Modern zoos are about a lot more than just looking at animals; habitats are recreated realistically, so, for kids, it’s like traveling to a foreign country. New York’s Bronx Zoo adds activities for kids of all ages, making it a good choice for a day of family travel.
The country’s largest urban zoo lies less than 20 minutes by train from central Manhattan, but will seem like it’s located on the opposite side of the world to kids.
In the Madagascar exhibit, kids can watch lemurs hop among the trees and vines, while at Congo Gorilla Forest, they can stand within a few feet of their closest wild relative and watch baby gorillas play. Other animals native to the same habitat share the space, and as kids walk through a habitat of vine-draped trees and waterfalls, they will have fun trying to spot river hogs, mandrills, okapis and various colorful birds.
In the mist-shrouded Jungle World, they’ll see leopards and endangered crocodile-like gharials with long, sharp noses. Speaking of noses, kids can stand nose-to-nose with Malayan and Amur tigers — through a glass barrier, of course — at Tiger Mountain.
Visitors can watch the penguins and sea lions at feeding time and learn about their habits from zoo experts. For a special treat, book a Wild Encounter to get up close with sloths, penguins or even cheetahs and giraffes. Kids can meet the animals and their keepers and get answers to all their questions.
Bronx Zoo is not just about animal experiences; there’s plenty of opportunity for active play. On the Bug Carousel, kids can choose their favorite giant insect to ride on, while Nature Trek is a playground village suspended among the tree tops, where kids ages 3 and up can safely navigate rope bridges and balancing beams. Older kids can challenge themselves on an aerial ropes course and soar over the Bronx River on a zip line.
Pasadena gears up for a lot of attention as it prepares to host its annual Rose Parade on New Year’s Day, but it won’t just be the parade that makes it the place to be for family travelers in 2024. The coming year is full of great things for the city, like interesting anniversaries and fun kid-friendly events, which means great ways for visiting families to explore and discover.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
If you’re trying to travel with the family on a budget, you might feel like there’s no way you’ll be able to truly enjoy all the culinary experiences you might if you were to travel solo or just with your partner. However, that’s not necessarily the case. Don’t make the mistake of thinking every culinary capital across the globe is going to cost you a pretty penny every time you head to dinner as a crew. A new study from Sail Croatia uncovered the cheapest foodie destinations in Europe, so you can plan your next trip accordingly.
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.
Dude alert: If you’ve fallen out of touch with the other guys in your family, Cody Yellowstone is the perfect place to catch up — and autumn is the ideal season for doing so in the great outdoors. From off-road adventures to historic ghost towns to plenty of wildlife, there’s something in this dynamic destination to please family travelers.