Get a jump start on your spring break family travel plans. Consider a trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and experience fun for the whole family.
Visit Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition is the largest temporary butterfly exhibit in the country. Thousands of tropical butterflies fly freely through the conservatory. Educational programming and butterfly-themed activities are also available. The exhibit runs March 1–April 30.
John Ball Zoo reopens for the season March 24. The zoo houses 2,000 animals, including tigers, wallabies, snow leopards, penguins and bears. Take part in activities and events ranging from a behind-the-scenes African safari tour to a RendeZoo after-hours party. Experience more of the great outdoors at Blandford Nature Center. This nature center boasts more than 140 acres of woods, streams and meadows, with 4 miles of trails. The nature center offers a series of events, including the tapping of maple trees for syrup. Open dawn to dusk daily.
If museums are more your speed, head to Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. This museum features hands-on exhibits, perfect for little ones. Visit now through May 14 to see the temporary exhibit, Molly of Denali: An Alaskan Adventure! Grand Rapids Public Museum focuses on science, history and culture, with exhibits and activities for the entire family. Ride a 1928 carousel, check out a show in the planetarium and grab a bite in the on-site café overlooking Grand River.
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.
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.
Family travelers to England can’t miss the return of the annual Bath at Christmas in the picturesque and historic city of Bath. Nights of entertainment, lights, and delicious food and drinks queue up for an unforgettable Christmas.
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.