No matter where your family is headed this fall or winter, you can find luxury suites all over the world that are suitable for traveling families with children of all ages.
Interested in visiting Napa for the fall wine harvest? You don’t have to leave the kids behind just because this destination is primarily geared toward the 21-and-over crowd. Stay in a Meadowood Hillside Lodge suite, with your choice of one to four bedrooms, for a great homebase for your explorations. Your accommodations offer plenty of room, plus your own cozy stone fireplace, kitchen for whipping up snacks at all hours and a private balcony for views of the 250 acres of rolling hills. When you decide it’s time to leave the property, just pack up and visit the nearby Bothe Napa Valley State Park, 13th-century Castello di Amorosa or di Rosa art museum.
If you have your sights set on a warm, Caribbean destination once the weather gets chilly, pick a luxury resort that caters to kids, too. While Jamaica’s GoldenEye is known as the once-home of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, there are kid-friendly accommodation options suitable for those who’ve yet to discover this particular breed of cinematic greatness. Book the Fleming Villa for a Hollywood-worthy setting that offers a private beach, pool and a movie screening room. If you can drag your kids away from the sand or their own private movie theater (which we’re sure will be a hit), you can book a snorkeling excursion, nature walk or kids yoga session.
Further south, UXUA Casa Hotel & Spa in Brazil offers parents of older kids a well thought-out accommodation option. The Zé e Zilda “casa” includes a main house suite, but then also a garden suite separated from the main house by a private patio and pergola. Everyone gets a little bit of privacy, but can still come together for some quality time. The hotel also offers capoeira training, so you can learn the Bahian sport that’s a mix of martial arts, acrobatics and dance. Practice in the hotel’s private studio, or head out to a local cultural center for group training.
Across the pond, make like the royal family and indulge in a little luxury at The Kensington. Book the three-bedroom Knightsbridge Suite, where amenities include in-room afternoon tea served either in suite or on your balcony. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide great views of London. After the kids are asleep, parents can enjoy a cuddle by either of the two decorative fireplaces, or a soak in the marble bathroom’s Jacuzzi tub.
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.
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.
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:
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Medellín, Colombia, with us.
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.
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.