Highlighting the resilience of the people of St. Augustine following flooding by Hurricane Ian and Tropical Storm Nicole, the city’s famous Nights of Lights are as bright as ever. This fantasia of holiday lighting is a perfect reason for family travelers to head to St. Augustine in December and January.
During Nights of Lights, the pedestrian areas and historic buildings are illuminated and decorated with more than 3 million tiny, twinkling lights. Plaza de la Constitución, the main square, is surround by glowing buildings and even the palm trees are draped in lights. Be sure to stop for family photos in front of the giant Christmas tree.
Especially beautiful are Lightner Museum and Flagler College, both housed in opulent, grand hotels built by Henry Flagler. The main shopping area on St. George Street, as well as Cordova and Orange streets, are also beautifully lighted. Brightly lit Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations adorn buildings throughout the city, and columns on St Augustine’s elegant facades are wound in spirals of evergreen and lights.
A good way to see these, especially with children, is to ride the open-air Old Town Trolley, where you can reserve a row of seats just for your family. Despite the major damage caused by flooding in September and again in November, almost all tourism businesses in the area are fully operational and scheduled events will take place as planned.
LEGOLAND New York Resort is about to make it easier for family travelers to move throughout the park this summer. The Minifigure Skyflyer, opening this summer and a first for LEGOLAND Resorts, offers an interactive new way to travel between themed lands.
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.
The family travel experience just got elevated at Cedar Lakes Estates, turning the traditional kids club on its head with a Home Alone-inspired twist. Located in Port Jervis in the heart of New York’s Hudson Valley, Cedar Lakes Estates sits on the grounds of a 1930s-era summer camp, offering families and kids an ultimate winter wonderland getaway.
Bulgaria has managed to slip under the radar for many family travelers, but, for those in the know, it is a fascinating country full of culture, history and natural beauty. For families, it is an ideal destination where you can find an affordable vacation with plenty of activity and adventure to make memories that last a lifetime. As you plan your next trip, be sure to keep these great reasons to visit Sofia, the country’s charming capital, 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.
Prepare for your family’s spring break this year with some advice from TravelInsurance.com. There are a number of reasons why travel insurance is an important consideration for spring break travelers and co-founder Stan Sanberg has some advice about making the important purchase for spring break this year.