FX Excursions

FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
United

Indoor Waterparks Keep Summer Alive

by Carley Wade

Sep 14, 2017

Lenutaidi | Dreamstime

Listicles

While there’s no need to “cool off” per se when the temperatures dip, it’s still cool to enjoy the thrill of the plunge at a waterpark. Here are some options to plan a weekend for an indoor splish-splash.

 

Schlitterbahn Indoor Waterpark, Galveston, Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the waterparks! Schlitterbahn is home to the Boogie Bahn surf ride, four tubing slides, three speed slides, two separate kids areas, a heated pool, a swim-up bar for adults and a 100-foot-tall zip line. This one’s a must-do for every water park aficionado — it’s been awarded the Golden Ticket for World’s Best Indoor Waterpark for the last eight years.

 

Kahuna Laguna, North Conway, N.H.

Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains, Kahuna Laguna features four high-speed tubes that splash into a central landing pool. There’s also a wave pool for body surfing, water basketball, water cannons and a 175-gallon tipping bucket at Bamboo Bay. Keeko’s Treehouse is appropriate for those still in swimmies and diapers.

 

Great Wolf Lodge

With more than a dozen locations nationwide including the Pocono Mountains and LaGrange, Ga., there’s likely a Great Wolf location just right for your family as the mercury plummets in fall. Each features Fort Mackenzie, a water tree fort appropriate for children, toddlers and teens alike, with water toys and totem tower body slides.

 

Avalanche Bay, Boyne City, Mich.

The Bavarian theme doesn’t exactly scream a balmy 84 degrees, but that’s how it stays here year-round. Don’t miss the Splasherhorn water roller coaster, the surfing simulator, a tube slide and 900-foot lazy river. Hot tubs for the adults, video arcades for the tweens and a separate toddler area mean everyone’s happy.

Kids swimming in Indoor Pool

Photo: Zurijeta | Dreamstime

Coco Key, Danvers, Mass.

New England’s largest indoor waterpark nestled in the suburb of Danvers makes for a good weekend jaunt. Featuring more than 65,000 square feet of splishing and splashing, there are lots of different themed areas for all different age groups. Parrot’s Perch is an interactive jungle gym with slides and water cannons. Coconut Grove Adventure River winds around Parrot’s Perch. The Dip-In Theater has a large sail screen. Visit Shark Slam and the other four waterslides for the ultimate rush. And the Palm Grotto is for guests ages 16 and older—especially for parents to take a break in the hot tub and whirlpools.

 

Kalahari, Sandusky, Ohio

Kalahari brings Africa to Ohio, with the children’s Wild Kingdom area with net crawls, water guns and low-key waterslides. There’s also Flowrider, a surf simulator with waves up to 5 feet tall. The Zip Coaster features precocious plunge drops, but there’s plenty of opportunity to chill at private cabanas. Live it up like it’s Vegas with private attendants, fresh towels, couches, refrigerators and iPod docking stations.

#WhereverFamily

Insta Feed
Destinations / Caribbean
Apr 12, 2024

Vacation Like James Bond in Jamaica

James Bond has entertained movie-goers for decades, earning legions of fans of all ages. For the next month, family travelers can book a stay at a Sandals or Beaches resort that lets you pay homage to the world’s favorite spy with a new deal, the Love and Let Fly package.

Interior Upgrades Begin Rolling Out Across United Fleet

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.

Destinations / North America
Apr 12, 2024

Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis Debuts New Pet Room Service Menu

Don’t leave your furry family members out during your next family trip to Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis, recently debuting a new in-room dining menu as part of its enhanced pet program. The menu includes freshly prepared meals specifically designed for dogs and cats. A new pampering program launched alongside the menu and includes amenities for your pets.

Destinations / North America
Apr 11, 2024

Graduate Princeton Set to Open in June

Just in time for college visits and back-to-school family travel, Graduate Hotels announced its latest property will open in Princeton, New Jersey, in June. Graduate Princeton will mark the 34th property in the Graduate Hotels portfolio.

Make the Most of Hamad International Airport When Transferring

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.

Destinations / Europe
Apr 11, 2024

Some of the Best Daytrips from Munich, Germany

The lively city of Munich has plenty to keep family travelers busy, but families wanting to see a little more of Germany will find some of the country’s highlights within an easy daytrip. Every kid will want to see the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein and will recognize its pointed towers as the inspiration for castles in Disney theme parks.