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Spring break is only a few weeks away. A majority of Americans will be heading to warm beaches and family resorts for their spring break vacations. This year more families are traveling to exotic locations outside of the United States. According to Kayak, the most popular destination for spring break 2018 is Japan.  Japan has become a hot tourist spot because airline prices have gone down, the yen is also down and the visa requirement is more relaxed.

I prefer to travel somewhere warm like the Caribbean islands. This year the islands should be less crowded and the airfare from the US is right around $500. The Caribbean is the perfect spring break vacation if you need to escape the cold.

Growing up we always spent spring break on the beautiful Florida beaches.  Florida is still a popular destination for families from northern states to travel to.  Last year we chose a more educational and affordable place to take the kids, Washington D.C.

Spring Break Vacations – Washington D.C

 

Washington DC

Washington DC is a short 15 hour drive from Chicago. We stayed at a family-friendly hotel and took advantage of all the free things to do in our nation’s capital. On our first day there we visited the capital building and went on a tour. The kids learned all about what our federal law makers do and the history of our government. We especially enjoyed looking at all the artwork and statues.

We spent another day visiting the memorials and monuments. Our children learned about the great past presidents, Jefferson, Washington, and Lincoln. I was surprised to see how large the statue of Lincoln really was. The reflection of the Washington memorial across the pools was beautiful. We also enjoyed the view of the river and the city from the Jefferson memorial.

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The Smithsonian is also free to the public. We spent a couple of days visiting different museums within the Smithsonian. Our kids participated in several hands on learning activities. They got to hold insects, touch and look at rocks and minerals, watch educational films, give a presidential speech, and learn about our nations history.

We also took the kids to Arlington and visited Kennedy’s eternal flame. They also witnessed the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown soldier. This tomb is guarded 24 hours a day 265 days a year by Tomb Guard Sentinals. They are all volunteers and considered to be the best of the elite 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), headquartered at Fort Myer, Va. The guard is changed every hour on the hour from October 1 to March 31. From April to September the cemetery is open longer and the guard changes every half hour. If you visit Washington DC over spring break you must take your kids to see this.

The National Zoo is also fun for kids. Everyone likes zoos and our children loved to see all the animals at the National Zoo in Washington DC.  Our favorite exhibit from the zoo was the pandas. A national television station was there filming their show about the pandas. Our children had the opportunity  to be on the set during the filming. We still don’t know if they appeared in the show. The possibility that they could have been was exciting.

We had a wonderful spring break vacation to Washington D.C and now our memories are preserved on canvas thanks to Canvas Factory.  Canvas Factory turns every day photos into works of art to hang on your wall.  All you need to do is visit their website at canvasfactory.com, click “create your own,” upload your images and order.

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I love the beautiful print of the Washington Memorial displayed in my front room. You can also add text to your photos. One lucky Healthy Moms Magazine reader can win a gift certificate to Canvas Factory for a 16×20” canvas print. This contest is open to US and Canadian residents only and ends on March 30, 2018 at 10am CST. All you need to do to enter is leave us a comment at the end of this article. What memory would you preserve on canvas? What are some of your favorite places that you have visited for your spring break vacations?

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    I would persevere the lake view from the top of williams Lake Beautifull BC

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    I would preserve the ocean view of my resort i stayed in cuba

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    We also have great memories with our children in the DC area and VA beach too.

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    we actually dont travel much but BC was really nice. I would love to get a picture done of our family

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    I have a really adorable picture of our son & dog that I’ve always wanted to preserve on canvas. I love travelling to the most haunted places and spending the night in old hanted asylums, prisons, museums etc with my girlfriends. We call it “Girls n Ghosts” I never thought of blowing up a photo from one of those adventures, but that would make great art! 🙂

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