When your family includes a dog, planning your winter sun-and-sand vacation gets a little more complicated. Northern Florida makes travel plans a lot easier, with miles of dog-friendly beaches and inns, resorts and hotels welcoming pets.
All the beaches in Jacksonville allow leashed dogs, and two of the city’s dog parks have beer and coffee bars. Kanine Social combines a 14,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor dog park with a bar for coffee and craft beers.
Relax over a drink in the beer garden of BrewHound Dog Park + Bar while your dog plays in an off-leash yard with a trained staff. Play yards accommodate both large and small breeds. Right on the beach, Four Points by Sheraton on Jacksonville Beach is a pet-friendly hotel choice.
You’ll also find pet-friendly rooms in Pensacola at Surf and Sand Hotel; these rooms have direct access to a grassy outdoor space for dogs to play. Right on the beach, Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach Gulf Front has pet-friendly rooms, while those at Hilton Pensacola Beach have direct access to the beach. A dog park is nearby, or you can take your dog on the Beach Walk. Dogs are welcome on hiking trails at Fort Pickens National Park, too.
With 42 miles of dog-friendly beaches, St. Augustine and the nearby coast are popular vacation spots for dog-lovers. Hotels with pet-friendly rooms include the historic Casa Monica Resort and Spa, as well as St. George Inn and Southern Oaks Inn. At the latter, dogs enjoy their own fenced-in play yard. Several campgrounds welcome dogs, and Bryn Mawr Ocean Resort includes a dog park.
It’s not just lodgings that are dog-friendly in St. Augustine. Several restaurants and cafés, including Bull & Crown Publick House, Barley Republic, Florida Cracker Cafe and The Floridian, welcome dogs, as do some attractions, such as St. Augustine Lighthouse and Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
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.
With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:
When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.
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.
Norwegian Cruise Line is known for offering an impressive assortment of itineraries letting family travelers visit practically every corner of the globe, but one part of the world has been missing for the past few years: Asia. Luckily, that is finally changing as the line returns to the region for the first time in three years.