Hit the Road: Plan a Road Trip with the Founding Fathers Country Itinerary

by Country Inns & Suites
Monday, August 12, 2013

An entertaining and educational trip awaits the whole family this fall! Venture up the East Coast through historical and captivating attractions like Colonial Williamsburg, Kitty Hawk, and the National Aquarium of Baltimore! Whether you’re vacationing for a weekend or an entire week, our Founding Fathers Country itinerary will help you find crowd-pleasing activities and attractions in each destination.

Williamsburg, Virginia

Your time travel adventure begins in Williamsburg, Virginia at our Country Inns & Suites hotel in the Williamsburg Historic Area. Take the family to Colonial Williamsburg to explore the largest living history museum in the U.S. and your kids won’t even realize they’re getting hit with a history lesson.

Civil war cannon

Keep the conversation going over a meal prepared with pride and love at Food For Thought. Their menu is built upon classic American dishes, like Grandma’s Meatloaf and Fork Tender Pot Roast. End your memorable day with salty popcorn and sweet ice cream at a Norfolk Tides baseball game.

If you love the ocean and don’t mind driving a bit further south, hop in the car for a trip to the North Carolina Outer Banks to feast your eyes upon the breathtaking beaches and lighthouses, plus learn about the history of flight at the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk.

Wright Brothers plane

Washington, D.C.

Once you’ve conquered Williamsburg, pack up the family and head north through Virginia to Washington, D.C.  With or without children, this is a must-see destination.  Have you always fantasized about spying for the CIA? Test your skills at the International Spy Museum. You must also visit some of the 19 museums of the Smithsonian and recount the history of the capital with a walking tour of the national monuments.  Finally, be amazed by the lifelike replicas of famous figures at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum. What celebrity have you always wanted to meet?

International Spy Museum

After a full day of walking and exploring, put your feet up and relax at one of our many D.C.-area hotels.

Baltimore, Maryland

Pack your bags and hit the road for a short drive to Baltimore, Maryland. Check in to one of our local Country Inns & Suites By Carlson properties and relax with a fresh baked cookie before you experience one of the best days on your road trip. There are so many things to do in this harbor city, so be prepared for unlimited fun and exploration. You can live it up at one of the many events and festivals offered along the Baltimore waterfront, marvel at the more than 16,000 animals at the National Aquarium of Baltimore, and tour historic ships at the Baltimore Maritime Museum.

Baltimore waterfront

After you soaked in all this education and entertainment, it’s time to head home to tell your friends and family about your unforgettable adventure. For a detailed itinerary of this road trip, check out the printable version of our Founding Fathers Country travel itinerary!