Philadelphia’s rich history and culture lays the groundwork for an educational, fun and active trip for the family during Black History Month. Visit museums, workshops and heritage celebrations in the diverse City of Brotherly Love — the African American Museum is a good, albeit obvious, place to start.
Celebrate Black History Month during the debut of “Black Pulp!” at the African American Museum. Available Feb. 2–April 29, the exhibit showcases printed works from graphic designs and comic books to the written word — exploring the Black identity in society, 1912–2016, through art.
In February, the National Constitution Center celebrates Black History Month with workshops, self-guided tours dedicated to African American history and a slew family-friendly activities. Enjoy “Breaking Barriers,” a show delving into the lives of Black history icons from Bessie Coleman and Thurgood Marshall to Jackie Robinson and other pioneers in African American history.
Save time for something a bit more upbeat and head to the hip-hop musical, Henry Box Brown. Running Feb. 1–17 at the Community College of Philadelphia, Henry Box Brown: The Musical tells the story of Henry Box Brown, a slave who mailed himself from Virginia to Philadelphia. Advance tickets available for $30–50.
Enjoy a free show at the Temple Performing Arts Center, Feb. 6, in Northern Philadelphia. University students present “Drumming Traditions of Brazil, West Africa and India” — no reservation necessary.
Make a special stop for the kids at the Independence National Mall and listen to African American legends from Harriet Tubman to Ned Hector tell their stories over the course of the month. Check out the site for more information and when exactly to bring the kids for their favorite historical figure.
Stroll through the city with the family popping in any of the many museums, public libraries and shops for a fun and impromptu weekend in the city. With so much going on all month long, it will be easy to have an educational and fun time with the kids, teens and even adult children as the city has a bustling restaurant scene and nightlife.
There’s no reason to shiver your way through the holidays this month. Family travelers can escape to Mexico for the season with family-friendly Christmas offerings at Velas Resorts in Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, and beyond.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
As family travelers get ready for the holiday and gift-giving season, this thrilling and unique offer from SkyBridge Michigan at Boyne Mountain Resort should be on all travelers’ radar. The new SkyBridge Michigan Flex Ticket is the perfect experience-style gift for your adventure-loving loved one.
The end of the year is a great time to plan family travels — kids have time off and the holiday season is the perfect time for bonding and making memories. But while there are plenty of destinations known for big New Year’s Eve parties, it can be tough to find just the right spot for a family-friendly trip to celebrate this annual milestone. This year, Door County in Northern Wisconsin offers the perfect solution.
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.
Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth is a colorful, festive time filled with holiday spirit, a perfect choice for a couples’ getaway to shop without the whole family in tow. It’s worth traveling to this historic seacoast city to be part of the weeks full of twinkling lights, decorated shops and streets, holiday music, theater and merriment, all of which led Portsmouth to be called the Christmas Capital of North America.