When your family includes a dog, you’ll want to be sure the beach you choose for your winter family travels is a pet-friendly one. These beaches all welcome your canine pals, but each has its own rules posted, so be sure to read them before visiting. Some rules protect wildlife, such as turtles that lay their eggs in the sand.
The Gulf Coast is a good choice for its warmer waters and gentle waves. On Sanibel Island, look for Gulfside City Park, a 15-mile beach with showers and grills. The beach is less crowded than most in this popular resort area, so you won’t meet as many other dogs here. Do use a leash at all times to protect nesting turtles.
Dogs appreciate the freedom of the 6.5-mile beach at Bonita Springs Dog Park in Fort Myers because it’s an off-leash beach. The two fenced areas are designated by size, so Corgis won’t be intimidated by Leonbergers. The water is also shallow for safe swimming.
The large Fort De Soto Dog Beach Park also features two large off-leash areas designated by size and linked to the beach, as does the spacious Apollo Beach Park in Apollo Beach. This one is a favorite of families with larger breeds, because it is usually less busy than others nearby.
On Florida’s Atlantic coast, you’ll find a four-acre dog park at Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park good beach in Ormond Beach, north of Daytona. Your dog can play off leash at the beach and in the dog park area.
In Miami, Hobie Island Beach Park includes an off-leash area with shallow water and soft sand. Get there early to snare a shady spot under the palm trees. Haulover Beach Park in Miami Beach has enclosed areas designated for small and large dogs, as well as dog-friendly drinking fountains. You’ll appreciate the shade from trees as your dog plays.
Dude alert: If you’ve fallen out of touch with the other guys in your family, Cody Yellowstone is the perfect place to catch up — and autumn is the ideal season for doing so in the great outdoors. From off-road adventures to historic ghost towns to plenty of wildlife, there’s something in this dynamic destination to please family travelers.
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.
Family travelers to England can’t miss the return of the annual Bath at Christmas in the picturesque and historic city of Bath. Nights of entertainment, lights, and delicious food and drinks queue up for an unforgettable Christmas.
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.