Are you a national park passholder? Visit the only U.S. rainforest in the national forest system, El Yunque. Located roughly 30 minutes from Old San Juan in Puerto Rico, the expansive forest welcomes visitors into a lush park with much to see.
Upon entry, the cascading Coco Falls greets visitors. There is an opportunity to pull off on the side to take pictures, but the road system was built for tourists to take a final look on their way out. Paved roads lead visitors to several stopping points to learn about historic sites, like Yokahu Tower, viewing areas, waterfalls and even a café for those who need a break before returning to exploring.
The forest is home to native species like coqui frogs that can be heard croaking; 240 types of trees; 25 waterfalls; ancient petroglyphs; and a plethora of unique birds and insects. Warning signs line stopping areas to keep travelers alert of wild mongoose.
In addition to seeing the forest by foot, visitors have the chance to get a bird’s eye view by zip-line or horseback on secluded trails. Before visiting, guests must purchase a timed entry ticket. Weekends are known to be sold out, so planning a visit during the week will provide an intimate experience.
LEGOLAND New York Resort debuted its first Brick-or-Treat, a not-so-scary Halloween party built for kids! The event runs Saturdays and Sundays in October, 3–6 p.m., transforming each of the park’s seven LEGO-themed lands into family-friendly Halloween havens.
The Peninsula Beverly Hills makes staying in a suite even sweeter! Guests who book one of the hotel’s elegant suites are offered complimentary use of a luxury BMW for the length of their stay. While Beverly Hills has so much to offer, having a car gives you the freedom to see even more of Southern California, whether it is driving up the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu, or continuing on, past Santa Barbara, to Santa Ynez wine country.
Kick-off the Christmas festivities Nov. 21 at Grand Geneva Resort and Spa. Welcoming guests of all ages, the entire family can participate in the resort’s annual Illumination Ceremony. This magical event celebrates the flipping of a switch for the spectacular light displays around the resort.
Located in Yardley Pennsylvania, Shady Brook Farm offers fun activities for families all year long, but really thrives in autumn. During fall, Shady Brook hosts plenty of activities for all ages.
Movies on the Potomac are back at National Harbor, in Maryland, offering a variety of Halloween classics during the entire month of October. Every Sunday, 4–6 p.m., National Harbor will show a free movie on the Waterfront Plaza big screen, located at 150 National Plaza.