When you and the family head off for spring break, you likely won’t want to rub shoulders with the college kids that flocked en masse to the packed beaches. But if you’re looking for a warm-weather vacation and you’re limited to your kids’ school schedule, where can you go that’s far from the influence of the party crowd?
If you want a big resort feel or even a luxury resort without a long flight, try Paradise Island. Home to the huge Atlantis resort, this getaway has everything any member of your family could want, whether you’re traveling with your parents, siblings, children or grandchildren.
Appealing to a family-on-a-budget crowd, St. Simons Island is a bit north from the often-crowded beaches of Florida during this season. Enjoy the classic southeast coast feel, with plenty of cozy beach houses to choose from, historic lighthouses, fishing opportunities and lots of other ways to get outdoors other than swimming or lying in the sand (though that’s perfectly acceptable, too).
If you have the budget and want to go somewhere a little out of reach for the average college student, make tracks for Hawai’i. The pristine shores beckon and you’ll easily avoid any remnants of college-age hubbub at one of the many luxury resorts. Pick the island that matches your travel style, whether you’re thinking your family could use a large resort, a private getaway, plenty of nature travel, shopping or simply all the sights and sounds of a stereotypical Hawai’ian vacation.
If you do have your heart set on a Floridian getaway, go for a peacefully undisturbed destination like Marco Island. On the Gulf Coast, the island is home to only a handful of resorts and small hotels, and it’s surrounded by several hundred outlying, tiny islands you can reach by boat or kayak, perfect for finding your own little slice of paradise. Plus, you’re only a short distance from the Everglades, if exploring the wildlife by airboat sounds up your family’s alley.
Experiencing a recent boom in tourism, Bermuda isn’t the most affordable option on the list, but it’s also not top of the list for the traveling college kids either. While the island is still a little chilly this time of year, it does have plenty to offer by way of relaxing beaches, spectacular spas, an aquarium and zoo, golf and other natural wonders.
Part of a family who just loves a good scare or ghost story? This fall, wherever your travels might take you, chances are you’ll be near an Omni hotel or resort with a history of haunted sightings and other scary happenings. So, why not learn a bit about where you’re staying to make the experience all the more eerie …
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.
Overshadowed by nearby Portland and overlooked by tourists bound for the popular coastal towns of Camden and Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick is not on the radar of most family travelers in Maine. But couples looking for a cozy getaway will find fine dining, antiques, art and quiet streets for strolling, many lined by distinguished homes and well-kept gardens.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.