Family Vacations Directory - U.S. - Great Lakes

Only family vacation ideas for the Great Lakes Region of the US appear on this page and suggestions include things to do with kids, festivals, events and family-friendly hotels with vacation packages. Great Lakes Family Vacation IdeasFine tune your family vacation search by clicking one any of the following links. Locations include: Urban adventures in Chicago as well as family vacation suggestions for   Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and  Wisconsin.  

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Family Reunion Ideas – Seven WOW! Tall Ship Sailing Experiences.

For more family fun just add water. The best family reunions have at least one shared experience that packs an extra WOW! Sailing aboard a tall ship fits into that category. [Read More]

East Silent Resort Minnesota Family Vacations.

Imagine a carefree family vacation in a cozy cabin in the woods on the shores of a sparkling lake in Minnesota, then add skiing, tubing, fishing, snorkeling, canoeing, swimming, and boating. [Read More]

Great Lakes Secret Family Vacation Places in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan.

Looking for a new spot or a new family vacation idea? Imagine counting goats on a rooftop; celebrating with a fish boil in Door County; hunting for agates along Lake Superior; fishing on Lake Truman or petting a bearded lizard in Michigan. [Read More]

Best Family Reunion Ideas Combine Something Old with Something New.

The ideal family reunion location offers a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere, interesting activities for three( or more) generations, great gathering spaces, and planning assistance to make it happen. [Read More]

Otter Tail Country Family Vacations with No Lines - Except for Fishing.

Imagine a secret family vacation spot with cabins, B & Bs, lodges and resorts tucked away in the woods by lakes and streams. A place where lakes yield fish and nights make star gazing exceptional - no schedules required, having fun is easy. [Read More]

Planning Tips for the Best Ever Family Reunion.

Staying connected isn't as easy as it used to be. As the geographic distances grow between family members the need to schedule time to get together to have becomes a bigger deal than three decades ago. [Read More]

Best Great Lakes Renaissance Festivals and Medieval Faires Offer Interactive Games, Jousting Knights, and an Occasional Dragon.

Planning a road trip to the 16th century is easy in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota where faires and festivals are populated by knights, maidens, and royalty and the atmosphere is difficult to duplicate on your own. [Read More]

3-G Farm Stay Experiences - Sharing Natural Downtime.

Winter farm stay vacations provide three generations with an array of energizing activities from dog sledding and snow shoeing to ice fishing and story time by a cozy hearth. [Read More]

Best Great Lakes Santa Trains and Holiday Lights - Create Your Own Family Tradition.

From Illinois and Indiana to Wisconsin and Minnesota we have named the best of the season. Seek out the best holiday lights or find a Santa train and climb aboard for the fun. [Read More]

August Is Family Reunion Month - Make Plans for Next Time.

As the summer season winds down and most family vacations and corresponding reunions have been concluded, it is time for parents, grandparents, siblings, and cousins to begin thinking about next year and where to meet for family reunion. Same time next year, maybe? [Read More]

Great Lakes Best Family Vacation Beach Spots in Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan.

Yes, it is possible to have a family beach vacation in the middle of the US. The Great Lakes area offers several rewarding spots and some of the very best water parks can be found in Ohio and Illinois. [Read More]

Farm Stay Family Vacations - Free Range Family Fun with Mother Nature and Her Support Team.

Looking for an easy way to slowdown, disconnect and unplug? Consider a family farmstay holiday. Escape to rural America with your kids and enjoy your own free range family fun. [Read More]

Conner Prairie Living History Experience – Follow the North Star.

The prairie night experience gives new meaning to the words “get real”. Follow the North Star is an innovative simulation of the Underground Railroad and it provides an interactive way for parents or grandparents to share a bit of living history with their teens. [Read More]

Great Lakes Spring Break Family Vacation Ideas.

From Minnesota and Illinois to Indiana and Michigan, we have ideas that spell fun. Whatever your family’s passion, we have spring break vacation ideas to fit the quest. [Read More]

Great Lakes Family Camps Offer Affordable Summer Vacation Fun.

The best Great Lakes family camps in Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota include campfires with s’mores, scavenger hunts, hayrides, canoeing, archery, and above all family fun for everyone. [Read More]

Great Lakes Best Places to Vacation with Dinosaurs and kids.

To add extra value to any family vacation with young children one of the easiest things to do is find a few dinosaurs. Don’t let the big words scare you, just share in learning and fun. [Read More]

Montello Family Vacation Ideas Include Fishing, Movies, and Sour Lollipops.

Imagine a spot with enough small town charm that it could be a movie set. That's Montello. It has the ideal small town atmosphere, the old stone buildings, faded billboard signs, two lakes, and as the center piece four waterfalls cascade over red granite into the old quarry. [Read More]

Great Lakes- Best Places for Family Reunions or Gatherings.

Thinking about a family reunion? New ideas have been added to our planning folder in order to make planning a family reunion or special gathering just a little easier. In the coming weeks we will be adding even more places endorsed by friends and readers. [Read More]


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FAMILY VACATION IDEAS
Adeline’s Retreat Get A Way to Wisconsin - Lake Puckaway, WI

A child and pet friendly estate for an enjoyable, carefree family getaway perfect for a reunion. [Read More]

Scharenberg's White Lake Golf Resort - Montello, WI

A family retreat for three generations to enjoy, no cooking, just easy fun for all. [Read More]

Peninsula Park-View Resort - Fish Creek, WI

A family owned resort with 19 individually decorated rooms located in Door County, a secret spot perfect for reunions. [Read More]

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Chicago Family Vacation Ideas

An urban family adventure in the windy city. [Read More]

Illinois Family Vacation Ideas

Smart ways to share the fun. [Read More]

Indiana Family Vacations

Family vacations with extra fun and memories. [Read More]

Michigan Family Vacation Ideas

Family vacations with extra fun and zing. [Read More]

Minnesota Family Vacation Ideas

American dream vacations. [Read More]

Ohio Vacation Ideas

Family vacations with extra fun and memories. [Read More]

Wisconsin Family Vacation Ideas

Great Lakes family vacation fun. [Read More]


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