As the end of summer quickly approaches, the start of a brand new school year is just around the corner. What that means is you have only a few short weeks left to squeeze in that last minute vacation or weekend trip with your kids before they head back to the classroom.
Why not end summer with a bang by arranging a quick back to school trip for the kids?
Not only will it let them celebrate a “last hurrah” before the focus is on early morning wake ups and homework, but it will give your family a nice little bit of bonding time before the craziness of the school year begins.
The good news is we’ve got a few ideas for you. So, if you’ve got time to take the family on a back to school trip to celebrate the end of the summer, keep reading!
Once the school year kicks up in earnest, most families are hard pressed to find any time to be together between time in the classroom, curricular activities, sports teams, and time with friends. So why not take a little time away from the hustle and bustle and head out to nature?
Check out the National Parks (or state parks) in your area and reserve even a night or two away for the weekend. It will let you have some quality time with the kids. Plus, you will get some well deserved relaxation before life kicks up again.
Or, if you can’t get away – how about having a campout at home? Kids love Family-Friendly Backyard Campouts.
Museum and Gallery Tour
Do you have kids who just can’t wait for the summer to be over and school to start up again? Why not give them a head start on learning something fun for the year?
Head to your nearest city and go on a full museum tour. Pretty much every mid sized and major city in America like San Francisco, Portland and Salt Lake City have an incredible array of museums and art galleries that can keep you and your family entertained for days.
Get your kids ready for school by helping them to really embrace a love of history. There are a number of incredible historical spots across the country like Williamsburg, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts.
These spots not only are of historical significance, but they also feature real life re-enactments that replicate what life was like in these historic times. Your kids can learn a true appreciation for life today by spending a few hours traveling to the past (with no WiFi!).
The most important part of any trip with your kids, having fun, of course!
Take the time to really sit back and relax with your family. Let the kids guide the way and dictate what they’d like to do on their final adventure before the summer ends and school starts again.
What are some of your favorite back to school trips you’ve taken with your kids? We’d love to hear about them, let us know in the comments!