FX Excursions

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

Cheap Thrills in San Diego This Fall

by Eugenia Lazaris

Sep 19, 2019

Marco Bicci | Dreamstime.com


San Diego is a great destination for families looking for fun no matter what time of year it is, but this fall, there is plenty to do for everyone — even when you have a budget. Thanks to year-round sunshine, the best way to explore this city is by heading outdoors and enjoying the beautiful weather.


Balboa Park is always a great place. This complex of museums, gardens, restaurants and attractions is home to the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Natural History Museum and the Botanical Building with its picture-perfect lily pond. While some attractions at the park require admission fees, a large portion of the park is occupied by beautiful gardens and iconic sites free to enjoy and perfect for a day of outdoor exploration.


Wander the park’s EthnoBotany Children’s Peace Garden, the 1935 Cactus Garden or the Spanish Village Art Center to get a feel for the city, its history and its Spanish architecture. The “El Cid” statue, the Cabrillo Bridge and the California Tower are San Diego landmarks and must-sees for anyone visiting the city. For just $3 per person, the family can enjoy a ride on the Balboa Park Carousel, an original 1910 carousel in beautiful condition.


To truly enjoy San Diego and its great weather, head to Waterfront Park right along the harbor. This local hangout is a great way to spend a day with the family as the kids will love playing in the interactive water fountains. There is also local artwork on display, picnic areas and grassy areas for relaxing and taking in the sun. The park is open 6 a.m.–10 p.m. daily and, with no entrance fees, your day of fun won’t break the bank.

San Diego Waterfront Public Park. Photo: F11photo | Dreamstime.com


For $45 per person head to the beach to explore the coastline and the local sea caves with the La Jolla Sea Caves Kayak Tour. An expert guide will help you navigate the coastline while you learn all about the local ecology and marine life.


To see more of the beautiful coastline without getting wet in the process, take the San Diego Harbor Cruise starting at just $28 per person. There are two cruises to choose from, either a one-hour or a two-hour excursion through San Diego Bay while you take in the beautiful San Diego skyline and the sites of the bay like the USS Midway and the Coronado Bridge.


Insta Feed
Destinations / Caribbean
Apr 12, 2024

Vacation Like James Bond in Jamaica

James Bond has entertained movie-goers for decades, earning legions of fans of all ages. For the next month, family travelers can book a stay at a Sandals or Beaches resort that lets you pay homage to the world’s favorite spy with a new deal, the Love and Let Fly package.

Travel Tips to Help Protect Your Health and Your Trip

Five Tips to Help Minimize Potential Travel Problems

Destinations / North America
Apr 12, 2024

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis Debuts New Pet Room Service Menu

Don’t leave your furry family members out during your next family trip to Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, recently debuting a new in-room dining menu as part of its enhanced pet program. The menu includes freshly prepared meals specifically designed for dogs and cats. A new pampering program launched alongside the menu and includes amenities for your pets.

Destinations / North America
Apr 11, 2024

Graduate Princeton Set to Open in June

Just in time for college visits and back-to-school family travel, Graduate Hotels announced its latest property will open in Princeton, New Jersey, in June. Graduate Princeton will mark the 34th property in the Graduate Hotels portfolio.

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.

Destinations / Europe
Apr 11, 2024

Some of the Best Daytrips from Munich, Germany

The lively city of Munich has plenty to keep family travelers busy, but families wanting to see a little more of Germany will find some of the country’s highlights within an easy daytrip. Every kid will want to see the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein and will recognize its pointed towers as the inspiration for castles in Disney theme parks.