If you haven’t started planning your fall getaway yet, it’s time! Here are six great places to take the fam this fall, whether you want an urban destination, theme parks, nature or a mix of all of the above.
Go leaf peeping, but don’t just marvel at the leaves in this New Hampshire destination. You’ll also find gorgeous lake views, as Laconia is situated right in the state’s scenic lakes region. From boating to hiking through state parks, this is a perfect outdoors-y getaway for fall.
Montana gets a lot of tourism in the summer, so beat the crowds and head there when the weather turns chilly. Visit the nearby national forests and parks, hike to your heart’s content and enjoy the bright fall leaves. Plus, there are plenty of options if your accommodation preferences include private cabins and home rentals.
New York’s gorgeous fall scenery complements the magnificence of the famous Niagara Falls. Beyond hiking around the falls, taking a boat ride on the Maid of the Mist or even a helicopter tour above the falls, you can find plenty of non-waterfall related activities in the area to keep your family occupied. Hiking, apple picking, museums and great food all await.
Branson, Missouri, is known as a family-friendly, tourist haven, but, like Montana, it gets a big mass of tourists in the summer months. Head there in the fall to enjoy the natural beauty of the area, shorter lines at the adventure park Silver Dollar City and more affordable accommodations, including picturesque log cabins.
You don’t have to stick to the States to enjoy fall foliage and overall autumn goodness. Travel to Montreal, where the cooler seasonal temperatures make walking around the city comfortable. When you’ve had your fill of the urban areas, you can get out of town a bit, to hike, mountain bike and more, among the lovely deciduous foliage just a short drive from the city.
Before ski season starts, visit the beautiful slopes of Aspen, Colorado. The prices for flights and accommodations are a bit more affordable, but the magnificent fall colors are well worth any price tag. There are plenty of condos available for rent, giving a traveling family an abundance of space, and family-friendly activities are at every turn.
What better setting for grandparents and granddaughters to connect and share than a fairy-tale château set beside a fabulous forest? The Gramping Getaway at Chateau Mcely Spa Hotel & Forest Retreat in Mcely, Czech Republic, offers a themed adventure centering around the charming story of the château’s Princess Nely and her magical cheetah friend Pralinka. The character of the princess is based on the children’s book Nely, the Princess of Chateau Mcely written by château owner Inez Cusumano.
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.
This October, take the whole family to London and take time to not only enjoy the classic sites but also these scary fun Halloween events and experiences. Whether it’s a spooky-filled trip to the London Zoo or a step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, here are the three can’t-miss experiences:
It’s time to start dreaming of your next family trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Medellín, Colombia, with us.
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 your family trip to Orlando so much more than just visiting the theme parks. Thanks to new vacation bundles from luxury hotels in Orlando, available as of Sept. 1, you can enjoy exclusive boating experiences during your trip.