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Awesome Homeschool Field Trips

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Do you ever daydream about places you’d like to visit for an awesome, extended, souped-up homeschool field trip? Here are thirteen of mine:

1. Washington, D.C. — I’ve never been and I’d love to take my kids to see our nation’s capital. I’d also definitely want to visit the Smithsonian.

2. Philadelphia, PA — I would love to see Constitution Hall, the Liberty Bell and all the other historical sites in this beautiful city.

3. Williamsburg, VA — I can’t imagine how awesome it must be to step back in time via the historical reenactments in Williamsburg.

4. Kennedy Space Center — I’ve actually been there a couple of times, but I would love to see an actual shuttle launch. It’s awe inspiring on TV; I can’t imagine how it would feel to be there.

5. Yosemite National Park — The pictures are so beautiful. It would be incredible to see Old Faithful.

6. Redwood National Park — I can’t imagine that the pictures do it justice.

7. The Pacific Coast — I’ve seen the Atlantic Ocean, but never the Pacific. I’d love to see it anywhere along the coastline, but I’ve heard that Washington State is beautiful.

8. St. Louis — I’d love to see the Arch and I’ve heard that there are a lot of fun, educational things to do for free in St. Louis. Free, fun, educational are always a good combination.

9. Rome, Italy — The Colosseum, the Forum, the roads and aqueducts. Wow! I’d love the opportunity to see, in person, all the things we’ve been studying about. Of course, we’d have to take a little side trip to Venice to ride in a gondola down the Grand Canal.

10. Egypt — the Pyramids, the Sphinx, the Nile. Are you starting to get the impression that I’m a history buff? 😉

11. Jerusalem — I can’t imagine walking where my Lord walked and getting a first-hand look at the land of His birth, the places where He taught, the river where He was baptized. Incredible.

12. The Creation Museum — This one, I’m trying to talk my husband into actually doing. It would make an awesome weekend trip. I’ve heard it’s well worth the visit.

13. New York City — Can I call myself an American if I didn’t want to see the Statue of Liberty with my own eyes? 😉

What about you? Where would you like to visit? Have you been to any of the places on my wish list? If so, I’d love to live vicariously through you; if you’ve posted about it, leave a link to your blog.

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13 Comments

  1. I’ve been to four f those places, and my advice is to make sure you allow yourself enough time to enjoy and absorb it all. For example, don’t try to rush through Rome in two days!

  2. I would really like to take the kids to Washington DC as well. I think it would be a great experience.

    I posted 13 things to stock up on my blog today.

  3. Those are awesome places. Nicholas is right, be sure to allow enough time for the really special ones like Italy.

  4. My first time to your b log and I LOVE the title. I don’t home school but totally support those I know who do! Yesterday I had to sit through another friend going on and on about how it was cruel and these children weren’t socialised etc. This because the child was AT the Operation Christmas Child shoebox depot helping pack boxes, well she was socialising with all of us wasn’t she? OH, I love this friend on every other level, BUT I was ready to stand up and scream at her. I didn’t!

  5. I haven’t been to yosemite, Rome, Egypt, or the Creation Museum (although my son went with my parents). Most of the others I did as a child. We went on month long road trips almost every summer growing up and saw many of the great sites around this country. Great memories!

    We did go to DC this summer with our kids and there was so much worth seeing. I blogged about our trip (which also included a drive up to Niagara Falls) in a series of posts:
    https://delightinginhisrichness.blogspot.com/search/label/travel

    Enjoy! I would like to get out to Colorado to see Focus on the Family and show my kids the Air Force Academy. I would also love to go to the Galapagos Islands!

    Love to dream . . .
    Erin

  6. I’ve been to D.C. and Williamsburg. Both awesome places. There are so many interesting and fun things to do in both places. We’ll definitely be taking our kids there when they’re older. Like Nicholas said, you really have to take your time because there is a ton of stuff. You could spend a week in D.C. alone and not be bored. Hope you get a chance to go sometime. You’d love it! I’d also like to visit Italy sometime.

  7. I’ve been working and going to school in DC for the past 5 years but I haven’t had a chance to really explore it…

    DC is SUCH a great place to take kids…The energy is wonderful so I love that it’s number 1 on your list.

    Traveling is definitely something I love to do. You should think about putting Istanbul, Turkey on that list…It’s one of the most amazing cities on Earth and there is a LOT of culture to be taken in during a visit.

  8. DC is awesome. I haven’t been in years, but what I saw has stuck with me forever. I want to go back. It isn’t a weekend trip kind of place, IMO.

    NYC is awesome. I wasn’t there long enough.

    That’s the only two I’ve been to. The rest I want to go to just to see since I’m well past homeschool age. 😉

  9. I have been to 1,3, and 4 and cannot wait for the boys to be old enough to go with me! We keep making all these plans for places to go when they are older, but keep forgetting to save the money to go. At this rate the kids will be 40 or 50 before we can afford it. LOL!

  10. I so thought I left an comment earlier. Oh well..

    I really like the new background, think I like this one better. 🙂

    I am wanting to go to DC early next year. I really hope we get to.
    All the places you mentioned would be on my list too!

  11. One of my kids’ (and my) favorite things to do when we go into DC for the day is eat a packed lunch on the Mall, then wander around looking at monuments. During the colder months, we love going to the various Smithsonian museums. We love going there during the cherry blossom season.

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