Perhaps no other city does the holidays like New York City, with decked-out décor and lights, markets, fairs and more found across the city. There’s more than one reason not to miss out on family travels to the Big Apple this winter.
Open through Dec. 24, Union Square Market invites travelers to wander through the more than 150 restaurants, retailers and entertainment venues. In addition to these award-winning eateries and retailers, an exciting lineup of events and performances await.
Located in Central Park, this must-visit rink sits against a backdrop of snow-capped trees and the iconic city skyline. After a session on the ice, enjoy seasonal bites and other favorites from rink-side eateries like The Café and Melba’s. Skaters can even upgrade their skating sessions with the Premier Pass and indulge in the Nordstrom Chill Lounge Experience, complete with a heated tent lounge area with drinks, hot chocolate tastings, a $20 gift card and visits from Santa.
In Lower Manhattan, Brookfield Place transforms into a festive winter utopia with free events and seasonal programming through March 2024. Free activities include performances of The Nutcracker by the New York Theatre Ballet, photo opportunities with Santa, holiday music pop-ups, a Hannukah celebration and more.
This ice rink features new programming and special tickets for beginners and advanced skaters alike. The rink also hosts kids skate hour with favorite winter characters like Silly Snowman and Ice Princess, as well as Santa and his grouchy green friend. Post-skate bites nearby include Frying Pan Brooklyn and Fort Hamilton Distillery for the parents.
Ever dreamed of being a mermaid? Well, your dreams could come true on your next family trip. With March 29 National Mermaid Day, these two resorts offer experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.
Making travel plans can be exciting; did you know planning on how to spend time at the airport the right way can enrich the overall trip experience? As a transfer hub, traveling through Doha's Hamad International Airport is a unique experience, as waiting never feels like waiting at one of the best airports in the world.
Make Best Western your hotel of choice during spring family travels for a sweet reward. This spring, BWH Hotels offers members of its Best Western Rewards loyalty program the opportunity to earn a free night stay.
Known for its clear, vibrantly blue-green waters and varied and historic ports of call, the Adriatic is the new Mediterranean for cruise enthusiasts and family travelers. An Adriatic cruise is especially suited to multigen family trips, since it appeals to all ages with its beautiful beaches, water sports, rich marine life, historic cities, ancient archaeological sites, colorful cultures and varied cuisines. There is truly something for every traveler.
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.
Parents, it’s time to ditch family travel and embark on a romantic vacation at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, pristine beaches and unparalleled hospitality, Los Cabos sets the stage for couples looking for a romantic escape away from the kids. At Solmar Hotels and Resorts, guests are invited to take advantage of the romantic accommodations, spa experiences, gastronomic delights and more.