Leprechaun lore, cheerful locals, delicious cheeses, beautiful scenery and delightful music … Ireland pretty much has it all when it comes to family travel. Besides the quick hop across the pond, it’s easy when most everyone speaks English and there are plenty of different ways to see the best of city and country (no matter if it’s in honor of Saint Patrick or not!).
The Chinese New Year may have technically come and gone on Feb. 5, but the Year of the Pig lives on in Chicago. Continue the spring festival fun at The Langham, Chicago, with Traditional Chinese Medicine practices and treatments at the Chuan Spa; a blend of Chinese and Western cuisine in the Pavilion or at Travelle; and an assortment of traditional teas with Wedgwood.
Depending on whom you ask, February probably ranks as one of the worst months of the year. The air is still frigid, it is still dark for too much of the day, and spring is still several weeks away. Regardless, February means Valentine’s Day.
While urban wine country might sound like an oxymoron, it’s actually a reality at the stunning City Vineyard in New York City’s Tribeca neighborhood. The water-side venue is the perfect host for your next event — whatever that may be, from 20 to 200 guests and from cocktail party to plated dinner.
There’s no more romantic way for couples to spend Valentine’s Day than a snow-covered winter getaway in a country inn. If you choose one with a good dining room, you don’t have to go outside for dinner and can enjoy a second glass of wine without driving afterward. Here are some of our favorites in New England.