A vacation visiting historic sites in the US can provide an interesting and educational journey into the past. Certain strategies can make your trip more enjoyable and fun. Try the following ideas.
Carefully decide timing
You should carefully plan the dates and times for your trip. Many historic sites in the US are outdoors. For instance, if you are traveling to St. Augustine in Florida, you may want to visit the amazing outdoor fort. You will want to specifically think about the weather. If you hate the heat, then you can choose a cooler time of year for your trip. If you will be visiting somewhere where it can get cold in the winter such as Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, then you may want to choose a warmer time of the year so that you do not miss out on things because of snow.
Learn about the historical site
Before you actually go on your trip, make research part of your planning. You may find it much more interesting if you know the exact history behind the different exhibits and attractions. If you will be traveling with children, you can also teach them.
Look for packages
There is much to see and do in a historic site. For instance, by St. Augustine you can visit the Fountain of Youth that so captivated Ponce de Leon. You can visit an old schoolhouse, the fort and many other attractions. You can buy individual tickets to each of these or look for a package deal that includes tickets to different attractions. Some of these also include transportation around the area such as on a tram. Not only will you be able to save money, but it can make it easier to visit.
You also should consider a tour for your historical visit. It will make it easier to navigate the different areas. The tour guides are usually familiar with the historical areas and can provide you with interesting facts and information.
If you will be doing a lot of walking, bring comfortable clothing and shoes. Make sure to bring sunscreen. Think about what you will need. Create a list so that you do not forget anything.
Choose a convenient hotel
You want to be able to easily get to the attractions. Some historical sites have limited parking. Certain hotels may be right in the historical district and allow you to easily walk. Others have free shuttles to bring you to the sites.
A trip to a historic site in the US can be a great amount of fun. The above tips can help you plan a great vacation.