Top 4 historical vacation spots
It’s Spring Break time, and that has us thinking: Just because you’re going on a vacation, doesn’t mean the education stops.
In fact, one of the best ways to learn — about other cultures, people, food, art and history — is through experience.
Here are four of our favorite US destinations that are not only totally fascinating and entertaining, but also a history buff’s fantasy.
1. Gettysburg, Pa:
This is one of the United States’ most important places — the site of the Gettysburg Address, and home of what is widely considered the greatest battle ever fought on US land.
In Gettysburg, visit the battlefield site, walk through the museum, watch an educational documentary and take time to pay your respects at the national cemetery. Ride bikes through the region, go on a ghost tour and see re-enactments and demonstrations that will make you feel like you’ve traveled back in time.
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2. Washington D.C.:
D.C. should be on every traveler’s must-do bucket list. You could be there for weeks and still find fun things to do and learn. Highlights include, but are definitely not limited to, the Smithsonian museum, Washington Monument, Capitol Building, Lincoln Memorial and, of course, the White House. Make sure you pack a camera!
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3. New Orleans:
Not all historical attractions must revolve around the government or war. New Orleans is one of our favorite historically significant destinations — but for different reasons.
The music, the food and the incredible buildings out here all provide a different taste of U.S. history. Visit the French Quarter, watch the water, stroll through the downtown and explore the small alleyways and quirky shops and restaurants. There are gems around every corner, and you never know what stories you will stumble upon.
Looking for a rush? There are plenty of ghost tours of New Orleans.
4. San Antonio & Houston:
San Antonio is home of the Alamo, the site of the famous battle. From there, road trip over to Houston and browse historical museums, such as the San Jacinto Museum of History and the Battleship Texas, a former battleship that has been transformed into a floating museum. This important ship is the last remaining ship that fought in both WWI and WWII.