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New Orleans Has Much in Store for 2024/2025

by Aoife O'Riordan

Feb 9, 2024

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Make New Orleans your next trip in 2024 or 2025, with an exciting lineup of concerts, hotel openings and special events for family travelers to enjoy. Whether a sports fan, a foodie or a Disney lover, the Big Easy beckons you to explore its historic streets.

 

New Orleans Named No. 1 Food Destination in the United States

You thought New Orleans couldn’t get any better with its flavorful dishes and lively restaurants, but it’s now official: New Orleans has been named by TripAdvisor as the No. 1 food destination in the country. The designation marks New Orleans’ second consecutive year holding this title.

 

Audubon

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Audubon Aquarium and Insectarium Reopens

This June, Audubon Nature Institute completes renovations. Opening on World Ocean’s Day on June 8, the renovation makes the Audubon campus the only aquarium and insectarium under one roof in the world.

 

Traditional Bed and Breakfast Comes to the City

Copper Vine Winepub & Inn, a “restaurant-first” rendition on a traditional bed and breakfast, soon opens in New Orleans. The inn features just 11 rooms and an increased restaurant floorplan for expanded dining and private events.

 

Coppervine

Copper Vine Winepub & Inn © New Orleans and Company

Disney Takes Inspiration from New Orleans

After a visit to New Orleans, make for either Walt Disney World or Disneyland for the all-new ride based on the New Orleans-set movie, The Princess and the Frog. Taking over former Splash Mountain, Tiana’s Bayou Adventure opens this summer.

 

Looking Ahead …

New Orleans has officially been announced as host of Super Bowl LIX in 2025. To prepare for the event, Caesars Superdome is currently under massive renovations, slated to be completed this year.

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Feb 12, 2024

Make A Splash on National Mermaid Day at These 2 Resorts

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.

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.

Multigenerational
Feb 7, 2024

Earn a Free Night With Best Western Hotels This Spring

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.

Cruising
Feb 7, 2024

Take a Cruise in the Adriatic

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.

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Mexico
Feb 6, 2024

Embark on a Romantic Getaway at Solmar Hotels and Resorts in Los Cabos

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.