Los Angeles is a great city for family travel with a seemingly endless list of attractions and activities. In 2024, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County gives families even more reasons to love this city with great updates to the existing museum.
Exposition Park, home of NHMLAC, is a great destination for a day (or two) of family fun in Los Angeles. In addition to Natural History Museum, you will also find California Science Center (home of the Space Shuttle Endeavor), California African American Museum, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and BMO Stadium.
Construction is underway to bring an addition to the park’s NHMLAC by next fall, NHM Commons. The 75,000-square-foot space embraces the museum’s ongoing goal of creating an intersection for science, nature and culture. Once the space is unveiled (a combination of new construction, renovation of existing space and new landscape), it will include a 400-seat multipurpose theater, a café with both indoor and outdoor seating, and a welcome center.
NHM Commons will feature two focal points: a 70-foot dinosaur skeleton named Gnatalie and an 80-foot mural titled L.A. History: A Mexican Perspective. Gnatalie is the most complete sauropod skeleton on the West Coast and is considered a green skeleton thanks to the unique green color of the specimen. The mural, painted by local Chicana artist Barbara Carrasco, will serve as an homage to the cultural history of the area by depicting a series of images woven into the hair of “La Reina de Los Angeles” (Queen of Los Angeles).
Gnatalie and the mural will both be located in Judith Perlstein Welcome Center and will not require a museum admission ticket to see. They will be the perfect way to start of your experience as you and your family venture into one of the city’s most significant museums for a day of learning about science and the natural history of the world.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
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.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
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.
Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.