This year, plan family travel to one of these beautiful beaches within the United States.
The beautiful sunsets; sugar-white, crystal sand; and warm blue waters are only a few of the reasons Destin-Fort Walton Beach is a must-visit destination. Located along Florida’s Gulf Coast, the weather is perfect for year-round outdoor adventures. Travelers can snorkel an artificial reef with shipwrecks, experience marine wildlife encounters and more while experiencing the trip of a lifetime.
Montauk is home to some of the best surfing waves in New York, seeing surfers flock to the shore. Travelers enjoy views of the beautiful, crystal-clear water on top of the Montauk Lighthouse, a historic landmark. Make sure to stop by Camp Hero State Park, featuring 415 acres of diverse landscapes, including heavily wooded areas and miles of beachfront stops along the Atlantic Ocean. For a delicious cold one, head to Montauk Brewing Co. The Watermelon Session Ale is the perfect combination of delicious watermelon flavors with a crisp ale taste.
With its accessible location and mild climate, Virginia Beach is the perfect beach destination for year-round travels. Its award-winning, 3-mile Oceanfront Boardwalk is an ideal place to bike, blade, jog or stroll while enjoying the views of the ocean and beautiful weather. The destination also offers a calendar full of outdoor festivals and entertainment, affordable hotels, delicious restaurants and more.
For travelers looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Chebeague Island, located in the heart of Casco Bay, Maine, is home to some of the best beaches of New England. Hot attractions include Hamilton Bay, Rose Point, Crow Island and Bennett Cove. Fishing lovers should head to Chandler Cove. For those looking for low-tide activities, visit Little Chebeague Island to search for sand dollars, sea glass and licensed clam digging. Travelers looking to stay overnight can book a stay at quaint Chebeague Island Inn, the island’s one and only hotel. Just a small walk to Hamilton Beach, the inn’s staff can help guests arrange for beach chairs, fresh towels and a delicious picnic in the afternoon.
Pasadena gears up for a lot of attention as it prepares to host its annual Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, but it won’t just be the parade that makes it the place to be for family travelers in 2024. The coming year is full of great things for the city, like interesting anniversaries and fun kid-friendly events, which means great ways for visiting families to explore and discover.
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.
If you’re trying to travel with the family on a budget, you might feel like there’s no way you’ll be able to truly enjoy all the culinary experiences you might if you were to travel solo or just with your partner. However, that’s not necessarily the case. Don’t make the mistake of thinking every culinary capital across the globe is going to cost you a pretty penny every time you head to dinner as a crew. A new study from Sail Croatia uncovered the cheapest foodie destinations in Europe, so you can plan your next trip accordingly.
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.
Dude alert: If you’ve fallen out of touch with the other guys in your family, Cody Yellowstone is the perfect place to catch up — and autumn is the ideal season for doing so in the great outdoors. From off-road adventures to historic ghost towns to plenty of wildlife, there’s something in this dynamic destination to please family travelers.