Create. Play. Travel. Creative Family Ideas and Pacific Northwest Family Lifestyle

Creative Family Ideas in the Pacific Northwest

Category: Destinations

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

Great Places to Take Kids Near Pismo Beach, CA

The California coast is a great destination for families with kids. These awesome places near Pismo Beach, CA provided plenty of activities and adventures for our young family to enjoy!

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

Going to a ski resort in summer may not be first on your list for a family vacation. However, we discovered lots of fun summer activities at Whitefish Mountain Resort during our road trip through Montana. Our kids love to be outside, burn energy and play together as a family. Many of these Whitefish Mountain Resort activities accomplish all of these things and then some. These 5 reasons to visit Whitefish Mountain Resort in summer are great ways to make memories with your kids and enjoy the outdoors.

(more…)

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

5 Things to Do with Kids in Northwest Montana

You can find lots of great family activities to enjoy in Northwest Montana. We ventured across a swinging bridge, slid down an Alpine Slide and took the kids to a musical. Don’t miss these 5 things to do with kids near Glacier National Park!

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!
(more…)

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

Planning a family vacation? Great Wolf Lodge offers a huge variety of attractions for a memorable family staycation plus seasonal Howl-O-Ween activities during the month of October. We really enjoyed our recent weekend at the lodge!

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!

(more…)

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.
(more…)

Family Adventure Hike Through Zion National Park

The best travel destinations are places for families to make memories, get some exercise and enjoy some good old family fun. Zion National Park is a great place to visit and go on a family hike. We enjoyed exploring the canyon paths, walking in the river and taking in the gorgeous views on all sides.

Family Fun Center in Tukwila, WA

Family Fun Center in Tukwila, WA

We recently visited the Seattle area in Washington state and we stayed near Tukwila’s Family Fun Center. This pacific northwest family travel destination has bowling, rides, bumper cars, go karts and more; something for all ages!

Seattle Museum of Flight Family Visit

Seattle Museum of Flight Family Visit

Rainy days are perfect for going to a museum and learning about history. Our recent trip to Washington took us to the Seattle Museum of Flight where we learned about the history of aviation and saw lots of airplanes. My kids enjoyed sitting in fighter jet cockpits and wandering through the spacious airplane exhibits. I enjoyed learning about some of the details of World War I and World War II and looking at historical photographs. A family could easily spend an entire day at the Seattle Museum of Flight, get lunch at the cafe and watch one of the IMAX presentations. The Museum of Flight is a great Pacific Northwest family trip destination.

(more…)