Visitors to Arlington in 2014 will find a variety of exciting new ventures to explore during their stay. With major observances, new exhibitions, and innovative renovations on-hand—all conveniently located just minutes from the nation’s capital—visitors coming to Arlington for fun or business will discover a fresh array of events and experiences from which to choose.
I’m blithely ignoring Christmas music and holiday displays in stores—it’s too early for this still somewhat-jaded former retail presence!—but I’m already thinking about holiday travel. In town or over the river and through the woods, many of us have places to go and people to see, from Thanksgiving on.
How many of those places do or could incorporate a group endeavor or group travel? Do you find yourself working with groups as the holiday season nears, either to create experiences to complement family travel or for freestanding holiday and winter fun?
I find myself considering making winter fun again, by hitting places and activities that help to make the season bright. I know there’s a great winter carnival in Québec City (which seems fun and inviting), and there are plenty of winter highlights and delights throughout the Midwest and beyond. (Dogsledding, anyone?)
Snowmen and winter fun aren’t just for the wee ones. Have warm boots, will (consider) travel ...
Tempe is defined by its youthful vitality and its artistic expression, ever present at Arizona State University (ASU) and the downtown Mill Avenue District. Funky local bands, award-winning local theater, literary events, blockbuster Broadway productions, comedy shows, and contemporary dance companies are all part of Tempe’s arts and cultural scene.
San Diego is a year-round travel destination offering a plethora of annual events. No matter what time of year, visitors can travel to San Diego and find an extraordinary range of colorful street festivals, parades, concerts, sporting events, specialty fairs, and much more. For up-to-the-minute event listings and changes, visit www.sandiego.org/eventcalendar.
The Lincoln Memorial at Waterfront Park is one of the attractions now in the spotlight on the Kentucky Heritage Trail. Created in 2009 by Louisville sculptor Ed Hamilton, the memorial features a twelve-foot statue of Abraham Lincoln seated on a rock and looking out over the Ohio River. Four bas reliefs (stone sculptures made by chipping away from a flat surface to make a picture that stands out) illustrate scenes that represent stories of Lincoln's lifelong ties to Kentucky.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment™ announces a multipark celebration to commemorate a key event in the company’s history. The original SeaWorld® park opened its gates for the first time in March 1964, on Mission Bay in San Diego.
The holiday season is right around the corner! Although your groups may be all set with their holiday plans this year, it's not too early to start thinking about preparing them for next year. With these six North Carolina destinations, your groups surely won't want to miss out on the seasonal fun!
National Aquarium will add Blacktip Reef, a vibrant new exhibit in summer 2013 in Baltimore. This coral-filled exhibit, replicating a salt-water Indo-Pacific ocean habitat, will feature animals new to National Aquarium, including blacktip reef sharks, reticulated whiptail rays and ornate wobbegong sharks, as well as some of National Aquarium’s most beloved animals, including Calypso, the four hundred-pound green sea turtle, and zebra sharks Zeke and Zoe.
Florida Eco-Safaris at Forever Florida, a forty-seven hundred-acre working cattle ranch and nature preserve, debuted an unprecedented zipline adventure experience in April. In addition to its Zipline Safari (opened in October 2011) and the Cypress Canopy Cycle (opened in July 2011 and the only of its kind in the United States), there are four new attractions that provide thrills and spills to adventure seekers, all located in a hub of towers and wires.
On August 11, 1992, Mall of America opened its doors as the nation’s largest retail and entertainment complex, changing the face of Minnesota forever. Now, “the place for fun in your life” turns 20 on Saturday, August 11, 2012.
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