I hope you’re enjoying our “See the USA” series. Hopefully you caught the best of Eugene, Oregon last week and Denver the week before. We’re continuing on alphabetically with letter F and Fairfax County, Virginia. I’m thrilled to have Patricia from Fairfax Family Fun sharing the top 5 family friendly things to do in Fairfax County, Virginia. If you’re looking for fun right on the doorstep of Washington, D.C., you’ll want to read on!
As the new year begins, and vacation planning begins in earnest, we thought it would be helpful to reach out to other family travel writers and ask them to share their best travel destinations for families. We received a variety of responses, spanning the globe, from exploring our nation’s capital to Canadian dude ranches to relaxing on beaches in French Polynesia. All of these recommendations are from experts in the field, family travel writers who travel with their families for a living. They’ve experienced these destinations first hand and are sharing their favorites so you don’t have to struggle to find your travel inspiration this year.
10 Favorite Spring Break Destinations for Families When you aren’t planning on traveling for spring break, you have plenty of time to sit in your warm living room, look outside at the snow and dream of all the places you would love to visit this time of year. Growing up I lived in Phoenix, so our family often planned beach escapes in the summer (spring was too nice in Arizona to leave). During our early married years, we lived in San Diego (near the beach), so we dreamed of exotic spring destinations such as Europe. After we moved to Chicago, we could only dream about escaping the cold weather all winter long. My husband would love to go on a ski vacation, but every spring… [Read More]
We have always questioned, when is the “right” time to take our children to the nation’s capitol? When will they take away the most from the experience? Will they be able to enjoy all of the museums and understand the history or will it just be a wasted effort? We did wait until the kids were older, but found we didn’t need to since there is so much for kids to enjoy in D.C. regardless of their age. One of the most attractive things about this city is that many sights are free, so if you kid throws a major tantrum or complains of boredom, you won’t feel guilty leaving and returning later (or saving it for another time). Washington, D.C…. [Read More]