Whether looking for a pit stop on your next family road trip or eager for a fun and affordable night out, check out this list of top drive–in movie theaters. Enjoy a movie under the stars with the family — some even including the family dog — and relish in the nostalgia of an open-air venue, large projection screen, snack shack and feature film lineup.
Bring the family to Oak Harbor, Wash., for a throwback night of movies, go-karts and cheeseburgers. From 4 p.m. to dusk, riders at least 56 inches tall hop in a go-kart, whipping around the quarter-mile racetrack. Prices range from $6.50–16 for 5–15 minutes. After a few turns around the track, stick around for a movie beginning around 7 p.m. Children under 5 years old watch for free; the cost is $1.50 for kids up to 11 years old and $6-7 for everyone else. Enjoy one of two (or both) feature films with a snack. Check out the site for weekly specials, current films and features coming soon.
Come rain or shine year-round to see a movie at the West Wind Glendale Drive-In, in Glendale, Ariz. With locations in California, Nevada and Arizona, West Wind Drive-In has a variety of feature films for movie buffs headed West. Bring the family on a Tuesday for family-fun night with $5.50 admission.
Established in 1953, the 99W Drive-in and Cameo Theater welcomes movie fans of all ages for old-fashioned fun. Enjoy double features every weekend night in the summer at the drive-in for $5–13 a ticket. Stick around for the double feature and watch the classic snack bar reel play during intermission. The historic Cameo Theater shows films nightly, but be sure to check its schedule online for updates and events.
Also opened in 1953, Parma Motor Vu in Indiana, welcomes families, dogs and movie watchers of all ages for $3–8 a ticket. Head to Parma, Oct. 13–14, for a weekend of movies, candy, popcorn and Parma Motor merchandise.
Hi-Way Drive-In: Santa Maria, California
Open every night at 6:30 p.m., moviegoers head to Hi-Way Drive-In movie theater in Santa Maria, Calif. The venue shows films at 7 p.m. for $4–9 with a long list of available films. Check out the theater’s homepage for more information, show times and special events.
Only the bravest of family travelers should venture to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights. Every year, Universal Orlando turns into the spookiest place in Florida, if not in the country. On select nights throughout the season, visitors and locals alike can head to the popular amusement park for frights, scares and thrilling adventures. Explore 10 terrifying haunted houses; five scare zones; live entertainment; and themed attractions, food and merchandise.
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.
With kids back in school and the grueling temperatures of summer finally behind us, life is starting to get back into the routine of fall. That doesn’t mean, however, that family fun has to stop. Big international trips may not be practical for all family travelers this time of year, but places like South County in Rhode Island offer so many fun things to do for families, a quick trip to this East Coast haven is practically a must.
Take Part in England’s Exmoor Dark Skies Festival Dusk Wildlife Safaris and Children’s Art Competition
Planning a trip to the United Kingdom soon? Time your travel for the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival in Somerset, England, from Oct. 13 to 29. The setting is Exmoor National Park, located within a gorgeous mix of farmland, wild forests, stunning valleys and moorlands in South West England.
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.
Part of a family who just loves a good scare or ghost story? This fall, wherever your travels might take you, chances are you’ll be near an Omni hotel or resort with a history of haunted sightings and other scary happenings. So, why not learn a bit about where you’re staying to make the experience all the more eerie …