With kids back in school and the grueling temperatures of summer finally behind us, life is starting to get back into the routine of fall. That doesn’t mean, however, that family fun has to stop. Big international trips may not be practical for all family travelers this time of year, but places like South County in Rhode Island offer so many fun things to do for families, a quick trip to this East Coast haven is practically a must.
Next month, the fall fun really gets into swing with events taking full advantage of the season like the Alien Invasion Corn Maze at Clark Farms. Now that the corn of summer has been harvested, the remaining stalks are being transformed into an alien-themed attraction, giving the family a chance to get outside, enjoy the fresh fall air and work together to find their way through the maze. This event runs through the end of October.
The first weekend of October also gives families an interesting way to enjoy the area’s beautiful coast with the annual Atlantis Rising Sand Sculpture Contest. Held over Columbus Day weekend at Misquamicut State Beach, the event will be accompanied by food and merchandise vendors, live music and kid-friendly activities every day. Not only can your family enjoy some good old-fashioned fair fun over a holiday weekend, but you can also get the kids inspired with the incredible sand artwork created by sculptors from around the world competing in this event.
Pair these great fall events with all of South County’s regular family fun attractions like visiting a local alpaca farm or the Living Sharks Museum, and you have a can’t miss family-getaway with something for everyone.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these pies from around the world, and maybe you’ll be inspired to take that next trip for a delicious slice.
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.
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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.
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.