Spring marks the start of warmer weather, when flowers begin blooming again. Embrace the warm weather and explore these beautiful gardens around the world.
The Palace of Versailles is known for its stunning gardens. The geometric flowerbeds and bushes have been restored to the designs during Louis XIV’s reign. The gardens must be replanted every 100 years to maintain their appearance.
Located in the Netherlands, this is one of the largest gardens in the world. About 7 million bulbs are planted annually. The park is open March–May and costs about $19 for entrance. The various tulips are one of the main draws.
The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, is home to a beautiful display of flowers, particularly roses. Landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, the man behind New York City’s Central Park, designed the formal and informal gardens.
Nong Nooch Tropical Garden is a popular attraction in Thailand. The 500-acre garden is home to a variety of plant life. Cycads, a plant with a woody trunk and stiff evergreen leaves, are among the most prevalent at the garden.
Just across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., with some of the most beautiful views of the nation’s capital, Alexandria, Virginia, is one of the most endearing small cities in America. From the historic charm of Old Town to the artistic development of the waterfront and the bohemian flair of Del Ray, Alexandria has something for everyone. With increased attention comes an ever-exploding culinary scene and, despite its size, Alexandria already overflows with excellent options. These five will give you the best representation of the city’s diverse scene.
Picking a destination is perhaps the most important part of planning a trip with your family. If your group includes small children, there are some destinations better suited to your needs than others. Consider these spots for your next trip with the little ones.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Start your day with breakfast at a colorful eatery: Good Morning Mama’s Cafe. Breakfast is served all day and includes tantalizing options like Italian fried biscuits rolled in sugar and cinnamon, and So-Bro chicken, which includes country-fried chicken, home fries, sausage gravy, eggs and a biscuit. You’ll spend less than $15 for most breakfast items.