Five Historic U.S. Cities to Visit With Your Family

by Country Inns & Suites
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Make your family vacation one for the record books this summer! You can walk the halls of former presidential homes, take photos of famous monuments, and explore some of the best history museums in the United States by taking a trip to one of these historically-rich cities.

Boston Common

Boston, Massachusetts

Boston is at the very forefront of U.S. history. Explore the Freedom Trail, one of America’s first historic walking tours. You’ll visit 16 historic sites and cover two-and-a-half centuries of the area’s most significant past. There are also several museums to add to your itinerary, such as the Boston Fire Museum. You’ll be able to view firefighting memorabilia from the Greater Boston area and learn about general fire safety. Reserve your room at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Brockton to begin your stay in Boston the right way!

Austin, Texas

This city in the Lone Star State is filled with history, museums, and culturally significant arts. Check out the exhibits and collections of the Austin History Center. This museum provides information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin. Perhaps the most popular history museum in the area is the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Located in the heart of downtown, your family can experience the legendary Texas story through ever-changing exhibits, innovative films, and unique encounters. Reflect on your day together while relaxing by the pool at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Austin-University.

Washington, D.C.

Head to the nation’s capital for the ultimate family getaway. You can tour historic estates, including the Mount Vernon Estate and Arlington House. You can also schedule some time for your family to take a bike or Segway tour of the major attractions along the National Mall. Finally, this vacation wouldn’t be complete without a few days browsing the Smithsonian Institute, the world’s largest museum and research complex. You’ll have 19 museums, including the American History Museum and the Air and Space Museum, to choose from on this amazing adventure. We look forward to seeing you soon at one of our area hotels.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

This city is well-known for its events and activities from yesteryear and includes a few must-see attractions for your travel itinerary. The Gettysburg National Military Park & Visitors Center honors the more than 51,000 soldiers who fought and died in the Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln’s immortal “Gettysburg Address.” Your family can walk the former home of the man who helped create the Soldier’s National Cemetery at the David Wills House. Round out your trip with a visit to the Eisenhower National Historic Site, located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, which is the former home of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Stay near all the popular attractions when you book a stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Gettysburg.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Different time periods and cultures are reflected in over 20 historic districts in New Orleans. Your family can experience one of the most historically significant buildings in the country by touring the Cabildo. Built under Spanish rule between 1795 and 1799, it is where the Louisiana Purchase was signed in 1803. See how a wealthy Creole family lived by exploring the Hermann-Grima House. Located in the heart of the historic French Quarter, this home is a perfect example of American architecture. Finally, don’t leave without booking a tour of New Orleans. There are several options that are sure to please the whole family. Stay comfortably during your stay at one of our great area hotels.

Turn your next vacation into a story for the ages by stepping back in time in one of these culturally rich cities. Your family will have so much to discuss at the end of each day while relaxing in your spacious guest room at Country Inns & Suites!