Family travelers will find new attractions and experiences in Kissimmee, Florida, this year. Nearby theme parks have added new features to keep children and their parents entertained, too.
Take an afternoon or sunset cruise on the historic paddle wheeler Pearl of the Lake, a new offering from Toho Riverboat Adventures. Enjoy the lakeside scenery from the open-air deck, where you can spot birds with the provided binoculars and identify them from the ship’s wildlife book.
Your kids can see more exotic wildlife on a ride through Drive-thru Safari Park, where more than 150 animals from around the world roam freely on the 170 acres of wild land. As you drive the 4-mile track, your kids may spot giraffes, zebra, eland antelope, scimitar oryx, American bison, mouflon sheep and others from the African savanna or North American northern forests.
In the spring, SeaWorld opens the Penguin Trek family coaster with an immersive Antarctic adventure featuring two exhilarating launches and a grand finale at the penguin habitat. Your family can also get an insider’s look at SeaWorld by joining the Trainer for a Day program.
At Disney World, kids can follow the new landscaped walking trail inspired by Moana to enter a tropical world filled with water-themed surprises.
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.
Making travel plans can be exciting; did you know planning on how to spend time at the airport the right way can enrich the overall trip experience? As a transfer hub, traveling through Doha's Hamad International Airport is a unique experience, as waiting never feels like waiting at one of the best airports in the world.
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.