Art history may seem dull to some children and getting them to a museum may be a challenge. Try peaking their interest with graffiti and murals in this list of top street art destinations.
Take a tour with the Mural Arts Philadelphia program and get a bit of history and culture. Learn all about how the program was established as an anti-graffiti movement in the city while traversing the incredible works spread out in nearly every neighborhood.
Formerly known as an industrial district, Wynwood climbs the ranks as an up-and-coming street art location. The large, monochromatic buildings are the perfect canvas for some amazing and powerful art. Recently the neighborhood became the unofficial art district in Miami with an annual art fair, Art Wynwood, showcasing works from all over the world.
Head to Brooklyn, N.Y., for a variety of graffiti-clad walls produced by renegade artists. From Williamsburg to Bushwick, Brooklyn boasts an array of famous street art by C215, Faile, Nick Walker and Judith Supine.
Before the Berlin Wall was demolished in 1989, the western-facing side famously boasted graffiti on every square inch. Now, nearly 30 years later, the last surviving piece of the wall remains in Friedrichshain still covered in spray paint and stenciled art. Incredible street art pieces full of political power and artistic expression can be found in Berlin neighborhoods Mitte, Kreuzberg around Falckensteinstrasse and Schlesische Strasse. Look for famous murals by Collin Vandersluijs and Mr. Super A, Case McClaim and Os Gêmeos.
Between Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter and Poblenou to the city’s only graffiti park, The Three Chimneys Urban Park, this city is a street artist’s paradise. Keep your eyes peeled in the city’s historic neighborhood, the Gothic Quarter, for unique canvases such as electrical boxes, doorways and road signs. Head to Carrer de la Selva de Mar in Poblenou for vibrant murals and check out the La Carbonería in Sant Antoni. This abandoned coal factory, evicted in 2014, displays an incredible mural and is protected by the city.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Street art is supported and even encouraged in Buenos Aires, allowing for some of the most detailed and impressive urban art in the world. With the government funding street art and public murals, artists are free to work and create with support and artistic liberty.
Take a street art walking tour in Paris, showcasing the best works in the city. The kids can get a look at incredible stencil posters on vacant buildings and vibrant acrylic on church steps on an Underground Art and Culture Tour — all with the Louvre close by for the parents. In a city renowned for incredible art, history and museums, the kids will love a break from the masters.
Street art in Poland can be larger than life, literally. With local artists creating pieces on multilevel apartment buildings and taking up full walls, visitors can experience two different pieces — one from a great distance and one when they get up close.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
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.
The next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.