The iconic Hotel del Coronado, Curio Collection by Hilton debuted its Ocean Explorers program, an immersive, living classroom with curriculum and experiences to help children learn about the ocean and marine life — perfect for family travel to San Diego.
“We are so proud and fortunate to be able to continue the legacy that really began here at The Del, and to help encourage future generations to understand and protect our oceans and the planet by creating this wonderful, immersive kids’ program,” said Joshua Franklin, director of recreation and fitness, Hotel del Coronado.
In 1903, Hotel del Coronado founder Elisha Babcock helped biologist William Emerson Ritter establish a research center in The Del’s boathouse; today, that legacy continues with the Ocean Explorers program for children 5–12. Children immerse themselves in an underwater world with creative activities, adventures and more, all geared toward learning about how to preserve the ocean. Half- and full-day sessions are available, priced at $110 and $195, respectively. A portion of the proceeds benefit Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Explorers Night Out experiences will be offered Friday and Saturday, 6–9 p.m., including dinner.
Local artist and conservationist Carley Ealey designed the Ocean Explorers classroom in collaboration with Hotel del Coronado. Classroom lessons cover topics such as ocean science, seashells, tidepools, sharks, ocean preservation and more.
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
As ecotourism and responsible travel become more popular, destinations look for ways to promote their rural and natural areas and preserve local ways of life. Agritourism — staying in farms or rural houses — is perfect for family travel, offering a chance for children to meet and interact with local people. It is not only a highly sustainable form of tourism, but also a more relaxing vacation compared to trips trudging through cities with children in tow.
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Australian adventure travel company Aurora Expeditions announced its partnership with Australian-based education platform UpSchool on an Arctic education program, perfect for family travelers. The 10-week course explores the importance of the Arctic region. The program encourages children to create a plan for how their community can contribute to positive environmental change.