WHERE WILL YOUR FAMILY TRAVEL THIS SUMMER?

With summer just a breath away, we’re taking a close look at our family travel plans.

While we plan to do a lot right here in Michigan, we also have wander in our hearts and like to know what’s out there should we venture further. And if you’re thinking about visiting Grand Rapids, or have guests coming in to Grand Rapids for the summer, you won’t want to miss our VISITOR’S GUIDE TO GRAND RAPIDS.

Visitor's Guide to Grand Rapids with Kids

 

LOCAL KID SITES AROUND THE US

Thankfully, there are sites like Grand Rapids Kids all over the USA. Chances are, your summer destination has a local parent-based website just brimming with information ready to help you live and play like a local during your stay.

Below are some helpful city-based family sites that we’ve found and it’s our pleasure to send you their way during your travels. (Just make sure you come back to us in GR when you’re done, okay?)

Happy Travels!

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LOCAL KIDS INFO ACROSS THE STATES

ALABAMA

Northern Alabama – Rocket City Mom

ARIZONA

Yuma – Yuma Mom

ARKANSAS

Northwest Arkansas – nwaMotherlode

CALIFORNIA

Bay Area – 510 Families
Los Angeles – Mommy Poppins
La Jolla – La Jolla Mom
Orange County – Balancing The Chaos
Sacramento – Sacramento Kids

COLORADO

Denver Metro – Colorado Moms

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA/WASHINGTON, DC

DC Metro & Maryland/Virginia suburbs – A Parent in Silver Spring
DC Metro & Maryland/Viginia suburbs – Our Kids
DC Metro – DC Cool Kids
DC Metro – Kid Friendly DC
DC Metro – DC Thrifty Mom

FLORIDA

Flagler County – Flagler County Family Fun
Pensacola – Pensacola with Kids!
Tampa Bay – What’s Doing Tampa Bay

GEORGIA

Atlanta – Atlanta With Kid
Forsyth County – Cumming Local

ILLINOIS

Champaign-Urbana – Chambanamoms.com
Chicago– Toddling Around Chicago
Chicago – Chicago Kids
Far western suburbs of Chicago – Go West Young Mom
Lake County (North Suburbs of Chicago) – Little Lake County
Near west suburbs of Chicago – {kidlist} activities for little kids

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INDIANA

Indianapolis – Indy with Kids
Terre Haute – Haute Happenings

RELATED: 9 Amazing Things to Do with Kids in Indianapolis

KENTUCKY

Ashland – Tents and Tantrums
Hardin County
 – Elizabethtown Family
Lexington – Lex Fun 4 Kids
Louisville – Louisville Family Fun

LOUISIANA

Baton Rouge – Baton Rouge Moms
City of New Orleans and Jefferson Parish – Jefferson Parish Parent
Gulf Coast – MS Gulf Coast Parent
North Shore New Orleans – North Shore Parent

MARYLAND

DC Metro & Maryland/Virginia suburbs – A Parent In Silver Spring
DC Metro & Maryland/Viginia suburbs – Our Kids

MASSACHUSETTS

Boston – Boston Mamas

RELATED: 101 FREE THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS IN MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN

Ann Arbor – Ann Arbor with Kids
Ann Arbor/Detroit – Kids Out and About Ann Arbor and Detroit
Bay, Midland, and Saginaw Counties – Great Lakes Bay Moms
Grand Rapids – Grand Rapids Kids (grkids.com)
Kalamazoo – Kalamazoo Kids
Southwest Michigan – Southwest Michigan Kids

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MINNESOTA

Rochester – Rochester Families
Twin Cities – Family Fun Twin Cities
Twin Cities – Twin Cities Moms

MISSOURI

St. Louis – stlparent.com
St. Louis – St. Louis Sprout and About

RELATED: WHY ST LOUIS WILL BE YOUR NEXT FAMILY VACATION

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NEBRASKA

All of Nebraska – Odessy Through Nebraska
Omaha – Family Fun in Omaha

NEVADA

Las Vegas – Las Vegas Kids

NEW HAMPSHIRE

Portsmouth – Find and Go Seek

NEW JERSEY

All of New Jersey – Jersey Family Fun

NEW YORK

Albanay – Albany Kid
Hudson Valley – Family Friendly Hudson Valley
Orange County – Orange NY Mom
Saratoga County – Saratoga Mama
Rockland – Rockland NY Mom (just outside NYC)

OHIO

Cincinnati – Family Friendly Cincinnati
Columbus – cBus Mom
Northeast Ohio – Northeast Ohio Family Fun

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PENNSYLVANIA

Chester County – Chester County Moms
Delaware County – DelcoPaMoms
Delaware County – Delaware County Moms
Lehigh Valley – Find and Go Seek
Montgomery County – Montgomery County Moms
Philadelphia – Local Fun for Kids
Philadelphia – Philly Fun 4 Kids

SOUTH CAROLINA

Greenville – Kidding Around Greenville

TENNESSEE

Nashville – Nashville Fun For Familes

TEXAS

Austin – Free Fun In Austin
Corpus Christi – Corpus Christi Fun For Kids
Houston – Big Kids Small City
San Antonio – San Antonio Moms Blog

UNITED STATES – GENERAL

Adventure Mom
Your Family’s Guide

VERMONT

Vermont – Find and Go Seek

VIRGINIA

DC Metro & Maryland/Virginia suburbs – A Parent In Silver Spring
Dulles/Fairfax County/Loudoun County – Dulles Moms
Fairfax County and Northern Virginia – Fairfax Family Fun
DC Metro & Maryland/Viginia suburbs – Our Kids
Hampton Roads – My Active Child

WASHINGTON

Seattle – Seattle’s Child
South Puget Sound Area – Sounds Fun Mom

WEST VIRGINIA

Huntington and Charleston – Tents and Tantrums

WISCONSIN

Appleton (and surrounding communities) – Go Valley Kids
Madison – Madison with Kids
Madison – Madison Mammas
Milwaukee – Miltown Moms
Waukesha County/Metro Milwaukee – Lake Country Family Fun

RELATED: You’ll Want to Recreate our Michigan to Milwaukee Ferry Boat Adventure!

 

What did we miss? Leave a comment – and a link below. Thank you!

Ultimate Wander List family summer travels

By | 2017-05-12T14:42:06+00:00 May 9th, 2016|Categories: General, Guides- travel, Travel, Travel Across the US, Travel Michigan|Tags: |29 Comments

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  1. Cheryl June 1, 2017 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Would also love to be added to the Illinois list. I cover Chicagoland and NW Chicago Suburbs.

  2. Brandy Mitchell March 15, 2017 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Wow! Great List!! Would you consider adding CSRAKids.com to the list? We cover Augusta, GA, North Augusta, SC and Aiken SC. Thank you!

  3. Elizabeth May 10, 2016 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Sweet!!! Heading to Lexington again this summer and starting to scrape the bottom of the barrel for what to do! So glad to have a great resource now!!

  4. Kim Prince May 9, 2016 at 5:03 pm - Reply

    In Los Angeles – AgouraHillsMom.com – covers area near Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains, out to Ventura where there is always lots to do!

  5. Ruth May 2, 2016 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Can you please add Corpus Christi Fun for Kids? Great list! Thanks!

    • Jill Clarin
      Jill Clarin May 3, 2016 at 6:17 am - Reply

      Thanks Ruth. It has been added.

  6. Megan May 2, 2016 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Thanks for including RocklandNYMom.com! We just added a sister site OrangeNYMom.com for upstate NY we would love you to add.

    • Jill Clarin
      Jill Clarin May 3, 2016 at 6:17 am - Reply

      Megan, thanks for letting us know about your new sister site. It has been added.

  7. Jessica May 1, 2016 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    I have a website for the Huntington, WV tri-state area (including Charleston, WV and Ashland, KY) Tentsandtantrums.com

    Thanks!

    • Jill Clarin
      Jill Clarin May 2, 2016 at 5:03 am - Reply

      Thanks Jessica!

  8. Betsy Waters May 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    Please add my website as well! Lexington KY
    http://Www.lexfun4kids.com

    • Jill Clarin
      Jill Clarin May 2, 2016 at 5:01 am - Reply

      Thank you Betsy, it has been added.

  9. Sarah May 1, 2016 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Family Friendly Hudson Valley is a great one for upstate New York! http://www.familyfriendlyhudsonvalley.com

    • Jill Clarin
      Jill Clarin May 2, 2016 at 5:01 am - Reply

      Thanks for the tip Sarah.

  10. Gretchen Garrison May 1, 2016 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Would love for travelers to check out my site: http://www.odysseythroughnebraska.com Thanks!

    • Jill Clarin
      Jill Clarin May 2, 2016 at 4:59 am - Reply

      Thanks Gretchen!

  11. Nedra McDaniel May 1, 2016 at 11:19 am - Reply

    I would love to be added to your list. I live on the border of Ohio and Kentucky and highlight a lot of Midwest destinations as well.

    Adventure Mom

    Adventuremomblog.com

    • Jill Clarin
      Jill Clarin May 3, 2016 at 6:16 am - Reply

      Thanks Nedra!

  12. Jenn Willey May 1, 2016 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Would love to be included:
    BalancingTheChaos.com covers Orange County, California
    Thanks so much for this awesome resource!

    • Jill Clarin
      Jill Clarin May 2, 2016 at 4:44 am - Reply

      Thanks Jenn. You’ve been included!

  13. Jill June 11, 2015 at 8:57 pm - Reply

    Thanks for including BigKidSmallCity.com for Houston!

  14. Kelly May 20, 2015 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Add myactivechild.com to the list for Virginia Beach area, it’s a great resource!

  15. Dev't Dir via Facebook May 18, 2015 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Mary Pultz

  16. Jen Abbas de Jong via Facebook May 17, 2015 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I miss living in GR! (But NE Ohio is growing on me!)

  17. grkids.com via Facebook May 17, 2015 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the shout out!

  18. Amy Miller May 17, 2015 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Would love to see Our-Kids.com added to the list. It’s a resource that covers DC, Maryland and Virginia and has been around since 1999. Thanks for considering!

  19. Leslie May 16, 2015 at 10:22 am - Reply

    This is an awesome list for travel with the grandkids! I’m in the Washington DC area and have found great kid-friendly free & cheap events at DCThriftyMom.com. Another great resource to add to your DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA/WASHINGTON, DC list.

    • Jill Clarin
      Jill Clarin May 17, 2015 at 7:21 am - Reply

      Thank you for your suggestion. It has been added to our list.

  20. Becca R May 15, 2015 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Thanks for this great resource! We are headed to Milwaukee over Memorial Day weekend.

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