Whether taking a daytrip to Singapore on your Asian tour or settling in for a long family trip, this incredible island city has so much to offer. Singapore boasts an eclectic set of attractions amid a tropical climate and booming financial district.
Sticking to a budget in Singapore should be no problem with the myriad hawker markets, public transportation options and bargain shopping centers. Check out some of the top sites with the family for free, including a visit the historic cricket field, established in the 1830s. Take in the city’s grand architecture on a family tour of the surrounding metropolis, including a stop at City Hall’s iconic 18 Corinthian columns.
Begin at any one of the popular hawker centers for food and drinks, a great way to try local cuisine on a budget. Tekka Center in Singapore’s Little India section provides a colorful variety of Indian dishes, shops and stalls. Shop from stall to stall while trying fresh fruits, local delicacies, Halal and fresh juices. Menu options range from $3–10.
Head upstairs to the higher floors of the market for unique shops selling everything from silk saris to Bollywood music. After filling up on Indian fare and merchandise, head out to the many amazing sights of Singapore.
Enjoy a walk in the Gardens by the Bay and Marina Reservoir for fantastic views and a bit of exercise with the kids. Need more nature? Take a short walk to theSingapore Botanical Gardens and MacRitchie Reservoir Park for miles of outdoor trails or check out the natural beauty surrounding the freestanding bridge at Treetop Walk.
Be sure to venture into Chinatown for a look at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. The opulent, red-and-gold Temple is believed to be home to one of Buddha’s teeth and is a must-see while in Singapore.
For some nightly entertainment, head to Clarke Quay, known as the party hub of Singapore. Stop in nightclubs and bars boasting various drink specials with adult children, or put the kids to bed before heading out. Little Saigon offers half-priced drinks before 8 p.m., while happy hour drinks at Verve Pizza come with a free pizza.
Top off the night with some music and a bite at Lau Pa Sat hawk center. With full meals for less than $10 and live jazz bands and DJs playing nightly, Lau Pa Sat offers an unbeatable deal for dinner and dancing.
With cooler weather and fall colors on its way, it’s time to plan your fall family travels. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort PA Wilds in Mansfield is the perfect destination, and with both scary and not-so-scary events, kids and parents alike can celebrate the festive season with trick-or-treating, fall crafts, fun with the Yogi Bear characters and more.
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.
Oktoberfest is not all about beer. Although beer does play a major role, many of these German-themed fall festivals include activities fun for the whole family. You don’t need to travel to Munich to enjoy the oom-pah bands, lively dances, colorful Bavarian dress and traditional German foods; you can find them in almost all regions of the United States this October. Here are some good choices for families:
Rome is a city full of musts for visitors. You must visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps. And the list goes on, all the way down to trying gelato. No trip to Rome would be complete without the obligatory sweet treat, and for good reason. Gelato is delicious, refreshing and it comes in every flavor you can imagine. But while you can find it just about everywhere you turn in the Eternal City, it’s important to know not all gelatos are created equal. The city is brimming with fakes, and once you know how to tell the difference, not only will you see the fake stuff everywhere, but you will also refuse to settle for less than authentic.
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.
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