Just in time for summer vacation, one of the fiercest underwater legends has come to life in an entirely new way. SeaWorld Orlando’s original roller coaster offers an adventure for thrill-seeking guests unlike any other when Kraken Unleashed opens to the public June 16.
Kraken Unleashed is a first-of-its-kind virtual reality roller coaster in the United States, with fully integrated headsets. The completely immersive experience takes riders on an exploratory journey under the sea. As they sail along the powerful coaster track, complete with deep dives, steep turns and seven complete inversions, a fully integrated story unfolds. The result is a fantastical voyage past gigantic sea monsters, and an unexpected, unforgettable encounter with the legendary Kraken sea monster.
One of the Southeast’s most vibrant mid-sized cities, Columbia, South Carolina is home to the longest total solar eclipse on the East Coast for a metro area and will host Total Eclipse Weekend Columbia, S.C., a long weekend of more than 50 eclipse-related festivals and events, from Aug. 18 to 21, 2017. Plan your trip at http://www.totaleclipsecolumbiasc.com.
Dubbed the “Total Eclipse Capital of the East Coast,” where viewers can experience totality for up to 2 minutes and 36 seconds, Columbia, S.C., has been identified as one of the top places in the nation to watch the total solar eclipse by astronomy experts and media such as Fodor’s Travel, USA Today, Forbes, the Washington Post and more.
Celebrate a healthy and vibrant lifestyle at music, food, wine, and outdoor events this summer along the CA Highway 1 Discovery Route. Featuring 10 artisan towns within 101 miles of famous Highway 1 in Coastal San Luis Obispo County, the Highway 1 Discovery Route offers everything you need to have a memorable summer vacation especially if you like community events, spectacular sunsets or just plain relaxing. We are happy to report the Big Sur mudslide did not affect this breathtaking stretch of Highway 1 and we are open for business all along Highway 1 from Ragged Point and San Simeon to Oceano and Nipomo.
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Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means the unofficial start to summer! As Americans prepare for long-weekend getaways, trips to the beach and family picnics, they’ll also be faced with what’s predicted to be one of the busiest Memorial Day Weekends on record. Relatively low gas prices means the roads will be extra crowded.
Here’s our top 5 essential tips to consider if you’re planning a Memorial Day weekend road trip.
- Fill up the night before.
Make sure you have a full tank of gas before you leave. If you wait until you’re on the road you may find gas stations are extremely busy. Wouldn’t you rather spend a little extra time at your destination than waiting in line at the pumps?
- Know your route before you leave.
Spend a few minutes planning your route the night before you leave. Don’t get caught in unexpected construction or detours. While most state Department’s of Transportation suspend work during major holidays, lane closures and detours will still be in effect.
- Time your road trip appropriately.
Do your best to avoid being on the road during peak travel times. Consider leaving early on Friday (before 9:00 am), or waiting until Friday night (7:00 pm or later) or Saturday morning. Going home, try to leave on Sunday or early Monday morning (before 9:00 am). If you wait until Monday afternoon, you will join millions of others doing the same thing… what a way to spoil an otherwise great weekend.
- Give yourself some extra time.
It’s always best to plan a few stops along the way. Leave a little early, take a break or two while traveling and perhaps stop along the way for a quick snack. There’s nothing wrong with getting to your destination a little early… it fact, you may be thankful for a little time to decompress after a few hours on the road.
- Get some rest.
No one likes a cranky driver. Short tempers, distracted drivers and lack of rest is a deadly combination while on the road, especially in holiday traffic. Get to bed early the night before you leave.
On the road? Why not take us with you. Our websites are mobile-friendly! Visit our growing family of exit guides: I-4 Exit Guide, I-5 Exit Guide, I-10 Exit Guide, I-75 Exit Guide, and I-95 Exit Guide. Detailed exit service listings… discount lodging, camping, food, gas and more for every exit along the way!
Ready for your next road trip? The winter doldrums are gone, replaced by the pleasant temperatures offered by Central Florida’s Great Outdoors. Each year, guests from all over the world flock to the West Volusia area, experiencing the area’s abundant wildlife, tropical plants, natural springs and unique eco-environments and habitats. To help you enjoy the new season, here are just a few of West Volusia’s top spots.
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