Embark on a family trip to Baltimore, Maryland, to experience a winter wonderland and the magic of the holiday season. Charm City offers a joyous escape with classic holiday activities, holiday markets and more. Families can immerse themselves in holiday cheer with these unique Baltimore events:
Lace up your skates and prepare to skate around at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Ice Rink. The open-air ice rink offers a breathtaking backdrop for wintertime skating. Whether a skating pro or hitting the ice for the first time, Inner Harbor Ice Rink offers tons of fun for the family.
You don’t have to travel to Germany to experience authentic German Christmas traditions. Head to the German Christmas Village in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and browse through charming wooden booths with bright lights and festive decorations. The booths will have Christmas goodies from handcrafted ornaments, delicious treats and unique gifts. Don’t forget to fill up on German sausages and pretzels and (for parents) wash it down with a mug of mulled wine.
On select dates in November and December, climb aboard the Polar Express Train Ride for a magical journey to the North Pole. Join the crew as they take travelers on a festive journey through a snow-covered wonderland with singing elves, dancing bears and a visit with Santa Claus. Onboard, sip on warm cider, enjoy delicious cookies and get in the holiday spirit with festive activities.
Check out the awe-inspiring Miracle on 34th Street lights and decorations in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood. Spanning more than 70 years, this tradition transforms the streets into a dazzling display of holiday cheer. Decorations include beloved characters, reindeer and a hubcap tree.
Head up to the fifth-floor terrace of Four Seasons Hotel and enter into the Winter Wonderland at the Winter Village. Skate across a synthetic skating rink and take in panoramic views of the harbor. The space is filled with festive décor, live music and holiday offerings.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these pies from around the world, and maybe you’ll be inspired to take that next trip for a delicious slice.
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.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:
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.
When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.