Some people hop on Pirates of the Caribbean at Disneyland, sing a round or two of “Yo ho, yo ho, a pirate’s life for me,” and hop off the boat and back to reality. Then there are kids like my son. For them, it’s as if they have taken a magical cruise into the land of swords and swashbucklers and suddenly have to live and breathe everything pirate from that moment on. Now, he spends a good portion of his time chasing his sister around dressed in a pirate costume while waving a foam sword. Pirates are officially “his thing.” So how do you satisfy a kid who has fallen in love with sword wheeling thieves? You take them on as many pirate themed adventures as you can, of course!
Lucky for me, and thousands of other moms across the country with pirate obsessed children, Trekaroo member CheerioFamily, has created a wonderful list of pirate adventures to be had all around the country. There are pirate museums, water parks, cruises, mini golf, and even dinner theater! In all, 19 different pirate themed attractions around the US have been compiled into one great list. If you love pirates or have a little member of your family who shares my son’s affection then be sure to check the list out here.