Running along 90 miles of Pacific coastline, riddled with redwood trees, surf, hot springs and hiking opportunities, Mendocino County, California, is a treasure trove for outdoorsy families. Two hours north of San Francisco, Mendocino County is an idyllic location for active adventures, relaxing swims and endless beauty. Check out this list of must-see locales to explore before your next visit.
Parents and adult children will love Anderson Valley for its famous wine region and notable Sauvignon Blanc grapes, while the kids may prefer a hike through the Redwoods for a dip in nature. Explore the region’s lush vineyards and Redwood trees lining Navarro River Red Woods State Park. Hike through the woods enjoying the natural beauty before cooling off and relaxing with a swim in Big Hole.
Explore the folklore and beauty of Hopland at Frog Woman Rock. A mythical, powerful and intelligent Pomo Indian, Frog Woman was said to devour men who passed by the enormous volcanic rock. Now more welcoming than the stories would have you believe, families and adventure travelers head out kayaking, swimming, hiking and sipping wine along the Russian River. While recommended for more experienced kayakers, Hopland is a haven for scenic beauty and outdoor activities.
Mill Creek is home to lush forests, fields of wild flowers, secret swimming holes and endless walking trails. Take the scenic route along any of the 400-acre park with Ukiah Valley in the near distance — tucked away off of Highway 101 and Talmage Road.
Located in one of Mendocino County’s most beautiful and underrepresented wine regions, Redwood Valley is worth the trek. Rent a ranch for a night or two on Leonard Lake. Get out on a boat with the kids on a fishing trip or jump in for a swim after a long nature walk.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
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 next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.