American History on Vacation

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School may be out for the summer, but the learning doesn’t stop there. A family vacation offers plenty of ways to keep kids engaged in intellectual pursuits even between school sessions. Since June 25th marks the anniversary of Virginia being admitted to the union, consider an early summer vacation exploring America’s history around the Chesapeake Bay.

Colonial Beach is a great family vacation destination for families of all ages. It is convenient to the birth places of many famous Americans including George Washington, James Monroe, and Robert E Lee. Plenty of historic landmarks are just waiting for your children to come explore. This water front cottage is the perfect base-camp for your American History adventure. It is even equipped with a crib fro families with very young children.

No need to fret about feeding your little explorers. The vacation home is has a full kitchen and barbeque grill. If you don’t feel like cooking, plenty of restaurants on the boardwalk are right outside your door. You’ll have everything you need to keep them fueled up. Your family can enjoy meals on the deck overlooking the water or take a picnic down to the beach. The home also has bicycles available for your use so you can travel to near by hot spots with ease. This area is dominated by golf carts, rather than automobiles, making it especially safe for pedestrians and children.  Your family can enjoy the boardwalk on foot, or if you prefer, golf carts are available to rent. For longer trips, the olde town trolley is a great peak into the past to get you to your destination.

After you’ve seen all the sights, enjoy some down time together in the game room. If you’re a family that loves to play outside, the beach has tons to offer. The marina offers plenty of water sports options such as fishing, jet skiing, boating, and kayaking. Bay crabs are famously delicious for those interested in trying their hand at crabbing.

There are tons of romantic and entertainment opportunities for Mom and Dad as well. Check out the nearby wineries, nature preserve, and river boat casino.

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