What to do and where to stay in Knoxville Tennessee

Knoxville Tennessee is a small city with a lot going on. Known affectionately as the 'cradle of country music' (after all Dolly Pardon got started here), Knoxville is now also gaining a reputation for its dining scene, urban wilderness and vibrant … [Read more...]

Fun holiday events at favorite hotels this season

Will you be celebrating the holidays on vacation this year? If so, we have a round-up of holiday events at hotels, with deals and and happenings at some of our favorite resorts and family vacation hot spots. Read on to learn where to book your … [Read more...]

Top hotel chains for family travelers

We get asked for hotel recommendations all the time. And we have plenty to give: after all, we spend over 100 nights per year in hotel rooms, suites, vacation rentals, and condos. While specific hotel picks in family travel destinations are … [Read more...]

How to use IHG Rewards Club points this summer

This post brought to you by IHG Rewards Club. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Pit Stops for Kids. Summer is the busiest travel season of the year for families. But if you travel year-round, as we do, it's also the season to … [Read more...]

Springfield Missouri lodging picks: Ramada Plaza Hotel and Hotel Vandivort

This post is truly a tale of two hotels. Families finding themselves in Springfield, Missouri can choose from a fairly standard array of motels and hotels, or they can pick between two unique choices: the Ramada Plaza Hotel and Oasis Convention … [Read more...]

Palm Springs with kids: Renaissance Hotel Palm Springs

Ready to head to Palm Springs with kids? The Renaissance Hotel Palm Springs is a great pick for a reasonably priced, stylish hotel pick right near the downtown Palm Springs action. What the Renaissance lacks in extra amenities offered elsewhere in … [Read more...]

Where to stay in Portland: Governor Hotel review

We've reviewed a good number of hotels for families planning a Portland Oregon vacation. No matter which you pick, our recommendation is to stay downtown, within walking distance of the fun shops, restaurants, attractions (and easy-to-use MAX … [Read more...]

Homebase for a San Diego vacation: Manchester Grand Hyatt review

When most families dream of vacationing in San Diego, they picture themselves staying right on the beach. And this option does exist: namely in Coronado or north in Del Mar. But if you plan to spend the majority of your time in the city (and not in … [Read more...]

Sheraton Atlanta: where to stay in Atlanta with kids

The best feature of the Sheraton Atlanta is the pool. No. make that the hotel layout around the pool. Comprised of a huge glass-ceilinged atrium with plants and Southern style design, the pool area is located at the center of the Sheraton, right past … [Read more...]

A stay at Seattle’s Hyatt at Olive 8

I love finding new kid-friendly gems in destination cities! I've said it before, but I'll say it again: families don't have to settle for cheap hotels in the suburbs while city touring. Family-friendly, downtown hotels do exist. Our latest find: the … [Read more...]