Ogunquit Maine

Five kid-friendly attractions in Ogunquit Maine

Sometimes, looking for the perfect vacation destination can get a bit hectic, especially if you have a family and are searching for a kid-friendly spot. With rising prices in theme parks like Disneyland, Six Flags and Universal Studios, parents … [Read more...]

Pend Oreille Idaho

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...]

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Spooky Pit Stops: Salem Massachusetts

If you have kids who laugh in the face of fear, this pit stop is for you! (And if you don't, keep reading anyway; there's something here for the fainter of heart as well!) The Salem Witch Trials of 1692 placed Salem, Massachusetts on the map as one … [Read more...]

Submarine Force Museum (photo courtesy of Mystic Country)

Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Road Groton, CT This stop was submitted by Karin Burgess of Mystic Country. Thank you, Karin, for your support of Pit Stops for Kids! Planning a family vacation that takes you through Connecticut or just driving down I-95? … [Read more...]

Shaking hands with a predator (photo courtesy of The Dinosaur Place)

The Dinosaur Place

1650 Hartford-New London Turnpike Oakdale, CT This stop was submitted by Karin Burgess of Mystic Country. Thank you, Karin, for your support of Pit Stops for Kids! Whether you're visiting Mystic, CT as a family or just passing through on I-95, … [Read more...]

Mystic Aquarium: Photo courtesy of Sea Research Foundation

Mystic Aquarium

This stop was submitted by Karin Burgess of Mystic Country. Thank you, Karin, for your support of Pit Stops for Kids! If you find yourself in Mystic, Connecticut (perhaps to tour the Mystic Seaport), the Mystic Aquarium, located nearby, is a … [Read more...]

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Reader Q and A: Pit Stops along I-95

We frequently receive emails from readers asking about places to stop for family fun along certain routes or interstates. Often, these questions lead to great lists of pit stops which mesh with many travel destinations, and if the answer could … [Read more...]

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Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue Richmond, VA I learn about a lot of great pit stops here at Pit Stops for Kids, but sometimes, I'm still blown away! This is one of those times! The Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is such a unique and comprehensive place to … [Read more...]

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When Pit Stops are Far and Few Between

When we first planned our recent spring break trip to Death Valley, CA (more on that to come!), I knew pit stops en route would be in short supply. I'd noted the lack of places to stop and play on Google Maps, and I thought I'd planned accordingly. … [Read more...]

View from the Dupont Environmental Education Center bridge (photo courtesy of Mother of all Trips)

The Petersen Urban Wildlife Refuge

1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE The Russell W. Petersen Urban Wildlife Refuge is 212 acres of protected urban wetland along the Christina River just outside downtown Wilmington. Reviewer Mara of The Mother of All Trips writes, "The place is a … [Read more...]

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