Fall City Escapes

Now that school is back in, cities throughout America have a different feel. To my family, this is the best time of year to explore cities across this great nation. If your family loves to explore different cultures and cuisines, fall is the best time to do so. Below are some fall outings you should add to your list of places to go.

The Gateway Arch is a must-visit place for your family if you are in the St. Louis, Missouri area. The Arch celebrates the westward expansion of the country and those pioneers that traveled on that journey. As the tallest manmade monument in America, the Gateway Arch is sixty-three stories tall. It includes an interactive museum that explores Native Americans and their story while also discussing the pioneers and explorers of those days. The National Park Service rangers at the Gateway Arch are available to give tours and free talks as well.

In the Northwest, Seattle’s Space Needle observatory is a great place to visit. It has recently been transformed and has the world’s only rotating glass floor, The Loupe. The Loupe offers some great views of the architecture of the Space Needle. To get the most out of your visit to the Space Needle, you should download the Space Needle App before going. The app will help you get the most out of your explorations and provide you with several VR games as well.

While our kids were studying American history last year, we decided to visit Boston. We were able to walk on the Freedom Trail, following in the literal footsteps of the Revolutionary War Patriots. We also took part in a re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party and visited the USS Constitution, one of the oldest warships that are still afloat. It was a great way to bring history alive with our family.

We love learning with our family on the road. There are so many opportunities to learn, whether you are going to a museum or watching a tree removal. Find those opportunities and make the most of them.