Munich’s Olympiapark, the mammoth complex built to host the 1972 Olympic Games, is one of the city’s most popular attractions for family travelers. Teens thrill at climbing along the rim of the giant roof and whizzing into the stadium on the zipline, while younger kids are mesmerized by fish swimming around them in the aquarium’s underwater tunnels.
Begin with an overview of the stadium and city from its highest point, the 956-foot Olympic Tower, where you can see as far away as the Bavarian Alps. Stop in the covered platform’s Blue Sky Coffee & Foto for a snack with a view. (Note: The tower will close in June 2024 for renovations and will likely remain closed for two years.)
Having looked down at the tent roof of the giant Olympic Stadium, teens will want to take a tour of the roof, walking along its edge and looking down into the seating and turf. The tour comes with entertaining facts and stories of the Olympic Games and stadium.
The even more adventurous will want to fly into the stadium on the Flying Fox, a zipline carrying them 100 feet above the grassy floor and into the stands. You can also explore the stadium on your own, stopping at the various exhibits of Olympic and stadium events.
All ages will find something to love about SEA LIFE, the stadium’s aquarium. More than 1600 animals represent life in Europe’s rivers and seas, as well as in tropical oceans. The 39 tanks and six terrariums include an underwater tunnel and panorama window, where several species of shark swim past regularly. The touch pool is a favorite stop for younger kids.
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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.
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.
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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.
Engaging children in a family road trip can be a challenge, so parents often concentrate on keeping backseat passengers amused with games and activities. These focus their attention inside the car instead of on the places you travel.