Cape May, known for its dazzling Christmas displays, proves the perfect destination for family travel this holiday season. And America’s oldest seaside resort Congress Hall joins in on the festivities.
Friday, Nov. 25, serves as the official kick-off to Congress Hall’s magical Winter Wonderland, which includes holiday decorations, a vendor village, rides on the Congress Hall Express, ornament making, gingerbread house decorating and more. The Vendor Village will also include food tents this year, while the Congress Hall Express runs every Thursday–Sunday through Dec. 31, around the hotel’s Grand Lawn. Guests at Congress Hall also receive a letter from Santa upon arrival and one ticket per child under 12 years old for the Congress Hall Carousel.
On Dec. 2, at 6 p.m., gather on the Grand Lawn for the lighting of the resort’s 30-foot Tannenbaum tree. Saturdays in the Grand Ballroom mean two seatings for Darren McDonald’s holiday cabaret with piano performances and singing. The earlier seating is kid-friendly and includes favorite characters. An extra-special guest appears on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 28– Dec. 24, at Breakfast with Santa; his wife, Mrs. Claus, hosts story time on Saturday and Sunday during the same time period at 10 a.m.
Other Christmas celebrations in Cape May include candle-lit house tours, Santa trolley rides, a parade and much more.
Huntsville, Alabama, is one of those destinations helping define the family-friendly vacation. Home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the city is lovingly nicknamed Rocket City thanks to its history of always reaching for the stars. This is where you’ll find Space Camp, where kids and families can take part in various programs at the world’s largest space museum, U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
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.
Through Dec. 31, family travelers can enjoy the most unexpected thing in Florida: a white Christmas. The Now Snowing in Celebration festival in Kissimmee, Florida, embraces winter traditions for both locals and visitors. Free to visit, families will love heading to the town built by Disney.
Let family travels take you to one of these stunning aquariums around the United States. Recently, Aquarium Store Depot analyzed TripAdvisor reviews containing words such as beautiful, breathtaking and picturesque for 175 public aquariums across America. Each aquarium ranked based on the percentage of reviews to determine the most eye-catching aquariums.
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.
Embrace the holiday season with a family coastal retreat to Virginia Beach. The destination offers a blend of holiday charm and year-round amenities perfect for family travels. With mild winter weather, pristine beaches and a variety of seasonal events, the destination offers a one-of-a-kind winter escape.