The Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway will be back and better than ever in May 2021. The iconic Pikes Peak Cog Railway, one of only two cog railways in the United States, and its view from the summit is where “America the Beautiful” was penned. Experience this with your family when it reopens.
Tickets are available now for spring and summer. The cost for the scenic, nine-mile journey to the 14,115-foot National Historic Landmark of Pikes Peak is $58 for adults and $48 for children 12 and under for advance e-ticket purchases or $59.50 at the depot window. The three-hour round-trip showcases sightseeing, Colorado views and the new Manitou Depot and Pikes Peak Visitor Center, as well as so much more.
New hiking, biking and trail experiences are available for more active family travelers. Hike to the top on the 13-mile Barr Trail, or bike down for a 19.5-mile downhill adventure. Many options exist and travelers can find what works best for their family.
Built in 1891 and owned and operated by The Broadmoor since 1925, the railway is the highest railroad in America, the highest cog railway in the world, one of Colorado’s top attractions and one of the nation’s most unique experiences. Since October 2017, he underwent a $100 million renovation of its tracks, cogs, railcars and depot. The Broadmoor has an offer that includes accommodations, train tickets for each person, a commemorative gift and suites available at 25 percent off published rates.
Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit now offers a new, 90-minute Mexican Doll Workshop perfect for families. Children are invited to design their own Mexican rag doll using colored ribbons and fabrics. Offering a unique bonding experience for families, the workshop also supports the local community and honors the indigenous women who started the craft.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Valley Forge National Historical Park is a great place to bring your history-loving family. Located in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, the park is the site of the 1777–1778 winter encampment of the Continental army during the American Revolutionary War. Today, the 3,500-acre park boasts trails, replicas and other historical markers perfect for learning more about Valley Forge’s place in our nation’s history.
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, amplifies the family vacation with a new partnership with KidsDreamFactory to provide themed glamping experiences customized for children at the resort.