Field Trip Ideas or To-Do or To-See or To-Tour Wish List

I find myself constantly jotting down ideas or making mental notes about family field trip ideas that I get from friends, blogs, books or just simply by looking around. I thought I’d post a list to revisit often and to check our progress. Some of these places we have already visited and so I’ll get the satisfaction of checking them off (Don’t you just love checking things off your lists?). I anticipate I will be adding to this list as I get more ideas, hopefully often. Roberto, Super Hero and I love the opportunity to visit and explore fun new places and nothing better than to start with exploring fully our own city. Miami is such a big area, it will keep us entertained for a while.

Sites to See in or around Miami

  • Ancient Spanish Monastery
  • Barnacle Historic State Park
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Coral Castle Museum
  • Coral Gables Merrick House
  • Deering Estate at Cutler
  • Everglades National Park
  • Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden
  • Fruit & Spice Park
  • Gold Coast Railroad Museum
  • HistoryMiami
  • Key West and all Florida Keys
  • Pinecrest Gardens
  • Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
  • Venetial Pool

Throughout Florida

  • Butterfly World
  • Lion Country Safari
  • Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Medieval Times
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Busch Gardens
  • SeaWorld
  • Disney
  • Universal

Mostly Historial Places to Tour in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland & Philadelphia

  • White House tour
  • Capital Tour
  • Bureau of Printing and Engraving
  • Library of Congress
  • Smithsonian Museum of American History
  • Memorials walk
  • Georgetown: Tudor House, Dumbarton House, Old Stone House
  • Lincoln’s Cottage
  • Pierce Mill
  • Mary McCloud Bethune House
  • Mount Vernon
  • Claude Moore Colonial Farm
  • Manassas National Battlefield
  • Gadsby’s Tavern
  • Arlington National Cemetery
  • Williamsburg
  • Monticello
  • Montpelier
  • Appomattox Courthouse Battlefield
  • Cumberland Gap
  • Museum of the Confederacy
  • Petersburg National Battlefield
  • James River Plantations
  • Gettysburg
  • Philadelphia -Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, the National Constitution Center

Credit is due to Farrar Williams for the DC area ideas. Thank you Farrar!


The United States

  • Yosemite
  • Yellowstone
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Mount Rushmore
  • Niagara Falls

The World

  • The Eiffel Tower
  • Chinese Wall

Just for Fun To-Do Ideas

  • Water day tour, i.e.
    • Captain Jimmy’s Fiesta Cruise
    • Jungle Queen
  • Eco adventures
  • Stand up paddleboard
  • Check out/join a community garden
  • Explore local waterways and map them
  • Safari park
  • Wildlife refuge park
  • Water park
  • Wastewater treatment plant tour
  • Recycling plant tour
  • Energy plant tour
  • Snorkeling tour
  • City bus rides
  • Trolley rides
  • Metrorail rides
  • Helicopter rides
  • Visit all the parks in town
  • Visit all the bookstores in town
  • Visit all the libraries in town
  • Swim with dolphins
  • Horseback riding
  • River cruise


To see more ideas for field trips throughout the United States and Canada, visit Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

If you have any special place to share, please leave a comment or send me an email. Thank you!


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