Anyone who’s ever traveled to Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains before knows the area boasts a host of family-friendly attractions, resorts and activities. For those who haven’t visited in a while, though, a new attraction is on the horizon, premiering this winter.
Xperia: Ocean Journey is a digital experience ideal for the child who can’t get enough of sea creatures and other marine life. With immersive storytelling, realistic “animal” encounters and self-guided explorations, Xperia: Ocean Journey engages the senses for a one-of-a-kind educational activity, encompassing contributions from international audio and video designers, and displayed via audio and visual elements ranging from projections and LED displays, to audio from more than 300 surrounding speakers.
“Our goal is to provide an educational and entertaining adventure that showcases the beauty and importance of the world’s oceans, while simultaneously bringing a touch of the coast to Tennessee,” said Summer Blalock, general manager, Xperia.
The experience takes about an hour to 1.5 hours and is open to guests of all ages (those under the age of 7 may need more help enjoying the experience). Tickets start at $15.50 and the indoor attraction is open year-round.
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.
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.
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.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
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.