• Vancouver

    Vancouver Airport with Kids: Play Areas and More

    Whether you’re flying in or out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in British Columbia, you’ll find plenty to do with kids. I love the diversity of offerings. Where else can you find an outdoor park, a play area, a hands-on observation deck and an on-site airport aquarium? There’s so many fun activities, you almost want to book a trip just to play. Here’s a full map of the Vancouver Airport. Things to Do with Kids at the Vancouver Airport What should you do while visiting the Vancouver Airport as a family? Well, you won’t be bored (probably), with options that include art exhibits, observation areas, an aquarium, shopping for candy…

  • Portland Airport Play Area a fun thing for kids to do
    Portland

    Portland International Airport with Kids

    Whether you’re arriving Portland to enjoy a wonderful family vacation, or you’re headed out of town, the Portland International Airport (PDX) offers plenty of kid-friendly diversions. Who’d think that going to the airport could be so enjoyable? Who knows, you might even want to arrive a few minutes early. What to Do with Kids at Portland International Airport (PDX) Families visiting en route through PDX have a few options. You can take them to the kids’ playground, visit the shops and restaurants, ooh over the art, or take a quiet break. Kids’ play areas at Portland International Airport Two play areas keep little ones busy at PDX. Tired parents and…

  • Day Trips,  Get Outdoors! Camping & Hiking Trips,  Pacific Northwest Spring Break with Kids,  Road Trips,  Washington State

    2023 Washington State Parks Free Days

    Yes, it’s true—Washington State Parks offer more than a dozen days when admission is free, no Discover Pass required. On these days, you can park at any of the 100 Washington State Parks for free, and enjoy the park’s hiking trails, playground, beach, picnic benches, and interpretive trails for day use. While you might think the free days fall on common national holidays, they don’t always do so. In Washington State, we always do things a little differently. That’s why it pays to put these dates on the calendar in advance, so you won’t forget and can plan to visit parks in advance. Washington State Park Free Days: Winter Washington State…

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    Day Trips,  Pacific Northwest Spring Break with Kids,  Washington State

    13 Washington Spring Break Ideas for Families

    Whether you plan to take the train for car-free daytrip, or want a multi-day road trip, there’s a Washington State destination just right for your family spring break getaway. Spring Break Trips for Families: Where to Go in Washington As the snows melt, more opportunities for excursions open up—but do bring the chains for those surprise snowstorms. Here are some great destinations throughout Washington. Northwest Washington Family Spring Break Ideas 1. Bellingham. A sweet little city often overlooked by families motoring up I-5; the college town of Bellingham deserves it own multi-day stay. See my post on 20 Things to Do in Bellingham with Kids, go on a scenic drive (stop…

  • Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound Day Passes
    Great Wolf Lodge

    Are Great Wolf Lodge Day Passes a Good Deal?

    “Can we just go to Great Wolf Lodge for the day?” many a Great Wolf Lodge-hungry child has asked. Welp kids, after more than a decade, day passes are now available at Great Wolf Lodge in Washington State. However, you may be wondering in a Great Wolf Day Pass vs. Great Wolf Lodge Room battle, who wins? It’s important to compare options, as pricing has changed tremendously in the past few years, and as of 2022, you’ll have to do the math to make sure advantages pencil out. What are Grand Mound Great Wolf Lodge Day Passes? Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, Washington day passes come in two varieties:…