Chile’s capitol and largest city, Santiago is encompassed by the beautiful Chilean Coastal Range and the snowcapped Andes. Its positioning within the valley of the mountain range supplies incredible panoramic views at every turn.
Known as one of the safest destinations in Central America, Chile boasts a burgeoning urban society. Embark on a cultural tour of the city with colonial landmarks dating back to the 18th century.
Santiago’s rich history is evident in the cityscape and incredible architecture. The Metropolitan Cathedral, Royal Court Palace and the National History Museum are all great stops along the way before checking out Barrio Brasil and Barrio Bellavista for a taste of Chile’s incredibly bright and exciting nightlife.
Families of all ages enjoy the vibrant culture, bustling nightlife and rural influences represented in the city’s zoo, parks and unmistakably beautiful natural surroundings.
For taxi transportation, buy a ride at official counters in the airport for about $30. Two bus companies offer service from the airport to city center. Centropuerto buses depart every 10 minutes 6 a.m.–11:30 p.m., from both terminals to Los Héroes bus terminal, costing about $2.50. Tour buses leave every 20 minutes, 5 a.m.–midnight, stopping at the Alameda bus terminal and central Santiago for about $2.80. Tour buses can be a bit crowded depending on the time of day, so families and groups with anxious travelers may opt for a taxi or private shuttle.
Santiago’s popular neighborhoods, Barrio Yungay, Barrio Brasil and Estación Central, offer a wide variety of accommodations. With prices ranging from $14 hostels to 5-star hotels averaging $150 a night, there is something for every budget. Check into the Amistar Apartments for budget-friendly privacy and amenities. Guests stay in one–three-bedroom apartments with full kitchens, a sauna and pool access. Located in the Barrio París-Londres district, the apartment is a two-minute walk from the nearest bus stop, an 11-minute walk from the 19th-century La Moneda Palace and just a few minutes more to the Fantasilandia theme park.
Bring the family to Santiago Metropolitan Park for a cable car ride over the city with an unbeatable view of the Andes. Check out the Parque Forestal and peruse the impeccable park’s art exhibits before heading to the San Cristóbal Hill Zoo and park.
Between the city’s endless architecture, urban appeal and panoramic views, Santiago provides a full itinerary for a group of any size and interest.
What better setting for grandparents and granddaughters to connect and share than a fairy-tale château set beside a fabulous forest? The Gramping Getaway at Chateau Mcely Spa Hotel & Forest Retreat in Mcely, Czech Republic, offers a themed adventure centering around the charming story of the château’s Princess Nely and her magical cheetah friend Pralinka. The character of the princess is based on the children’s book Nely, the Princess of Chateau Mcely written by château owner Inez Cusumano.
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.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Medellín, Colombia, with us.
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.
Make your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.