With February vacation coming up fast, many people might be thinking about hitting the slopes with their families, so we wanted to provide some local suggestions that make for fun, easy day trips in close proximity to Boston.
Although these aren’t the biggest mountains in New England, nor do they always boast the best conditions because of our volatile weather, they’re great for families and can provide a full day of fun close to Boston.
Colorful viewing ladders line the streets during Mardi Gras. (Photo courtesy of B. Kim Hagar)
A popular place for families to catch parades is on St. Charles Avenue near Napoleon. Viewing ladders are lined up like wooden soldiers, providing the perfect vantage for catching coveted spears, plush and beads. From princesses to cowboys, kids in costumes capture the spirit of Mardi Gras — as well as the throws.
Neighborhood establishments, such as New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood, welcome parade goers, offering beignets to burgers, as well as a place to rest weary feet and gather nourishment through the last Carnival parade. This popular spot has become a Mardi Gras tradition for New Orleanians young and old.
Guests will travel by boat to a world with floating mountains in the Na'vi River Journey. (Photo courtesy of Disney Parks)
Have an encounter with a Na’vi shaman at the end of the Na’vi River Journey where guests will travel down a sacred river in a bioluminescent rainforest. That is one of the expeditions slated to open this summer as part of Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, inspired by James Cameron’s movie “Avatar.”
Take to the skies by riding a banshee over the world of Pandora with the Avatar Flight of Passage excursion. The new expansion will also include the restaurant Satu’li Canteen and the store Windtraders, selling Na’vi cultural items that include toys and science kits.