Enjoy the great history, food and fun of Philadelphia with the family. With so much activity buzzing about the city, there is always something to do. Get the most of Philadelphia’s charm and culture by taking advantage of various deals, happy hour cuisine and drinks, family specials and group prices and enjoy all the city has to offer.
Take in some American history at the newest museum on the Philadelphia scene, Museum of the American Revolution. Children under 5 are admitted for free and discounted rates are available for kids. Visit the museum’s many exhibits and watch children of all ages join the Sons of Liberty and play soldier aboard the privateer ship.
Get some fresh air with free fun at Franklin Square, one of William Penn’s first five squares. This family park features Philly-themed miniature golf, two playgrounds, a restored marble fountain and an old-fashioned carousel.
Stop for some sweets and snacks at Franklin Fountain. Located in the Historic District, this throwback ice cream parlor offers homemade ice cream, shakes, splits, fountain sodas, sundaes and seasonal baked goods. Be sure to stop in the city’s oldest candy store, Shane Confectionery. Established in 1911, Shane Confectionary boasts ornately carved cabinetry, old-fashioned glass case counters and a well-dressed staff to match. Watch candies being made and take some for the road.
From winter to summer, Penn’s Landing always has something fun to check out. Get your skates on and hit the Blue Cross River RiverRink during Summerfest. Stroll along Spruce Street Harbor Park and check out the pop-up boardwalk complete with vendors, fair food and attractions. Relax in the hammocks by the water and walk along Race Street Pier for free yoga and a view. Winterfest converts the roller rink to an ice skating rink where guests enjoy a spin on the ice before warming up with hot chocolate, outdoor dining and space heaters.
The museum district offers unique attractions from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s famous Rocky Steps and statue to the Mütter Museum’s eclectic collection and the Franklin Institute’s and Please Touch Museum’s family-friendly attractions. Special rates, packages and deals are available for children of all ages and some admissions may be pay as you wish depending on the season.
With so many different neighborhoods, blended cultures, seasonal festivals and attractions popping up year-round, visitors should stay in the loop on local events. Check out Visit Philadelphia’s site for up-to-date information on events, deals and more before planning your family trip.
Bring your brood abroad this year for spring break. Consider a visit to one of these destinations, perfect for a family-friendly getaway.
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.
The western Canadian province of British Columbia is known for its skiing and winter sports, with Whistler Blackcomb often named one of North America’s top ski destinations. But British Columbia has more places to ski and play in the snow, family-friendly resorts with budget-friendly prices, and up to 400 inches of powder snow. An exchange rate of 75 cents to the dollar is an added incentive for American family travelers to travel north for a vacation.
Make this Easter the best yet and take your family to Camelback Resort. With the holiday quickly approaching, Camelback gears up for a weekend filled with family fun and Easter festivities — perfect for family travelers.
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.