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
Vacations, weekend getaways, and day trips from the Wichita, KS area.
Now's the time to get any Groupon deals you've been looking at. Groupon has a promo code that will save you an additional percent off the deals you're looking at. Getting a Groupon for a local place is already going to be a good deal, … [Read more...] about Groupon promo code
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 … [Read more...] about The Best Christmas Light Displays in Wichita for 2020
Sponsored by RVshare.com Rent an RV for fall or holiday travel, as extra housing for family and guests, or as a spare office for working from home. And an RV adds a second kitchen - or more like a kitchenette - for holiday meals. In … [Read more...] about Need a family getaway? Rent an RV for holiday travel.
Thank goodness for agricultural tourism in Kansas. Pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and fun farms are all enjoyed outdoors, so we can still go have some fun - even in 2020! Every year we see wonderful family-owned farms near Wichita that … [Read more...] about Fall Farm Fun: Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes near Wichita
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 an easy … [Read more...] about Kansas sunflower fields in bloom
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Now is a great time to explore natural areas near us here in Wichita by taking a nice scenic drive with the family. Over the past couple of years, we've been writing about fantastic places to see in our Kansas Road Trips series. I thought … [Read more...] about Kansas Scenic Drives
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: … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Chase State Fishing Lake and Waterfalls
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. Don’t want … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Cowley State Fishing Lake Waterfall
Approximately 80 miles northwest of Wichita, you will find the Coronado Heights Castle atop the only hill for miles around. It is a fun place to explore with your family and makes a great family road trip. Read about our family … [Read more...] about Kansas Road Trip: Coronado Heights
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
Save on Kansas State Parks Annual Vehicle Pass When You Renew Your Tags When you renew your tags in Kansas this year, you'll have an extra option: You can get a big discount on the Kansas State Parks annual vehicle pass during the … [Read more...] about State Park Passport: save on Kansas State Parks when you renew your tags
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
Story by Valerie Cannell, publisher of Columbus on the Cheap Traveling with a family can be expensive, but the memories are priceless. Whether you are envisioning a relaxing trip to the beach, a thrilling amusement park visit, … [Read more...] about Tips for traveling with family and friends on a budget