Norfolk, Virginia, is a top destination for travelers looking to take a road trip with their dogs. As many people adopted new furry friends during the pandemic, these destinations welcome dogs with open arms.
The Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel welcomes four-legged travelers with a comfy pet bed, food bowls and a designated play area to get the puppy zoomies out. The beautiful hotel is the only hotel on the water to allow pets and is surrounded by more than 17 pet-friendly restaurants with outdoor patios.
Right out the back door of the Sheraton hotel is Elizabeth River Trail. This 10.5-mile-long trail takes travelers and their dogs along a path with views of the river, through historical neighborhoods, past the USS Wisconsin and Nauticusmilitary ships and museums, and The Pagoda Oriental Garden. The trail shows off the area’s rich history of culture and military life through the different sections.
Along Elizabeth River Trail, Town Point Park is the perfect spot to play fetch, learn some tricks or take an afternoon nap with your dog. With eight acres of space, the park is a serene place to enjoy some sun. The park has free events throughout the summer for all ages to enjoy. From concerts to golf, food festivals and comedy shows, Town Point Park keeps visitors entertained for free!
The NEON Arts District is a collaboration of good food, music, people and events. The bulk of the area on Granby Street is the perfect destination to grab food or a drink at one of the many outdoor patios with your dog, or snap a photo in front of the beautiful, unique wall murals. The district hosts many events throughout the year, like the glow ride for bikers to ride at night, concerts, comedy shows, art demonstrations and more.
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.
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.
The Saronic or Argo Saronic Islands of Greece call travelers to explore its seven small islands and islets brimming with history, natural sites and more. With most easily accessible by boat, the islands’ proximity to ports of Athens make the Saronic Islands an ideal destination for those preferring shorter boat rides. In fact, trips from Athens ports to the islands take only between 10 minutes and two hours, depending on the island you choose, making them perfect for day or weekend trips.
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.