Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a great attraction for family travelers any time of year. This summer, the museum offers special programming commemorating important celebrations.
Congress passed the Flag Act, adopting the 13-star flag as the official flag of the United States, June 14, 1777. Visit the museum on this year’s Flag Day to learn more about flags of “all kinds of colours” from the Revolutionary era through crafts, discussions, demonstrations and giveaways.
Experience the museum’s Juneteenth Weekend celebrations June 17–19. Take part in walking tours, a Black Voices gallery tour and a Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia special exhibit.
Spend Fourth of July Weekend at the museum. July 1–4, the museum hosts crafts, talks, a History Explorers meetup, an interactive art installation and theatrical performances. During Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2–4, the museum hosts a variety of family-friendly activities and crafts to close out summer programming. Children ages 12 and younger receive free admission through the weekend (available for in-person purchase only).
In addition to special summer programming, the museum also features a replica sloop, or privateer ship, in the main exhibit. Stop by Revolution Place, a kid-friendly discovery center, throughout summer. Open daily, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., the hands-on exhibit displays four recreated environments for little ones to explore: a military encampment, tavern, home and an 18th-century meeting house. The Black Founders special exhibition is included in regular admission.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these pies from around the world, and maybe you’ll be inspired to take that next trip for a delicious slice.
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.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:
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.
When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.