Take your family travel to “The Most Magical Place on Earth,” Walt Disney World. Although there is plenty to do in the four parks at all times, EPCOT offers some can’t-miss festivals throughout the year.
If you happen to find yourself in Disney before Feb. 19, make sure to check out Festival of the Arts. Tap into your creative side as you wander through a park filled with live entertainment, unique photo opportunities, art installations, delicious dishes and drinks, and chances to try your hand at your own art projects. Guests can collaborate with other guests at the Expression Section: Paint by Numbers Mural. Pick up a paint brush, find your assigned number and add your flare to a few squares of the massive mural. Let the kids get creative with chalk at the World Showcase Plaza Bridge or attend the Animation Academy and learn how to draw your favorite Disney characters.
Spring is in bloom at the International Flower & Garden Festival. EPCOT becomes an array of colors thanks to a variety of different flower beds and installations scattered throughout the park. Marvel at the stunning topiaries of beloved animals and Disney characters cultivated with care by Disney horticulturists. Travelers can see characters such as Huey, Dewey and Louie, Donald Duck, Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, Buzz Lightyear, Winnie the Pooh, and more. Wander through dazzling flowerbeds, exotic gardens and learn more about sustainability and ways we can live in harmony with the natural world. Enjoy live entertainment during the Garden Rocks Concert series with appearances from Rick Springfield, The Pointer Sisters, Plain White T’s, Simple Plan and more.
One of the most popular festivals, the International Food & Wine Festival typically runs from July to November, although the official dates for 2024 have yet to be announced. Travelers can taste and drink their way around six different continents. Indulge in delicious delicacies from continents all over the world — you might just find your new favorite food or drink! Embark on a scavenger hunt and find all the hidden Remys (Ratatouille) around the World Showcase to earn a special prize. The Food & Wine festival also has a concert series, Eat to The Beat, which typically has some can’t-miss performances.
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.
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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.
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.
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.