Daunted by the thought of planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks? Read my new 10-day itinerary and take the guesswork out of planning!
If your kids are tired of historic homes or battlefields, check out the natural history in your state. We visited Fossil Butte National Monument in Wyoming on vacation and were fascinated with its fossils from a prehistoric lake. Read my new review of America's aquarium in stone!
One of the top must-see National Parks is Yosemite National Park in California. From its jaw-dropping waterfalls to its towering sequoias, this park has something for everyone. With its location just a few hours away from San Francisco, it’s an easy add-on during a Northern California vacation. And don’t miss the charming Mariposa Museum and History Center while you’re entering or leaving the park.
As I stated in my review of Yellowstone last year, national parks are wonderful places to combine history education with outdoor activities. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many families are not able to travel to the best known national parks this year. However, right now is the best time to begin planning for summer 2021. Many of the hotels, restaurants, and activities sell out 9-12 months in advance so you will want to start planning your dream trip today!
Many families are planning ski trips for the new year, taking advantage of the winter weather in January and February. If you are planning a trip like this, I encourage you to look at the museums and historical societies at your ski destination to take in some history on a break from the slopes. Many destinations have small but educational museums that help your children understand the history of the area, from Native Americans to the pioneers. This summer, we visited a popular skiing destination, Jackson Hole, WY, and discovered the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, which is a great place to explore the region’s history. Read my new review today!
When you think of top historical destinations, you don’t typically think of America’s National Parks. However, the parks are wonderful places to combine history education with outdoor activities. They make perfect vacation destinations with kids and are a nostalgic road trip back in time! Read my new review today of the oldest and most historical of these parks, Yellowstone National Park.