Family travelers find a lot of reasons to add the Mile High City to their travel wish list. A zoo, an aquarium, a science museum and a children’s museum promise several days of experiences for kids of all ages.
More than 4,000 animals, including lions, elephants and Komodo dragons, live at Denver Zoo, where kids can enjoy interactive experiences with giraffes, rhinos and sloths. The latest feature is a habitat for a colony of African penguins, with a beach-rimmed, 10,000-gallon swimming pool where kids can watch the penguins’ underwater antics through nearly 40 feet of windows. The zoo lies next to a large park with playgrounds and picnic sites.
More animal experiences await kids at Downtown Aquarium, where they can swim with sharks, feed stingrays and spend a day as a marine biologist. Or they can just be mesmerized walking through a transparent underwater tunnel as fish swim overhead. Watch more sea life swimming past as you eat in the restaurant, set around a 50,000-gallon aquarium tank.
Children’s Museum of Denver
Imagination is everything at Children’s Museum of Denver, where exhibits empower kids to explore and discover the magic of bubbles, climb a mountain, test their balance and agility, run through a waterfall or become a firefighter, veterinarian, painter or sculptor — or become the next Isaac Newton in the Physics Playground.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
In the Space Odyssey exhibits at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, budding astronauts and astronomers can learn about space, light and celestial bodies through sensory exhibits, allowing kids to experience walking in space or being inside a spacecraft as it launches. The Egyptian Mummies Gallery goes beyond just exhibiting the two in the museum’s collection. Kids learn how CT scans, radiocarbon dating and other technologies can discover secrets about these Egyptian women’s lives.
If you haven’t heard of Light & Nine, you’ve been missing out on great travel gear designed by a mom with kids in mind. The line of duffels with side shoe compartments, roller bags, backpacks and garment bags come in fun colors including Blossom Pink and Bistro Green. Made from easy-to-care-for perforated materials, they also come with Nimix characters and motifs, so your small travelers can customize their travel gear with movable/removable icons ranging from race cars to rocket ships, skateboards to paper dolls, rainbows to unicorns.
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.
If you’re trying to travel with the family on a budget, you might feel like there’s no way you’ll be able to truly enjoy all the culinary experiences you might if you were to travel solo or just with your partner. However, that’s not necessarily the case. Don’t make the mistake of thinking every culinary capital across the globe is going to cost you a pretty penny every time you head to dinner as a crew. A new study from Sail Croatia uncovered the cheapest foodie destinations in Europe, so you can plan your next trip accordingly.
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.
Family travelers to England can’t miss the return of the annual Bath at Christmas in the picturesque and historic city of Bath. Nights of entertainment, lights, and delicious food and drinks queue up for an unforgettable Christmas.