The Ultimate Wander List – Summer and Spring Break Travel Destinations for Families

Ultimate Wander List family summer travels

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!

LOCAL KIDS INFO ACROSS THE STATES

ALABAMA

Northern Alabama – Rocket City Mom

ARIZONA

TucsonTopia
Yuma – Yuma Mom

ARKANSAS

Northwest Arkansas – nwaMotherlode

CALIFORNIA

Bay Area – 510 Families
Los Angeles – Mommy Poppins

Malibu and the Santa Monica Mountains, out to Ventura – Agoura Hills Mom
La Jolla – La Jolla Mom
MomsLA
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

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FLORIDA

Flagler County – Flagler County Family Fun
Lakeland – Lakeland Mom
Pensacola – Pensacola with Kids!

GEORGIA

Atlanta – Atlanta With Kid
Forsyth County – Cumming Local

ILLINOIS

Champaign-Urbana – Chambanamoms.com
Chicago– Toddling Around Chicago
Chicago – Chicago Kids
Lake County (North Suburbs of Chicago) – Little Lake County
West and Southwest Suburbs of Chicago – Kidlist
Greater Rockford Area – Stateline Kids
Stem Kids Chicago – STEM and STEAM fun around Chicago

INDIANA

Indianapolis – Indy with Kids
Terre Haute – Haute Happenings

CHECK IT OUT: 9 Amazing Things to Do with Kids in Indianapolis

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KANSAS

Kansas City – iFamilyKC

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
Detroit – Little Guide
Bay, Midland, and Saginaw Counties – Great Lakes Bay Parents
Grand Rapids – Grand Rapids Kids (grkids.com)
Kalamazoo – Kalamazoo Kids
Lansing – Lansing Family Fun
Southwest Michigan – Southwest Michigan Kids

Traverse City – The Cherry Life

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RELATED: Day on Mackinac Island with Kids

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MINNESOTA

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

MISSOURI

Kansas City – iFamilyKC
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 NJ. Some Philadelphia. Some NYC. – 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 Funcp3

RELATED: Cedar Point Is a Blast for Kids of Every Age

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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

Augusta, GA, North Augusta, SC and Aiken SC – CSRA Kids

TENNESSEE

Nashville – Nashville Fun For Familes

TEXAS

Austin – Free Fun In Austin
Corpus Christi – Corpus Christi Fun For Kids
Houston – Big Kids Small City
Plano Moms – North DFW, Plano, Frisco, Dallas and Collin County
San Antonio – San Antonio Moms Blog

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

Check it Out: You’ll Want to Recreate our Michigan to Milwaukee Ferry Boat Adventure!

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

Ultimate Wander List family summer travels

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