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.
Family travels don’t necessarily need to be in theme parks or resorts with massive kids’ clubs. In fact, more upscale properties across the world cater to both adults and kids, and wellbeing brand Sensei joins the growing trend of family wellness travel. Sensei’s Wellness Science team, led by Dr. Vishal Patel, emphasizes the importance of family travels and exposing young travelers to wellness pursuits. Developing healthy habits at a young age can have long-lasting effects on an individual’s life, and bonding via family trips alleviates some of the main drivers of loneliness and isolation.
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.
While the United States offers a plethora of bike-friendly destinations, a recent study by personal injury law firm Bader Scott found some counties across the country are far more dangerous than others. Family travelers might be surprised to find many lie in popular vacation states.
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