Mom and Dad may love Halloween, but you might want to think twice before taking the kids to one of your favorite Halloween bashes around the world. To avoid scarring kids for life, choose one of these family-friendly Halloween events sure to please the entire family, regardless of your age.
The World’s Largest Halloween Party at The Louisville Zoo
Each year, Louisville Zoo puts on what it calls the World’s Largest Halloween Party. Whether or not that’s actually the case, it’s still a family favorite around the region, thanks to its totally treats-not-tricks atmosphere. Kids 11 and under enjoy trick-or-treating and meeting some friendly costumed characters. Better yet, the event takes place multiple weekends throughout October, so you can make this visit work for your family’s travel schedule.
Night of 1,000 Jack-o’-Lanterns
Pack the stroller and enjoy a nighttime stroll with the fam through Chicago Botanic Garden. One-thousand jack o’ lanterns light the garden up, Oct. 16–20 and 23–27. It’s the perfect low-key activity to enjoy as a crew, as you admire the intricately carved pumpkins with nary a costume in sight.
The Flagstaff Arboretum Pumpkin Walk
If you’d rather show off your own pumpkin carving skills than admire those of others (or, you know, do both), the Pumpkin Walk at The Arboretum at Flagstaff is just the event for you. Grab some pumpkins, take them back to your Airbnb and get to carving. Then, drop off your masterpieces at the arboretum during the day before returning at night to see your own pumpkin artwork on display alongside all the others. In addition to the beautiful pumpkins, you’ll also enjoy classic fall treats like hot apple cider and hot chocolate.
Scottsdale Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival
Combine more than 20 spectacular hot air balloons and more than 4,000 pounds of candy and what do you have? The Scottsdale Spooktacular Hot Air Ballon Festival. This family-friendly event has it all, so everyone can be satisfied, no matter your level of spookiness. The spook-adverse will enjoy trick-or-treating, live music and balloon rides, while those wanting something a bit more thrilling can take a walk down the haunted trail.
Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
And, of course, any Disney-loving kid (or adult) will adore the annual Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. Children are invited to dress up and trick-or-treat around the park. Hyped up on candy, kids will love the after-dark activities, such as a Halloween parade and fireworks show.
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.
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.
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.