Tuesday, May 29, 2018

4 Educational Family Vacation Ideas


There are many reasons to have a family vacation – to bring your family together, for adventure or for the opportunity to get away from it all and relax. Yet more and more people are eschewing these in favor of another purpose for their holidays – education.
It makes sense. Why not combine a great trip away as a family with the opportunity to educate your children and maybe even yourself? Whether it be a trip to Washington DC to help them better understand the history and governance of the United States or a visit to Alabama to learn about the universe at the U.S. Space and Rocket Centre, there are plenty of vacation destinations across the world that can teach us stuff while we are away.
Here are four educational family vacation ideas.

Washington, D.C.
A trip to any capital city will teach you plenty about that country, but Washington D.C. is especially brilliant at helping kids learn about the United States. The National Archives and Records Administration is fantastic for the history of America, being the home of the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. The White House and Congress teach us about how the country is governed, the Supreme Court about how laws are applied and the Smithsonian Museums cover so many different topics that there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.

Huntsville, Alabama
If your kids have a keen interest in space and science, then Huntsville, Alabama is one place you should definitely look at holidaying. It is home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Centre, a museum filled with exhibits about NASA’s achievements in space. There are dozens of interactive exhibits such as the Mission to Mars Simulator, the Spacedome IMAX Theatre and the Space Shot and G Force Accelator which gives visitors and idea of the physical impact astronauts experience when inspace.
With Astronaut Mr. Ron Garan - 2014


Dominican Republic
The DominicanRepublic  was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, one of the first landing points of the great explorer in the Caribbean. As such, it has a rich educational history to go with its beautiful beaches and stunning greenery. There are a flurry of historical colonial cities on the island which can teach plenty about how the Americas came to be colonized and it can also educate on the beauty of nature with its vast rain forests and pristine waterfalls. For more information on holidaying in the Caribbean, check out Caribbeansbest.Org

London
There probably isn’t a more educational city in the world than London. It’s home to two of the greatest museums in the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum – both of which are free to enter. They cover science and nature and the Imperial War Museum looks at some of the worst conflicts that have been fought in recent times by humans. You have the worlds first parliament at Westminster, the home of the royal family at Buckingham Palace and lovers of the English language can visit Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and see some of the inspirational sites behind the Harry Potter books.

19 comments:

  1. We live near DC and the Smithsonian museums are awesome! We have not taken the kids to London yet though.

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  2. I'd want to go to any of these places. One day we will go to DC. There's so much I want to see and do there.

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  3. All of these ideas look like fun if you have children at home and live near something like this. Might be something for my daughter to look into for her children.

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  4. We took the kids to the Dominican Republic several years ago and we had a blast. We took several tours and learned a lot about the island. These are all great family vacation ideas.

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  5. I have been to DC before, my last trip there was about 3 years ago. It is a very interesting place and it does have a lot to offer.

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  6. What great ideas!! My son would love the NASA one! Unfortunately we don't live in the states.

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  7. These ideas all look great. I have been wanting to go to Washington DC for a very long time. I think it is a great place to learn and it is extremely interesting.

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  8. I don't plan on any international trips any time soon but the NASA museum seems like a good educational trip. My son is into politics so DC would be another good choice for us.

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  9. This is great! We have been looking for ideas to do this summer. We have been in DC but never been to the others. Will suggest this to hubby so we can plan accordingly.

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  10. It really helps to make vacations education for the kids. I think it's a great way to keep their minds active even during the summer! These are all lovely suggestions.

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  11. I love to spend time with my kids on vacations. They remember what they learn so much better. .We have a few trips planned this summer.

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  12. We love taking educational family trips! I definitely want to go to Washington, D.C. with them one year!

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  13. I think most vacations can be educational in some way or another. These are all great vacations!!!

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  14. These sound like some great ideas, I think it is always nice when you can learn something while having fun on holiday.

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  15. i live outside Washington DC and there is so much to do here! Tons of FREE museums and attractions and so much history to see.

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  16. Who says going on vacation can't or shouldn't be educational? It's always been a dream of mine to vacation in D.C., to explore a lot of our nation's history.

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  17. These are great ideas! I have been trying to make sure every trip we take has an educational element to it as well.

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  18. I guess my top two dream places this time is Alabama and Dominican Republic since I have never been there yet. I love visiting places that is new to me at least every year.

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  19. There are so many places that you can visit as a family and have an amazing time together! These are all lovely suggestions!

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