Oct 08 2009

Finding More Fun: Family Travel Roundup, 10/08/2009

I know I missed a week, but school schedules, being sick, and trying to bring in the last of the tomatoes and apples before snow comes our way have made life a little hectic recently.  It’s been raining a lot here, which is not well-timed since my husband would prefer to be harvesting, but it’s given us a chance to go on a few extra family outings.  If you’re looking for family-fun ideas, read on.

  • I love a travel-blog post that begins with a photo of a library! It’s one of the great free things to do in Seattle, outlined at Uptake Vacations.
  • A county fair in the middle of a city? That’s what Double the Adventure found at the LA County Fair.
  • Travel Savvy Mom tried out a houseboat vacation and offers tips on enjoying the adventure.
  • Interested in FDR?  Read about the Little White House, Warm Springs, GA, at Uptake Attractions.
  • Wisconsin has a surprising amount of concrete art.  Midwest Weekends tells us where to find it.
  • Midwest Guest introduces us to Greenfield Village in Dearborn, MI.
  • I haven’t taken the kids to Como Zoo in St. Paul for a couple of years, but Beth Blair of the Vacation Gals made it one of their first outings when she moved to Minnesota.  Best of all, it’s free!
  • There’s a new Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.  Frisco Kids gives the scoop on whether it’s a great place to visit.
  • Mommy Poppins gives tips on taking a daytrip from New York City to City Island.
  • Family Travel Guide continues its social-media trip around the U.S. with Family Travel in New York.
  • Going to Chicago? See if a City Pass will save you money at Uptake Attractions.
  • The Rocket Scientist’s Guide to Raising Kids (and yes, she really is a rocket scientist!) visited St. Augustine, FL.
  • I love free things when I travel! We Just Got Back has Five Fab Freebies in Tampa.
  • The Trekaroo KidsMobile stopped in Los Angeles.  See some different takes on things to do there with kids.
  • Is Legoland worth the admission price?  Read Sharlene’s take at Double the Adventure.
  • Boston’s Freedom Trail is on our to-do list someday. Uptake Vacations has a post about it.
  • Thinking of an extended vacation?  Read Top Five Tips from a Five-Month Family Road Trip at Away.

If you’re in Ohio, there are some great deals to be found in the Columbus area this weekend.  A reader (ok, she’s my sister, but I’m happy that she reads my blog) pointed me to a post at cBus Mom that outlines the discounts.

As for us, we’re headed to “Love the Pie” at Minnetonka Orchards this weekend.  With a high of 37, we’ll be wearing our winter duds, but we plan on having fun at the orchard.   Do you have a favorite orchard or fall event to you like to attend?

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  1. Kara on 11 Oct 2009 at 10:25 am

    As always, a great round-up! Hope you’re staying warm. Beth says her body-accustomed-to-desert-temps is chillllly!
    .-= Kara´s last blog ..Top Attractions at SeaWorld San Diego =-.

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