Best Ski Towns: Leavenworth, WA

Who can resist the charm of a Bavarian village nestled in the heart of Washington's Cascades in Wenatchee National Forest? Not us! Leavenworth, WA makes our list of Best Ski Towns for its year-round recreation, sunny weather, and all-round … [Read more...]

Regional Snow Parks: Winter’s Best Pit Stops!

If you're traveling by car this holiday season, or have a family vacation road trip planned for this winter, don't forget that snow parks can offer a cheap, fun, and festive alternative to traditional play spaces or restaurant pit stops. Often free … [Read more...]

A Pit Stop a Day (Day 3): Mobius Kids Museum

808 W. Main (Riverfront Square Lower Level) Spokane, WA Day 3 found us spending the day among friends in Spokane, WA for the city's annual Hoopfest basketball tournament. The kids and I temporarily escaped the crowds and heat at Mobius Kids, an … [Read more...]

The Children’s Museum, Seattle

305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA Visiting Seattle or Vancouver on a family vacation this summer? The Children's Museum, Seattle is a wonderful pit stop which will keep your children entertained for hours! Located on the same campus as the Space … [Read more...]

Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium

5400 N. Pearl St. Tacoma, Washington If you're looking for a zoo that's easy to access off the freeway but rivals the big names, stop at Tacoma's Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium. Exhibits and sections include an Asian forest, marine discovery … [Read more...]

Spokane’s Riverfront Park with kids

507 N. Howard St Spokane, WA If you find yourself driving I-90 from Seattle or Idaho's ski and outdoor country, Spokane's Riverfront Park is a beautifully appointed greenbelt worthy of a stop. Much more than a simple pit stop, the park spans both … [Read more...]

Olympic Game Farm

1423 Ward Road Sequim, WA The Olympic Game Farm is a great place to get face-to-face with a wide range of exotic animals…while never leaving the greater Seattle area! From the official website: “A family run business, Olympic Game Farm is … [Read more...]

E.J. Roberts Park

North Bend Washington If you're stopping for a quick bite to eat in North Bend, WA, you'll quickly lament the lack of play lands at any of the fast food offerings. But a quick inquiry of the drive thru staff at Taco Time led us to E.J. Roberts … [Read more...]

La Tarasca Restaurant

1001 W. Main Centralia, WA All the other reviews out there are right: La Tarasca has excellent Mexican food¦perhaps the best, and certainly the most authentic, I've ever tasted. Due to its close proximity to The Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound, this … [Read more...]

Extensive Great Wolf Lodge review: Grand Mound Washington

This past week, my family and I spent two nights and two days at The Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA. We arrived at the resort at approximately 9 pm on a Sunday night. The lobby was still filled with children watching the evening animatronics … [Read more...]