Labor Day 2019 is on Monday, September 2. For many of us it's a long weekend, so you might be looking for fun and inexpensive ways to close out the summer. This Labor Day weekend in Wichita is a great one, with lots of fun, … [Read more...] about What’s happening in Wichita this Labor Day weekend?
Vacations, weekend getaways, and day trips from the Wichita, KS area.
Seeing row after row of blooming sunflowers - it's one of the perks of living in Kansas. Lots of readers have asked me where they could find sunflower fields in bloom near Wichita or around the state. In the past, that wasn't … [Read more...] about Kansas sunflower fields in bloom
Every year readers ask me where they can find "you-pick" places in the Wichita area. They're talking about the orchards and farms where families can go pick fresh produce right off the tree or vine. This is so much fun to do, and it's a … [Read more...] about You-pick farms near Wichita
Groupon currently has deals for two popular family attractions in Kansas City: Groupon for Kansas City Great Wolf Lodge $99 Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City Groupon for Worlds of Fun Kansas City 33% off single day admission to Worlds of Fun … [Read more...] about Groupons for Great Wolf Lodge and Worlds of Fun
One of the best Kansas getaways (if you love the great outdoors) is Monument Rocks Chalk Pyramids and Lake Scott State Park. We visited one year in early July and it was a great family experience. It's not exactly a day trip from Wichita, … [Read more...] about Western Kansas Getaway: Monument Rocks and Lake Scott State Park
Do you have a fourth grader this year? "Every Kid in a Park" is an annual program of the U.S. government that provides free passes to National Parks for fourth grade students. The program was established to allow fourth graders and their … [Read more...] about 4th graders (and their families) can get in free to National Parks
The waterfall at Cowley State Fishing Lake in Arkansas City (aka Ark City) is a fun place to explore, and not too far from Wichita! Read about our family day trip and get a few helpful tips to make your visit fun and successful. More … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Cowley State Fishing Lake Waterfall
From the Flint Hills to the sunflower fields, the waterfalls to the spectacular sunsets and beyond, Kansas is a beautiful state. There is so much to see and explore! One of the great things about our state is that so much … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip Travel Essentials
Here's a free family getaway you'll be remembering long after its done. If you live in Wichita or nearby, you have an easy drive to see and experience something rare and unique. This is also a really fun and educational day trip! At the … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
Last summer, my sister and I packed up the kids and went on some fantastic day trips from Wichita. On our first Kansas road trip of the summer, we visited Mushroom Rock State Park and Kanopolis Lake State Park. Mushroom Rock State … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Mushroom Rock State Park & Kanopolis Lake State Park
About an hour north of Wichita, the buffalo roam (bison, really - and elk too) at the Maxwell Wildlife Refuge. It shares a boundary with McPherson State Fishing Lake, so this is a great two-for-one family road trip! :) Check out our … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Maxwell Wildlife Refuge and McPherson State Fishing Lake
This was one of the most spectacular things I've seen in Kansas. Deep in the Kansas Flint Hills - but not very far from Wichita - you can visit Chase State Fishing Lake and see the waterfalls. Important Kansas disclaimer: Waterfalls … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Chase State Fishing Lake and Waterfalls
Sometimes you just need to get out of town and get back to nature. On one of our Kansas Road Trips, we took a day trip to see the waterfall at Cowley State Fishing Lake. On the way there, we stopped at Henry's Candy Co. in Dexter, … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Henry’s Candy Co. in Dexter, Kansas
Here's a big deal: The National Park Service offers four fee-free days in 2019. On these dates, FREE entrance is available to national parks across the country that normally charge a fee. During the fee-free days, the parks waive … [Read more...] about FREE Admission to America’s National Parks
Over the years, readers have asked where they can see Christmas light displays in Wichita, and that's a great idea for a post because driving around looking at the lights is not only a fun family tradition, it's also really inexpensive. … [Read more...] about Where to See Christmas Lights in Wichita