Oklahoma City metro kids certainly live in a sweet spot. The city offers plenty of urban attractions and excitement but Oklahoma's rich agricultural history is still very much alive on the outskirts. Several local farms open their barn doors each spring and summer to give city-dwellers an inside look at farm life.
Oklahoma is home to the longest driveable stretch of Route 66 in the country! The Mother Road cuts right through the state and is sprinkled with quirky roadside attractions perfect for families. So plan a Route 66 adventure and be sure to check out these family-friendly stops along the way.
Some days, you just want to close your eyes, hear the seagulls calling, the sound of waves crashing on the shore and your kids laughing and playing in the sand. Here’s how to do it: get the family in the car, throw in some clothes, snacks and spontaneity and make it out of the city for a well-deserved road trip to Galveston, Texas.
Oklahoma is full of fun family road trip opportunities! To prove it, we had a real local mom explore every region of Oklahoma with her kids and report back on the best family-friendly attractions across the Sooner State.
Marriage experts urge parents to spend time nurturing their couple relationship as well as their parent relationship. Here are five great places to escape with your spouse in Oklahoma and spend some time together.
Education in early Oklahoma was very different from what kids experience today. There were very few amenities in the schoolhouses (if there was a schoolhouse) and not always enough materials to go around. In fact, did you know…
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.
There's never been a better time to visit an Oklahoma state park! Our state boasts 34 breathtaking state parks just waiting to be explored. The Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department in partnership with the Oklahoma State Department of Health has just revealed a Passport Program to encourage local kids to visit state parks. Read about the program here and then head to one of these incredible state parks to start earning your passport rewards.
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.