This spring and summer, Wyoming has plenty to offer in the way of family travel. Expect many happenings in the state with new hotel openings, Yellowstone’s 150th anniversary and much more coming this spring and summer.
This year, Yellowstone National Park turns 150 years old, and the park looks better than ever. Rich in culture and historical resources, the park features 25 sites, landmarks and districts. The park will celebrate its birthday all spring with a series of special events corresponding to the anniversary. For the full list, visit Yellowstone’s website.
Newly opened in January, The Virginian Lodge is a modern motor lodge featuring old west magic in guestrooms, as well as the largest all-season outdoor pool. Cloudveil, another hotel recently hitting the scenes, earns the title as the only hotel in Jackson’s historic Town Square. The Mill House, a female-owned boutique hotel tucked away in the mountains of Lander, offers small town vibes with all the modern comforts.
New Cultural Attractions
The National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois celebrates its grand opening May 28. Guests can visit this new museum or go back to some of the original (and recently reopened) favorites such as Jackson Hole Performing Art Center, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Brinton Museum and the University of Wyoming Geological Museum.
Festivals and Rodeos
Some of the state’s beloved festivals and rodeos return this summer, like the Cheyenne Celtic Festival & Highland Games(June 11–12), the Vintage Camper Show (June 18), Grand Teton Music Festival (July 3–Aug. 27), Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo and Cheyenne Frontier Days, which will feature country music stars including Dierks Bently, Kid Rock, Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, Brooks & Dunn and Nelly.
All aboard! A holiday afternoon tea on a vintage train winding its way through lush wine country? If that sounds a lovely to you as it does to us, the Napa Valley Wine Train is on track to offer you a great seasonal experience perfect for sharing with family or loved ones. Tea is served in a holiday-decked vintage Pullman rail car with historic features like Honduran mahogany paneling, etched glass partitions, sumptuous armchairs and gleaming brass accents.
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.
One of the appeals of multi-generational travel, as opposed to family gatherings at home, is no one is the host and everyone is a guest. When you’re all traveling together, nobody gets left to wash the dishes after everyone else leaves. But the best multi-gen trips are those well planned. Here are a few tips to make your family’s trip the best ever:
Friendly Like Me, available for Apple and Android devices, is a first-of-its-kind app designed with the more than 33 percent of Americans who may need special accessibility accommodations while on family travel in mind.
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.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, has its attractions for families, but traveling there to experience the city’s tango culture is a getaway better suited to couples. As they say, it takes two to tango.