Pick a package, any package, and stay in Philadelphia on a budget and meet the needs of the whole family. You wont feel like you’re on a budget, as these overnight stays come complete with amenities, promotions and specialties galore.
Best for Little Ones
For something a little more lux meets rustic, head to Rittenhouse in Center City, Philadelphia, for a high-end glamping experience at The Rittenhouse Hotel. With the Kids’ Luxe Camping Experience, guests dive into indoor tents with a sleeping bag, comfy mattresses and indoor camping fun, including homemade s’mores. The package also offers luxury turndown service and amenities for the kids including slippers, robes and a welcome gift, through Sept. 3.
For more faux roughing it, camp out with comfort with the The Logan Urban Campout package, offered at the The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel. Guests staying in The Pennsbury, The Logan’s corner suite, enjoy a preassembled teepee tent, stars projected on the ceiling, stuffed animals, kid’s robes, a coloring set and both kid- and adult-friendly snacks. Make s’mores together anytime as this package does not have an expiration date.
Best for Tweens and Teens
Check out the Franklin Institute Package offered by the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel. Families receive two general admission tickets to the Franklin Institute, two tickets to “Game Masters: The Exhibition” and discounted rates for additional tickets. Hotel stays begin at $119, offered through Aug. 20.
Best for All Ages
The ultimate visitor’s package offered by Visit Philly, the Overnight Hotel Package Summer Getaway includes on-site hotel parking (basically a goldmine in the city) and a long list of city fun and attractions. Offered at participating hotels, guests and families enjoy two free tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution; two tickets to roller skate and ride the Ferris wheel at Blue Cross RiverRink in Penn’s Landing; mini golf and a carousel ride for two at Franklin Square; $10 toward a Lyft ride; $25 for use at any CHeU Noodle Bar restaurant; and more, through Sept. 3.
Leave the kids to watch movies and enjoy the amenities of the hotel while you wine and dine out on the town or take the kids out and about enjoying the many family-friendly establishments. Families of all ages enjoy the city of Brotherly Love with fun summer events, festivals and activities popping up every weekend.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).