Ghost-hunting families and thrill-seeking kids may already know the United States has some seriously haunted cities. Plan a seasonal trip with the family and spook yourselves out in some of the country’s most haunted heavy hitters.
Home of historic massacres, Revolutionary War sites, ancient burial grounds and murder, Boston is a must-visit for haunted locales. Visit historic sites of frequent and famous paranormal activity and even sneak in a little history lesson for the kids. Between Haunted Boston, ghost tours and trolley rides, you’ll have your pick of expert guides.
Known for its haunts, history and not-so-friendly ghosts, Charleston should be on every shadow-hunter family list. Between the Old Exchange Building and Provost Dungeon (once a prison for Revolutionary War soldiers) and Powder Magazine, currently haunted by a female pirate, Charleston has a diverse lineup of spirits to track down.
With more haunted hotels than you’ll have time to stay in, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is rife with haunted history and is a great family-friendly destination. Historically known as the site of a turning point in the Civil War, Gettysburg is easy pickings for haunted tours and activities with a full calendar of events year-round.
Learn about the haunted, sorted history of New Orleans on a myriad of tours — some from an actual hearse. In fact, there are so many haunted tour options, sites and famously spooky spots to visit, you will need to come back for more, including visits to any one of the many haunted mansions.
One thing you can count on in the South, other than the hospitality and comfort food, is the region’s many, many haunted landmarks. Savannah, Georgia, is iconic for ghost tours and creepy, dark history and rebellious residents. Visit some of the most haunted locations in the country all in one place. Go a step further and even stay in a haunted hotel, just to really get the full experience.
While some tours may be more terrifying than others and not necessarily for all ages, there are countless to choose from. Depending on your children’s ages and freak factor, you may want to take a day tour with more historic information than scary stories, or speak to an expert guide and stick to sites more family-forward and less frightening.
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.