15 Places to Visit in Michigan With Your Kids Before They Grow Up

Experience the Wonder of Michigan TogetherWe are very fortunate to be Michiganders. We are surrounded by the Great Lakes. We have four distinct and beautiful seasons, Superman ice cream, Faygo pop, and two Big Ten teams to cheer. We also have a state so enriched with diverse wildlife, history and [...]

Camping in Michigan with Kids? Here are 50+ Best Family Campgrounds in Michigan

Michigan is the King of Camping and #Lakelife The thought of camping in other states has me curious - do those campgrounds boast enormous picturesque lakes, warm days and cool nights, and plenty of incredible views like campgrounds in Michigan? Maybe they do, but I may never find out, as [...]

Easy Day Trips for Families + Destinations Under 2 Hours from Kalamazoo

Looking for a Mini Getaway? ....but still want to sleep in your own bed tonight? As a parent, I have struggled with planning vacations- especially in the toddler and infant stages. The idea of “getting away” or an "easy day trip" to explore a new town with kids sounds good [...]

20+ Fun Tours to Experience with Kids around Michigan

Be a Tourist in Michigan Spring and summer is a wondeful time for field trips and family excursions to learn more about Michigan: our food, our culture, and our history. The Great Lakes State offers a bounty of tour opportunities - with everything from formally registered tours to drop-in style [...]

Family Road Trip Ideas 2 – 5 Hours From Kalamazoo

Road Trip Destinations with Kids Where would you travel with your family if you only had time for a day trip or a short weekend stay? Children’s museums, zoos, and local restaurants all made our list as we compiled our favorite drivable locations. Our picks are all reachable in less [...]

Favorite Indoor Play Places Outside of Kalamazoo

When Farther Away, Kids Still Want to Play! Kalamazoo is so much fun, all on its own! But sometimes a family outing finds you elsewhere in Michigan and it's fun to discover indoor play centers or museums you normally wouldn't visit. We're here to the rescue with ideas for indoor play [...]

Medieval Castles, Museums, and Activities for Knights and Princesses

Medieval and Fantastical Fun for the Family Imagine this: your Kalamazoo kid dons princess attire and goes in search of a dragon to befriend, while their sibling is busy dressing up as a knight and constructing a castle with cushions and leftover boxes. Or, a tween who loves to play Dungeons [...]

Tips For Visiting Grand Haven With Kids

  by Jill P Located by both the Grand River and Lake Michigan, this beautiful area has endless fun things to do with the whole family. From chocolate factory tours to exciting festivals, Grand Haven is the perfect vacation spot for summer. With Grand Haven voted as Coastal Living's America's Happiest [...]

Traverse City with Kids: Tips For Your Next Family Adventure

(Sleeping Bear National Park) by Jill P Summer is an extraordinary season for kids and familes who visit Traverse City! This is one of our favorite places to visit during the summer. Sugar sand beaches make for ideal sandcastle building, and the crystal clear waters of Grand Traverse Bay and the area’s [...]