It’s back to school time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take the kids on one last trip before they hit the books again. Instead of lying on the beach or going to ride the roller coasters at Six Flags, how about a trip that’s both fun and educational? It will help their young minds get ready to hit the books after a relaxing summer. Here are nine cool places that will bring out their curious side again. Who knows? You might just learn a little something, too.
Historic Jamestown, Jamestown, Va.
Colonial Williamsburg might be the bigger draw, but if you want authenticity rather than just costume drama, head over to the site of Jamestown, one of the earliest European colonies in North America. It is also where the famed story of John Smith and Pocahontas began. It features a wide selection of authentic artifacts, and recovery efforts are still ongoing. When they look out over the water and learn what it was like for those early colonists, your kids will appreciate the hardships that it took to build this nation.