Whether you have a few days or a few weeks left until you send the kids back to school, there’s still time to fit in one last quick getaway before the whirlwind of tests, teachers, extracurricular activities and practices start up again.When trying to plan one last trip, why not make it somewhere easy to get to, fun and educational?  How about a place you can spend a day or weekend at and still learn and see a lot? If this sounds like what you had in mind, look no further than these 5 great last minute getaways.

St. Augustine, FL

St. Augustine is a city in Northeast Florida and the oldest continuously occupied European-established settlement and port in the continental United States.

Boston, MA

Boston is home to country’s first public library, first subway system, first public school and first public park.  Here, you can stroll the same cobblestone streets as the puritans and revolutionaries.

Washington, DC

America’s capitol is filled with things to do. The Washington Monument, the Capitol Building, the White House and the Lincoln Memorial anchor theNational Mall, which boasts a variety of other attractions. Plus, you can explore a handful of museums (free of charge).

Philadelphia, PA

You’ll see Ben Franklin’s name and influence across this city. Visit Independence Hall, where Ben and company signed the Declaration of Independence. Then, pay homage to the famously cracked Liberty Bell. Afterward, dig into a classic Philly cheesesteak in South Philly.


Ulysses S. Grant made history when he signed Yellowstone National Park into being as the first national park in the world. Yellowstone hosts some of America’s most remarkable natural sites, including the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs