Celebrate Hanukkah this year in Philadelphia. With such an eclectic foodie scene and diverse neighborhoods, there will be countless bakeries, restaurants and bars perfect for a seasonal visit with the family.
Start your day in the city at Federal Donuts indulging in an obligatory sufganiyah — the official miniature jelly doughnut of Hanukkah. The fried specialty is available Dec. 4, and can be purchased in boxes of 20 for the family gathering.
Head to the City of Brotherly Love for the 15th annual Latkepalooza at the Gershman Y, celebrated Dec. 10. Join nearly 300 guests in celebration of the season and the beloved potato pancake with an assortment of latkes — all provided by top Philadelphia restaurants. Some purveyors this year include Tri Taproom, Aldine, Whestone Tavern, Mission Taqueria, Sabrina’s Café and Estia. Enjoy live music and local entertainers, various festive and family-friendly activities, surprise guests and seasonal events.
Bring latkes to the family gathering from Famous Fourth Street Delicatessen in Queen Village, Philadelphia. Grab traditional menu items to go for the family party, or just stop in for a classic sky-high sandwich platter for lunch. Check out neighboring establishments Murray’s Delicatessen and Hymie’s Merion Delicatessen for more affordable holiday options.
Traveling into the city during Christmas time? Good idea. Philadelphia’s varying neighborhoods offer a variety of fun, food and entertainment during the holidays for all non-Christmas celebrating visitors.
Check out the Moo Shu Jew Show on Christmas Eve in the heart of Chinatown. Reserve your table and head to Ocean Harbor in Chinatown boasting a vast assortment of dim sum and comedy, provided by the Gershman Y for its ninth-year in a row. This unique celebration combines Asian cuisine, Jewish comedy and traditional Chinese for Christmas spirit. After dinner, enjoy stand up from comedians Marla Schultz, Brad Zimmerman and Moody McCarthy.
Many powerful and exceptional women have left a mark on the history of Slovenia, from Barbara of Celje, one of the most influential women of the 14th century, and Alma Karlim, an adventurous pioneer of her time who traveled the world with a typewriter, to Ita Rina, a celebrated actress from the 1920s and 30s. What better destination to celebrate International Women’s Month than a destination with a lot of her-story? Slovenia invites female travelers to explore its unique gastronomy experiences with friends.
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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.
Germany is a fascinating destination with so much to see and do; each member of the family is sure to have an incredible time no matter what time of year you go. This may just be why Germany has been ranked No. 1 cultural travel destination in Europe for the past 10 years. This year, the country has even more reasons to make it a top family travel destination. Read on for three reasons why you shouldn’t miss this European destination.