Thrill-seeking family travelers should plan a trip to Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2023. For those who need some convincing, here are five reasons Busch Gardens should be on your 2023 radar:
Busch Gardens extended its winter sale through this weekend. Act now and save up to 50 percent on single-day tickets through Jan. 1. This time of year, the theme park is decorated with more than 10 million lights, one of the largest displays in North America, which travelers can experience until Jan. 8. Enjoy seven heart-warming shows, Santa’s Workshop, festive treats and classic but thrilling rides.
Every weekend Jan. 27–Feb. 26, 2023, let the good times roll at Busch Gardens’ Mardi Gras celebration. Enjoy live jazz music, classic Cajun flavors and celebrations like Carnaval Imaginique, an electrifying Cirque show in the Globe Theatre. All villages will be decorated colorfully, with entertainment including jester drummers, DJs and street performers. Treat your tastebuds to more than 30 mouth-watering bayou favorites like crawfish, shrimp étouffèe, cocktails and more.
St. Patrick’s Day
Test your luck at the St. Patrick’s Day celebration on weekends March 3–26. The festivities last all month long as Irish spirit and luck fill Killarney village.
Sesame Street Weekend
Families with younger children should check out Sesame Street Kids Weekend, March–April. Hang out with Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby and other Sesame Street friends for fun-filled weekends and celebrations.
Food & Wine Festival
Flavors are everywhere at the Food & Wine Festival, Thursday–Sunday, April 27–June 11. Enjoy internationally inspired small dishes and drinks.
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.