Northern Kentucky encompasses the historic towns of Covington and Newport and is the perfect family travel destination. Families looking for a fun, new location should check out these amenities and attractions in Northern Kentucky.
Satisfy your sweet tooth at local shops like Sweet Dreams Candy Company, Sweet Tooth Chocolates or Galerie Candy & Gifts.
Take a trip to Newport Aquarium, which boasts the world’s most exotic aquatic creatures including penguins, white alligators and stingrays. The aquarium features the first-in-the-world Shark Bridge, where you can cross a rope bridge inches above a tank full of sharks.
Visit Ark Encounter, a seven-story, 500-foot-long replica of Noah’s Ark featuring interactive exhibits, a petting zoo and zip lining.
Explore the outdoors by walking Purple People Bridge, a pedestrian-only bridge connecting Newport to Cincinnati; visiting Bridgeview Box Park at Newport on the Levee, an indoor/outdoor entertainment destination; cheering on the Florence Y’alls baseball team; or flying through the sky with Screaming Eagle Aerial Adventures.
For travelers interested in engineering, watch planes fly by at CVG Airplane Viewing Area. Train enthusiasts must visit EnterTRAINment Junction, the world’s only railroad-themed entertainment center. Families can also opt to take a cruise on BB Riverboats.
Lastly, let kids play the day away at KidZoo, an indoor, playground-style center; splash around at Coney Island & Sunlite Pool; or explore EarthJoy Village’s 12 acres of treehouses and outdoor space.
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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.
Does your road trip crew include young kids? We’ve been there, too, and know keeping everyone busy and entertained makes those long stretches of interstate much more peaceful.
In the market for new luggage? If you’re outfitting your entire family of travelers, you may want to check out some new offerings available at Target from travel brand Atlantic. Atlantic’s new line focuses on making travel more convenient with kiddos, and includes seven pieces to choose from, all made with durable, lightweight, sustainable materials (each item is made from up to 27 recycled plastic bottles).
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.
Norwegian recently launched the newest addition to its fleet, Viva, with a spectacular debut earlier this month. The ship, launched from Trieste, Italy, and finishing its inaugural run in Lisbon, Portugal, is the second in its Prima Class of ships, set to give family travelers the ultimate vacation experience.