When it comes time to go on a family vacation it helps to pick something to do that is both fun and educational. You obviously want to do something that your kids will enjoy, and you want to have fun too. But why not make sure they’re learning while on vacation as well?
Anyone can go enjoy a beach in Florida, or visit Epcot Center, but why not plan a few other things as part of your vacation. It’s not likely that you’re taking the family on a one day vacation, so fit in all that you can in order to have fun and make this an experience your family will remember forever.
Every town, no matter how small it is, has a museum. Some of them have a simple, small local museum that teaches people about the history of that specific area. Larger cities may have more than one museum, and ones that cover all sorts of things, from history to science.
Take some time and learn about the museums in or near the area you are visiting. This way you can make an itinerary that allows you to catch all the ones that may be of interest to you and your family. If you have artists in your family then an art museum is a good plan.
Take A Class Locally
Consider learning where you’re visiting. You’ll learn a lot if you have a guided tour of the museums you visit, but why not take some time to learn about other things while you’re visiting. Places that offer learning in any town or city include libraries, museums, and art galleries.
Maybe take a local art class that gets you out into the city you are visiting and teaches you to draw the local scenery. This is a way better than any postcard you’ll find at the visitor center.
Tour The Town And Ask Questions
Another fun thing for your family to do, especially if you are visiting someplace with historical sights and lots of things to look at, is to take a tour of the area you are visiting. Ask people questions about the art, architecture, and statues you see. Takes lots of photos and even take notes about the different things you see.
Many historical sights have plaques telling about the sight and who it is dedicated to. You can take photos of this, or write the info down. It could be fun and educational to have your kids write a daily report about the things they saw and what they learned each day of your vacation.
It may be fun to spend vacation at an amusement park, but why not add a little education and culture into your next family trip. Spend one day at the park, the next touring the city, and the next at a cultural event like a festival!