Perched above the Hudson River on the northwestern edge of Manhattan, The Met Cloisters appears to have been transported from a medieval European village and inserted into the riverside gardens and woodland of Fort Tyron Park. And, in fact, many parts of it were: The gorgeous structure with its sweeping views of the river contains elements from French abbeys that include four late French Gothic Flamboyant windows moved from their original home at a Dominican monastery in Sens, nine arcades from an ancient Benedictine priory at Froville, and a selection of features relocated from a 13th-century church at Saint-Geraud at Monsempron in France.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
For families looking for iconic city sites, bustling night markets and lively street food mixed with island views, historic shrines and monuments, Taiwan’s capital city is right up your alley. Taipei is a must-visit for avid travelers and culture seekers for countless reasons, but a good one to add to your list — summer sales curated to traveling families.
Looking for the perfect daytrip from New York City? Hop aboard one of multiple daily Metro-North Railroad trains departing from Grand Central Terminal for the trip to Cold Spring, a charming riverside village in the Hudson Valley. The route itself is relaxing, following the banks of the Hudson as it winds through forested rural areas and just past the West Point complex.
When you’re in Nashville, touring Music City’s global landmark addresses such as the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is a no brainer. Bringing your family? Enhance the experience for everyone by unpacking in one of the 533 guestrooms and suites housed in the soaring glass tower of JW Marriott Nashville, where the roster of family-friendly offerings includes the brand-new outdoor film venue, The Green at JW. This 17,000-square-foot space will play host to the summer’s partnership with Sony Pictures and Sony Music Nashville with a great lineup of activities and high-definition screenings under the stars that come with vintage-esque picnics. Some of the films in the summer line-up are beloved family classics including Ghostbusters, 13 Going on 30, A League of Their Own and Big Daddy.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is the largest children’s museum in the world, with a nearly 500,000-square-foot facility of 11 major galleries and 7.5 acres of newly added outdoor space. Visiting with your family can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a challenge if you’re only in Indianapolis for a short time — how can you make the most of your visit to this one-of-a-kind, best-in-the-world attraction?