Get your family together — and then some — this winter for a group getaway nestled in the Tennessee Mountains. Make the most of the snowy season with a group trip to Wears Valley, Upper Middle Creek, Sherwood Forest, Black Bear Ridge and Arrow Head Resort — among many other options.
Between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, there will be an ideal cabin and location for any group size. Pigeon Forge offers a booming downtown area offering diverse shopping, restaurants and activities, including a theme park, while Gatlinburg is more popular for outdoor adventurers. Take the kids to the amusement park or let the older kids go off shopping and trekking through town. Get everyone over to the slopes for a family ski trip, or split up and hang out in the lodge to keep warm.
The winter season at Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, Tenn., officially begins mid-December. Spend quality time on the slopes teaching the kids to ski or snowboard, or watch them from the warmth of the lodge. Either way, it’s a great excuse to get out and enjoy the incredible mountain views.
Check out Big Cabins’ site for great rentals by location, group size, date and must-have amenities. If one person needs a hot tub and the other needs a finished basement with a game room, chances are you’ll be able to find a house with both.
Find the perfect lodging for the whole group by looking into the local events section showcasing tourist attractions, state parks, outdoor activities and local nightlife. Peruse the list of things to do in each destination and narrow down your destination search. Be sure to research what events, festivals and local news will be going on in the area before your trip. With such a large group, you’ll need to be prepared before packing up and heading out to your family trip destination.
For those looking to bundle up in the cabin, explore the featured cabin section for top-of-the-line amenities including theaters, hot tubs, fireplaces, arcade games and ample kitchen space. Just try to keep it civilized when you pick out rooms.
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.