There is one thing we can all agree on, spending quality time with your family is one of the most important things there is. Nothing can replace the bonding time between you (as a parent) and your kids. Vacations are the perfect time to create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Finding a balanced town with both enough history and entertainment can be a challenging thing. Finding the balance between educating and animating your kids could make all the difference in the world in what type of individuals they grow up.


The city of Richmond is an emerging tourist destination hence of its involvement in the Civil War.  Well-known for its history together with the exciting attractions is the perfect place where you can educate your kids.

Top Ten Things To Do in Richmond:

Visiting the Children`s Museum of Richmond.

This museum is created for the sole purpose of entertainment for your kids. Allow them to lose and find themselves in the spacious area where they can play, learn, and impact. A creative environment where they can develop their emotional and cognitive strength all through different interactive games. Additionally, they are able to learn the true foundation such as self-regulation, social skills, memory, and oral language abilities.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Scattered across more than 50 acres and open all year-long this is the perfect place where your children can explore and learn about spectacular flora that surrounds us. In particular, the themed gardens are exceptionally beautiful for the children as much as for the adults such as the Cherry Tree Walk, the Asian Valley, Cochrane Rose Garden and a special Children`s garden packed with valuable yet interesting information.

Virginia Aviation Museum

If you are looking for once in a lifetime experience for your kinds, this is the location to go to. This museum is dedicated to showcasing while at the same time preserving the history of flight. Extraordinary and unique collection of vintage aircraft is a one-way ticket to the past.


Science Museum of Virginia

If your kid is more of a Brainiac than taking her/him to the science museum is the right thing to do. A number of exhibits are shown such as the latest innovations and interactive technologies that are created to encourage the kinds to think differently and to open their minds to new ideas. There are also permanent exhibitions laid out to a huge gallery space that focuses on electricity, space, health, and the earth.

Poe Museum

If your children are a bit older you can take an educational trip to this museum dedicated to showcasing and preserving the works and the life of the one of a kind literary master, Edgar Allan Poe.

In this museum, you can see the finest collection of his most famous pieces of art. He wrote everything from fiction and horror stories to short stories and lyric poetry. On the other hand, besides being able to see what he worked on, you can also see how he lived. Original pieces from his life are featured such as letters, first editions, manuscripts, and memorabilia.

Virginia State Capitol

The Capitol building together with the beautiful surrounding it’s indeed worth visiting. Besides being the seat of the state government of Virginia it is also the oldest still operating legislature in the Western Hemisphere.

Kings Dominion

There is no way that you are leaving Richmond without visiting Kings Dominion. Scattered across the 400-acre area this themed and water park is the perfect break from all the history lessons. It is family friendly packed with a number of attractions and scary roller coasters.

Your kids will be amazed. There is no better way to spend some quality time together than to have an adrenaline rush together on all of the rides.


This 100-acre property together with the 33-room mansion that was once owned by James Henry and Sallie May Dooley is now one of the ultimate favorites for tourists from all around the world. The beautiful themed gardens together with the petting zoo and the carriage collection are something every kid will be happy with. Find more –

Virginia Historical Society

Visiting this place will provide your children with valuable history lessons. They can see an exhaustive collection of Civil War memorabilia, objects, photographs, newspapers, books, sheet music, and genealogical records. Feeding their curiosity with knowledge and information is an unavoidable role for every parent.

Metro Richmond Zoo

Your kids will be more than excited when they find out about making a visit to the nearby Zoo in Richmond. With more than 190 different species and 2,000 animals including endangered species like rhinos, giraffes, cheetahs, and tigers, the overall experience will be like entering a jungle.

Truly, we can say, nothing beats the family time spent together. Providing valuable experiences for your children is something every parent is aiming. Traveling is the perfect way to broaden up your children`s views, to see a new culture, new town, new people…it all adds up into shaping their character.

Use these free packing checklists if you will be heading out on a road trip with your kids. You definitely don’t want to forget the necessities with a car full of antsy kids!


Entertaining Kids On A Road Trip

With a family of six, it is often more economical for us to drive rather than fly. Because of this, road trips are a big part of our family vacations and I’ve got quite a bit of experience keeping kids entertained, packing, and planning out trips.

Check out my Top Articles for entertaining kids when traveling:

Entertaining Kids On A Road Trip
5 Fun Games To Play On A Road Trip
10 Travel Games for Road Trips
Four Boardless, Pieceless Road Trip Games For Kids

For summer fun closer to home, check out my list of Ten Free Kid Activities To Do In The Summer!

If this list motivated you to jump on a plane and travel to Richmond where you could experience all of this, be sure to have everything in order before you go. If you are an international traveler you can choose one of the two ways to travel to the USA. The first way is to check if your country is part of the Visa Waiver Program meaning you can travel up to 90 days or less in the USA without further documents for business or pleasure. Than Submit ESTA and wait for the United States Customs and Border Protection to determine if you are eligible to travel to the USA. The second way to travel into the USA is by obtaining a VISA. There are two basic types of visa, B-1 for business or B-2 for tourism, and a combination of both.



These great tips are from Chrysler of Culpepper

Image Credits: Flickr – Poe MuseumFlickr – Virginia State Capitol | Flickr – Kings Dominion | Flickr – Virginia Historical Society