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Fall Foliage Hikes

Fall Foliage Hikes

The air is cool and crisp. Leaves crunch underfoot and hues of red and gold fluttering against a blue sky can’t be beat.
7 Reasons to Take a Panhandle Road Trip

7 Reasons to Take a Panhandle Road Trip

The panhandle of Oklahoma covers a large area and contains many diverse landscapes. Taking your kids on a panhandle road trip means exposing them to red rock cliffs, beautiful prairies, lush forests and rocky mesas.
Canoeing with Kids in Oklahoma

Canoeing with Kids in Oklahoma

There is no shortage of beautiful lakes and rivers in Oklahoma and an early morning canoe trip with a midday swim is the perfect way to enjoy them.
Land of the Outlaws: Robbers Cave

Land of the Outlaws: Robbers Cave

Robbers Cave State Park offers a plethora of activities to keep the whole family entertained from mountain biking, canoeing, paddle boats, hayrides, playgrounds and more.
Carousel Craze: Art & Science in Motion

Carousel Craze: Art & Science in Motion

Carousels have long been a cornerstone of Oklahoma parks and there are still places to ride them today.
Summer Road Trip Movies

Summer Road Trip Movies

Summer's here and that means it's time for road trips. Get the whole family in the summer road trip spirit with these fun films!
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5 Reasons to Book a Trip to Bolivar Pennisula

5 Reasons to Book a Trip to Bolivar Pennisula

With gorgeous vacation homes and expansive views of both the ocean and the bay, this gem of a destination is just waiting to be explored.
A Kansas City Christmas

A Kansas City Christmas

Remember the scene in “A Christmas Story” where Ralphie and his friends are looking in the department store Christmas windows? Kansas City returns to that magical 1950s Christmas every year with magical light displays and over-the-top holiday events. The end of November is the perfect time to make the trek to Kansas City (about five hours northeast of Oklahoma City) to kick off the Christmas season in a festive family-friendly environment.
3 Reasons to Visit Dallas with Kids

3 Reasons to Visit Dallas with Kids

Dallas encompasses about 385 square miles, but its heart is in the downtown area. The epicenter of urban revival, downtown Dallas offers shopping, dining and a wild nightlife. It is also home to the West However, for many non-residents, Dallas is just that “really big city south of Oklahoma,” and hasn’t been known as a fun place to bring kids.
St. Louis: Guide to the Gateway of Fun

St. Louis: Guide to the Gateway of Fun

Spring Break is fast approaching and summer break comes soon after. While there will be plenty of fun to be had in the metro, it never hurts to get out of town for a few days. MetroFamily’s calendar editor, Lindsay Cuomo, visited St. Louis with her husband and three kids and reported back about the can’t-miss attractions. The eastern Missouri city is a seven-hour drive away from the metro, making it an ideal out-of-state destination.
Find Endless Adventure in Kansas

Find Endless Adventure in Kansas

The Oklahoma City area is host to endless family activities, but if you're willing to cross the border into Kansas, two out-of-this-world attractions await.
Plan the ultimate family-friendly vacation in San Antonio

Plan the ultimate family-friendly vacation in San Antonio

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.
Exploring Galveston on a Budget

Exploring Galveston on a Budget

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.
Pirates, Planes & the Science of the Sea: Exploring Galveston

Pirates, Planes & the Science of the Sea: Exploring Galveston

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.
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