Exploring Vancouver, B.C.: Stanley Park by bicycle

Vancouver’s Stanley Park consists of an expanse of wilderness at the northern end of the city that begs for family exploration. It’s dotted with totem poles, lakes, botanical gardens, beaches, and even an aquarium and offers hiking, carriage rides, … [Read more...]

Disney Done Right: Star Wars Weekends at Disney Studios

Summer's here, and family travel is at its best! What better way to celebrate the end of another school year than with a weekend at Walt Disney World? If you have a Star Wars fan, there's no better time: Fridays-Sundays through June 12th, Star Wars … [Read more...]

SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego has long been a San Diego landmark, and for good reason. Every time we visit, we're amazed anew at how much the park offers and how enjoyable a day it provides. I don't know why we're surprised! We've been taking our kids almost … [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...]

Great Basin National Park

Near the Utah-Nevada border, at the end of the 'Loneliest Highway in America' (Hwy 50), in the midst of the stark Nevada high desert, lies Great Basin National Park. Arguably one of the furthest destinations off the beaten path featured on Pit Stops … [Read more...]

Home (Away) for the Holidays: HeliTahoe Helicopter Tours

If you're looking for a truly unique experience during your winter family vacation in the South Lake Tahoe area, book a helicopter tour with Tahoe's only helicopter sightseeing operation, HeliTahoe! With tour prices starting at just $70 per person, … [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: Zephyr Cove Resort Snowmobiling

During our week-long stay in our HomeAway vacation home in South Lake Tahoe, we were only minutes away from skiing, snow play, and other area attractions. On Christmas Eve, we took the opportunity to try a snowmobiling tour with Zephyr Cove Resort, … [Read more...]

Mt. Hood Railroad Polar Express

110 Railroad Avenue Hood River, OR It's that time of year...when everyday roadside attractions become magical! The Mt. Hood Railroad offers scenic tours through the Hood River Valley and the Columbia Gorge, and during the holiday season, they … [Read more...]

Out ‘N About Treesort

Last weekend, the Pit Stops for Kids crew had the opportunity to stay in one of the most unique locations we've ever experienced: a tree house high in the air! At Out 'N About Treesort near Cave Junction, Oregon, guests have their pick of one of 15 … [Read more...]