With concert tourism thriving again, music lovers return to traveling the world to see their favorite artists and bands in new destinations. Earlier this month, thousands of Taylor Swift fans from across the country traveled to Glendale, Arizona, for the opening weekend of her sold-out Eras Tour. Whether a fan of pop, country, reggae, jazz, rap or rock, here are some destinations with unique venues offering exciting concerts and music festivals this year.
Although Panama City Beach is best known for its more than 27 miles of white-sand beaches and breathtaking waters, the destination is also home to Seabreeze Jazz Festival, one of the top jazz music festivals in the country, as well as the annual Gulf Coast Jam, which welcomes country music’s biggest stars in June. This year, the line-up includes Morgan Wallen, Miranda Lambert and Kane Brown.
The historic shore town of Asbury Park is home to incredible beaches, a revitalized boardwalk, delicious restaurants and one of the most anticipated music festivals of the year, Sea Hear Now. The festival takes concertgoers through two days of music, with more than 25 bands and three stages, two in the sand and one in a park venue. This year, headliners include iconic names like The Killers, Foo Fighters and Sheryl Crow.
For travelers looking for the ultimate music-filled summer getaway, Norfolk, Virginia, offers the perfect combination of summer fun, delicious cuisine and great music. On May 26, the Atlantic Union Bank 2023 Patriotic Festival in Town Point Park kicks off. The three-day festival celebrates and honors our U.S. military with displays, exhibits and activities, as well as performances from Sam Hunt, Jordan Davis, Cody Johnson, Walker Hayes, Corey Kent and Randy Houser.
As the birthplace for America’s music, Mississippi offers a more authentic experience for true music fans. The state’s Blues and Country Music Trails take travelers through iconic music history sites, anchored by several once-in-a-lifetime music festivals. In Tupelo every June, the King is honored by the best tribute performers in the business at Tupelo Elvis Festival. Along the blues highway through the Delta, visitors can discover the crossroads where Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil and even see a few sites laying claim to his grave on the way to the Juke Joint Festival. For four days in May, live blues pour out of venues and businesses all over the small town.
Anyone who’s visited a destination known for its northern lights viewing during certain times of the year knows, just because you visit doesn’t mean you’ll be able to actually see the northern lights. A lot has to come together for them to be visible, and if the weather doesn’t cooperate, you might be out of luck. However, a new cruise aims to help travelers avoid the disappointment of traveling across the world just to be left lightless.
Whether you are interested in music, art, history, food, sports or fashion, Music City has something for everyone to sing about. Nashville is accessible, friendly and authentic, with diverse neighborhoods, a storied musical heritage and a creative culture that energizes the city.
More and more travelers want to feel good about the hotel they stay in and the trips they take. They want to know their vacation isn’t harming the environment and local community they are visiting. These hotels go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to local communities, employees, the environment and more.
According to Kampgrounds of America’s 2023 report, 38 percent of campers say they will camp during the winter season while another 27 percent say they are thinking about it. Benefits of winter camping include fewer crowds, snowy scenery and opportunities to ski. Cabins and glamping are also growing in popularity this winter season. Here are five winter camping destinations and tips.
Experience the life-changing destination of Greece by exploring its island gems in the Ionian Sea. Scattered off the western coastline of Central Greece, to the south of Peloponnese, the Ionian Islands are an island group comprising large and small islands.
What was your airport experience like the last time you flew? If you’re like most travelers in North America, you might have been pleasantly surprised to find your closest major airport offered a better experience than you remembered.