Camping is a wonderful way to slow down, disconnect from technology and reconnect as a family. Cooler temperatures with beautiful fall colors make autumn the best time of year to camp. Oklahoma and surrounding areas offer a wide array of unique and beautiful ecosystems, from grasslands to mountains to lakes, rivers and waterfalls. There is no shortage of places to camp and enjoy the outdoors.
A fall chill is finally in the air over Oklahoma City! Fall brings special trick-or-treat events and tons of outdoor activities and autumn fun to the metro. We've rounded up all the free events just for you!
Cooler temperatures beckon Oklahoma families outside for fall fun. Whether strolling a pumpkin patch with a cup of warm cider or trying your hand at a nostalgic carnival game at a fall festival, embrace the season with a fun fall outing from our Fall Fun Guide.
In recent summers, Oklahoma’s drought has made for less-than-impressive water features. However, an extremely wet spring has changed all that. Bubbling brooks, breathtaking falls and lush landscapes abound this summer in Oklahoma. Here are five mom-approved waterfall hikes for your family to explore this summer.
With a quick two-hour drive up the Turner Turnpike or, as a change of pace, a leisurely trek up historic Route 66, Tulsa grants travelers a home-away-from-home feel with plenty of family friendly sights to see. Packed with unique museums as well as a recently revitalized downtown, your family has a lot of activities to choose from, whatever your interests.
Summer vacations are precious time to spend with your family, so you want to make sure to choose a destination that will offer something for everyone. Perhaps the most important factor in deciding on a family vacation destination is how kid friendly it is—and San Antonio offers something to please every member of your family.
Think a beach vacation isn’t in your budget? Think again. Limited funds or not-you can still squeeze in a great Galveston vacation on a tight budget thanks to the long list of cheap or free attractions and the hidden savings in lodging around town.
Many, if not all, of Galveston Island’s top attractions have a learning component built into the activity and offer an opportunity to gain new insights and interests. The best news is that the kids will be having so much fun, they won’t even notice that you snuck some science and history into their summer.
This summer, take a trip north into a wild state filled with mountains, forests, roaming buffalo and so much American history that your family may feel it has stepped back in time. If you are looking for the perfect family vacation, it can be found in South Dakota.
Just south of Ardmore, a few short miles east of Interstate 35, lies beautiful Lake Murray, one of Oklahoma’s most picturesque and busiest state parks. With over 12,500 acres, ample opportunities for family recreation make this a popular summer destination.
MetroFamily Field Guides seize the learning opportunities that come along with family outings. A child’s educational journey extends way beyond the walls of a classroom and we encourage parents to take a leading role in ensuring learning success.