Five Fun and Educational Summer Vacations for the Whole Family


School might be out for summer, but that doesn’t mean kids have to stop learning during their months off. Summer break gives families the opportunity to take off on vacations that are both fun and educational. From the nation’s capital to local school related programs, there are tons of ways for kids to continue learning outside of the classroom.

Best in Class Education Center rounded up five of the best summer vacations that will keep the whole family engaged and entertained:

Washington, D.C.
The list of educational activities in Washington, D.C. is seemingly endless. From national museums to monuments and memorials, planning a trip to the nation’s capital is a great way for families to stay sharp over the summer. Washington D.C. is filled with the nation’s history and culture, opening the door to countless educational opportunities.

Space Center Houston
Space Center Houston, the visitor center of NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, is another destination worth visiting with the family over summer vacation. The center offers fun exhibits and activities that are focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It also features more than 400 space artifacts.

Williamsburg, Virginia
Colonial Williamsburg gives families the opportunity to witness and experience the nation’s history during revolutionary times. The city aims to preserve, restore and present itself as it was in the 18th Century, giving visitors a unique look at America’s beginnings. Williamsburg also goes beyond history with its museums, theme parks and theaters.

Children’s Museums
The U.S. is home to a network of impressive children’s museums. From the nation’s largest—The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis—to other local programs, planning even a one-day getaway to a children’s museum is a great way to incorporate learning during the summer months.

Local Libraries
Not all summer vacations require travelling to a new city or spending money. Neighborhoods across the country offer educational experiences of their own. One of the best ways to tap into these local resources is by signing up for a library card. Libraries offer way more than just books—from competitive reading programs to group activities, libraries are a great place to spend a summer weekend.

To help your student exceed his or her academics goals, a local resource, Best in Class Education Center, offers a variety of customized, supplemental enrichment courses and tutoring options to ensure your students are equipped with the tools they need this school year.

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