How many times have you set out on a trip only to get there with nothing to do? More commonly after a few days have passed and all the obvious activities have been done. Then, starts the search for what to do? It happens and more frequently on family trips in my experience. Of course you could stop by a visitors center, do some online research, or maybe even ask around, but those methods for finding vacation and road trip attractions can be unreliable.
Finding the Road Trip Attractions Can Be A Challenge
We have friends that homeschool their children and showed us a very neat online tool for finding interesting activities and road trip attractions while RV traveling. Homeschool Buyers Co-Op Field Trips is designed for the parents of home schooled children to find educational activities, yet it doubles just as easily as a repository for RV road trip activities. The database has a interactive map based by state that you can use to find museums, zoos, aquariums, planetariums, historic houses, nature centers, cultural centers, and other educational facilities. Just in the short time we have used it we are surprised at some of the options we never knew where around even after multiple trips to an area.
You can find within each listing in the database a address, website and reviews for each listing making it much easier to find, price, and choose the best option for you.
Of course if history, biology, and culture are not your thing then just head on over to Factory Tour USA which offers an interactive database of factory tours available to the public across the United States. Breweries, Ice Cream, Cars, Kites and even RV factories are listed among the more notable locations. We have always enjoyed factory tours and find them equally as educational as any museum and one of the most crowd pleasing road trip attractions!
You can put together quite an itinerary using these two online resources and may have one of the few cures for the dreaded “I’m Bored”. If you have any other websites or ideas on how to keep road trips fun for all please feel free to share in the comments below.