Hello fellow TripAdvisors!
We are going into the planning stage of our next family vacation. We are looking toward and week long vacation in second or third week of July. Our family has special needs, so I have to start planning early.
This is what I'm working with...
My 14 year old has mild Autism and doesn't do camping or anything too outdoorsy. He would say internet access is a must...
My 12 year old gets anxious with big cities and lots of people. He would live in the woods if he could.
My husband does not like traffic, amusement park rides, waiting in lines or lots of people in general. He is pushing to visit Civil War battle fields and/or a Rennaisance Fairs (?!).
So, I am looking for a drivable family vacation that is not based in a big city, but is not too remote. There need to be varied activities- possibly including history or court jesters. We need enough to do to keep everyone entertained for a week, but there can't be long lines, spinning rides, bugs, traffic, tall buildings, or outhouses.
Our last 3 destinations were Mackinac Island, Washington D.C., and Gatlinburg, TN.