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Celebrate Summer With the Family

by Susan Barnes

May 16, 2018

© Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club


Summer is on its way, and it is time to celebrate! When the Memorial Day barbecues begin to smolder, it is time to think about ways to spend those luxurious, long summer days with your family.


The Summer of Glass in Asheville, N.C., begins May 17 and runs through Oct. 7, featuring Chihuly at Biltmore, an exhibition in which monumental glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly will be found throughout areas of the Biltmore House, gardens and grounds. Complementing the exhibition, a community-wide celebration of glass will be found throughout the city and region with special local exhibitions, demonstrations, tours, workshops and events.


Biltmore House and Gardens

© Cynthia Mccrary | Dreamstime.com


The summer season kicks off in Aruba at the 18th Annual Soul Beach Music Festival May 24–28 with performances by Alicia Keys, Marlon Wayans and other international performers, and the party continues June 29–30 with the Aruba Summer Music Festival. One place to stay for both is the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, offering a Break Away & Play package that includes accommodations, a $50 daily resort credit, access to the resort’s private island and more.


In London, The Arch London celebrates the summer months with its Summer In the City package (May 28–Sept. 9), including an overnight stay in the 5-star boutique hotel, a sharing platter for two and cocktails, and a traditional full English breakfast.


Le Richemond in Geneva is offering The Ultimate Swiss Summer Getaway package (book by June 30 for travel through Sept. 30) for VIP access to the best of Geneva. The package includes a two-night stay; a bottle of Champagne upon arrival; a private, on-property gem lab with Gübeli;, an intimate watch-making workshop with Les Ambassadeurs; a sunset boat cruise around Lake Geneva; and more.


The new Hotel Talisa in Vail, Colo., offers a 4th Night Free package for those who visit during the summer (through Sept. 30), which includes a $25 food and beverage credit, and its weekly summer rituals and traditions, including morning yoga, après everyday and poolside soirees.


It’s (nearly) summertime, and these destinations make the livin’ easy with special offers.


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New Air Routes Make Nova Scotia Vacations Easier

Families living in the Northeast will find travel to Nova Scotia a lot easier this summer with the inauguration of daily service from New York (LGA) to Halifax (YHZ) on American Airlines. The Nova Scotia capital is one of six new cities along the Northeast coast American added in June; other daily flights from La Guardia go to Hyannis (HYA) on Cape Cod, Nantucket (ACK), Martha’s Vineyard (MVY), and to Bangor (BGR) and Portland (PDX) in Maine.

United Continues Its Global Expansion

United Airlines keeps soaring to new heights, recently announcing another expansion of its leading global route network. The airline added new non-stop flights between Newark (EWR) and Marrakesh (RAK), Morocco; Tokyo (NRT) and Cebu (CEB), Philippines; and Houston (IAH) and Medellin (MDE), Colombia. That’s not all: United also plans to increase flights to popular worldwide destinations including Hong Kong (HKG); Seoul (INC), South Korea; and Porto (OPO), Portugal. Following the recent agreement to increase flights between the U.S. and Chinese governments, the airline now adds four weekly flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to Shanghai (PVG).

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Enjoy a Taste of North Myrtle Beach’s Dining Scene and Fall Food Festivals

North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, offers foodie family travelers an exciting dining scene, as well as culinary events and festivals to look forward to this fall.

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Chinese Lantern Festival to Visit New Locations for 2024/2025 Season

Tianyu, North America’s largest lantern festival producer, recently announced additional locations for its renowned Chinese Lantern Festival for the 2024/2025 season. Family travelers can now enjoy first-time events in Queens, New York, at Citi Field, and Dallas, Texas, at Texas Trust CU Theatre.

Sunflower Accessibility Program Featured at O’Hare and Midway Airports

Travelers with invisible disabilities passing through O’Hare and Midway International Airports can now discreetly signal they need assistance thanks to a new Chicago Department of Aviation partnership that helps create more accessible and inclusive spaces.

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Beat the Heat in Galveston at Moody Gardens

This summer is turning out to be a real scorcher no matter where you are spending it, but if you happen to be planning to visit Galveston, one of the best places to beat the heat is Moody Gardens. Whether staying in the hotel or just visiting for a day of fun, there is plenty for family travelers to see and do to help take the sting of the summer heat out of your vacation.