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.
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.
Pasadena gears up for a lot of attention as it prepares to host its annual Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, but it won’t just be the parade that makes it the place to be for family travelers in 2024. The coming year is full of great things for the city, like interesting anniversaries and fun kid-friendly events, which means great ways for visiting families to explore and discover.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
If you’re trying to travel with the family on a budget, you might feel like there’s no way you’ll be able to truly enjoy all the culinary experiences you might if you were to travel solo or just with your partner. However, that’s not necessarily the case. Don’t make the mistake of thinking every culinary capital across the globe is going to cost you a pretty penny every time you head to dinner as a crew. A new study from Sail Croatia uncovered the cheapest foodie destinations in Europe, so you can plan your next trip accordingly.
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.
Dude alert: If you’ve fallen out of touch with the other guys in your family, Cody Yellowstone is the perfect place to catch up — and autumn is the ideal season for doing so in the great outdoors. From off-road adventures to historic ghost towns to plenty of wildlife, there’s something in this dynamic destination to please family travelers.