UNESCO World Heritage sites mark some of the world’s most significant cultural and natural landmarks, and many travelers “collect” these places, planning itineraries to include them. Twenty-three of the sites are right here in the United States. Children can begin their own collection of UNESCO sites during family travels, gaining a better understanding of American history and the natural world.
The world’s most extensive cave system, Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave, features more than 365 miles of cave passageways and shows various stages of the earth’s evolution. Your children can see almost every type of cave formation, including stalagmites, stalactites, beautiful gypsum flowers and needles, and rare mirabilite flowers, as you explore its huge chambers and passages.
Independence Hall in Philadelphia is an icon of American history, the building where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were signed. In the Assembly Room, kids see and hear about the events of the nation’s founding and how these documents impacted the spread of democracy worldwide.
The towering Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor is not only an impressive work of art and engineering, but also a powerful symbol of welcome to millions of immigrants and refugees from all over the world. Kids love the boat ride to get there, and if the interior is open (access may be limited due to COVID-19) they can go to the top to look out from inside the crown.
At Florida’s southern tip, Everglades National Park is a wild sanctuary for more than 20 rare, endangered and threatened species such as the Florida panther, alligator, crocodile and manatee, as well as a breeding and migratory habitat for more than 400 species of birds. Nowhere else in the United States can you find such a mixture of subtropical and temperate wildlife.
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There’s nothing like a beautiful, crisp autumn day to inspire getting outdoors, and New England is filled with kid-friendly trails through the colorful forests to natural wonders and even mountaintops. If your family travel plans involve the New England states, try one of these hikes.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
The Swiss city of Lucerne is large enough to have plenty of things to do, but small enough to explore easily with children. So if your family’s travels take you to Switzerland, here’s why you should make Lucerne part of your itinerary.