This spring and summer, Wyoming has plenty to offer in the way of family travel. Expect many happenings in the state with new hotel openings, Yellowstone’s 150th anniversary and much more coming this spring and summer.
This year, Yellowstone National Park turns 150 years old, and the park looks better than ever. Rich in culture and historical resources, the park features 25 sites, landmarks and districts. The park will celebrate its birthday all spring with a series of special events corresponding to the anniversary. For the full list, visit Yellowstone’s website.
Newly opened in January, The Virginian Lodge is a modern motor lodge featuring old west magic in guestrooms, as well as the largest all-season outdoor pool. Cloudveil, another hotel recently hitting the scenes, earns the title as the only hotel in Jackson’s historic Town Square. The Mill House, a female-owned boutique hotel tucked away in the mountains of Lander, offers small town vibes with all the modern comforts.
New Cultural Attractions
The National Museum of Military Vehicles in Dubois celebrates its grand opening May 28. Guests can visit this new museum or go back to some of the original (and recently reopened) favorites such as Jackson Hole Performing Art Center, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Brinton Museum and the University of Wyoming Geological Museum.
Festivals and Rodeos
Some of the state’s beloved festivals and rodeos return this summer, like the Cheyenne Celtic Festival & Highland Games(June 11–12), the Vintage Camper Show (June 18), Grand Teton Music Festival (July 3–Aug. 27), Sheridan Wyoming Rodeo and Cheyenne Frontier Days, which will feature country music stars including Dierks Bently, Kid Rock, Jason Aldean, Sam Hunt, Brooks & Dunn and Nelly.
It’s not too early to plan holiday family travel, and those bound for the Grand Canyon region might want to consider booking tickets now for Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel’s popular Polar Express. Tickets are going fast!
Embark on a family journey through The Last Frontier with Celebrity Cruises® and experience an unforgettable luxury vacation in the untouched natural beauty of Alaska. The breathtaking landscape of this pristine wilderness sets the stage for every memorable moment from up-close, awe-inspiring views of glaciers to observing native wildlife, including whales, bears, bald eagles, and moose. This corner of the world offers not only spectacular scenery, but also opportunities to learn about the history and culture of Alaska — from the native people who’ve lived here for centuries to the adventurers seeking their fortunes during the gold rush. No matter which sailing you choose, you’ll journey through the ever-popular Inside Passage — one of the most popular experiences on any Alaska vacation — and visit Hubbard Glacier or Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.
Family travelers spending time in Riviera Maya, Mexico, cannot miss Xel-Há, a park offering an extensive list of activities, all surrounded by the pure natural beauty of the region. The beginning of fall marks the perfect time to visit the park, with more than 20 unique experiences.
Qatar may not seem like your typical wintertime family travel destination. After all, you won’t find many snow-capped peaks or ski resorts in the world’s desert nations, but the country’s newest winter attraction will make sure you have so much fun you won’t even think about snow. From roller coasters and merry-go-rounds to cotton candy and ice cream, there will be something for everyone at this nightly, winter-themed entertainment park.
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