For the perfect weekend of family travel, head to Maine’s 193-acre Great Diamond Island in Casco Bay to experience the fun of The Inn at Diamond Cove. Accessible by a 30-minute ferry ride from Portland’s Old Port district, the island awaits visitors wanting to escape for a weekend.
Set to open for the season on May 27, The Inn at Diamond Cove provides luxury island condominiums complete with spacious suites with kitchens and a heated swimming pool with hot tub and cabana bar. For the kids, the property offers an array of recreational activities ranging from an indoor basketball court, a game room with duckpin bowling, a pool table and arcade games.
For outdoor adventures, secluded beaches, many miles of hiking trails, paddle boarding and kayaking are just some of the activities available. Guests wanting to learn more about the military history of the island can visit Fort McKinley Museum. The primary mode of transportation on the island is by bike and golf cart, making the island a family’s paradise.
Formerly a military base built in the late 19th century, the island also served as a retreat for American literary giants like Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
It’s time to start planning your next family trip. Take a visual journey through these U.S. locations where historically significant moments in the Civil Rights movement occurred.
Valentine’s Day is a good excuse for parents to take a weekend getaway and break from family travel with kids. You don’t need to travel far to find a romantic country inn or B&B; they are scattered throughout the United States and Canada. From New Hampshire to South Carolina, you’ll find a warm welcome this winter at these cozy inns.
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