5 Ideas for Summer Trips With Your Kids

We live in such a great area that we can travel to many different, wonderful places—in multiple states—within a day. Here are a few ideas to take advantage of this summer:

1. Monticello. This one’s for the history buffs—at Monticello, there are tons of kid- and family-friendly tours, complete with a kids’ activity center to really get them involved.

2. Luray Caverns. Many kids take field trips to the caverns in the fourth and fifth grades, but if yours haven’t been yet, it’s really awesome. They have a rope course, gem-mining activities, and the Catoctin Zoo is nearby, so you can knock out all those activities at once.

3. Harpers Ferry. Many of us are aware of the great tubing scene at Harpers Ferry, but you can also whitewater raft, canoe, and enjoy their hiking trails. There’s a lot of great history in the city as well, and that’s not to mention the beautiful scenery



4. Sandy Point State Park. If you want to stay on this side of the Bay Bridge, this stop is for you. Sandy Point State Park is a great destination for families; you can bring your cooler and spend your day in the water, picnicking, and grilling—while also avoiding that beach traffic.

5. Amusement parks. We have so many great amusement parks in our area, including Hershey Park (my family’s favorite), Kings Dominion, and Busch Gardens.

If you want to take a day off work this summer and leave around midday to avoid traffic, these destinations will help keep both you and the kids occupied with the activities to do and sights to see.

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