Since its inception in 1967, the Festival of the Arts has served as the harbinger of spring for residents of Oklahoma City. For fifty years, the Arts Council of Oklahoma City has sponsored a six-day, family-friendly celebration of the arts that ranges from food to music to fine art. Did we mention admission is completely free?
Who says Easter egg hunts are just for kids? Everyone loves an Easter egg hunt at Easter time, and what better way can you indulge in the holiday event then by participating in the World’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt? You read right – it’s the biggest in the world, and you can be a part of it on Sunday, April 16th on Copper Mountain. Just take I-70 for about 75 miles west of Denver in Summit County, Colorado.
When you think of Miami, FL, you probably think of the gorgeous beaches and vibrant culture of the city. From the world-famous nightclubs, five-star restaurants, and miles of beautiful beaches, Miami is full of heat and excitement. There is a strong presence of Latin culture in Miami, so it’s no surprise that one of the biggest events of the year is Carnaval Miami.
While the saying goes that April showers are supposed to bring May flowers, the inhabitants of the Skagit Valley in Washington state celebrate the bounty of spring—or more specifically tulips—starting the first day of April. The world-renowned Skagit Valley Tulip Festival takes place all month long and has boasted visitors from all 50 states and 93 foreign countries.
It’s a time-honored way to ring in the new year, and fun for the whole family to boot. First Night Boston, established in 1976, is a completely free outdoor extravaganza that celebrates New Year’s Eve in a big way. As long as you bundle up and plan ahead in terms of logistics, you can have a blast!
Roswell, New Mexico, is the fifth-largest city in New Mexico. An otherwise unassuming city, originally home to farmers and ranchers and industrial workers, Roswell came to be part of the country’s general consciousness when, in 1947, an air force surveillance balloon crashed at a ranch and prompted witnesses to believe an UFO had touched down and was subsequently covered up. An event now known as the Roswell Incident. Whether or not you believe this long-held conspiracy theory, Roswell is definitely worth a visit (but especially if you have a thing for aliens).
Sometimes the best destinations are the unexpected ones, and New Year’s Eve is no exception. Yes, you could go to Times Square, or the favorite spot where you have gone for many years. But if you are looking for a new twist to bring in the New Year, here are some suggestions.
With long travel days and back-to-back meetings, business trips can be exhausting. While it might be tempting to kick back and relax, business travelers might miss a valuable opportunity to explore a new city and all it has to offer!