Many family travelers want ways to not only witness the changing of the leaves, but also immerse themselves in the new season. The American Resort Development Association compiled a list of some of the best destinations and timeshares for families to best experience fall foliage this autumn.
Marriott’s Timber Lodge, South Lake Tahoe, California
This family-friendly resort allows for exciting outdoor activities, from downhill skiing to boating to hiking. The lodge offers spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom villas for families of all sizes. In addition to villas, the lodge includes a modern fitness center, outdoor pool, whirlpool and sauna, and signature restaurant, FiRE + iCE Grill and Bar.
Holiday Inn Club Vacations Smoky Mountain Resort, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Located at the foot of the Great Smoky Mountains, this property allows for families to enjoy the best of fall. Gatlinburg features water parks, penguin encounters, rides on the Lightning Rod coaster and more. For some of the country’s best fall foliage spots, head to the city center of Gatlinburg and attend events like the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival or Oktoberfest at Ober.
The Ranahan, Breckenridge, Colorado
For more of an upscale fall trip, head to The Ranahan, situated near Blue River. Enjoy activities like biking, skiing, indoor swimming and more. A family-friendly vacation destination, this hotel offers a ranch-style experience surrounded by Rocky Mountain National Park and Hot Springs.
Club Wyndham Sedona, Sedona, Arizona
Adventurous family travelers wanting to explore Sedona and relax can do that and more at Club Wyndham Sedona. The villas boast stunning views, and its proximity to local attractions and natural spots makes it perfect for a fall trip. Head to nearby West Fork Trail to see vibrant leaves. The area’s other prime fall foliage sites include Allens Bend Trail, Secret Canyon and Huckaby Trail.
Liberty Place Charleston, a Hilton Club, Charleston, South Carolina
Head to this waterfront city, known for its landmarks and architecture, to take part in fall activities and events. Liberty Place Charleston, a Hilton Club, provides family-friendly accommodations, allowing families to enjoy the city’s fall activities like Boone Hall’s Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze, Goose Creek Fall Festival, Scarecrows on the Square and the Family Fall Festival.
Breckenridge Resort | Grand Colorado on Peak 8, Denver, Colorado
Breckenridge invites families to Grand Colorado on Peak 8 to experience its many amenities this fall. In addition to multiple theaters and Infinity spa, the resort also features a family fun center. Outdoor fall activities available for guests include leaf peeping, biking, fly fishing and even ghost tours.
What better setting for grandparents and granddaughters to connect and share than a fairy-tale château set beside a fabulous forest? The Gramping Getaway at Chateau Mcely Spa Hotel & Forest Retreat in Mcely, Czech Republic, offers a themed adventure centering around the charming story of the château’s Princess Nely and her magical cheetah friend Pralinka. The character of the princess is based on the children’s book Nely, the Princess of Chateau Mcely written by château owner Inez Cusumano.
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.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
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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.
Make your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.