Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

15101 Lancaster Road Lancaster, CA Think you can't find rolling hills and wildflower habitats right outside of Los Angeles? Think again! If your southern California family vacation takes you down I-5 (especially from February to May, when the … [Read more...]

Cave Campground California

Junct. of Hwy 89 and Hwy 44 Hat Creek, CA Part of the Lassen National Forest, Cave Campground near Hat Creek makes for a nice pit stop along Hwy 89, especially if you only have time for a bathroom break and maybe a picnic lunch. (If you have more … [Read more...]

Bamboo Forest Alabama

800 Upper Kingston Rd. Prattville, AL Prattville's Bamboo Forest Alabama makes for a novel pit stop right along I-65. Comprised of 26 acres of living bamboo, it was dedicated in 1982 as the first U.S. wilderness park developed inside city … [Read more...]

Cantrall Buckley County Park

Cantrall Road Ruch, Oregon If you're exploring the pioneer town of Jacksonville (10 minutes off I-5) and have more time to spend, drive out into the Applegate Valley and visit Cantrall Buckley County Park. Set on the shores of the Applegate … [Read more...]

Moab, Utah and Arches National Park

Since not all great places to stop with kids are along the major interstates, Pitstops for Kids! has added a new series called Off the Beaten Path. First up, beautiful Moab, Utah and its surrounding areas. We had the pleasure of visiting Moab … [Read more...]

McKinley Park

601 Alhambra Boulevard Sacramento, CA Some of you may know this already, but the concept for Pitstops for Kids was born after a frustrating afternoon trying to find a nice park while driving through Sacramento, CA. So you can imagine my … [Read more...]

Julian Price Memorial Park

Milepost 297 Blue Ridge Parkway Blowing Rock, NC Julian Price Memorial Park is one of the most beautiful parks in the Blue Ridge area, at the base of Grandfather Mountain. If you're traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, you'll … [Read more...]

Fort Sherman Playground

416 Mullan Road Coeur d'Alene, Idaho Fort Sherman Playground is the perfect place to stop along mountainous I-90 during a summer vacation. A beautiful city in any season, Coeur d'Alene is a is a summer recreation mecca with ample hiking, … [Read more...]

Spokane’s Riverfront Park with kids

507 N. Howard St Spokane, WA If you find yourself driving I-90 from Seattle or Idaho's ski and outdoor country, Spokane's Riverfront Park is a beautifully appointed greenbelt worthy of a stop. Much more than a simple pit stop, the park spans both … [Read more...]

Bear Creek Recreation Site

Highway 42 Oregon You won't find a better place to stop along windy Highway 42 on your way to the Oregon coast than the Bear Creek Recreation Site. Located between Roseburg and Coquille off Highway 42, look for the sign on the right-hand side … [Read more...]