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Best ‘Beaches’ in Oklahoma

Best ‘Beaches’ in Oklahoma

Oklahoma has miles and miles of lake and reservoir shoreline that can whisk you away with some splashing fun.
Plan a Family Campout: 5 Tips From Local Experts

Plan a Family Campout: 5 Tips From Local Experts

If your family is in need of a healthy dose of the outdoors, camping just might be the right prescription. Fresh air, beautiful scenery and a slower pace await you.
Views From the Top: Climbs to Six Spectacular Oklahoma Views

Views From the Top: Climbs to Six Spectacular Oklahoma Views

If you’ve ever seen the sunset reflecting off one of the state’s glistening lakes or watched prairie grass sway in the wind between towering red canyon walls, you realize Oklahoma is packed with some pretty spectacular scenes.
Celebrating 150 Years of the Chisholm Trail

Celebrating 150 Years of the Chisholm Trail

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, an 800-mile path from the tip of Texas to railroad towns in Kansas, straight through Oklahoma.
Oklahoma Caves to Explore with Kids

Oklahoma Caves to Explore with Kids

Imagine not being able to see your hand when it is only an inch from your face. This is what you will experience at Alabaster Caverns State Park and it’s a unique experience for kids (and their parents).
Summer Splash: 4 Natural Springs to Visit With Kids

Summer Splash: 4 Natural Springs to Visit With Kids

Although Oklahoma has been fortunate to experience mild weather the past few months, everyone knows those 100-plus degree days are just around the corner.
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Holiday Getaway to Great Wolf Lodge

Holiday Getaway to Great Wolf Lodge

As the official Christmas Capital of Texas, the city of Grapevine, about a half-hour drive northwest of Dallas, spans their holiday celebrations over the course of more than 40 days, offering hundreds of festive events.
5 Festive Reasons to Visit Santa Fe This Christmas

5 Festive Reasons to Visit Santa Fe This Christmas

The allure and mystique of Santa Fe is only intensified by the community’s distinctive holiday traditions.
7 Things to Do With Kids in Santa Fe

7 Things to Do With Kids in Santa Fe

No matter what time of year you visit Santa Fe, it's a magical destination for families.
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.
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Oklahoma City Holiday Events

Break out the garland and the cocoa, the holiday season is upon us. Find every kind of Christmas event you can imagine here on our list of 2017 OKC Holiday Events.

2018 Cover Kids Winners

We have some really cute, smart, funny and spunky kids in the Oklahoma City area. And dozens of them joined us at our Cover Kids Search event in October.

Oklahoma City Thanksgiving Events

Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to enjoy family time, entertain guests and show gratitude by giving back.

OKC Fall Bucket List

Here are a few inspirations from our readers to help make this fall your family's best one yet.

Downtown on a Dime

Downtown OKC beckons, where families can spend a day exploring on a dime.

Mommy & Me Classes

These multi-tasking classes let you get in some exercise, learn a new skill or simply have some fun with your little one in tow!
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