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5 Free Places to Visit in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

September 6, 2015 – 5:03 pm
Sioux Falls: 5 Free Places to Visit

5 Free Places to Visit in Sioux Falls
Falls Park — Sioux Falls is named for the falls that cascade near its downtown. Walking trails, a free viewing tower and thousands of gallons of pounding waterfall …

Oregon Coast: Rockaway Beach

July 18, 2015 – 2:23 pm
Kites on Beach

Situated fifty two miles south of Astoria, Oregon, Highway 101 runs through downtown Rockaway Beach. A lovely little seaside village perhaps best known for it’s annual Kite Festival, Rockaway Beach has lots to offer families.To …

Family Vacation in Helena, Montana

August 30, 2014 – 12:34 pm

When we told people we were going to Montana on a family vacation, most everyone asked us if we were going to Glacier National Park or to Yellowstone National Park. Opting for the road less …

Family Activities in Kenosha, Wisconsin

April 14, 2013 – 1:29 pm

Wisconsin’s fourth largest city, Kenosha, is home to 100,000 Wisconsinites. A midway point between Milwaukee and Chicago, Kenosha is conveniently located on both the Metra rail line and lies between Interstate 94 and the majestic …

What to do in Bowling Green, Kentucky

April 8, 2013 – 7:25 pm
Corvette, Museum

Continuing on the theme of spring break in Bowling Green, Kentucky, spend any time in the region and you will soon realize Cave Country has a whole lot going for it above the ground. Between …

A Weekend in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

February 22, 2013 – 8:04 am
Schmeeckle Beavers

Road tripping our way to as many “cool small towns” as we possibly can fit into one winter, our latest adventure took us to Stevens Point, Wisconsin. On the verge of being “Up North,” Stevens …

Family Vacation in Hawaii: Affordable Ideas on The Big Island

November 11, 2012 – 6:32 pm
Surfs Up

Family-friendly and affordable vacation suggestions for a family vacation on The Big Island of Hawaii.
Traveling a great distance and spending a chunk of change just getting to Hawaii, our recent family vacation needed to be …

Road Trip Itinerary: Asheville to Nashville

August 3, 2012 – 4:57 am
World's Largest Treehouse

While you could make it from Asheville, NC to Nashville, TN in four to five hours on the Interstate, taking the scenic route offers opportunities for unique stops that make a memorable family road trip.
When …

Beaches Boscobel: A Top Five for Families

May 7, 2012 – 4:50 pm

My daughter and I just returned from the Beaches Boscobel resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and here are the top five reasons why I think families keep returning year after year. I’d heard of Beaches …

Smuggler’s Notch, Vermont: A Winter Disneyland

March 1, 2012 – 7:16 pm
Mother-Daughter Moment on the Chairlift

We’re excited to welcome back one of our favorite Canadian road-tripping moms, Julie Harrison of Coffee with Julie. Adventuring north to Saguenay, Quebec on a Winter Wonderland trip last season, The Harrison’s recently dipped down …

Guest Post: Fit for Fun Wellness Program on Muscle Beach

February 17, 2012 – 6:00 am

This spring break and summer, families visiting Santa Monica, California will can experience the original Muscle Beach with Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel’s new Fit for Fun wellness program. Blending outdoor activities with a balanced …

Gulf Shores without the Golf: Sand Castles not Sand Traps

November 15, 2011 – 8:56 pm
The Woody (Photo Credit: Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism)

Until I visited the region with family during the 2009  National Shrimp Festival, I held the notion Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama was strictly a golfers paradise. Walking around in light flamingo Polo-shirts, my …

Indoor Water Park Roundup

October 7, 2010 – 12:06 pm
CoCo Key

In time for winter and indoor fun, Road Trips for Families presents some of the biggest, wettest, and funnest indoor water parks in the continental US.

Lake Michigan: Cruise the Midwest

July 28, 2010 – 1:14 pm
Boathouse Suite, Blue Harbor Resort

Lake Michigan is part of what makes the Great Lakes great. In the water, on the water, or near the water, cruising the Midwest is Big Fun any way you float your boat.