Virginia Beach, Virginia, has plenty to offer family travelers next year. The city celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2023 with festivals, activities, new hotels and restaurants, and anniversary celebrations.
Embassy Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel plans to open in February 2023. In addition to Cavalier Resort, the hotel will offer 157 luxury suites and 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The Moxy at Virginia Beach is slated for a summer 2023 debut. The seven-story property will feature 134 ocean-front guestrooms.
The 26th annual Virginia Arts Festival takes place throughout the month of May. Venues around the city host an eclectic mix of performing artists. Virginia Beach hosts the Jackalope Festival for the first time. The three-day event includes competitions and demonstrations from athletes in the worlds of skateboarding, BASE jumping, breakdancing and bouldering. The event takes place June 2–4.
Virginia Beach Sports Center hosts the Division II Men’s and Women’s NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships March 10–13. The Virginia Beach Convention Center hosts the immersive Beyond Van Gogh exhibit July 1–Aug. 13.
New Food and Beverage Offerings
All Good Craft Granola Café is set to open in January. The restaurant repurposes spent grains from local craft breweries in its products. Waterman Spirits, a new distillery, is the first in the country to use an organic, coral-filtered process for its vodka production.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.