Summer in the Berkshires: Tanglewood Amphitheater

An afternoon or evening spent enjoying live music in the beautiful outdoor amphitheater at Tanglewood is a great addition to any family vacation in western Massachusetts. Tanglewood is located in the picturesque town of Lenox in the heart of the … [Read more...]

Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho

Situated next to the all-seasons tourist town of Sandpoint in the scenic Idaho panhandle, Lake Pend Oreille (pronounced pon-der-ay) is an outdoors-lover's heaven. By winter, it serves as base camp to popular ski resort Schweitzer, and in summer it's … [Read more...]

Legoland California

As lifelong Disney fans, we didn't see it coming, but Legoland California has become my family's favorite theme park. Located just north of San Diego in Carlsbad, CA, this answer to any Lego-lover's dream is perfect for the 2-12 age set. Plus, it has … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: Adventure Mountain

If you have thrill-seeking kids when it comes to sledding, you'll want to stop at Adventure Mountain near Echo Summit on Highway 50 for great family-friendly snow play in South Tahoe. Much more than just your neighborhood sledding hill, Adventure … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: Sierra at Tahoe’s Blizzard Mountain

Sierra at Tahoe is a wonderful place for families to ski or ride, but sometimes, you just want to take it easy with a day of snow play. Or maybe you have young children who aren't up for a day on the slopes quite yet. Either way, if your idea of a … [Read more...]

Regional Snow Parks: Winter’s Best Pit Stops!

If you're traveling by car this holiday season, or have a family vacation road trip planned for this winter, don't forget that snow parks can offer a cheap, fun, and festive alternative to traditional play spaces or restaurant pit stops. Often free … [Read more...]

Mystic Seaport

Mystic, Connecticut This stop was submitted by Karin Burgess of Mystic Country. Thank you, Karin, for your support of Pit Stops for Kids! Looking for a great maritime day or weekend trip to beat summer heat and learn as a family? Just off I-95 … [Read more...]

The Amaz’n Jackson Hole Maze

45 E Snow King Avenue Jackson, WY There's no shortage of family fun to be had in Jackson, WY, but if you visit in the summer months, it may be easy to overlook the Amaze'n Jackson Hole Maze, located across from the Snow King Ski Resort. A local … [Read more...]

A Pit Stop a Day (Day 20): Stops for Kids in Laguna Beach, CA

On Day 20, we drove from Zion National Park to Laguna Beach, CA, a route pretty devoid of pit stops! We were very glad to arrive in such a kid-friendly mecca of attractions, restaurants, and beaches! Having grown up in the area (and returning to … [Read more...]

A Pit Stop a Day (Day 18): Zion National Park’s The Narrows

On Day 18, we woke up in Cliffrose Lodge and Gardens with a full day of exploring in Zion National Park ahead of us. Our primary destination was Zion's 'Narrows', a hike up the Virgin River deep into the canyon. (Zion has many great hikes for … [Read more...]