The UNESCO World Heritage designation recognizes the world’s most precious natural and cultural landmarks and, at the same time, provides good goals for family travel. In the western United States, these include some of the country’s most popular destinations, as well as some lesser well-known places that open windows into American history.
Mesa Verde National Park
Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado preserves a huge concentration of Pueblo Indian dwellings dating as far back as the sixth century. The site includes villages built on the Mesa top and the astonishing cliff dwellings of more than 100 rooms.
At Taos Pueblo in New Mexico, children can see how contemporary Pueblo people have continued their ancestor’s way of life in one of the settlements originating more than 600 years ago. The tiers of multistoried adobe buildings include homes and public spaces where a living culture continues.
Redwood National Park
The tallest trees in the world grow in Redwood National Park, between the coast and the mountains north of San Francisco, California. The park includes several habitats, and along with being wowed by the soaring trees, kids may see wildlife such as sea lions, bald eagles and endangered brown pelicans.
The Grand Canyon and Yellowstone are the two most iconic national parks; both are UNESCO sites for remarkable geological and natural history. Yellowstone contains more than 10,000 geothermal features, with more 300 geysers including Old Faithful. Riding through the park, kids are likely to spot bison, bears and other wildlife. The enormous expanse of the Grand Canyon literally beneath their feet is an experience your children will never forget.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, has its attractions for families, but traveling there to experience the city’s tango culture is a getaway better suited to couples. As they say, it takes two to tango.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these pies from around the world, and maybe you’ll be inspired to take that next trip for a delicious slice.
Family travelers considering a last-minute winter trip to Europe can’t miss some of the most lavish and fun-filled Christmas markets. Whether looking for holiday gifts or wanting to taste seasonal treats and drinks, these European Christmas markets beckon families to explore its stalls and many offerings.
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.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.