When you’ve had enough of the U.S. Disney parks, Six Flags and Busch Gardens, it may be time to hop across the pond for a fresh assortment of coasters, rides and creative themes. Here are some of Europe’s best theme parks.
Efteling, the Netherlands
Fairy tales come alive at this quaint and picturesque park in Kaatsheuvel. Step into your own fairy story by walking the cobblestone streets and gaping at ivy-covered castles.
Like Busch Gardens-Williamsburg, Germany’s largest theme park features themed areas by country, such as Portugal, Italy, Scandinavia and England.
Le Puy de Fou, France
Renaissance fans can go all out at this French theme park that takes guests through various time periods, from Ancient Rome to the Middle Ages.
Parc Asterix, France
Continue your deep dive into the past at this theme park in Plailly that incorporates elements of Roman, Greek and Egyptian history.
Tivoli Gardens, Denmark
The world’s second-oldest theme park opened in 1843 and has since been igniting joy in both locals and visitors, and even reportedly inspired Walt Disney when he was creating his own park. Located in the center of Copenhagen, an adjacent food hall serves as the park’s own little Epcot, with food stalls representing cuisines from all over the world.
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All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
While the United States has some seriously haunted cities, it’s difficult to compare with the U.K.’s ancient history and Eastern Europe’s dark past. Check out this list of the most haunted cities abroad before planning your next international getaway.
Experience a big-city hotel stay that doesn’t feel like your typical urban visit at Chicago’s Claridge House, nestled in the sought-after Gold Coast neighborhood. The hotel’s sophisticated décor and serene residential ambience foster the atmosphere of an oasis amid the hustle and bustle of a busy metropolis.
Buying souvenirs for all the special people in your life is oftentimes expected when you’re on a trip. If you travel often, or if you’re in an expensive destination, spending money on all of these gifts can add up. There are plenty of souvenirs available at any destination that will impress your loved ones without breaking the bank.