While day trips can be fun, it can also be hard to please everyone. Sometimes you need something different and quirky to capture the family’s interest. The beauty of living in the US is that there is an attraction for all interests.
These four day trips for families will take you to some of the most unique places in the area and give you memories that you and your family will treasure for years to come.
The Hershey Museum
If chocolate is a family obsession, you and your children will love visiting The Hershey Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This museum is dedicated to the history of chocolate and has over 100 exhibits on display. You’ll learn how cocoa beans are grown and harvested, how chocolate is made, and plenty of chocolate-related items, including candy-making equipment and samples of candies and other treats.
You can taste some different types of hot cocoa and even see an exhibit on how candy is made from start to finish and other displays on the history of the town of Hershey, and an Omnimax theatre that shows films about the chocolate industry and the town’s history. The museum also offers family-friendly activities like scavenger hunts, interactive exhibits, a train ride through the grounds, and a carousel for kids. The museum is only about two hours away from Washington D.C., making it a great day trip for families with children.
Luray Caverns located in Virginia is the largest caverns in the eastern United States and has drawn large crowds since its discovery in the late 1800’s. Over thousands of years, the cave was formed by the erosion of limestone, and the stalactites and stalagmites are delicate and beautiful.
In addition to the caverns, the area is home to several other attractions, including the Oak Hill Plantation and the River Country water park. This is a great day trip for families with kids and a great way to get out of the city for a day. The area is also home to a large population of Confederate Civil War enthusiasts, making it a fun spot for history buffs.
Goats on the Roof
There are so many fun things to see and do in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Goats on the Roof is a unique tourist attraction. Visitors can watch as goats and their kids play. This is a fun and different experience for families while being surrounded by beautiful mountains. Read more about attractions.
National Atomic Testing Museum
The National Atomic Testing Museum (Las Vegas, Nevada) documents the history of the Nevada Test Site and tells the tale of the United States’ nuclear weapons program. The museum is more than just a collection of Geiger counters and old black-and-white photographs; it also highlights the pop culture and sociological trends of what is arguably one of the most controversial periods in American history, according to the museum. The museum is located just east of the Las Vegas Strip.
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