Families love taking road trips, and for good reason. You get to see amazing parts of the country for a lot less than it would cost to buy plane tickets for the whole family. Even more, the extra time traveling is well spent bonding over shared experiences and road trip games. But road trips also give family travelers the luxury of stopping anywhere and everywhere, which means roadside attractions are a big part of the fun.
The California highways have plenty of these attractions, so, no matter which route you are on, you will find plenty to see and do. You can check out the world’s tallest thermometer in Baker or watch elephant seals sunning themselves outside of San Simeon, just for starters. But one site that often gets overlooked is found along the 15 freeway, just south of the Cajon Pass, a stretch of highway connecting Southern California’s Inland Empire with the high desert and places beyond.
The area is home to Mormon Rocks, a unique outcropping sitting just a few minutes off the main highway along the smaller Highway 138. The Bedrock-esque rock formations, named for the Mormon settlers who used them for shelter when they arrived in the area in 1881 to settle the nearby city of San Bernardino, are visible from the freeway but are best explored up close.
The mostly bald rocks, in stark contrast to the low-lying native plants dotting the surrounding mountains, are made of sandstone and home to numerous small animals and birds that nest in holes found throughout the rocks. Visitors can stop at Mormon Rocks Ranger Station, open to hiking daily until 4 p.m., to hike the 1-mile loop for a bird’s-eye view of the rocks and Cajon Pass as it cuts through the mountains into the valley below. The hike is easy and a great opportunity to learn about the local history, not to mention the landscape, as you stretch your legs before continuing along your journey.
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.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
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.
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.
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.