Berlin is a fascinating city to explore, with a maze of different neighborhoods and interesting sites to wander. What was once two separate cities now covers a lot of ground, often with duplicates of many things like airports. The city’s neighborhoods evolved from this division, each carrying unique traits and distinctive personalities that have found a way to coexist as a singular Berlin.
With so much space to cover and so much to see, most family travelers stick to a central location such as Mitte in the heart of the city where many of Berlin’s iconic tourist attractions like the Reichstag are located, but this area is overly touristy and doesn’t give you the chance to get a true feel for the city. Travelers who want to gain a deeper insight into Berlin’s personality should venture into the outlying neighborhoods, each with their own distinctive traits.
Kreuzberg, south of the city center of Mitte, proves a great place to discover Berlin’s artistic roots. From the street art and nightlife to the thriving bar and restaurant scene, spending time in Kreuzberg is ideal for anyone who wants to get a feel for the city’s bohemian subculture.
Friedrichshain, located on the city’s eastern border, is another great place to experience the incredible art of Berlin. In addition to street art that can be seen at just about every turn, this neighborhood is home to one of the most unique art galleries in the world, the East Side Gallery. This open-air gallery and park took what is left of the Berlin Wall, using it to showcase incredible artwork with more than 100 works of art dating back to 1990.
Prenzlauer Berg, in the northeastern corner of the city, showcases pre-World War II German architecture and has been mostly restored to showcase some of the most picturesque scenery in Berlin. It has become a hot spot for organic cafés and coffee shops, quaint bookshops, and open-air markets and parks, allowing locals and tourists alike to enjoy the fresh air.
While each neighborhood of Berlin has something unique to offer, they all feature the incredibly resilient and progressive nature of the city’s inhabitants, letting travelers discover the true nature of life in this fascinating city.
Overshadowed by nearby Portland and overlooked by tourists bound for the popular coastal towns of Camden and Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick is not on the radar of most family travelers in Maine. But couples looking for a cozy getaway will find fine dining, antiques, art and quiet streets for strolling, many lined by distinguished homes and well-kept gardens.
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.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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.