Imagine your kids’ thrills at meeting a live kangaroo up close! Your family doesn’t need to travel to Australia — these kangaroos live in Ohio. Seeing wild animals from other parts of the world is always exciting for kids, but Cincinnati Zoo takes the experience to a new level.
Instead of just watching animals from a distance in recreated natural habitats, families can add an up-close wildlife encounter to their zoo experience. Kickin’ it with the Kangaroos takes visitors into Roo Valley to meet and interact with these curious marsupials, while learning about them and their habits from the keepers. Inside Kangaroo Barn, kids learn all about kangaroo habits and history, as well as how the zoo works to protect wild tree kangaroos in their native environment.
Families visiting Cincinnati from April through October can book the Elephant Bath experience, entering the historic elephant house to learn all about how keepers care for elephants. Kids actually join staff to give a bath to the earth’s largest land mammal. That’s an experience to talk about back home.
Also available from April through October, the VIPenguin program goes inside the Birds of the World bird house with keepers for a meet-and-greet, featuring a Magellanic, Rock Hopper or King penguin. After meeting the penguin, you can watch as a talented penguin artist creates one-of-a-kind artwork for kids to take home. The other kids at school won’t have a show-and-tell to match this one.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
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.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
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Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.