If you need an excuse to get out on a family trip with the kids who are not exactly kids anymore, check out this list of adult-friendly festivals you can enjoy together.
Head to the quaint town of Haro, in the La Rioja region of Spain, for a battle of epic proportions: the Mighty Wine Fight. Batalla del Vino, literally translating to wine fight, is celebrated each year when thousands of wine-loving tourists and locals climb a hillside of Haro to throw wine at each other. Once everyone is soaked, head back into town for an all-ages street party honoring St. Peter’s Feast Day. Expect the cobblestone streets to be filled with fun-loving participants, young and old.
Live out your superhero dreams at the largest pop-culture event in the country, Comic-Con International. Costume-clad super fans fill the convention center July 19–22, collecting photos, autographed memorabilia and crazy memories — expect intensely themed workshops, events and comic-themed parties.
Celebrate Harley Davidson’s 115th birthday celebration in Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 29–Sept. 2. The pre-Labor Day Weekend event brings veteran riders and die-hard motorcycle fans out in celebration. Play a few games while enjoying a beer and hit the food trucks before the final bike ride and parade through the city.
Celebrate Vienna Modernism and art by the masters this year in Vienna, Austria. The event’s year-long memoriam honors the city’s most-beloved masters: Gustav Klimt, Otto Wagner, Koloman Moser and Egon Schiele. The city is perfect for all ages and your family will enjoy museum tours, art installations and any of the many incredible cafés around the city. Four of the most important names in the city changed the art world in the early 1900s and this year marks the centennial of their deaths, culminating in local art shows and festivities in the city.
Come one, come all and check out the world’s largest arts and culture celebration during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Aug 3–27. Originating in 1947, the festival draws locals, families and tourists to hundreds of stages across the city, showcasing thousands of performances. Enjoy unique art shows together and live performances all boasting incredible talent over three weeks in August during this beloved street fair.
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.