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Kids Headed To Virtual School This Fall? 5 Family Getaways To Change Up Your Routine
This year has brought some challenges to say the least. For parents, school is certainly high on that list. If your children will be attending virtual school this fall, why not take advantage of the remote schooling and hit the road? As long as the WiFi is strong and you have a laptop on hand, these family getaways are a great way to change up the routine while also keeping your children engaged at school.
1. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park encompasses 277 miles of the Colorado River and adjacent uplands. Spend the afternoon exploring the vast canyons, bands of red rock revealing millions of years of geological history and expansive hiking trails while you stay in Flagstaff just an hour away from the national park. Grabbing a hotel in Flagstaff ensures easy internet access and amenities to stay on course with school work.
2. Tahoe City, Lake Tahoe, Utah
The town center of Tahoe City offers shops, restaurants and hotels with easy access to all the beauty of Lake Tahoe. Hiking remains a favorite thing to do in Tahoe City with various trails through stunning wilderness. Be sure to get your trail pass at Forest Service Ranger Stations, and bring plenty of drinking water. Biking is also big here thanks to a paved path from Tahoe City and along the West Shore.
3. Big Sur, California
From beaches to mountains, every day will be an adventure in nature in Big Sur. “Hike along the streams in the cool, tree-lined valleys, or climb up on the high ridges for a spectacular view of the coastline on the western slope and gaze into three million acres of wilderness in the Los Padres National Forest on the eastern slope,” recommends bigsurcalifornia.com. Currently, restaurants in the area are open, but only offering outdoor dining.
4. Wilmington, North Carolina
Wilmington is a small, southern town with lots to offer for a family getaway. Although capacity limits have currently changed, the river district offers restaurants, quaint boutiques, and breweries for the parents’ enjoyment. In town, you can also hop on board The Cape Fear riverboats, providing narrated one-hour sightseeing tours down the iconic river. Wilmington also has three well-known beaches: Carolina, Kure, and Wrightsville along the coast.
5. Bar Harbor, Maine
Bar Harbor, Maine offers boutique hotels, personal and cozy B&Bs, and camping within Acadia National Park. Spend your days exploring Mount Desert Island and indulging in some of the Northeast’s best restaurants, boasting the freshest seafood, home-grown produce, craft beer, wine, and cocktails.