Family travelers in Switzerland can take advantage of the Swiss Family Card, allowing children under age 16 to travel free when accompanied by a parent holding a Swiss Travel Pass. The complimentary Swiss Family Card is available when buying a Travel Pass at any rail station.
The Swiss rail network makes getting around Switzerland easy, even reaching small towns and connecting to mountain cog rails and tramways. Three of the most popular of these mountain rides — Rigi, Stanserhorn and Stoos — are included in the rail pass, entitling holders to discounts as high as 50 percent.
The Travel Pass is also valid on buses and boat travel on Lake Lucerne, Lake Geneva and Lake Brienz, as well as for the popular Panorama Trains (although there is a charge for seat reservations on these).
An additional bonus for passholders is free admission to more than 500 museums in Switzerland. These include the castle of Chateau Chillon on Lake Geneva ($14.50 for adults, $8 for children) and the historic open air museum village of Ballenberg in Brienz ($35 for adults, $17.50 for children). Other museums popular with families, such as Matterhorn Museum in Zermatt, Glacier Garden in Lucerne, the Medieval castle in Thun and Alimentarium food museum in Vevey, are also included.
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.
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.
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.
All aboard! A holiday afternoon tea on a vintage train winding its way through lush wine country? If that sounds a lovely to you as it does to us, the Napa Valley Wine Train is on track to offer you a great seasonal experience perfect for sharing with family or loved ones. Tea is served in a holiday-decked vintage Pullman rail car with historic features like Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, sumptuous armchairs and gleaming brass accents.
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.
One of the appeals of multi-generational travel, as opposed to family gatherings at home, is no one is the host and everyone is a guest. When you’re all traveling together, nobody gets left to wash the dishes after everyone else leaves. But the best multi-gen trips are those well planned. Here are a few tips to make your family’s trip the best ever: