On the eve of Independence Day, I am thinking about how amazing our nation's founders were in establishing this country. They fought and risked their lives and livelihood for principles in which they believed. Even though it is relatively short, our country has a rich history, and visiting some of the historic revolutionary sites is a great way to spend a family vacation.
Washington, D.C. is a must see for every American family. There are numerous tour companies to help you see many sites efficiently. Your U.S. Representative or U.S. Senator can help you with tours of the U.S. Capitol and the White House. The White House tickets are much more difficult to secure than they once were, but it's worth the effort. Of course, your family could easily spend a week just on the national mall going through the Smithsonian Institution museums.
Our family has really enjoyed Historic Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virgina. It is close to historic Jamestowne and other historic sites and attractions on the James River. Richmond, Virginia and several Civil War attractions are in the area as well.
As you travel north, and get to Philadelphia and Boston, there are multiple options to please the history buffs in your family. All of these cities have other entertainment offerings as well. You do not need to immerse yourself in historic touring. There are theme parks, shopping, excellent dining, recreational areas and other ways to relax and enjoy your vacation.
I liked the Disney cruise because they had an Oceaneer Club. They exploded fake volcanoes. You can steer the Disney Dream on the Disney Dream simulator. We didn't eat the food in the Club, but it looked really good.
We got to see a lot of the characters on the ship. My favorite was Pirate Minnie. I liked Pirate night.
The food on the ship was awesome. I had a dream that I went on a cruise again and had the same waiters. They were awesome. They were funny and they did cool magic tricks.
They had really good doughnuts too. It was fun talking to Crush at dinner.
I liked the Disney cruise because there were a lot of different activities I could do throughout the day so if I got bored with one thing there was always something else I could go do. Like say the basketball courts had just closed down at 6, I could just go to Vibe and hang out there or go swimming, or I could do both because Vibe has private pools. Also, the food was really good and there was always something I could eat, like ice cream from the ice cream machines.
The Knapp Family writing about travel and leisure.