Family travelers to Georgia must not forget to visit Athens, a city buzzing with exciting new shops, revitalizations, anniversaries and more.
“The Classic City just keeps getting better and better,” said Hannah Smith, director of marketing and communications, Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau. “In the New Year, we hope our locals and visitors enjoy these community enhancements and add some of these amazing restaurants and shops to their lists.”
Here’s what’s coming to Athens in 2023:
Celebrate Georgia Museum of Art’s 75th anniversary this year. In honor of the milestone, the museum features blog stories on the museum website, an interactive visitor response wall and a special vinyl timeline in the lobby.
This new store opens on Prince Avenue, selling sustainable local products; gifts; supplies; and curated, high-quality kitchen tools. Athens Cooks also plans to soon offer cooking classes to the public, as well as a new café area serving beer, wine, charcuterie and other bites.
Downtown Athens underwent extensive renovations downtown, and 2023 marks the completion of these revitalizations. New enhancements include widened sidewalks, rainbow crosswalks, benches and seating areas, and safety updates.
Gracing Athens’ Five Points neighborhood, Slater’s Steakhouse brings bistro-style dining to the city. Indulge in American classics and, for adults, choose from craft cocktails, including a make-your-own martini service.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Huntsville, Alabama, is one of those destinations helping define the family-friendly vacation. Home to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the city is lovingly nicknamed Rocket City thanks to its history of always reaching for the stars. This is where you’ll find Space Camp, where kids and families can take part in various programs at the world’s largest space museum, U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Through Dec. 31, family travelers can enjoy the most unexpected thing in Florida: a white Christmas. The Now Snowing in Celebration festival in Kissimmee, Florida, embraces winter traditions for both locals and visitors. Free to visit, families will love heading to the town built by Disney.
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.
Let family travels take you to one of these stunning aquariums around the United States. Recently, Aquarium Store Depot analyzed TripAdvisor reviews containing words such as beautiful, breathtaking and picturesque for 175 public aquariums across America. Each aquarium ranked based on the percentage of reviews to determine the most eye-catching aquariums.