Visiting wineries in New York’s Finger Lakes region is a favorite getaway for family travelers, and couples especially love the region. Couples can follow wine trails to visit some of the great names or dozens of small family winemakers. Along with wines, couples can sample other local food products and visit attractions along the shores of the long, narrow lakes.
Because most are family-owned, each winery has its own character, ranging from grand estates to rustic barns. The grandest is Belhurst Estate Winery housed in Belhurst Castle, a magnificent stone mansion built between 1885 and 1889. You can sample the estate’s wines and craft beers in the tasting room.
Arbor Hill Grapery in Naples also specializes in locally grown and produced foods and gourmet items, a good place to stop for gifts and Finger Lakes gift baskets. For a look at the entire range of New York food, wine and farm products, stop at New York Kitchen in Canandaigua. Along with shopping in their large shop, visitors can join in hands-on cooking and craft beverage pairing classes and programs and sample wines in the 100% New York State Tasting Room.
Wine trails make it easy to plan itineraries circling each of the major Finger Lakes, or instead of choosing a designated driver to travel the wine trails, join a wine tour with Crush Beer & Wine Tours. For a customized tour for two, travel at your own pace with Grapevine Country Tours.
All aboard! A holiday afternoon tea on a vintage train winding its way through lush wine country? If that sounds a lovely to you as it does to us, the Napa Valley Wine Train is on track to offer you a great seasonal experience perfect for sharing with family or loved ones. Tea is served in a holiday-decked vintage Pullman rail car with historic features like Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, sumptuous armchairs and gleaming brass accents.
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.
One of the appeals of multi-generational travel, as opposed to family gatherings at home, is no one is the host and everyone is a guest. When you’re all traveling together, nobody gets left to wash the dishes after everyone else leaves. But the best multi-gen trips are those well planned. Here are a few tips to make your family’s trip the best ever:
Friendly Like Me, available for Apple and Android devices, is a first-of-its-kind app designed with the more than 33 percent of Americans who may need special accessibility accommodations while on family travel in mind.
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.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, has its attractions for families, but traveling there to experience the city’s tango culture is a getaway better suited to couples. As they say, it takes two to tango.