Planning a family vacation is never easy, to say the least. One of the biggest challenges is making sure that everyone stays interested, and that no one gets bored with the planned itinerary. If you are planning to visit Virginia with your family soon, you may be pleasantly surprised to learn that there is plenty to do that will appeal to the whole family, young and old members alike. Read on for some suggestions.
Learn History The Fun And Spooky Way
Colonial Williamsburg, a living history museum and historic district in Williamsburg, is one of Virginia’s most popular tourist destinations. Hundreds of thousands of visitors come here every year to figuratively travel back in time and experience what daily life was like during the Colonial times. It’s always fascinating to learn about the past, but too much history can frankly get boring, especially for children. A fun and exciting way to learn more about the city’s history would be to book a Williamsburg Ghost Tour.
These guided walking tours will take you through the historic streets and buildings of Williamsburg at night, and you will hear chilling stories about the city’s strange and mysterious past from a licensed and knowledgeable tour guide. If you’re worried that these Colonial Williamsburg ghost tours will be too frightening for your kids, they are 100% kid-friendly and many children who have actually gone on these tours have given enthusiastic reviews.
Immerse Yourselves In The Great Outdoors
Shenandoah National Park is a sprawling 200,000 acre park that extends along the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. It features forests, wetlands and waterfalls, and is home to hundreds of different kinds of animals and birds, including deer, rabbits, and the American black bear.
There is no end to the outdoor activities you and your family can enjoy here, whether it’s hiking, biking, fishing or camping. Be sure to take a drive up Skyline Drive, which runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains and takes about three hours to travel the entire length. The park has several large waterfalls, all accessible from Skyline Drive. Be sure to pick one that is suitable for your kids to hike to, as it may be challenging for them to hike downhill—and even harder to hike back up.
Bask In The Sun At Virginia Beach
Virginia may not be the first place you’d think of when trying to picture the most beautiful beaches in the United States, but its beaches are nothing to scoff at. One of the most popular, Virginia Beach, features a 3 mile long boardwalk and the 19 acre Ocean Breeze Waterpark, which boasts Caribbean themed water slides, a water playground and wave pool. The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center is also nearby, and features an 800,000 gallon aquarium filled with fascinating creatures from the sea.
These are just a few suggestions for where to take your family when you visit Virginia. As you can see, it is a well-rounded state that offers plenty of different sights to see and a wide variety of activities to do, so that you and your family surely will not get bored.