With more than 20.8 million U.S. travelers taking at least one multigen trip last year, it’s no secret finding the right destination to cater to three or more generations can prove a little tricky. Each person comes with their own travel habits and preferences, but one great spot for families of all generations to enjoy sits right in the heart of the South.
Oxford, Mississippi, is a charming town offering many literary and cultural experiences, renowned dining options, a vibrant arts and music scene, and various historical sites. Need some inspiration for that potential multigen trip to Oxford? Look no further:
Explore The Square, the very center of town full of local ice cream shops, a coffee roaster, boutiques and vintage record stores. There’s even two British-style phone booths on opposite ends that connect to each other.
Book lovers can’t miss Square Books Jr., a large bookshop offering shelves and shelves of children’s books, as well as plenty of books for adults. Fans of classics can also visit Rowan Oak, home to author William Faulkner in 1930. Located on 29 wooded acres south of The Square, this Greek Revival home was the inspiration for much of Faulkner’s work for more than 40 years. Visitors can tour and explore the grounds before hitting Bailey Woods Trail, connecting the house to University of Mississippi Museum.
For some outdoor time, Avent Park is the place to go. Featuring four recently renovated lighted tennis courts, the park also includes a picnic pavilion, walking trail, baseball field and two playgrounds.
There’s also no shortage of eateries in Oxford. Ajax Diner is a testament to Oxford’s soulful food culture, serving up a meat-and-three menu, as well as classics like fried catfish and collard greens. For unexpected twists on Southern cuisine, Snackbar puts Indian flair on beloved dishes to create tasty masterpieces. And for the parents and grandparents, The Sipp boasts an extensive wine and cocktail list alongside an array of tapas.
Despite its size, Oxford is also home to some great accommodation options. Graduate Oxford includes connecting rooms for families and even offers Graduate Home, available to book for families wanting a special suite with multiple bedrooms and a large living room. For families needing extra space when traveling, The Inn at Ole Miss, located in the middle of campus, is the perfect home base.
LEGOLAND New York Resort is about to make it easier for family travelers to move throughout the park this summer. The Minifigure Skyflyer, opening this summer and a first for LEGOLAND Resorts, offers an interactive new way to travel between themed lands.
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.
The family travel experience just got elevated at Cedar Lakes Estates, turning the traditional kids club on its head with a Home Alone-inspired twist. Located in Port Jervis in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley, Cedar Lakes Estates sits on the grounds of a 1930s-era summer camp, offering families and kids an ultimate winter wonderland getaway.
Bulgaria has managed to slip under the radar for many family travelers, but, for those in the know, it is a fascinating country full of culture, history and natural beauty. For families, it is an ideal destination where you can find an affordable vacation with plenty of activity and adventure to make memories that last a lifetime. As you plan your next trip, be sure to keep these great reasons to visit Sofia, the country’s charming capital, in mind.
Five Tips to Help Minimize Potential Travel Problems
Prepare for your family’s spring break this year with some advice from TravelInsurance.com. There are a number of reasons why travel insurance is an important consideration for spring break travelers and co-founder Stan Sanberg has some advice about making the important purchase for spring break this year.