Unique, fun, and generally awesome vacations to take with an 8 year old?
February 12, 2014 1:29 PM Subscribe
Tell me some of the coolest car-based trips you've taken with your kids! Bonus if it's east coast U.S. based, also bonus if you're a single parent without a partner to help wrangle / engage in adult conversation. Details inside!
posted by missrachael to Travel & Transportation around United States (21 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a divorced mom with a daughter who just turned eight. We love to travel together, and we've made something of a tradition of going to different cities and visiting museums during her spring break - so far we've done DC and Philly. Those have been short trips - one or two nights each. She loves running around cities and staying in "fancy" hotels (read: whatever I can get cheap on Priceline).
I'm looking for some ideas for reasonably priced longer trip options to undertake in the next couple of years. We rented a house in the Outer Banks last year, and that was ok, but a little boring and lonely. I think we need something with a higher activity level than that, while simultaneously being less of a pain in the ass (having to cook dinner and bring my own sheets on vacation was kind of sucky).
I've thought about taking her on a cruise, because she's really into the idea of going somewhere "tropical" with cool sea shells (and that's the cheapest way to do it), but I'm... not sure we'd get along with the kinds of people who take cruises. (We're pretty geeky and weird.)
We live in Maryland, so anything on the Eastern seaboard is within reach for us by car (air travel + hotel and stuff is not really in the budget).
Whatcha got, AskMeFi?