More Need-to-Know Tidbits — Summer 2018

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COMPILED BY THE STAFF — Summer 2018

SEE On Sept. 6-9, MCH Group, the company behind Art Basel in Switzerland, unveils Grand Basel, a new car show that will look at cars as art forms, with gorgeous collectibles for eye candy. But the show will look to the future, too, with exclusive concept-car debuts. The annual event will extend to Miami and Hong Kong in 2019. grandbasel.com

FLY Thanks to a new partnership between Singita and Federal Airlines (at press time scheduled to begin June 1), travelers can now fly directly from Johannesburg to Singita lodges in the Sabi Sands private game reserve adjacent to South Africa’s Kruger National Park. singita.com

Spice-Crusted and Whole Fried Fish. PHOTO BY ANTHONY MAIR.
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EAT At the Bellagio Las Vegas Hotel, Chef Michael Mina has reopened his eponymous restaurant with a new concept that emulates fresh seafood feasts at seaside villages around the world. Bite into dishes such as Spice-Crusted and Whole Fried Fish (above). 866-259-7111; bellagio.com

SAIL Continuing its rapid growth, Viking Cruises launches its fifth ocean vessel in June. The Viking Orion, which will accommodate 930 passengers in 465 cabins, will first ply the Mediterranean then make its way to Asia, Australia, and Alaska. 866-984-5464; vikingcruises.com

Hotel Crescent Court. PHOTO BY TAGGART SORENSEN.
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SLEEP Owners of the Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas recently completed a $33 million renovation project updating all 226 guest rooms, public areas, spa, and fitness center with a more modern aesthetic. From $235. 214-871-3200; crescentcourt.com

RIDE In Branson, Mo., Silver Dollar City theme park calls its newest ride — Time Traveler — the “world’s fastest, steepest, and tallest spinning coaster.” It reaches speeds up to 50 mph; has a 10-story, 90-degree vertical drop; and a 95-foot-tall loop. Do you dare? 800-475-9370; silverdollarcity.com

EXPERIENCE Pick from several sporting endeavors at the new Sandy Creek Sporting Grounds at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga. The main draw is clay shooting but other options include archery, canoeing, fishing, hiking, and kayaking. 706-467-1584; reynoldslakeoconee.com

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