Take to the city streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, brimming with art exhibits, artisan shops, unique galleries, boutiques, museums and more than 30 independently owned and operated bookstores. Home to the University of Michigan, this college town may be packed with activity, but it is also perfect for families. Make this college visit a family trip or just enjoy the quirky fun, sights and sounds of this walk-able, food-centric town.
Before heading to the local shops and sites of Ann Arbor, Mich., check out Zola Bistro for brunch. With a wide variety of fresh, homemade items on the menu $7–14, customers fill up with crêpes, waffles, bagels, greens and assorted pastries.
Take afternoon tea with the experts at Ann Arbor’s Teahaus. The tearoom and café offers full English tea, macarons, specials orders, loose-leaf teas and accessories. Keep the visit light and inexpensive with homemade scones for $6.25 and hot tea for $2.95.
Foodie families enjoy the expanding culinary scene through Ann Arbor, even seeping into nearby neighborhood Ypsilanti, Mich. Check out the historic town, stopping for lunch at Ollie Food and Spirits. Order the Board of Things for the table and dig into the large cutting board overflowing with fruits, vegetables, cheese and bread — all locally grown and sustainably sourced.
A house favorite, Helen’s Roasted Chicken was inspired by the head chef’s nostalgia for his grandmother’s roast chicken and biscuits — this dish is a major crowd pleaser at $15.
Enjoy homemade pasta, signature burgers and craft beer for the adults at Grizzly Peak Brewing Company. Proudly supporting Michigan-grown produce and local businesses, Grizzly Peak provides a full menu meeting nearly every dietary need. Enjoy appetizers such as fresh mussels, sesame tuna and fried cheese curds, $9–13, or a variety of sandwiches, pizzas and burgers, $9–15.
Get something light and fresh while strolling the streets of Ann Arbor and stop at Fred’s Restaurant. The bright acai bowls, power smoothies, juices and organic healthy cuisine pop against the café’s rustic, simplistic décor. Perfect for breakfast, a light lunch or a mid-morning boost, Fred’s boasts a beautiful menu of healthy whole foods for the whole family.
Looking for some spice and Cuban flare? Check out Frita Batidos for drinks and Cuban-inspired street food. Enjoy a modern take on traditional Cuban sandwiches, sides and drinks. Try the signature Cuban-style burger, or frita, made with chorizo, black beans, chicken, fish or beef. Add crispy plantains, tropical slaw, coconut-ginger rice or garlic-cilantro fries to experience the wide variety of flavor. The kids will love a frita paired with their batido, or tropical milkshake.
Enjoy homemade, seasonal Korean cuisine at Miss Kim. Explore menu options from fresh kimchi of the day and shaved vegetable salad to whole fried smelt, spicy rice batons and Korean barbecue beefsteak.
The extensive menu changes seasonally and is based on availability in order to keep ingredients fresh, local and at the highest standard. Order an authentic Korean cocktail or tea with your entrée or pop in for Korean coffee.
What better setting for grandparents and granddaughters to connect and share than a fairy-tale château set beside a fabulous forest? The Gramping Getaway at Chateau Mcely Spa Hotel & Forest Retreat in Mcely, Czech Republic, offers a themed adventure centering around the charming story of the château’s Princess Nely and her magical cheetah friend Pralinka. The character of the princess is based on the children’s book Nely, the Princess of Chateau Mcely written by château owner Inez Cusumano.
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.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
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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 your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.