Families and fall travelers know their way around a festive weekend. Whether checking out hiking locales, seeking fall foliage and fresh air or visiting pumpkin patches for seasonal fun with the kids, there is a standard list of go-to destinations that guarantee autumnal family fun.
Step a bit outside the box this year or add on to an already stocked calendar of fall fun with the world traveler’s guide to fall festivities.
Take tea at The Chelsea Harbour Hotel during the Afternoon Tea special. The Chelsea Harbour Hotel offers an afternoon tea for two in the theme of tradition and history, with a walk down London’s memory lane. Enjoy traditional tea sandwiches and desserts with the kids, or make it a couple’s evening with drinks and modern refreshments. Enjoy idyllic views of the city and the crisp fall air. Head out sightseeing with the family in the surrounding, bustling Chelsea neighborhood and book tours through the hotel concierge. Check out the full menu of special offers available, from Spa and Brunch premiums to Culture Trips — an easy way to explore and save.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The summer crowds are gone, but the epic sunsets remain over the Amalfi Coast and Tyrrhenian Sea. During October and November, guests and families enjoy dry weather, empty beaches and impossibly beautiful views. Check-in with the family to Casa Angelina and enjoy full access to the beach below, La Gavitella.
Head down to the beach by an elevator and step combo and enjoy some of the only full sunset views along the coastline. With the Casa Angelina’s end-of-season deal, families and guests enjoy 20 percent off room rates, free breakfast and $58 credits to the spa.
This time of year, fall to early winter offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Alaska. Nature lovers appreciate catching large mammals grazing and foraging before winter sets in. Take in all the grizzly bear viewing, caribou sightings and moose spotting you can with The Lakefront Anchorage. Sitting along Lake Spenard’s shore, guests head off on glacier tours and wildlife expeditions all season long.
Kids of any age love heading out on fishing trips and watching the planes land on the water. Check out the seasonal offerings online before heading to Anchorage for a family trip.
For active families seeking a new lineup of warm-weather trails for sunny hiking in the summer and intense snowfall preparing the slopes for a long, epic winter, Great Falls, Montana, should be on your radar.
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West Hartford was named one of the country’s best cities for raising a family and one of the best cities of the decade. See all it offers with the family and explore this small Connecticut town, five miles west of Hartford.
Thinking of booking a cruise with your grown children? Or are the kids wanting to take your parents on a trip to celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary? When we mention “cruise” your thoughts probably turn to the Caribbean, Bermuda or the Bahamas. But we suggest setting your sights farther west, to Princess Cruises’ seven-day Mexican Riviera Cruise.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
In Southwest Germany, close to the Swiss and French borders, the Black Forest region is best known to travelers for its beautiful, half-timbered villages. But for savvy European families, the Black Forest Highlands is known for its winter sports and money-saving Red Inclusive Card.