Headed to South Korea in the near future? Here are some of the best cities across South Korea for traveling families to add to their itinerary, whether you’re looking for an urban escape, culture and history or an all-natural haven.
Of course, you can’t visit South Korea without staying a few days in Seoul. The gorgeous destination is rich with culture and filled with interesting museums, architecture, green spaces and kid-friendly attractions. Whatever your family’s interests, you can find something they’ll all love here, from foodie delights to world-class shopping, nightlife to ancient palaces.
If you want a mix of culture and sandy shores during your visit to South Korea, Busan is the place to get it. This port town and second-largest South Korean city is popular thanks to this pristine combination. The beaches are great, but so are the many attractions you’ll find further in the city, including historic sites, temples and local cuisine. The city’s location means it’s a paradise of seafood, whether you’re indulging in some fine dining or scoping out the street food stalls.
You know this city as the host of the previous Winter Olympics, but it’s also a great winter stop if you’re traveling to South Korea during snow season. There are several large ski resorts, so your family can hit the slopes in style. There are also museums, temples and natural attractions nearby for when you tire of your skis and snowboards.
A unique cultural destination, Damyang is all about the bamboo. There’s a bamboo-themed theme park, a bamboo museum, bamboo-themed shopping and bamboo-themed dining. Giving the kids (and yourself!) their first taste of bamboo ice cream will be a travel experience to remember.
For a totally relaxed, nature-inspired stay, book a few days in Seogwipo. The main attraction here is definitely the nature. There are so many great hiking trails with views of waterfalls and coastline. In addition to hiking, scuba diving is also popular in Seogwipo. The kids are likely to enjoy the local water park and the available submarine tours.
Another great city for exploring South Korea’s history and culture, Jeonju offers Hanok Village, a living history attraction of sorts filled with traditional South Korean architecture and artisans, where you can also see local cultural practices in action. Beyond Hanok Village, there are temples, local restaurants, museums and more.
Bring your brood abroad this year for spring break. Consider a visit to one of these destinations, perfect for a family-friendly getaway.
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 western Canadian province of British Columbia is known for its skiing and winter sports, with Whistler Blackcomb often named one of North America’s top ski destinations. But British Columbia has more places to ski and play in the snow, family-friendly resorts with budget-friendly prices, and up to 400 inches of powder snow. An exchange rate of 75 cents to the dollar is an added incentive for American family travelers to travel north for a vacation.
Make this Easter the best yet and take your family to Camelback Resort. With the holiday quickly approaching, Camelback gears up for a weekend filled with family fun and Easter festivities — perfect for family travelers.
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.