With Thanksgiving next week, kick off the holiday season with extravagant family travels and new traditions. Although the Wednesday before and the Sunday and Monday after Thanksgiving comprise some of the busiest travel days of the year, Air Partner, a Wheels Up company and leading global aviation services group, offers personalized, private flights tailored to every traveler’s needs.
Whether it’s a domestic trip elevating a time-honored tradition or carving a new path with a journey abroad, consider these destinations and experiences for a fun-filled Thanksgiving vacation.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Embrace American traditions with a trip to the year’s most-celebrated parade. To elevate the experience, stay in a 5-star hotel or luxury Airbnb along the parade path for spectacular views and easy access to the 96th annual event. By flying privately into the city, you’ll avoid the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving traffic and spend the weekend in style.
Hit the Slopes in Aspen
Visit the country’s premier winter destination before the seasonal crowds arrive. Enjoy the small-town charm and festive ambiance Aspen has to offer this Thanksgiving. Spend the weekend participating in opening day celebrations at the mountains, enjoy the arrival of festive lights and take advantage of off-season restaurant specials and short lift lines. For non-skiers, take in the great outdoors with snowshoeing, dog sledding, winter fly-fishing or staying indoors exploring beautiful boutiques, high-end stores and impressive art galleries.
Holiday the Icelandic Way
Experience everything Iceland has to offer this winter, including hot springs, glacier hiking, snowmobiling and winter snorkeling through tectonic plates. A trip to Iceland wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Northern Lights, one of the world’s most beautiful natural phenomena. November is one of the best months to see this majestic light show. The month also marks the start of ice-carving season. Visit the famous Crystal Ice Cave, known for its stunning turquoise colors.
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through these pies from around the world, and maybe you’ll be inspired to take that next trip for a delicious slice.
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.
Trying to plan a multigen trip? You may anticipate trouble finding a travel destination, activities and more to appeal to every member of your crew. However, a new report from Hilton found there are certain experiences all travelers want right now, regardless of generation.
With the holiday season upon us, resorts all over the world pull out all the stops to bring the joy of the holidays to family travelers of all ages. Here are five more resorts to check out this holiday season:
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.
When searching for unique gifts for family travelers, Etsy is a good place to begin. A marketplace of online shops owned by craftspeople and collectors, Etsy is filled with handcrafted works in all mediums, often one-of-a-kind or custom-made. It’s like an open studio, a place to share the latest creations directly to people who appreciate handcrafted things.