Traveling helps in the development of spirit and broadening of perspective. Instead of taking your kids to luxurious resorts or beach holidays travel with them to places from where they can learn new things about our nature, surroundings, atmosphere, history and culture. Traveling offers a better learning experience than any classroom can ever offer your child. From an early age, you have to instill eco-awareness in them and support their classroom education with real life expeditions. There are some places that every parent and child should visit before the kid turns fifteen. Here is a list of five such places for your help.
San Diego Zoo:
The San Diego Zoo is one of the best zoos that you should visit with your young kids. More than 4,000 different endangered animals belong to 800 different species or sub species. Watching them up close will help your kid form better idea about the world of fauna. Recently $1 million was spent for giving this zoo a brand new makeover. The Polar Bear Plunge is the most interesting place around the zoo. Your kid can climb up to the cockpit of a helicopter kept inside the zoo that was used for polar expeditions. The snow den imitates a place where the mother polar bears give birth to cubs.
Walt Disney World Resort:
Treat your kids to a wonderful vacation at the best family theme park of the world Walt Disney World Resort. There are many new and fascinating exhibitions that you will enjoy along with your kids. Disney does not fail to surprise and excite the imagination of kids. Do not miss the Wild Africa Trek, which will take you to the crocs of Nile and the gigantic hippos. You and your kids can also enjoy the African safari style open-air lunch and kids above 8 year can go nearer to the vile crocs by using harness.
A trip to the Grand Canyon offers scenic views of the Colorado River and its surrounding landscapes. Walk on the U-shaped Skywalk, which is 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. It has got a glass made bottom from where you can enjoy the view of the canyon as well as the river. Go for a ride on horse drawn cart for an hour around the Grand Canyon apache Stables. The ride will end at a campfire spot where you can cook hot dogs and marshmallows along with your kids. The Grand Canyon apache Stable tour will cost $25.5 for kids who have crossed eight.
Redwood National Park:
Take your kids for a tour of the Redwood National Park where you cannot see the top of the Giant Sequa. This national park is also famous for the aquatic life that it nurtures. The guided tide pool tour will teach your kids a lot about aquatic flora and fauna. They can also explore the waters and find orange and purple ochre sea stars. To get free tours of the tide pool you will have to visit the Redwood National Park of California in the summer months.
The Great Hope Plantation of the present times is a model of the farm that used to be in that region in the 1700s. Girls get a mop cap and matching costume while the boys wear three pointed hats. Take them to the fields for performing the old traditional chores and lads used to do in the eighteenth century farm.
Travel to interesting historical and cultural places along with your kids, so that they could learn new things and easily grasp the concepts taught in school. Traveling provides great exposure to the young minds.