FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
WF awards

Family-Friendly Festivities in Philly: November

by Angelique Platas

Oct 25, 2019

Georgesheldon | Dreamstime.com

Listicles

If you’re looking for a fall, family-friendly festival, chances are Philly has you covered. With the city’s diverse blend of cultures, quirky personality, historical roots and happening theater scene, there’s a good chance there is a November calendar event for your crew.

 

Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival: Nov. 7–17
Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander culture — a vital part of the City of Brotherly Love — the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival showcases Asian cultures through film screenings, discussion panels, food tastings and a slew of live events. Check out the full schedule and get tickets here.

 

Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show: Nov. 8–10
Next up, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show hosts a handmade artisan sale at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Not the untouchable art in the museum, but the quality is close to it. Peruse expert-level designs in jewelry, textiles, mixed media and more — all for sale and completely unique.

 

Dilworth Park: Nov. 8
It’s already that time of year to strap on your ice skates and do a few laps around Dilworth Park. The beloved rink opens to skaters 5:30–6:30 p.m., during the Fire and Ice Festival. The grand opening celebration is a great kick off for the winter season, complete with music, food, warm drinks and lots of fun.

 

Ice Skating Rink at Dilworth Park. Photo: Alan Budman | Dreamstime.com

 

Moby-Dick Marathon Reading: Nov. 9–10
For the history buffs and bookworms in the family, The Independence Seaport Museum is a great stop on your visit. This year, the museum hosts The Rosenbach’s 25-hour reading — an overnight adventure — Nov. 9–10. Families will sit in on the reading of Herman Melville’s classic in honor of his would-be 200th birthday.

 

Mean Girls: Nov. 19–Dec. 1 
Get in, losers … Mean Girls is going to Broad Street. The famously funny Tina Fey (an Upper Darby native) film is taking over Broadway Philadelphia for a limited time, Nov. 19–Dec. 1.

 

6abc Dunkin’ Thanksgiving Day Parade: Nov. 28
What’s a list of November festivities in Philadelphia without mentioning the country’s oldest Thanksgiving Day parade? For the 100th year, the parade hits streets Nov. 28, complete with fanfare, balloons and wall-to-wall celebrations around the city. Find somewhere to watch the game or stick around for dinner later, as this parade is one for the books.

#WhereverFamily

Insta Feed
Destinations / North America
May 20, 2024

5 Scenic Spots to Visit in Washington Beyond Mount Rainier

While Mount Rainier National Park is well worth a visit for family travelers seeking adventure and the great outdoors, regions around the park promise fulfilling experiences. Head to these five spots, all within close distance to the park, well worth a visit:

United Airlines Celebrates its First Class of United Aviate Graduates

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.

Destinations / Europe
May 17, 2024

Plan a Sustainable Family Trip to Paris

Paris has made a major commitment to becoming sustainable, and your family can be part of the effort by planning travels there that are friendly to the environment.

Multigenerational
May 17, 2024

Enjoy Summer on the Shores of Regent Phu Quoc in Vietnam

Travelers of all ages have the opportunity to create long-lasting memories at the island paradise of Regent Phu Quoc, making it the perfect place for your next family trip. Set on the palm-fringed white sands of Vietnam’s Phu Quoc island, this hotel lets parents and children alike deeply immerse themselves into the area's culture. Families are invited to escape everyday life and give time to little moments that illuminate the joy of childhood, like frolicking into the ocean or splashing around in the lagoon-style pool.

Make the Most of Hamad International Airport When Transferring

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.

Destinations / North America
May 17, 2024

The Phoenix of American Railroads Runs Again in 2024

An amazing story in railroad preservation and operation is back for family travelers to enjoy in 2024: the narrow gauge East Broad Top Railroad in Pennsylvania. The 150-year-old railroad with steam engines, passenger cars and caboose shut down in 1956 and was on the verge of being scrapped before the scrap dealer actually saved it due to historical significance and charm. Today, its back up and running, attracting tens of thousands of visitors on its 28 miles of track.