FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.

Best Green Spaces for Fall in Philly

by Angelique Platas

Sep 1, 2019

Jon Bilous | Dreamstime.com

Destinations / North America

The green spaces of Philadelphia spread far and wide, but they may not be on your radar when you arrive in the city this fall.


From the city parks and squares to public gardens, a simple daytrip outside the city grid of high-rises is a great way to enjoy the city’s historic Fairmont Park and unique green spaces with the family. Skip the over-traveled, leaf-changing locales you’re used to and try on Philly’s parks for a change.


Wissahickon Valley Park

Beloved by local hikers and adventurous trail runners, Wissahickon Valley Park boasts more than 50 miles of trails, suitable for all levels of athleticism. Situated in Fairmount Park’s 1,800-acre northwestern section, Wissahickon is a great spot for family nature walks before brunch, cycling to another location and even horseback riding. With paths leading to climbing locales, a scenic creek, the city’s last covered bridge and Forbidden Drive — a five-mile gravel trail — this park offers a variety of stunning views and outdoor activity.


Rail Park

Living up to the name, Rail Park is an elevated track remaining from the former Reading Railroad beaming with new life — literally. Now home to lush plant life, unique artwork, wooden swings and various seating for visitors, the Rail Park is in its first phase of a larger plan to transform the three-mile section. The once abandoned elevated tracks and rail lines will soon be twice the size of New York City’s High Line and a great place to bike, walk around with the kids and enjoy urban views in a rural oasis.


Clark Park

Over in West Philly, Clark Park has been a local favorite since 1895. The nine-acre green space boasts an amphitheater for open-air performances, a Saturday farmers market, playgrounds for kids, a basketball court and game section with space to play chess and bocce.

Morris Arboretum.

Morris Arboretum. Photo: Zrfphoto | Dreamstime.com

Morris Arboretum

Live your childhood dreams, and children’s current dream, at the Morris Arboretum’s 50-foot-high treehouse. Take in the stunning fall views of impressive tree life and local flora and fauna. The 19th-century estate boasts 92 acres of beautiful meadows, flower gardens and sculptures — all primed and ready for your family’s fall explorations.


All an easy rideshare ride, drive or public transportation stop away, your family can enjoy the vibrant city life and call of the wild, all in one.


Insta Feed
Apr 4, 2024

5 Eco-Friendly Properties to Stay at for Earth Month

Book family travel at one of these five eco-friendly properties around the world for Earth Month.

United Continues Its Global Expansion

United Airlines keeps soaring to new heights, recently announcing another expansion of its leading global route network. The airline added new non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Marrakesh (RAK), Morocco; Tokyo (NRT) and Cebu (CEB), Philippines; and Houston (IAH) and Medellin (MDE), Colombia. That’s not all: United also plans to increase flights to popular worldwide destinations including Hong Kong (HKG); Seoul (INC), South Korea; and Porto (OPO), Portugal. Following the recent agreement to increase flights between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the airline now adds four weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG).

Apr 2, 2024

Princess Cruises Offers Accessible, Affordable Multigenerational Travel

According to a National Tourism Association study, multigenerational vacations continue to be a popular choice for family travel, with about half of all vacations taken by parents and grandparents considered multigenerational. Additionally, 45 percent of all leisure travelers brought kids on their trips last year.

Mar 28, 2024

Unforgettable Family Adventures Await at These 4 Multigenerational Destinations

The best type of family travel is when the whole family gets involved. For your next family trip, consider these multigenerational destinations and resorts.

United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates

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.

Mar 21, 2024

Kids Can Now Adopt Plants at Grand Velas Los Cabos

Grand Velas Los Cabos recently launched a new Adopt-a-Plant program that allows kids to adopt and care for a plant of their choosing during their stay at the resort. The resort believes a love and appreciation for nature is more important than ever, and the hands-on activity will teach valuable lessons about responsibility and stewardship — perfect for family travelers!