If you share the sentiment it’s never too early to expose kids to the joys of a great museum, we’re with you. Instilling a love of discovery is a true gift. When my son was young, we spent countless hours perusing the dinosaur bones and archaeological exhibitions at Denver Museum of Nature and Science. One of my son’s favorite corners was an area set up as a replica of a Gold Rush-era gemstone mine, with a tunnel leading past real, glittering gems, minerals and giant natural crystals.
The small town of Obidos, Portugal, with its Medieval architecture and rich history, makes for an interesting side trip for your family when visiting nearby Lisbon. The city’s compact size makes it easy to see in just a day or two, but, once you enjoy its enchanting charm, you might just decide to stay longer.
Indiana Dunes National Park is the newest park in the national park system and, with its easily accessible location just south of Chicago (there’s even train service available from the city), it makes for a perfect visit when you’re in the area.