Elevate your family holiday festivities and traditions with a visit to the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles, Calif. Sneak away before the holidays or schedule a visit just in time for the season. Between the foodie menu and seasonal activities for families, there will be plenty of reasons to head to LA for a few nights this holiday season.
The Family Time stay is specifically designed for families with little ones. This luxury stay includes a complimentary bottle of Champagne for parents, welcome gifts for the kids and a free stay for up to two dogs. Stay with the whole family in a suite for $875 per night, or opt for a guestroom at $795 a night with 50 percent off an adjoining room for the kids. Have your family and your space, too.
Visit Swan Lake and introduce the kids to the Bel-Air’s most famous guests, the hotel swans. Use your $150 breakfast credit for a family meal or check out the Little Royals, a menu for afternoon tea with the kids. Play in the lush gardens and enjoy the beautiful grounds before heading out into the city or breaking off for spa appointments.
Stick around for dinner at Wolfgang Puck’s, or plan your holiday meal for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve or Christmas Day at the hotel’s outdoor lounge or impressive dining area. Enjoy festive, seasonal menu items curated perfectly for the season and enjoy a stress-free holiday on the West Coast.
For those looking for a quick visit during the holiday season, make sure you make time for the Gingerbread Masterclass. On Dec. 13, learn gingerbread designs and building techniques from the experts for $55 per person. The hotel provides everything your family will need, from gingerbread supplies to snacks, drinks and small sandwiches.
Part of a family who just loves a good scare or ghost story? This fall, wherever your travels might take you, chances are you’ll be near an Omni hotel or resort with a history of haunted sightings and other scary happenings. So, why not learn a bit about where you’re staying to make the experience all the more eerie …
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.
Overshadowed by nearby Portland and overlooked by tourists bound for the popular coastal towns of Camden and Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick is not on the radar of most family travelers in Maine. But couples looking for a cozy getaway will find fine dining, antiques, art and quiet streets for strolling, many lined by distinguished homes and well-kept gardens.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
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.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.