Family vacations should be beneficial for everyone. For mom and dad, it’s a chance to get away from the taxing daily routines of work and enjoy a luxurious getaway. For the kids, visiting a highly educational location can combine learning with fun new environments and experiences. Here are four of the best educational family trips with a hint of luxury.

Washington, D.C. 

Taking an educational trip to Washington, D.C., is a no brainer. Visit the plethora of monuments for a few outdoor history lessons; then, head over to the Smithsonian Museum for some hands-on interactive learning. While not being offered right now for safety precautions, the Smithsonian even sometimes offers sleepovers to give your kids the ultimate learning experience. After all, how many kids can say they slept over at a museum?  

For the nights you don’t want to spend sleeping in a museum, there are plenty of luxurious hotels in the area and private tours of the nation’s capital buildings for a more intimate experience.

San Diego, CA 

If you’re looking for a vacation with equally relaxing and educational activities, San Diego is the place for your family. Spend days on the beachfront or head to the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Safari Park for a trip that’s all about up-close animal encounters.  

For a hint of luxury on your trip, rent a fancy sports car to travel along the coast in style and comfort.

The National Parks  

Another no-brainer, the national parks are the perfect educational sites to see for adventure-loving families. Luckily, there are national parks located all over the U.S., with 29 states having at least one national park. This makes visiting the national parks a great idea for an educational road trip with kids

Considering there are national parks all over the country, there are plenty of relaxing destinations to choose from. Visiting a national park doesn’t need to take more than a couple of hours, either; if you’d prefer to find a nearby spa for some pampering after your adventurous excursion, you’ll have plenty of time to do just that.

Maui, HI

For another beachfront educational hotspot, check out all that Maui has to offer. From traditional luaus to hiking tropical lands to visiting the world’s largest dormant volcano, your kids will leave with plenty of knowledge and stories to share.  

When you’re done exploring Maui’s educational lands and activities, sit poolside or oceanside under the palm trees for some high-end relaxation.

Washington D.C., San Diego, the national parks, and Maui are some of the best educational family trips that also offer luxurious experiences.