Despite what you may have heard about this party city, New Orleans has a wealth of family fun opportunities. Sure, Mardi Gras gets a bit rowdy, but the remainder of the year offers quirky charm, gorgeous nearby parks, live music, great food and a long list of iconic landmarks.
In a city with so much personality, your accommodations should complement the surrounding charm. The grand opening of The Eliza Jane and its partnership with The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is an easy option for accommodations just blocks from the French Quarter and the bustling fun of the city, but also worlds away when you want to retreat into your hotel room and relax.
With just less than 200 guestrooms, The Eliza Jane blends quaint charm to match the city with elegance and jazzy, funky attitude. If your family is into refurbished upscale design, this boutique hotel has it. Step into the historic warehouse buildings offering a 2,000-square-foot courtyard, an open-air concept and spacious rooms. The new design is an elevated version derived from the buildings’ rich history, once housing the Peychaud Bitters factory and the Gulf Baking Soda Company.
One of the most important pieces of history still with the hotel today is its name in honor of Eliza Jane Nicholson, the publisher of The Daily Picayune, the first female publisher of a major U.S. city newspaper in the late 1800s, as it is housed in the very building named for her today.
The Eliza Jane exudes swanky upscale class and personality, all within walking distance of a few must-visit locales for your family.
The boutique hotel’s location is perfect for families looking to explore on foot, as it’s just steps away from the Audubon Butterfly Garden and Insectarium and a short walk away from the Louisiana Children’s Museum and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas.
If you like something a little on the creepy side, take the kids to the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum or the Museum of Death, just a short ride away or a scenic walk. Barely a block from the Museum of Death is the Mardi Gras Museum and a slew of lively dining options.
Traveling with the older kids? Definitely check out the House of Blues New Orleans or pay a visit to the historic Preservation Hall.
Stretch your legs after a day of local sightseeing and walk along Woldenberg Park’s waterfront promenade showcasing the Mississippi River. You’ll know you’re headed in the right direction when you find Café Du Monde, a quintessential New Orleans beignet and coffeehouse.
Many powerful and exceptional women have left a mark on the history of Slovenia, from Barbara of Celje, one of the most influential women of the 14th century, and Alma Karlim, an adventurous pioneer of her time who traveled the world with a typewriter, to Ita Rina, a celebrated actress from the 1920s and 30s. What better destination to celebrate International Women’s Month than a destination with a lot of her-story? Slovenia invites female travelers to explore its unique gastronomy experiences with friends.
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.
South Seas, located on Captiva Island on Florida’s Gulf Coast, welcomes family travelers this spring break with two offers that include complimentary nights. The destination offers warmer temperatures, bright blue skies and the water, as well as the chance to take in some of baseball’s spring training games as Fort Myers is home to the Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins facilities.
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.
Germany is a fascinating destination with so much to see and do; each member of the family is sure to have an incredible time no matter what time of year you go. This may just be why Germany has been ranked No. 1 cultural travel destination in Europe for the past 10 years. This year, the country has even more reasons to make it a top family travel destination. Read on for three reasons why you shouldn’t miss this European destination.