You and your spouse love everything nerdy. Your wedding cake looked like a Rubik’s Cube, your cake topper was a Lego couple and you spent your honeymoon reading comic books and cosplaying.
Now that your anniversary is coming up, you want to plan a trip that fits your personalities. Sure, you could go lounge on a beach, but you would prefer to embrace your inner geek. With this in mind, consider the following four suggestions for your anniversary trip:
Comic-Con in San Diego
Although it’s not too far away from home, San Diego’s Comic-Con can seem like the Holy Grail. Not only does it give you and your spouse an excuse to bust out those Wonder Woman and Batman costumes, but you also can spend time meeting other comic book fans, marveling at the elaborate costumes, enjoying the vendor booths and meeting your favorite celebrities, characters and writers. Some special guests that have been announced for this year’s event include writers and artists of comic books and cartoons such as “Hawkeye” and “Batman.” You can check Comic-Con’s website every Monday to find out what new guests have been announced.
Broadway Plays in New York City
Whether you met while performing in “Guys and Dolls” in college or the two of you just enjoy spending your weekends at the theater, a trip to New York City to see a show on Broadway is in order. There are hundreds of shows to go see, including classics like “Les Miserables” and “Cats” or more modern musicals like “Wicked” and “The Book of Mormon.” Plus, New York is full of tourist sites to explore and restaurants to eat at. Just be sure to purchase tickets and make reservations ahead of time because they can fill up quickly.
Legoland in California
For couples who are devoted AFOLs (or adult fans of Legos), an anniversary trip to Legoland is a must. This option is especially a great choice if you want to bring your kids along on the trip because the parks are interactive and family friendly. However, adults without little ones can also enjoy their time at Legoland. With activities ranging from enormous cities built entirely out of Legos to exhibits to rides to restaurants and shopping, you and your AFOL love are sure to have a wonderful time.
The Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C.
Of course, you can visit all of the national monuments and eat at the city’s local restaurants, but for you and significant other, no trip to Washington D.C. would be complete without a few days at the Smithsonian. The National Air and Space Museum alone will keep you both happily occupied with its 23 galleries full of spacecraft, airplanes, rockets and missiles. Plan to take anniversary selfies in front of the Wright Brothers’ Spirit of St. Louis and the Hubble Space Telescope’s test vehicle. And, if you have time, check out some of the other parts of the Smithsonian, including the Natural History museum or one of the many history and art buildings.
Alison Stanton has been a freelance writer for the past 15 years. She enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics, and always looks for opportunities to learn about new subjects.