Getting away on a multi-gen trip, one that includes a variety of ages and friends and family members with different interests, can be a fun way to spend some quality time before the end of summer, but a bear to plan.
When considering different travel interests and age-appropriate activities, organizing a multigenerational trip is easier done with accommodations offering a little bit of everything in diversely entertaining destinations. Enter this list.
Enjoy the cooling air of the city or lingering long sunsets of the beach on your next family stay.
For an easy-to-please destination with shopping, history, incredible dining, fun nightlife and an entertaining theater scene, Philadelphia has it all. Stay in the heart of the action in the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Center City at the stunning hotel of the same name: The Rittenhouse. Located along Rittenhouse Square, guests can take advantage of the park’s green spaces, pop-up markets, art shows and events hosted regularly in the summer.
Enjoy easy walking distance to the park, shops, high-end dining and Philadelphia musts like The Philadelphia Art Museum and The Franklin Institute. After a long day exploring the city, filling up on cuisine and culture, head back to your hotel’s indoor glamping scene. Kids can cozy up in sleeping bags and tent-enclosed mattresses with homemade s’mores. The little ones in your group will also find robes and slippers, just their size, to match the adults, along with a welcome gift from the hotel.
For the last-minute beach seekers in your group, Naples, Florida, boasts some stunning vistas along the Gulf of Mexico. Located right on the shore, The Ritz-Carlton, Naples offers all the 5-star luxury services and amenities travelers can ask for (literally), but with the casual, relaxing vibes of a beach resort. Lounge by the pool or on the beach, or set up a tee-time at the golf course. When you get hungry, stop by any of the resort’s 10 dining establishments, or split up to accommodate everyone’s palates.
The kids will love the Nature’s Wonders program with hands-on activities and exploring 11 different aquariums. The young adults and teens can check out the Virtual User Experience and play virtual reality games on a break from the beach. Adult children, parents and grandparents can unwind with a spa treatment with something for everyone, including CBD enhancements, anti-aging and sleep treatments. Families staying at the golf resort add on to the experience with an in-room camp site — perfect for the end of the season. This amenity comes with a space-themed tent, glow-in-the-dark galaxy, lantern and space discovery book.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
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.
The next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.
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.
Mysterious glowing seas? Yes, actually! Through October, Florida’s Space Coast waters within Mosquito Lagoon, Banana River and Indian River Lagoon glow with blue-green bioluminescence — a phenomenon resulting from the presence of comb jellies and dinoflagellates (tiny, single-celled marine plankton that exist in some freshwater locations).