There are 52 weekends every year, so that’s lots of time that you need to fill to occupy the kids. Luckily for you, the US is one of the most exciting countries in the world, with so many places to visit and lots to do. So don’t panic in the face of 104 weekend days, instead get planning all of the amazing trips that you are going to take the kids on this year. Here are five ideas of places that you must visit here in the US.
1. Congress Avenue Bridge, Texas
Take your kids to an air show that will beat any other air show that you’ll ever visit again. Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin, Texas is home to the largest urban bat colony in North America. The bats make themselves a home underneath this famous bridge and provide onlookers with a spectacular show when they take to the skies. The best time to visit this attraction is during the spring or summer months. The kids will love the excitement of spotting the bats and you’ll be able to provide them with some knowledge about this interesting creature.
2. Hershey’s Chocolate World, Las Vegas
What children don’t love chocolate? So take your kids out for a treat day to Hershey’s Chocolate World in Las Vegas. This place really is Americas chocolate heaven. While you’re there, you and the kids will be able to customize your own chocolate bar along with feasting your eyes on the chocolate sculpture of the Statue of Liberty. There are plenty of sweet experiences to ensure that your trip to this famous store on the Las Vegas strip lasts all day.
3. Central Park, New York
If the sun is shining outside, and you’d like to give your kids a taste of the popular state of New York then head to Central Park. In the heart of New York, this park has everything on offer to keep the kids entertained. Along with plenty of playgrounds, Central Park is home to its own zoo perfect for children. In the summer months there are slides and rides, while in the winter the park is set up with an ice rink. There is so much going on at Central Park all of the time such as storytelling that the kids can settle down to. You can also hire bikes on the weekends for a nice ride around the park to see all the sights it has to offer.
4. Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Orlando
Harry Potter is definitely a favorite film among children, and what better way to get them excited than a trip to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando. You’ll be able to explore a land which is exactly like that from the movies; make sure you take a camera with you as there will be plenty of snaps to take. There’s plenty to do while you’re there such as learning all about the wands and even casting some spells yourself. If you’re sold on a trip to this fantastic attraction then have a look at these tipsfor your visit.
5. Exploratorium, San Francisco
If you want to make the weekend a fun packed, learning experience for the kids then head to Exploratorium in San Francisco. This hands on museum was voted the top attraction for kids in the US and offers a full day out with lots to do. Exploratorium is a science museum which is perfect for kids as it has plenty of opportunities for them to touch and feel all sorts of things. The museum also has various activities on during every month of the year, so make sure you time your trip with an activity that you think will suit them down to the ground. Perfect for any time of year, Exploratorium is a must visit for you and the kids this year.
These are just five ideas of things that you can fill your weekends or school holidays with, but the US is a massive place and there is so much more to do. When visiting different states make sure you have a look at what else is on offer so that you have more than just one thing planned when you’re there. Occupying the kids doesn’t have to be boring for you, all of these attractions are exciting for adults as well. Who knows you might have an exciting new experience and learn something that you didn’t know.