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
Vacations, weekend getaways, and day trips from the Wichita, KS area.
Heading out to the Kansas State Fair in 2021 and want a discount? Well this will be good news: you can get discounted carnival ride wristbands until July 31 or discounted ride ticket sheets before the fair begins! Ride sheets and … [Read more...] about Kansas State Fair carnival discounts
Getting a Groupon for a local place is already going to be a good deal, but you can get an even better deal when Groupons go on sale, like right now. You can take an extra percent off local Groupon deals using a promo code. These deals are … [Read more...] about Extra $5 off Groupon for Sam’s Club membership
Yup, it's happening. The Sedgwick County Fair organizers announced the dates for 2021. And every night they'll have free live music on their open air stage, too! Admission to the county fair is FREE. (Yes, free!) We're so ready for the … [Read more...] about Free fun, live music, and more at Sedgwick County Fair 2021
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
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
Groupon currently has deals for a popular family attraction in Kansas City: The Great Wolf Lodge. Groupon for Great Wolf Lodge Groupon is offering discounts of up to 40% off at Great Wolf Lodge! This deal is not only good for the … [Read more...] about Groupons for Great Wolf Lodge Kansas City
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