Ditch the snow this winter with a sunny family escape to Virginia Beach, Virginia. The beach destination draws travelers during the warmer months, but the mild climate and smaller crowds make it an unmatched winter destination. From surfing Santa to holiday boardwalk cheer, Virginia Beach celebrates the season with holiday performances and unique experiences the whole family will enjoy.
Here are a number of events to help travelers get in the holiday spirit all season long:
On Nov. 24, the award-winning culinary team at The Founders Inn and Spa offers a delicious menu to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy turkey, ham, seafood, and locally grown fruits and vegetables. End the night with yummy desserts from an in-house pastry shop.
The award-winning craft market returns to Virginia Beach Convention Center, Nov. 25–27. The market showcases the original work of more than 175 talented artisans and crafters. With thousands of different crafts and items, it’s the perfect chance to find a thoughtful gift for everyone on your list. Donate a canned good at the door or participate in the on-site American Red Cross Blood Drive to receive discounted admission.
The ViBe Creative district comprises small, locally owned and operated businesses. Join in the seventh-annual Small Business Saturday celebration, the largest local celebration of participating businesses in the area. Fifty businesses located within 1.5 miles will be open and ready to welcome guests. Guests can also enjoy live music by Big Juicy Entertainment while shopping.
The city’s holiday spirit is on full display with lots of festivities in the town center, Nov. 26–Dec. 31. From the nightly Dancing Northern Lights Tree to festive installations like giant snow globes and holiday selfie stations, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
On the weekend of Dec. 16, ring in the holiday season with special underwater events. The aquarium will be decorated with the most festive decorations and holiday craft stations with recycled items. Visitors also have a chance to meet Santa and maybe even catch him swimming with sharks.
When you first see the Italian island of Capri, a precipitous chunk of rock rising abruptly from the sea, you might wonder why anyone would have settled there. Once you step off the ferry from Naples or Sorrento, though, you’ll know the answer. There are few more beautiful and romantic places in the world and, once you arrive, you’ll be glad you limited these family travels to your one and only.
United Airlines officially became the only major U.S. airline to own a flight training school with the opening of United Aviate Academy on Jan. 27. The moment was made even more historic with its inaugural class, which is 80 percent women and people of color.
Easter Island experienced its share of setbacks to tourism in the last few years. From a destructive wildfire that damaged many of its majestic Moai statues to strict COVID-19 travel restrictions, getting to this distant island may seem harder than ever. However, for family travelers ready to head to this remote corner of the world, the island is open once again and ready to welcome adventurous travelers to explore its beauty and unique culture.
Take your winter family travel to the next level with a trip to an exhilarating waterpark. Holiday car rental experts at StressFreeCarRental.com recently released a list of impressive parks filled with action-packed rides, relaxing lazy rivers and more.
Nashville is a premier destination for celebrating the holidays with ample attractions, extravagant light displays and cheerful special events.