Did you know that National Pie Day is celebrated on January 23rd every year? This delicious day definitely deserves a little love. And maybe a road trip or family vacation to celebrate some of the best pies in different US destinations. If you have been craving a slice of pie (and who hasn’t!), it may be time to consider taking a trip to one of the best US destinations to visit to celebrate National Pie Day. There are tons of options. And the best part is you can choose a destination that is either close to home or as far away as you wish to travel with your family.
You may not have had any desire to visit Prattville, Alabama in the past, but if you love pecan pie, it is a must! Down at Uncle Mick’s Cajun Market & Café, you can grab a slice or two of the best pecan pie in the south. When your family is not scarfing down pie for National Pie Day, you will discover plenty of exciting activities to do together in Prattville. I recommend beginning by exploring Wilderness Park. From there, you can all check out the Pratt Cotton Gin Mill, The Prattaugan Museum, and finally, Cooter’s Pond Park.
Connecticut isn’t a very large state, so it is possible to eat a little pie in Bantam. You can then venture off to areas like Mystic and Hartford. But a stop in Bantam is a must on National Pie Day. This area of the state is where you will be able to pick up a pumpkin custard tart at Bantam Bread. If you choose to spend more time in Bantam after eating your pie, you have a couple family-friendly options. Your family will love the Space Age Museum and Topsmead State Forest.
Delaware is another small state that is perfect for road trips and family vacations. If you happen to be in the area for National Pie Day, you must make a stop in Lewes. While the entire state of Delaware is known for its peach pies, no one makes them better than Old World Breads. Unfortunately, this bakery bakes according to the season. So, at this time of the year, you may find yourself ordering a pecan pie or another winter option. No worries, you can always choose to take a family vacation in Lewes during the summer when the peaches are ripe for the picking! And when you are not eating pie, your family will love walking the Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk or exploring the Zwaanendael Museum.
Everyone knows that the best key lime pie can be found down in Key West, Florida. If you are craving some of this creamy pie, you must head over to Kermit’s Key West Key Lime Shoppe. And if a family vacation in Key West is not an option for National Pie Day, you can always order a key lime pie from them. They actually ship it to your home. But if you can get down to Key West, make sure the Ernest Hemingway House, Mallory Square, and the Southernmost Point Buoy are on your list of things to do. The kids will love snuggling with Hemingway’s cats. You will love the action within Mallory Square. And everyone will love taking selfies at the buoy!
Over on the island of Oahu, you cannot choose just one favorite pie for National Pie Day! With options that include passionfruit pear, pineapple, lilikoi, and guava, your family must simply try them all. Oh, and don’t forget the coconut pies. The ones at the Hawaiian Pie Co. melt in your mouth! I highly recommend taking a family vacation in Hawaii, not only for the pies but the ambiance and thrilling family adventures. If you can keep everyone away from the pie for a few hours, you can all wander through the Dole Pineapple Garden Maze or hike to the summit of Diamond Head. Submarine tours, snorkeling adventures, and of course, luaus will really add a little extra to your family vacation.
Does your family love French fries? What about chocolate? What would happen if you were to offer your family a chocolate French fry pie? Such a pie exists at Sugargoat Sweets in Chicago, Illinois! But don’t worry if combining chocolate and French fries doesn’t appeal to your family. The owner has you covered with other options like cheesecake pie, pumpkin crunch pie, and choco-lot pie. When you are not indulging in pie, you can walk off a few calories at the Navy Pier or visit the marine life at Shedd Aquarium. Going to the Skydeck of the Willis Tower is another option, but maybe do that before you eat your pie!
Most families choose to visit New Orleans during a vacation in Louisiana. However, I recommend venturing over to the charming town of Natchitoches when you want a little pie for National Pie Day! A stop at Lasyone’s is a must, but not for sweet, dessert-like pie. This restaurant serves savory meat pies instead. Imagine biting into a pie made with pork and beef, as well as onions, peppers, and Southern seasonings. Once your family has eaten their fill of meat pies, you can continue on your way to New Orleans. But if you choose to stay in the area for a little while longer, make sure the Kaffie-Frederick General Mercantile Store is on your list of places to stop. It is the oldest general mercantile in the state. You never know what you may stumble upon during your visit.
These are some of the best US destinations to visit to celebrate National Pie Day. Do you know of any other destinations families should visit for some tasty pie? I would love to hear about them, so I can share them with other travelers. I would also love to plan a family vacation for you, so you can taste some of these fabulous pies.
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