Worried you’re too late to get in on summer packages for your family? Fortunately, the London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills, a 226 all-suite property, extended its new family program indefinitely.
The hotel, which offers a kid-pleasing rooftop pool overlooking the city, is trimming prices for the fall and throwing in value-added amenities to make the trip special without breaking the bank, even in this tony destination.
Young guests receive a welcome gift of Paddington Bear finger puppets, for example, and the use of mini plush bathrobes to use throughout their stay.
The hotel also works with Book Soup, a well-known independent bookstore in West Hollywood, to come up with a lending library children can make use of during their stay.
A new kids menu, created by executive chef Anthony Keene, includes desserts even mom and dad might fight over, including chocolate sundaes with mounds of whipped cream.
Young guests can also take advantage of Mommy and Me and Daddy and Me treatments at the on-property Alex Roldan Salon, which also come with a 20 percent off coupon on purchases from the salon’s boutique.
Meanwhile, every member of the family will likely enjoy the property’s two new official bulldog puppy mascots, Winston and Churchill, who recently took up residence at the hotel full time. Or you can also bring your own furry friend and take advantage of the new Winston’s Menu, which includes a variety of dog food and treat options in your suite.
Standard suites are roomy at 725 square feet; connecting rooms are available for extended families.
Hotel staff is on hand to help families make the most of activities located near the hotel. For example, you can rent bikes for a self-guided outing or join a bike tour around West Hollywood through Bikes & Hikes, a local company that specializes in family-friendly excursions.
Speaking of hikes, the walk to the Hollywood sign is surprisingly manageable, even for children, and the tour of the Griffith Park Observatory offers a mix of history and trivia, including anecdotes about film and TV locations. Another popular activity near the hotel is a hike or horseback ride along Runyon Canyon Trail, a 2.5-hour path that offers eye-popping scenery and, because of its moderate rating, is good for older children and adults.
For families who want to dine off-property, the concierge recommends Au Fudge, which targets families and offers complimentary childcare so parents can dine in peace.
Room rates for the fall start at $319.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.