While many know Lancaster, Pennsylvania, as simply Amish country, the city just a short drive from Philadelphia offers so much more than farmland and Amish markets (though those are both worth checking out).
On the outskirts of downtown Lancaster, stay at the Lancaster Arts Hotel. This boutique property offers a fun and modern vibe you’re sure to love. The free parking and free daily breakfast make it a good fit for budget-conscious families, too. The guestrooms, with exposed brick and wooden beams, reflect the property’s industrial past. The hotel’s modern focus on the arts, though, can be seen through little details, like the guest sketches hung in the elevator, the sketchbooks available in each guestroom and the piano awaiting your fingertips by the front door.
If your child has a thing for trains, you can’t miss a stop by the Strasburg Rail Road. Just a 10-minute drive out of town, this historic rail road station offers train rides of varying themes. You can book a day out with Thomas the Tank Engine, a simple scenic ride, a trip out to the perfect rural picnic spot or even a dinner date. Across the street from the station is a historical museum covering all things rail.
Kids will also love the Turkey Hill Experience at Turkey Hill Dairy. Learn all about how ice cream is created and, of course, enjoy lots of samples. The Taste Lab allows you to make your own ice cream flavor.
For a fun-filled day sure to burn off some of your kids’ endless energy, visit Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. The outdoor attraction includes wagon rides, farm tours, corn mazes, pedal karts, an animal center and more.
If you’re staying in downtown Lancaster and don’t want to make a drive out to the countryside for breakfast or dinner, you’re certainly not out of luck. There are plenty of options in the walkable downtown. Try Anita’s on Walnut, for fresh Italian baking and coffee, or Beiler’s Donuts for Amish donuts without leaving town. For dinner, Cork & Cap Restaurant gives Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine a modern update. For pizza, try LUCA, with its Neapolitan-style pies and handmade pastas. For dessert, stop by Rolled Cold Creamery for homemade, fresh, rolled ice cream.
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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.
Gardens by the Bay, home to some of the most beautiful attractions in Singapore, offers the most recognizable photo ops in the country. It’s no wonder this nearly 10.9-million-square-foot nature park attracts millions of visitors and family travelers each year. From the iconic Supertree Grove, the massive tree-like structures covered in flowers and foliage towering as high as 160 feet above the garden, to the OCBC Skyway, a suspended walkway that circles the gardens and gives you sprawling views of the park and the city skyline beyond, this space has it all.
New to the world of RV adventure travel, but can’t wait to get on the road this fall? Spacious Skies Campgrounds offers a selection of RV sites, tent sites, cabins, yurts and retro RV rentals, plus full rental cottages. That means there’s something to make everyone, from camping pros to first-timers to family travelers, happy.
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.