| Sep 4, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Each year, in some cases beginning as early as in September, Florida can be frightfully fun -- during a variety of Halloween fests taking place at various popular destinations throughout the state. Some festivities are family-friendly; others for mature...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Something about these chilly almost-autumn days makes us want to sip wine outdoors, watch a parade, browse a manicured garden, or, you know, get scared out of our wits. Fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities in the region for all of the above....
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:43 AM
A western lowland gorilla has been born at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The healthy male was born Dec. 16 to mother Pele, who is caring for the newborn under the watch of the park's animal care team.
The birth is the second successful birth of the species at...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Here is a list of holiday events around the Hampton Roads area. It will be updated regularly.
Thursday, Nov. 27-Jan. 1: Celebration in Lights at Newport News Park, 13560 Jefferson Avenue, opens on Thanksgiving and runs through New Year'...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Busch Gardens will close its Gwazi roller coaster early next year, a spokesman for the Tampa theme park said Tuesday.
An official last day for the wooden coaster, which opened in 1999, has not been announced.
"We will send out an announcement and make...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:55 AM
As 2014 winds to an end, it's time to test your memory and see if you were paying attention to the passing parade of pop culture.
See how you do.
Challenge your friends.
And always pay attention to pop culture. (To take the quiz interactively, click...
| Dec 29, 2014
Although the Orlando Eye on International Drive isn't set to open until next year, people can start planning their special occasion in one of the wheel's capsules.
Similar to the London Eye in England, the attraction the Central Florida wheel is being...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 8:37 AM
TAMPA — Apenas quedan pocos días para disfrutar del 2014, y si aún está buscando algo diferente que hacer la Noche Vieja, y además es fanático de las decoraciones navideñas, entonces debe evaluar la idea de recibir el 2015 en el parque de...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Winter in Florida is the best time of the year. The cooler weather makes this time ideal for enjoying the outdoors, whether at parks, zoos or playgrounds or in your own backyard.
Winter is also a great time to visit Florida's theme parks. January...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The Schmidts were waiting in line at 7:30 a.m., snacks and sandwiches at the ready. But they weren't hoping for a holiday deal. They just wanted to soak up the holiday spirit -- as soon as Disneyland opened at 8 a.m.
They'd driven 565 miles from Redding,...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 7:38 AM
As the home to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld and nearby Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando has long been known as a top travel destination.
According to a new survey from Travel + Leisure Magazine, the City Beautiful is the top U.S. travel destination for...