Families looking to travel on a budget this summer have a few package options to choose from. Keep your eye on deals specifically geared toward families where kids can stay and eat free or where you receive a discount for a family of four or more. Be choosey as you’re likely to have quite a few last-minute booking options and deals available, like the Rosewood Puebla’s new summer package.
Famous for its colonial architecture, colorful beauty, authentic cuisine and traditions, Puebla is a fun and culturally enriched destination for families. Located 75 miles southeast of Mexico City, Puebla was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987, and it’s easy to see why.
Over the years, Puebla has become world-renowned for its vibrant tile work, local festivities and culinary mastering of mole. Travelers and families that enjoy cultural flare and history will have more than 365 churches and 2,600 historic sites to choose from.
Once in the city, find your way to the Rosewood for a minimum two-night stay, including free meals for guests up to 11 years old. Kids eat free at any one of the hotel’s restaurants and there are quite a few.
As a city founded on cuisine and tradition, food is also a vital part of the Rosewood. Dive into traditional bites of the Puebla region with chalupas, chiles and, of course, mole. With a blend of modern European techniques, French, Spanish and Lebanese influences mixed with the regional cuisine and the traditions of Puebla, foodie families are in for an experience. Pasquinel Bistrot expands on family-style dining with an open kitchen so guests can see how the sausage is made — literally.
For something more casual, guests opt for the street-side dining of Café Azul Talavera enjoying small plates and local wine.
Enjoy Bar Los Lavaderos with the older kids and taste-test regional spirits in a historic setting. Located in a 19th-century venue overlooking historic stone basins where Pueblan women used to meet to wash clothes and socialize, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a simpler time.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the Rooftop Bar for the refreshing breeze and stunning views of the Popocatepetl and Iztaccíhuatl volcanoes. Enjoy Mexican tapas and margaritas in a relaxing setting.
Get out on the town and visit local shops, cafés and historical sites including the famous Cantona and Cholula, home to the world’s largest pyramid.
Book early and save with 50 percent discounts on a second room — one for you, one for the kids — and breakfast for two at Café Azul Talavera included. With Rosewood’s summer package offering free breakfast for you, free meals for the kids and the buy-one, get-one half-off deal on your rooms, you can easily enjoy Puebla on the budget.
With cooler weather and fall colors on its way, it’s time to plan your fall family travels. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Camp-Resort PA Wilds in Mansfield is the perfect destination, and with both scary and not-so-scary events, kids and parents alike can celebrate the festive season with trick-or-treating, fall crafts, fun with the Yogi Bear characters and more.
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.
Oktoberfest is not all about beer. Although beer does play a major role, many of these German-themed fall festivals include activities fun for the whole family. You don’t need to travel to Munich to enjoy the oom-pah bands, lively dances, colorful Bavarian dress and traditional German foods; you can find them in almost all regions of the United States this October. Here are some good choices for families:
Rome is a city full of musts for visitors. You must visit the Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps. And the list goes on, all the way down to trying gelato. No trip to Rome would be complete without the obligatory sweet treat, and for good reason. Gelato is delicious, refreshing and it comes in every flavor you can imagine. But while you can find it just about everywhere you turn in the Eternal City, it’s important to know not all gelatos are created equal. The city is brimming with fakes, and once you know how to tell the difference, not only will you see the fake stuff everywhere, but you will also refuse to settle for less than authentic.
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.
Looking for a unique, fun and educational activity for the kids during your next family travels? Well, Kidzania has you covered. Located in Dallas, Texas, this city is not only built for kids but also run by kids. It’s unlike any other entertainment parks; in Kidzania, kids learn useful knowledge, skills and experiences, all while having the chance to be independent.