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Four Can't-Miss Oklahoma Lake Trips

Four Can't-Miss Oklahoma Lake Trips

Although we're a landlocked state, Oklahoma has more miles of shoreline than the Atlantic and Gulf coasts combined. Here are four family lake destinations to put on your calendar this year.
5 Steps to a Happy Road Trip With Kids

5 Steps to a Happy Road Trip With Kids

After nearly 10,000 miles road tripping with my crew of three kiddos ages 7 and under, I’ve got a few tricks to share for a happier (and more sane) travel experience.
4 Reasons to Visit Pawhuska

4 Reasons to Visit Pawhuska

The charm of rural life is on full display in Pawhuska, just a two-hour drive northeast of Oklahoma City.
Around the World in OKC

Around the World in OKC

Akash Patel, local teacher and founder of the World Experiences Foundation, said families can experience a variety of cultures without ever boarding a plane.
Exploring Prehistoric Oklahoma

Exploring Prehistoric Oklahoma

If your kids have a fascination with all things prehistoric, Oklahoma is a great place to feed that passion.
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.
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7 Reasons to Visit Knoxville

7 Reasons to Visit Knoxville

Eastern Tennessee is home to Knoxville, a big city with a small town heart that offers up the perfect mix of outdoor adventure, history, exciting places to visit and urban amenities, eateries and museums.
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.
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2018 Family-Friendly OKC Street Festivals

Communities in the metro host exciting events filled with live music, local food and activities for guests of all ages.

Spring Fun Guides

Spring brings tons of opportunities for family fun to Oklahoma City. Take advantage of the season with these handy guides to events and activities happening throughout the OKC metro.

FREE Museums in OKC

From art and science to history and more, Oklahoma City offers a wealth of high quality museums, many of which are completely FREE.

Valentine's Fun in OKC

Celebrate Valentine's Day in the OKC metro this month at one of these fabulous events.

Family Dances in the Metro

Organizations across the metro are throwing some fun-filled dance parties for families of all kinds.

Valentine’s Date Night Ideas in the Metro

Oklahoma City offers plenty of opportunities to celebrate love this February.
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