Skip your typical Halloween festival or event this year and opt for something a little more, well, unique. In Georgia, family travelers will find both spooky and family-friendly experiences across the state.
Two great experiences await in this county on the outskirts of Atlanta. On Oct. 14, the Covered Bridge Fall Festival comes to Euharlee town. From 1 a.m. to 5 p.m., Frankie Harris Park next to Covered Bridge, one of Georgia’s oldest covered bridges, becomes the home to more than 100 arts and fall festival vendors. Food, entertainment, hayrides, cornhole, face painting and more await.
For parents or adult children, don’t miss out on the Halloween Pub Crawl in downtown Cartersville. Be one of the first 200 ticket holders and receive a fun Cartersville-branded cup. Halloween attire is highly recommended during the 12-stop tour. All proceeds are split between the 12 locations.
Also near Atlanta, this county provides visitors with an abundance of Halloween and fall-inspired activities and events this season. Head to Oak Hill Cemetery in the center of Newnan to take a fascinating tour of the grounds. On Oct. 21, skilled guides lead guests through the twilight of specific gravesites, telling tales of the city’s history.
Fans of the hit series The Walking Dead can’t forget to take a tour of Grantville and Senoia, two filming sites of the show. This tour gives a real-life experience of where the zombies came to life, blending history and pop culture in the most unique ways. Also in Grantville is the spooky, 19th-century Bonnie Castle, a Victorian-era mansion with decades of paranormal activity and sightings to its name.
Festival seekers need not go far, for the Spirits and Spice Festival (Oct. 21, 2–7 p.m.) in downtown Newnan welcomes guests with specialty cocktails, festive food, a chili cook-off and talented artists showcasing their work.
Up in northeastern Georgia, Athens celebrates Halloween with two exciting experiences. Wild Rumpus, one of the Southeast’s most noted festivals, is considered Athens’ version of Mardi Gras, complete with live music, vibrant costumes, a parade, performances and more. This year’s event occurs Oct. 28.
Don’t forget to take the Athens Haunted Walking tour while in the city. Open year-round, this tour takes on an even spookier air come Halloween. Led by local historian Jeff Clarke, guests learn about the ghosts of Colonial Georgia, the Civil War, Prohibition, the Great Depression and Civil Rights Movement, combining history with great storytelling.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.