Let family travels take you to one of these stunning aquariums around the United States. Recently, Aquarium Store Depot analyzed TripAdvisor reviews containing words such as beautiful, breathtaking and picturesque for 175 public aquariums across America. Each aquarium ranked based on the percentage of reviews to determine the most eye-catching aquariums.
Landing at the top of the list is Belle Isle Aquarium in Detroit, Michigan. The study found 30.7 percent of the reviews contain a keyword describing its beauty. Belle Isle Aquarium first opened in 1904 and is one of the oldest aquariums in America. The historic building is home to more than 200 different saltwater and freshwater species from all over the world.
Butterfly House & Aquarium in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, came in second for most beautiful aquarium. The only public saltwater aquarium in the country, it hosts hundreds of species of fish and coral. Check out the Under the Dock exhibit where you can see species like yellow stingrays, horseshoe hawkfish and princess Parrotfish.
Coming in third is Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, California. Established in 1903, the aquarium went through a series of relocations before establishing itself at its current location at University of California, San Diego. Also known as Scripps Aquarium, it features a wide selection of marine life including a Loggerhead sea turtle and giant Pacific octopus.
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium in Tacoma, Washington, is the fourth most beautiful aquarium in America, according to the study. Point Defiance features species from the Pacific Ocean and animals such as the scalloped hammerhead shark and giant Pacific octopus.
Lastly, coming in fifth, is Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire. Seacoast Science Center showcases species from the Gulf of Maine and more. Exhibits include tropical reef habitats, interactive edge of seas touch tanks and a whale exhibition.
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.
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 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.
Making travel plans can be exciting; did you know planning on how to spend time at the airport the right way can enrich the overall trip experience? As a transfer hub, traveling through Doha's Hamad International Airport is a unique experience, as waiting never feels like waiting at one of the best airports in the world.
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.