip games like the alphabet game and license plate game still offer fun and can easily pass hours in the car.

Resident Mascots Enjoy Rock-Star Status at Pet-Friendly Hotels

As we pulled away from The Kentucky Castle’s gates, I could sense right away it wouldn’t be the impressive castle towers, the incredible farm-to-table meals, or even the lush bedding we slept in that my son would remember from our time in Versailles, Kentucky. It was our first vacation as a family of four, and as my 3-year-old son began introducing his 3-month-old baby sister to his new favorite toy — a plush replica of the castle hotel’s miniature highland steer — I knew it would be the time he spent petting and playing with Tucker, The Kentucky Castle’s mascot, that would forever be the highlight of his time in Kentucky.