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Summer Kids Activities near Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Colorado

Summer Kids Activities near Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Colorado

Summer family adventures are a great way to explore new places. We spent four days near Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Silverthorne on a summer family road trip through Colorado. Here are the highlights of things we found to do with kids in Summit County, Colorado!

Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

Lionhead Natural Water Slides & Family Hike

You can often find an interesting family adventure just around the corner! We had a blast sliding down the Lionhead natural water slides in North Idaho.

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

The off-season is a great time to travel and enjoy some weather that’s different than what you’re used to. We often head to warmer climates in February and March, when our North Idaho area is frosty with snow. This year we headed to the California coast. We took our young kids on several amazing coastal hikes and scenic walks on the beach. We also explored the local Pismo Beach downtown area and took a memorable tour of Hearst Castle. These great places to take kids near Pismo Beach, CA provided plenty of activities and adventures for our family!
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9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

9 Places to Go with Kids in Downtown Seattle

It’s awesome living close to Pacific Northwest destinations such as Seattle, Washington. On a family trip we explored Pike Place Market, burned some energy at Seattle Center Artists at Play playground enjoyed a relaxing visit to Woodland Park Zoo. See the highlights of our visit!

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

5 Reasons to Visit Whitefish Mountain Resort In Summer

Families of all ages will enjoy these Whitefish Mountain Resort activities in Montana. Slide down the Alpine Slide, race down the Summer Tubing run and enjoy the views from the Gondola. See the highlights of our family visit!

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

What’s your favorite way to make family memories? Our family enjoys taking short family trips, exploring a new area and sleeping in our RV under the stars. We live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho which gives us easy access to many cool Pacific Northwest destinations. We discovered some great road trip destinations and family activities during a short summer getaway to Montana. Our kids ventured across the Kootenai Falls Swinging Bridge also used by firefighters, slid down the Whitefish Mountain Resort Alpine Slide and enjoyed a night out at Seussical the Musical. These 5 things to do with kids in Northwest Montana are definitely worth checking out on your next family trip!
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Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Family Hike to Kootenai Falls & Swinging Bridge

Our family went on a really fun day trip and casual hike to Kootenai Falls and the swinging bridge, during one of our trips to Montana. We packed some snacks and headed out to enjoy the sunshine!

Adventurous Pacific Northwest Family Vacation Destinations

Adventurous Pacific Northwest Family Vacation Destinations

These Pacific Northwest family vacation destinations promise memorable adventures and interesting activities. We’ve experienced many of these gems of the Pacific Northwest with our own family!

Top Places to Visit with Kids in Denver

Top Places to Visit with Kids in Denver

Colorado is a great place to visit on a family vacation. Even in winter, Colorado has more to offer than just ski slopes and mountain peaks (although these are awesome!). Denver, the Mile High City, has a huge variety of family-friendly activities and locations to enjoy year round. On a family trip in January, we explored a bunch of fun places in Denver. We also left with a list of even more places that we hope to visit next time. Here are some of our top places to visit with kids in Denver!
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Best Places for Hiking in the US

Best Places for Hiking in the US

Experience some of the best places for hiking in the United States! Colorado, Washington, Utah and Maine offer epic destinations for your next outdoor vacation or family adventure.

Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

Why Great Wolf Lodge is a Great Family Vacation

Great Wolf Lodge is a fun choice for a family weekend getaway. We had a blast playing MagiQuest, splashing at the water park, and exploring Moonstone Mine during the lodge’s Howl-O-Ween celebration.

Best Seattle Places for Family Adventures

Best Seattle Places for Family Adventures

We love traveling, seeing new places and trying new experiences. We also know family adventures can be tricky with young kids. This fall we enjoyed a short family road trip to Seattle, Washington. We tried to plan the perfect combination of driving hours with memorable stops and engaging attractions. Here are some of the highlights from our Seattle weekend getaway!

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Interesting Things to Do Near Wallace, Idaho

Interesting Things to Do Near Wallace, Idaho

It’s fun to spend a weekend exploring somewhere new. We found lots to do on our short family camping trip in Wallace, Idaho. Just 45 minutes from home, we enjoyed exploring the historic town, hiking, sightseeing and adventuring.

Amazing West Coast Family Travel Destinations

Amazing West Coast Family Travel Destinations

Are you looking for an ultimate family destination this summer? You can find many hidden gems on the West Coast; the perfect place to create unforgettable family memories!

Things to Do at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Things to Do at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

When we travel to a new city, we enjoy finding a handful of family-friendly activities to do with our kids. Our young children most enjoy half-day activities that include things to see, interactive activities and a spot to eat lunch. Our visit to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science provided a great selection of exhibits for our kids to explore. Highlights of our visit included the Prehistoric Journey dinosaur and fossil exhibit, the life-like wildlife panoramas and the Gems & Minerals exhibit. We also saw an IMAX show about flight and a Planetarium presentation.
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