There is something special about being hit with the smell of delicious carnival food when arriving at a state fair. You can’t go without eating fried dishes, taking a whirl on rides, learning some local history and partaking in fun traditions.
Although fairs normally take place in the summer, and this past one was definitely disrupted, it’s never too early to start planning a trip for next year. Here are a few we would suggest:
Known as the Great Minnesota Get-Together, The Minnesota State Fair is the second-largest state fair in the country. The fair is spread across 320 acres and offers many different activities. Visitors can expect rides, attractions, delicious food and live music from everyone from local bands to big stars like Miranda Lambert and Tim McGraw.
The State Fair of Texas is the largest fair in the nation. Located on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Dallas and running for 24 days, it’s the longest-running fair in the country. The fair continues to evolve and add more attractions yearly. Don’t forget to snap a picture with the fair’s giant statue, “Big Tex.”
The Indiana State Fair offers plenty of fun family activities, including the Family Fun park, where the kids can ride around on mini tractors and play. Head to the Sleep Number Skyride, where guests can experience the fair from a birds’ eye view, visit Indiana’s Beer Wine & Spirits venue that showcases the best of Indiana’s adult beverages and go back in time while visiting Pioneer Village.
Located in Syracuse, The Great New York State Fair is where to go if you like delicious food, great music and fun activities. Attend a concert at Chevy Court, experience the thrills of the carnival rides and make sure to try the delicious food from Taste NY.
With warmer weather coming our way, it’s time to start planning a family-fun spring getaway. While brainstorming different destinations, keep Greater Williamsburg in mind. Check out this list of special events and activities going on this spring and summer.
The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card recently launched BoldFamilyTravel.Chase.com, an interactive, online resource allowing families to plan future travel together. The launch followed the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Card Survey of parents and grandparents that revealed most parents believe children are important resources for planning family vacations and that one-third of parents don’t currently involve their children in planning but would like to.
Finding inspiration from the Netflix movie Yes Day, Fairmont Mayakoba unveiled a Yes Day-Inspired Vacation Experience for families. Families can experience a range of activities for a day of fun. Encourage your family to say yes to all the fun on offer.
Gaylord Hotels invites guests to experience the Summer of More. The brand debuts its summer programming beginning May 21, running through Sept. 6 at Gaylord Texan in Texas, Gaylord Rockies in Colorado, Gaylord Palms in Florida, and Gaylord Opryland in Tennessee. Guests choose from a variety of special programming and events, including aquatic experiences, culinary offerings, spa treatments, live entertainment and more.
An Upgraded Points study, conducted in March 2021 across U.S. residents of various ages (18 and older) and genders, determined which Disney World rides were most popular. The survey participants were asked to name their favorite ride overall from Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom, as well as their favorite ride in each specific park.
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