Great Family Vacation

Planning For a Family Vacation?

familyvacationIf you are looking for a great trip this summer for you and the kids, try a a land and sea combo. With the Carnival Pride sailing weekly out of Baltimore on 7 day cruises to the Bahamas it is the perfect opportunity to visit Washington D.C. before your cruise.

Start off with Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. is a great educational trip for kids as well as adults. D.C. isn’t just monuments and politics either. With the National Zoo (free by the way), The Spy Museum and the Air & Space Museums there is plenty fun for the kids.

You could do D.C. after your cruise but while D.C. has plenty of fun things the educational stuff can get kinda boring for the kids. Having an upcoming cruise in your back pocket should help ease some tensions.

Take your time in Baltimore

Baltimore is only about 40 miles away from D.C. so its a hop skip and a jump to your cruise. That’s not to say you should rush out of Washington the morning your ship cruises from Baltimore. Take a day to enjoy the Baltimore Inner Harbor or catch a game at Camden Yards.

The Inner Harbor is home to the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center and Port Discovery’s Children Museum. Both the Ravens and Orioles play within walking distance of the Harbor as well.

A fun extra

If you arrived in D.C. by plane a fun extra for the kids is to take the Amtrak train from D.C. to Baltimore. It only takes about 45 minutes and you can get tickets for around $30. Trains leave from Union Station in Washington and stop at both the Baltimore Airport and Penn Station. The Penn Station stop is closest to the inner harbor.

Cruising the Bahamas

Next to Disney, Carnival might just be the best cruise line for kids and they are sure to enjoy Camp Carnival on their way to ports like Nassau, Freeport and Gran Turk.

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