Plan family travel down the shore this holiday season. The New Jersey Cape (Avalon, Cape May, Ocean City, Sea Isle City, Stone Harbor and The Wildwoods) offers festive fun for the entire family.
Check out Avalon’s Festival of Trees, Nov. 18–26. Shops throughout the town feature beautifully decorated trees and wreaths for visitors to bid on online or via the mobile app. Winners will be notified at 2 p.m. on Nov. 26. Explore Avalon’s shopping district on Nov. 25 and 26 for activities, live music and other festive performances.
Cape May offers visitors six weeks of holiday fun. During Holiday Preview Weekend (Nov. 18–20), take a holiday trolley tour and sip wassail. Throughout the festive season, learn about holiday traditions from the 1890s, watch live Christmas-themed performances and go on a variety of Christmas-themed tours, including the Christmas Candlelight House tours (Dec. 3, 10 and 17).
Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping on Nov. 19 at the Earlier than the Bird shopping extravaganza. Stores offer special deals 8 a.m.–12 p.m. for early-bird shoppers. The town hosts free carriage rides throughout the downtown shopping district Nov. 19–20, 25–27, Dec. 3–4, 10–11 and 17–18.
Take part in a holiday parade and tree-lighting ceremony on Nov. 25. The parade begins at 6 p.m. The tree lighting takes place immediately following the parade at Excursion Park. Other festive events throughout the holiday season include a holiday light contest, live nativity scene, brunch with Santa and New Year’s Eve fireworks.
Head to Stone Harbor Nov. 25–26 for the Stone Harbor Island Holiday Weekend. The weekend-long holiday celebration includes a holiday market, tree lighting and carol singing. The weekend culminates with the Christmas parade on Nov. 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Enjoy five weekends of holiday fun in The Wildwoods, Nov. 19–Dec. 31. Take part in a shopping village, bonfires, parades, light shows, craft fairs and a tree lighting.
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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South Seas, located on Captiva Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast, welcomes family travelers this spring break with two offers that include complimentary nights. The destination offers warmer temperatures, bright blue skies and the water, as well as the chance to take in some of baseball’s spring training games as Fort Myers is home to the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins facilities.
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.
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.