Family travelers with children in grades 4–12 will want to check out Edge at Hudson Yards’ new virtual reality experience, created with Discovery Education. The Reach for the Sky Virtual Reality experience explores Edge at Hudson Yards, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere, and is available to students and teachers at no cost by Edge’s Reach for the Sky educational initiative to show students nationwide the power of STEM.
“At Edge at Hudson Yards, we’re all about connecting people to exciting new experiences,” said Haley Ward, vice president of sales, Hudson Yards Experiences. “With this new virtual reality experience, we’ve found an innovative new way for students to not only explore New York City’s skyline but see how STEM powers innovation through some of the most cutting-edge technology available.”
Available starting Jan. 10 on-demand, the VR experience can be accessed on a web browser or VR headset, with students controlling their journey and interacting with their environment. They explore a weather observation station, fly with a drone through the New York City skyline and more.
“This new virtual reality experience with Edge at Hudson Yards takes learning to new heights,” said Amy Nakamoto, general manager of Social Impact, Discovery Education. “We know educators will love incorporating this innovative resource into lesson plans and that students will thrive in such an engaging learning opportunity.”
Teachers have access to materials and activities to accompany the virtual reality experience.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
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.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
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.
Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.