Presented by Kings Dominion
As the weather gets warmer, we bet your family’s itching to get out and have a good time. Check out our list of fun family hot spots that are a road trip or short plane ride away!
Head to Kings Dominion Spring Bloom Festival
Celebrate the return of warm weather with Kings Dominion’s second annual Spring Bloom Festival April 3 – May 3. Spring Bloom features live entertainment, free family-friendly concerts, unique food offerings, and hands-on children’s activities.
Do you have some big Disney fans in your home? Check out Disney star Debby Ryan and her band, The Never Ending performing on April 11! Or attend Choo Choo Soul on April 19 to jam a long with a hip-hop train conductor and her partner, a dancer and beatboxer dressed as a railroad engineer. The concert is free with park admission.
The park also features thrill rides, animatronic dinosaurs, and shopping!
Walk the Freedom Trail in Boston
What better way to learn about history than to experience it in real life? Boston is a super family-friendly spring vacation option as it offers many interesting and educational things to do – from aquariums and museums to famous spots like Paul Revere’s home and Fenway Park.
The Freedom Trail alone is an exciting journey that reveals the real history of the American Revolution as you walk 2.5 miles and come across 16 historically significant sites.
In Boston, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy!
Hang Out with the President
Well… sort of! In Washington D.C., you may catch a glimpse of the President and other notable politicians while walking about our nation’s capitol.
This city is brimming with historical sites to visit and learn from, such as all the famed memorials, the White House, and the Capitol building. Depending on your family’s interests, there are plenty of interesting museums to stop by, including the National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of History and the International Spy Museum!
Take Breathtaking Photos in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Can a highway be a top attraction to visit? Asheville, North Carolina says so!
The Blue Ridge Parkway, which winds through the Blue Ridge Mountains, gives you optimal opportunities for incredible photos. Asheville is a great spot for families who love the great outdoors with hiking trails and plenty of forestry. You could also check out Sliding Rock, a natural 60-foot water slide!
Visit America’s Best Aquarium
The Georgia Aquarium is rated among the very best in the country, and it houses over 120,000 animals – more than enough to keep everyone in the family occupied!
However, there’s more than just an aquarium in Georgia to get the family excited. Should you find yourself in the peach state, definitely visit the world’s largest oil painting, party with the past at Atlanta’s History Center, or see where news is made at CNN Studios.
With these ideas, it’s easy to break out of the norm and try something new with the family! Where are you heading this spring? Let us know your favorite east coast destination!