Dressing up for Halloween and collecting candy is what dreams are made of for kids — and, sometimes, those in their teens. Add in the special attention to detail kids and parents come to expect from LEGOLAND, and the spooky season gets a lot more fun.
Hosted at locations in Westchester, Philadelphia and Boston, LEGOLAND brings the fun frights for all ages, with an emphasis on immersive activities for the little ones — nothing actually scary, just good clean fun, block building and themed events for the kids.
The fun includes unique Halloween LEGO builds, fun giveaways, scare-venger hunts and LEGO pumpkin patches. Your kids, even the unruly little ones, will be busy with fun and excitement across a variety of activities.
Not your first time around the LEGO block? There’s still something new to see. This year, the all-new Hidden Side allows families to explore the Discovery Center in an immersive way with a ghost-hunting AR app! All ages can join in on the fun — think Pokémon Go, but LEGOs and ghosts — Sept. 28–Oct. 27. Play along while holding up your mobile device to LEGO builds while interacting with points of possession. Capture the virtual ghosts and stop the haunting while exploring some limited-time LEGOs.
Included in the fun, families can find new activities every weekend to explore with the kids.
Build Halloween worlds with Brick-or-Treat activities, or head to the MINILAND to see LEGO skeletons and ghosts running wild. The kids can chase the haunted blocks down with scare-venger hunt cards and feel like a part of the scene.
Pictures are inevitable, but tweens will definitely want to get in on the Spooktacular Selfies. Encourage the kids to dress in their Halloween best and snap selfies near the larger-than-life LEGO models and grab fun LEGO costume props.
One thing your family won’t be able to avoid during the holiday season — Boo-tiful Halloween Builds. The spooky structures are a great way to get the kids in the spirit of Halloween without all the scares. Watch master model builders participate and compete in a building competition and fill up on snacks and sweets along the way.
As the new year quickly approaches, family travelers are busy making lots of plans for a year of great travel and a healthier 2024. And what better way to combine the two than with a beautiful hike through nature at one of California’s most beloved state parks?
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.
Last month, Comfort Hotels, part of Choice Hotels brand, unveiled its first Rise & Shine prototype, a game-changer for family travelers seeking safe, comfortable and fun stays on the road. The new Rise & Shine was revealed in the opening of Comfort Inn & Suites in Mountain Grove, Missouri, located near Mark Twain National Forest.
When the National Zoo in Washington, D.C., sent its three pandas to China in November, it left only one other U.S. zoo with these fascinating animals. Families now must travel to Atlanta to see pandas, but even those will soon return to China.
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.
If you haven’t heard of Light & Nine, you’ve been missing out on great travel gear designed by a mom with kids in mind. The line of duffels with side shoe compartments, roller bags, backpacks and garment bags come in fun colors including Blossom Pink and Bistro Green. Made from easy-to-care-for perforated materials, they also come with Nimix characters and motifs, so your small travelers can customize their travel gear with movable/removable icons ranging from race cars to rocket ships, skateboards to paper dolls, rainbows to unicorns.