4. Franklin Institute

summer vacation ideasPhiladelphia may be best known for its history, but science buffs will also get a kick out of the City of Brotherly Love.

When considering summer vacation ideas, don’t forget about this awesome science museum. Video game fanatics will love their Game Masters exhibit, which takes visitors on an adventure inside their favorites and features playable games. Play with physics in Sir Isaac’s Loft or experience virtual reality using the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

Of course, the “heart” of the Franklin Institute is their walk-through model of the vital organ. It’s so big that it would function to pump blood for a person 220 feet tall!