If you’re looking for vacation ideas featuring original activities, go beyond the theme parks to find activities that the entire family can enjoy. While you may be familiar with some of the top destinations in the country, there are a few that are off the beaten path and yet sure to amaze people of all ages. Here are just a few ideas that you and the children will remember for a lifetime.
Historical and Impressive Weekend Getaways
Lighthouses are slowly becoming a thing of the past when it comes to lighting the way, but a few have been converted for overnight accommodations. You can rent out a single room or spend the weekend enjoying an entire keeper’s house. These impressive sites can be found in Saugerties, New York; Pescadero, CA; and even Northport, MI.
Back to Basics
Camping has been a family favorite for ages because it lets you get back to basics and enjoy some time out in the wild. Many national and state parks have camping accommodations, and they make it easy for people to rough it with a water spigot nearby and restroom facilities. Pick up a tent that will hold the family, pack the supplies for s’mores, and head out to the great wild wilderness for some rest and relaxation.
Make an Escape
Puzzles come to life in Houdini’s Room Escape. If you love playing electronic games or you’re struggling to get the kids to take a break from them, then consider taking a trip to this unique destination. Choose from one of three basic themes and prepare to spend some time enjoying a real-life puzzle that will challenge and thrill everyone in the group.
Check the Local Sights
It’s easy to find things that you want to do in another state, but the best attractions may be right in your own area. Take the time to talk with friends, search the Internet, and see what local events are waiting right outside your door. You may discover that your area has some amazing museums, markets, or small town squares that are sure to delight your family.
When it’s time for a little break for you and the family, think outside the box and beyond the theme park ticket. Some of the most memorable events allow you and the family to enjoy a unique and new experience. You can find destinations that have something for everyone, and you just may develop some new family traditions along the way.
What suggestions do you have for original activities the whole family will love?