When your family travels take you to the Northwest, plan to spend a few days in Seattle, where you’ll find a lot of activities to please kids.
Begin with a ride to the top of the Space Needle, where, after an exciting ride to the Observation Deck, kids can enjoy views across the city and Puget Sound, with Mount Rainier dominating one horizon.
Also within the city center lies Chihuly Garden and Glass, a museum and art center celebrating the work of the renowned glass artist, Dale Chihuly. Kids will be enchanted by his colorful giant flowers, sea creatures and other images made of brightly colored glass. Kids can watch as artists create blown-glass art. In the adjoining garden, more of Chihuly’s creations are displayed amid plants and trees.
On the waterfront, kids can watch seals, otters and other sea animals below and above the water at Seattle Aquarium, as well as meet small sea creatures up close at touch tanks. An open play space for younger children features plush versions of sea creatures and other marine-themed toys. The undersea dome allows you to step inside a 400,000-gallon tank and observe sharks and schools of fish in their habitat.
At Woodland Park Zoo, kids can meet endangered and threatened animals, such as snow leopards, living in natural environments. Other exotic animals include wallabies, rhinoceros, African and Asian elephants, lions, red pandas and tigers. The zoo is a good chance to see elusive local wildlife, as well, including the brown bear.
If you’re visiting in summer, don’t overlook the parks and beaches in Seattle. Alki Park, which you can reach by water taxi from Pier 50, features a long sandy beach and plenty of room to run. Another beach sits at Discovery Park, where kids love to go beachcombing at low tide.
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.
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.
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.
Making travel plans can be exciting; did you know planning on how to spend time at the airport the right way can enrich the overall trip experience? As a transfer hub, traveling through Doha's Hamad International Airport is a unique experience, as waiting never feels like waiting at one of the best airports in the world.
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.