November 22, 2017

Top 10 Things to Do as a Family in New Jersey

There is more to the Garden State than just the Jersey Shore (although that’s fun, too). Whether you are here for the summer, just passing through, or calling New Jersey home, you’ll be happy to know that there are many great things to do as a family. We’re going to explore a few of them. Here are our picks of the […]

Top 10 Corn Mazes for Families

It’s September and that means it’s time to start thinking about apple picking, fall festivals and of course, corn mazes (one of my favorite fall activities!). Wherever you live, you’re bound to find a fabulous corn maze (aka maize maze), and here are 10 mazes families will love his year: 1. Richardson Farm (Spring Grove, IL). Head about an hour […]

Lonely Planet: Top-10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014

This morning, Lonely Planet unveiled their list of the Top-10 U.S. Travel Destinations for 2014, including some great cities I’ve covered before here on Kidventurous, such as Boston and Las Vegas. Take a look at all 10 must-visit destinations you may want to consider for your next family adventure. 1. Grand Rapids & Lake Michigan’s Gold Coast (MI): Head to the […]

Fall Family Travel: 5 Places to Escape & Save Money

While most kids across the country have already gone back to school, mine go back next week. Back-to-School Night is this Thursday and with three kids in elementary school, I know I’m going to be overwhelmed with curriculum outlines, committee sign-up sheets and spirit wear order forms. It may be time for another vacation. Fortunately, September and October, also known […]

Top-10 Beaches for Families

At last, the official first day of summer is here and what better way to kick off summer than by thinking about spending long days at the beach, building sand castles and jumping in the waves. Recently, Family Vacation Critic named the 10 Best Beaches for Families. Take a look at their picks: Beach Haven (Beach Haven, NJ):  You and […]

10 Fabulous Indoor Water Parks

The kids are back in school and our family trips to pools, water parks and spraygrounds may be over, at least for a little while. Fortunately, amazing indoor water parks are available around just about every corner. Of course, Great Wolf Lodge is known for fantastic indoor water parks and thrilling water slides, but here are 10 more worth checking out […]

Top 6 Spots to Get Down with Dinosaurs

If you have a little dinosaur lover at home, you’ve probably seen every dinosaur bone at your local natural history museum and then some. With little ones, life-sized animatronic or model dinosaurs can really bring their imaginations to life, and it’s amazing all the places you can see dinosaurs these days, from amusement parks to children’s museums to entire parks […]

8 Favorite Stops to Make with Kids in New Jersey

If your only impression of New Jersey has anything to do with Snooki or Jersey Shore, then I hope you’ll give New Jersey a second chance. There’s so much fun stuff to do in New Jersey with kids from sculpture gardens to science centers to art museums that I hope you’ll pack your bags and head out to New Jersey […]

Get Buggy: 8 Museums to Learn All About Insects

My eight-year-old daughter, Clare, is definitely a get-in-the-dirt kind of girl. In the spring, she loves to go out into the backyard to find roly-polys and other bugs for her bug box. So I’m sure she’ll love going to a museum dedicated to all things insects. If you have little ones who are into bugs too, take a look at […]

Shark Week: 5 Aquariums to Get Up Close with Sharks (But Not Too Close)

Yes, it’s Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. Through Sunday (August 7), various aquariums across the country are celebrating with special shark-themed sessions, activities and shows. Take a look at five of the aquariums nationwide giving families the opportunity to learn more about sharks during Shark Week. Adventure Aquarium (Camden, NJ): Take a tour of the Shark Realm, a 40-foot […]