When choosing a family destination this summer, check out this list of age-appropriate hotels and resorts for the little ones.
For families with babies, The Chatwal in New York treats you and the little ones like VIP guests, hence the name, ViBabies. Upon arrival, ViBabies and families receive an amenity kit of Honest Oh Baby! products including all-organic toiletries, a stuffed animal, a storybook for bedtime and a variety of all-natural baby purées available from the kitchen.
For those with toddlers, The Chatwal’s Family Excursion Package boasts a variety of offers including a 25 percent discount on a second room and complimentary meals for the kids, ages 12 and younger. When booking the Family Excursion Package, guests enjoy a family movie night, turn-down refreshments, in-room children’s puppet theater and special-edition Margherita Missoni backpack.
Kids can enjoy natural beauty and the wild terrain of the safari, too, with the all-new andBeyond Bateleur Camp in Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve. Sign up for the fun and educational WILDchild program and enjoy the sites while the kids learn all about exotic animals, tracking, wildlife conservation and survival skills like building a fire.
Kids and kids only enjoy La Petit Réserve at La Réserve Geneva, in Genève, Suisse, Switzerland. Kids aged 13 and younger enjoy age-appropriate games, educational lessons and a variety of entertainment in the relaxing tree house just for them, no parents allowed.
Kid’s clubs are a lifesaver for active families looking to explore, but the Domaine de Manville in Les Baux-de-Provence, France, provides a world all its own for the kids. Escape to two bohemian-style caravans where the kids can handpick fruit from the garden and make homemade jam.
For more culinary fun, bring the kids to the White Elephant Hotel in Nantucket Harbor, Nantucket, Mass. Your future bakers will love the Mini Chef program where they’ll decorate cookies, cupcakes and learn special tricks of the trade during weekly sessions this summer. Rest up while the kids enjoy an in-room camping experience complete with faux indoor campfires and teepees.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.