Giveaway - BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light ($280 Value)
I'm excited to announce my latest giveaway, a BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light.
This lightweight travel crib is easy to set up and seems like a comfortable choice for a baby or toddler who needs to sleep in a familiar bed each night. You can read my full review of the BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib here.
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I will be giving the BABYBJÖRN Travel Crib Light away to one lucky reader. If you would like a chance to win, leave a comment before 11:59PM PST on Tuesday March 17 2009 and tell me about a favorite kid friendly hotel, attraction, or restaurant in a city near you or someplace you have traveled. Please include your email address in the comment form (your email isn't shared with anyone, and I will not send you email unless you win).
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Monica on March 10, 2009 at 5 a.m.
I'm a big fan of Hopworks in Portland, OR. They have a great kids play area plus terrific food in a pleasant, laid back environment. Plus they focus on sustainability.
Mia on March 10, 2009 at 5:12 a.m.
Kid Friendly? We're all about that when traveling with a two year old.
While in NYC all three of us loved Chat n Chew. A "homestyle" restaurant just off of Union Square. Have lunch or an early dinner and then head to the park.
Pamela C. on March 10, 2009 at 5:39 a.m.
If you are going through Indianapolis, the Children's Museum is a must. We buy a grandparent's membership. The grandkids never get tired of it. There are many age appropriate levels.
Ilse on March 10, 2009 at 7:11 a.m.
There is a fantastic park in Lisburn, PA (Lower Allen Park). The huge play area has places and toys appropriate for children of most ages.
Globetrotting Bride on March 10, 2009 at 7:15 a.m.
Great contest! I'm going to nominate NYC's Sony Wonder Technology Lab. It's free and provides hours of entertainment for kids and parents too! I'm already an RSS reader.
jennielle9 on March 10, 2009 at 8:20 a.m.
What a great review--it was really helpful.
In Houston, one great, kid-friendly stop is the new downtown park: Discovery Green. It's centrally located, free and offers great playgrounds, a mist tree (great for cooling off!) model boating pond and lots of other stuff.
julianne on March 10, 2009 at 8:25 a.m.
Another NYC entry--but this time Brooklyn! There's a cute little cafe right near me called The Oak & The Iris. They have kids' meals, high chairs, and a corner of the place has toys and books for the wee ones. And they have fantastic organic food and coffee for the adults too. It's at 2826 Fort Hamilton Parkway Brooklyn, NY 11226, near the Fort Hamilton stop on the F line.
Melissa on March 10, 2009 at 10:57 a.m.
I like ZuZu cafe in Madison, WI...it's kid friendly and right next to the zoo!
Melissa on March 10, 2009 at 10:57 a.m.
jennielle9 on March 10, 2009 at 11:24 a.m.
Hi again! Also--I've subscribed to your blog! Don't want to miss it!
Kristen on March 10, 2009 at 11:38 a.m.
Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham, AL has bike lanes, playgrounds, areas to swim, trails, etc. Plenty of opportunitites for outdoor family fun!
Laine on March 10, 2009 at 11:41 a.m.
At the Seattle Center, there is both the Science Center and the Children's Museum, which right now has a Curious George exhibit.
Sarah on March 10, 2009 at 11:42 a.m.
If you're in the San Francisco bay area, the Lawrence Hall of Science is a great place to go with kids! They have a few exhibits that are always there and an exhibit that changes (usually every few months.
Mandy J. on March 10, 2009 at 11:48 a.m.
My husband and I recently visited the San Antonio Sea World. I was really surprised and pleased to find that they have places set aside specifically for breastfeeding! I think this is so great! They also offer free tickets into Sea World for military families once a year. What a generous offer!
Megan Izatt on March 10, 2009 at 12:03 p.m.
This travel crib looks awesome! My family always love Pike's Place Market in Seattle, WA. It is so fun to watch the fish market and see the men throwing the fish back and forth. Also, all the different shops are cool to walk into. They have a lot of variety of what they offer. Our favorite shop was this little bead shop down in one of the permanent shops. They have a wonderful variety!
Erin Lowmaster on March 10, 2009 at 12:05 p.m.
I really like the Great Wolf Lodge in Ground Mound Washington!
Megan Izatt on March 10, 2009 at 12:06 p.m.
If this post twice, sorry! We always love to go to Pike's Market in Seattle, WA. It's fun to walk past the fish stalls and watch the big fish getting thrown back and forth. Also, they have a lot of variety of shops. Some are permanent, and others are kinda like a farmer's market situation. We love the little bead shop in one of the permanent stores. Also, if you don't want to stay at Pike's, there are also other little places right in walking distance.
Megan Izatt on March 10, 2009 at 12:07 p.m.
I also subscribed to your RSS feed with my gmail account!
Christine on March 10, 2009 at 12:10 p.m.
I live in Columbus, Ohio and we have a fantastic zoo. From the exhibits to the rides to the play area, there is something kids of all ages can enjoy. It's one of my favorite places to go, with or without kids!
Vanessa on March 10, 2009 at 12:10 p.m.
We are in Washington DC and love, love, love the Building Museum and the Udvar Hazey Air and Space Museum. Both have large open spaces that little ones can explore/run around and not bother anyone. These are our go-to places especially in bad weather. The drawback of the U-H Air and Space Museum is that it is difficult to access by public transit and the parking is expensive ($14/car)
Emily on March 10, 2009 at 12:13 p.m.
The Crayola Factory in Easton, PA. A hop skip and jump from Philadelphia and New Jersey. What child doesn't love coloring?
Emily on March 10, 2009 at 12:16 p.m.
The Crayola Factory in Easton, PA- just a hop, skip, & jump from Philadelphia and New Jersey. What child does not love to color?
Emily on March 10, 2009 at 12:17 p.m.
Added Delicious Baby to my reader, thank you for the great tips.
Kathleen on March 10, 2009 at 12:17 p.m.
I love going to Marriott Residence Inns. Many of them have 2 bedroom suites (with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and a common area with living room and full kitchen). You can share a get away with friends or relatives (which means 1/2 the $)and have the privacy of your own room and bathroom, but have a place to hang out after you put the kids to bed. I have been to one near Sesame Place (PA), Washington D.C., and Saratoga Springs (NY)....all were great!
Naomi on March 10, 2009 at 12:23 p.m.
The Sedgwick County Zoo here in Wichita is really remarkable. It's a good-sized zoo and you could easily spend a whole day there but the layout is perfect for smaller adventures, too. The flat Kansas landscape means an easy walk for most folks and it is VERY stroller-friendly.
Allison Carll on March 10, 2009 at 12:30 p.m.
Forsyth Park in Savannah, GA is a wonderful place to spend the day with your family. It has tennis courts, a playground, plenty of open space for ultimate frisbee, flag football, or soccer and the most beautiful feature is it's spectacular fountain. Right now it is green for St. Patrick's Day.
Tracy Huett on March 10, 2009 at 12:31 p.m.
We took our children to Sea World in San Antonio Tx. Stayed at the Radisson Sea World. It was specifically disigned for kids..face painting, child pool, evening movies, free smores roasting...what a wonderful time!
Andrea on March 10, 2009 at 12:32 p.m.
The strip in Las Vegas, actually does offer lots of things for children to do and see, from Aquariums to the dolphin habitat to circus acts.
Candy on March 10, 2009 at 12:45 p.m.
We love Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies! Our children never sleep well when we're out of town, so we take advantage of he aquarium's late closing (10-11 pm) and enjoy some quiet time with the fishes. It's amazing how much it clears out and we're left to wander and enjoy at our own pace.
Jennifer Boyd on March 10, 2009 at 12:50 p.m.
An amazing place we visited in Florida is called Wanna-do City. The kids can pretty much do anything, from shopping in a grocery store to being a firefighter to doing surgery in a hospital. It's really neat!
Thanks for entering me!
Angela S on March 10, 2009 at 12:52 p.m.
I love the Discovery Gateway in Salt Lake City - a great place for letting kids loose with their imaginations and they host super fun birthday parties!
Kerry on March 10, 2009 at 12:54 p.m.
Silver Dollar City is a great family park with both caves to explore, shows to see and great playground areas for kids. It has entertainment for grandparents, 3 year olds and teenagers.
Christina on March 10, 2009 at 12:55 p.m.
My favorite kid friendly place is Disney World! My MOST FAVORITE and super helpful part are the family care stations (I think that is what they call them). There is one in every park - and they have private rooms for Mom's to nurse, complete with rocking chairs and stools. They also have high chairs for feeding, bathrooms for easy kid potty breaks...tv's to entertain older siblings while Mom nurses. I could go on and on. We visited that place every day during our trip!!
Donna Y. on March 10, 2009 at 12:57 p.m.
It might sound dumb, but I love taking my 13 month old son to Steak 'n' Shake! He loves coloring with the crayons and coloring sheet they provide, and the kid's menu has good prices and a good selection.
Dana Beebe on March 10, 2009 at 12:57 p.m.
What a great product!
Amanda Davis on March 10, 2009 at 1:09 p.m.
Bertucci's gives the kid's dough to play with and they can make a "fake pizza" and they will cook it in the pizza oven for them!!
Rachel on March 10, 2009 at 1:22 p.m.
We are expecting our first baby, so we haven't yet traveled with little ones! As a teacher, I am always on the look out for great kid-friendly locations. We love the Portland Zoo! Its local for us and has a wonderful layout and great kids programs!
Marcie VH on March 10, 2009 at 1:22 p.m.
I just went to dinner at the new Yankee Pier restaurant in Lafayette, CA. Great fresh seafood and my 9 month old had his highchair and made a total mess underneath it eating bread, oyster crackers and bits of everything else off my plate. He loved it and the staff loved him and there were no complaints or stuffiness about having him there.
Missy on March 10, 2009 at 1:23 p.m.
I love great Wolf Lodge
Tifany on March 10, 2009 at 1:24 p.m.
I think Moe's Southwest Restaurant in South Carolina is really kid friendly. Lots of great choices for meals, and Tuesdays kids eat free! Try it out sometime!
Carol on March 10, 2009 at 1:24 p.m.
I highly recommend the Sonoran Desert Museum in Tucson. It is kid-friendly, and the docents are soooo nice and helpful. Lovely, educational place.
Marcie VH on March 10, 2009 at 1:24 p.m.
I retweeted you. Does that count?
renee on March 10, 2009 at 1:26 p.m.
My daughter loves the Discovery Museum in Chattanooga, Tennessee. There are always new exhibits to see, books to read, crafts to make, etc. everytime we visit. If you live nearby, I highly recommend visiting--your kids will be busy for hours.
Jennifer Lleras on March 10, 2009 at 1:28 p.m.
we really enjoy going to our local Italian restaurant on Tuesdays, kids eat free. I know it seems boring but it makes it easier to have a family diner together when someone else makes it and with the economy like it is kids eat free nights are awesome!
Vickie Harris on March 10, 2009 at 1:28 p.m.
san diego zoo has many kid friendly activities and it is a very nice zoo.
adrienne Gordon on March 10, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
Dave and Bussters is great, so many games and foods for kids.
Kim on March 10, 2009 at 1:32 p.m.
Around here, Habitot is a great spot to visit. It's in Berkeley CA, very close to BART, and designed for the younger kids. Lots of indoor activities, a water table, and a pre-walkers padded area. If the weather is okay, add a picnic at any one of the many park areas nearby or wander through the Saturday Farmers Market.
Andrea on March 10, 2009 at 1:41 p.m.
We travel all the time with 3 toddlers - what a great invention!
Susan Johnson on March 10, 2009 at 1:43 p.m.
We live in the St. Louis, MO, area, and Suson County park is a fun FREE spot for families with younger kids. There is a farm with animals the kids can see, a great playground, and ponds.
Lauren on March 10, 2009 at 1:44 p.m.
A great kid-friendly place near Houston is the Kemah Boardwalk. The area was devastated by hurricane Ike, but has reopened better than before. Kids can ride the rides, pet stingrays, and even take a boat ride out into the bay.
Rachel Reeves on March 10, 2009 at 1:44 p.m.
My baby is not a good traveler and needs something that she can sleep in so we can all get a good night sleep!
April on March 10, 2009 at 1:49 p.m.
I love going to childrens museums and of course zoos, no matter how big or small, the child will love it!!
With 3 kids if it can't be child friendly, we can't go!
Jennifer on March 10, 2009 at 1:54 p.m.
We really like to go to Branson, Missouri!! It's a very kid-friendly place and also has great places for mom to shop!!
Jennifer on March 10, 2009 at 1:54 p.m.
I subscribe by email!!
Keitha on March 10, 2009 at 1:57 p.m.
The first place that comes to mind is Chucky Cheese
Keitha on March 10, 2009 at 1:59 p.m.
I'm a new email subscriber now
Tabitha on March 10, 2009 at 2:23 p.m.
Our family loves to go to the Oregon Coast. Almost everywhere you go there is kid friendly and there is so much to do that you don't have to pay for. One must see is the Aquarium in Newport. They even have an area where you can feel starfish and eels and other sea creatures. Kids love it and so do we as adults.
Ginny on March 10, 2009 at 2:36 p.m.
I love the Great Wolf Lodge in Washington. The indoor water park, themed rooms, kids craft center, and animated story time make it a great family hotel.
Jessica Shallow-Miller on March 10, 2009 at 2:40 p.m.
Thanks! Such a great website. I blogged about the contest: http://makesfour.blogspot.com/
We loved our WI Dells trip.
Sandy on March 10, 2009 at 2:46 p.m.
I would recommend the Strong National Museum of Play to anyone in the Rochester NY area. There's a toy museum, a kid run supermarket, a carousel, a butterfly house and tons of other things you can do with children on a rainy day.
Meg on March 10, 2009 at 2:47 p.m.
This is an awesome giveaway! I would recommend Dave and Buster's restaurant/arcade. Kids just love it and it is a great adult atmosphere as well!
Meg on March 10, 2009 at 2:50 p.m.
Jessica Shallow-Miller on March 10, 2009 at 2:51 p.m.
BTW - you have Minneapolis - St.Paul listed under Canada/Mexico. I know it up north, but it's still USA. :)
Rebecca Sanchez on March 10, 2009 at 2:53 p.m.
My family loves to go traveling thru Texas going to all the little country towns, they are sooo amazing and you always find good eats Like Chapel Hill and their amazing sausage.
Jessica on March 10, 2009 at 2:53 p.m.
T.G.I.Fridays gives kids crayons and paper to color on and occupy them until they get their food
Jennifer M on March 10, 2009 at 2:54 p.m.
We discovered the Great Wolf Lodges this summer while traveling and would highly recommend staying in one of their locations. My boys ALL had a blast and they range in age from 4 to 11. It is hard to find a place where everyone has a great time these days!
Locally, we enjoy going to John's Incredible Pizza, Chuck E. Cheese and Red Robin because they are all very kid-friendly. Most pizza places are great, I think.
Heather D. on March 10, 2009 at 3 p.m.
One of the best kid friendly hotels is the Marriott Park City Moutain Resort. They have a ton of activities specifically geared for children. Love it!
Holly Duce on March 10, 2009 at 3:04 p.m.
We really love the Children's Museum and Woodland park zoo in Seattle :)
Felicia Eis on March 10, 2009 at 3:10 p.m.
Hm right now we do not know of any kid friendly places other then our parents :P Yeah I know its lame but when you do not have the money or time to get out that is the only place that works
susan on March 10, 2009 at 3:22 p.m.
We love the Honolulu Zoo. It is very child friendly and it's a great place to spend the day, have a picnic, and enjoy time with your little ones!
susan on March 10, 2009 at 3:23 p.m.
STACEY on March 10, 2009 at 3:24 p.m.
GREAT OPPORTUNITY THANK :)
Jennifer on March 10, 2009 at 3:27 p.m.
Great giveaway! A great kid-friendly place near me is John's Incredible Pizza. I don't know if these are anywhere besides Northern California, but they are fun for everyone! Picture Chuck E. Cheese times 10! Tons of entertainment, games, huge party rooms, mini golf, laser tag, and of course lots of pizza! The kids and adults love it!
Erin on March 10, 2009 at 3:35 p.m.
We drove across the country when my son was 3 months old. I think the baby-friendliest restaurant was Cracker Barrel. We stopped at a bunch along the way (it's nice to eat REAL food, and veggies!), but the most notable one we stopped at was in Morton, IL. What's nice is that if your baby is on solid foods they have things he or she could eat. Some even offered to puree some carrots for my son, but he was too young. They have attachments for their regular chairs that let you set your carseat right in them so your baby can sit in his own chair.
Peggy on March 10, 2009 at 3:44 p.m.
We recently traveled to San Diego and spent some time at LegoLand. Our 4 and 5 year old boys loved it! Perfect theme park for that age.
Alisa on March 10, 2009 at 3:49 p.m.
One of our favorite places to go is the splash park by our house.
Arin on March 10, 2009 at 3:52 p.m.
I would have to say all Best Western's chain hotels are great for Families. My favorite Kid-friendly restruant would have to be IHOP-which can be found anywhere. My kids love this place-and the staff are always friendly toward kids. Both can be found nationwide.
Alicia on March 10, 2009 at 4:01 p.m.
I love Chuck E Cheese! They have great pizza!
Jaime on March 10, 2009 at 4:23 p.m.
If you ever travel to Canada then you must visit Victoria, British Columbia. The wax museum is amazing and so much fun.
HilLesha on March 10, 2009 at 4:23 p.m.
I ~love~ Flintstones Bedrock City Theme Park & Campground in Custer, South Dakota. :)
Katrina on March 10, 2009 at 4:35 p.m.
I just love the Nickelodeon Hotel in Orlando, FL. It does not get any better than that!
susan on March 10, 2009 at 4:42 p.m.
I made a recommendation.
Wendy on March 10, 2009 at 4:45 p.m.
In Miami, Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden is a great place to take kids. There's paved paths for pushing young ones in strollers. There's also a great Rainforest section- a winding path through dense trees.
susan varney on March 10, 2009 at 5 p.m.
kid friendly is the thing
Julie Nickerson on March 10, 2009 at 5:02 p.m.
This looks great! wow!
I live in Woodbridge, VA (about 25 minutes south of DC).
Woodbridge, VA has a HUGE IKEA and they have many kid friendly things in the store. We love to go there. Plus they offer free breakfast most Sat. mornings.
McKim on March 10, 2009 at 5:21 p.m.
Our town has a children's museum which is a great hands on place for kids to experience lots of things.
Kelly on March 10, 2009 at 5:32 p.m.
We love Columbus OH there are tons of great kids activites like COSI and the Columbus zoo.
Roxana on March 10, 2009 at 5:33 p.m.
I would like to recommend Discovery Cove in Orlando, FL. Kids get to swim with dolphins and rays. What can be cooler than that. :P
Stephen on March 10, 2009 at 5:41 p.m.
This is a great contest, since my wife and I do a lot of traveling. One of the places that we love to go to is Jungle Island. My daughter just loves all the different kinds of birds. It is located in Miami, Florida. It used to be known as Parrot Jungle.
Katie W on March 10, 2009 at 5:58 p.m.
If youre ever in the Orlando Florida area theres this little kid friendly place called Disney World! I love that place. I love any kids museums also. Thanks for the giveaway.
Lynn on March 10, 2009 at 5:58 p.m.
I hear from my friend The Big Backyard is a great place for kids. Basically an all enclosed large warehouse full of play areas for different ages. it's in new berlin, WI
Jenn on March 10, 2009 at 6 p.m.
My favorite attraction that's nearby is the Asheboro Zoo. Lots of animals and a great walking trail that lets you feel like you're moving among the animals, not just peering in cages.
mellisa Otwell on March 10, 2009 at 6:01 p.m.
I love to take the kids to the Beaverton Park during the Saturday Market in the summer time because the farmer's market is awesome and there is a water feature that the kids love to get into.
Amy P. on March 10, 2009 at 6:05 p.m.
My daughter is a 19 months and I have yet to take her to a hotel. but we are heading down on a family trip to mexico in a few months and this looks like it would be great to take along. I know i will need to bring a travel crib. it looks perfect.
Amy P. on March 10, 2009 at 6:06 p.m.
I also subscribed to your feed.
Wehaf on March 10, 2009 at 6:10 p.m.
Kennywood Park in Pittsburgh is a great family amusement park with a large section just for little kids.
Sarah on March 10, 2009 at 6:23 p.m.
Our family's favorite kid friendly restaurant is the Little Oven in Minnesota, it is warm, friendly, with a great env't for families.
Heather on March 10, 2009 at 6:27 p.m.
As a military spouse whose husband is constantly deployed, and Mom of 4 I do a lot of traveling back and forth between Ft. Polk, La and my home in Jacksonville, Fla. I typically break the trip up into 2 days and enjoy stopping in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Keesler Inn on Keesler AFB. They have a family suite that is affordable. It has 2 bedrooms and a full kitchen. It also has a high chair for my baby and they offer other baby supplies. Plenty of room for them to run around and stretch after a day in the car and very family friendly.
Lisa P on March 10, 2009 at 6:33 p.m.
My favorite kid friendly resturant here is denny's yep Dennys the kids can color, have fun meals and the staff are very friendly
Heather on March 10, 2009 at 6:53 p.m.
I live in the Dallas area. There are two outdoor shopping centers that are great to take the kids to!
One is in Garland, called Firewheel Town Center. The other is in Cedar Hill. I can't remember the name of it though.
They are great because you can stroll the kids around in the stroller and if they get rowdy in the store, you can just walk out, and you are outside.
They both also have play areas that are great for the kids! They can play after you shop and get worn out, to go home and take a nap!
Heather on March 10, 2009 at 6:54 p.m.
ecky on March 10, 2009 at 7:09 p.m.
the friendly toast restaurant in portsmouth is great because it is loud enough that folks cant hear a baby and there is so much stuff on the walls to keep a little ones attention.
laura on March 10, 2009 at 7:20 p.m.
Storybook Forest Park. An amusement ark for kids!
Stacy on March 10, 2009 at 7:36 p.m.
Downtown Indy was surprisingly kid friendly.
Jeannie on March 10, 2009 at 8:35 p.m.
I visited the Children's Museum in Appleton, Wisconsin and everyone was very friendly. They even have a special room for children 3 and under which my daughter loved! This was her first time at a children's museum and I'm glad that it was a smaller place with not too much traffic.
Jason on March 10, 2009 at 8:37 p.m.
We live in the Chicago area, and love Kohl's Childrens Museum!
Nicole on March 10, 2009 at 8:41 p.m.
we love the peacock suites in anaheim for disneyland trips, they are all 1 bedroom suites with free breakfast and heated pool.
amber on March 10, 2009 at 8:51 p.m.
Sesame Place in Bucks County PA is awesome! It's a wonderful little amusement park for kids. It's clean, staff is friendly, and the kids love it Two thumbs up for sure. Thank you, I could so use this!
amber on March 10, 2009 at 8:52 p.m.
I subscribe to your RSS email newsletter also.
shannon Baas on March 10, 2009 at 9:21 p.m.
The Bright Angel restaurant at the grand canyon.
Nichole on March 10, 2009 at 9:37 p.m.
Here in Hayden Idaho we have a Holiday Inn that is attached to an indoor water park called Raptor Reef. It is awesome to be able to take the kids swimming and let them ride the waterslides at 80 something degrees while its only twenty degrees outside! We love it! Thanks for the giveaway!
Cindy on March 10, 2009 at 10:03 p.m.
My firstborn was born in Turkey and we traveled all over the world with her. I would have to say the most family friendly city was Rome! Now pregnant with my 2nd daughter after 5 years of trying I need a new travel crib.
Rindee on March 10, 2009 at 10:07 p.m.
We love going to the Wild Animal Park just outside of San Diego. It is a part of the San Diego Zoo, and so has all of the great animals, but is less crowded and provides more opportunities for the family to see the animals in more natural settings.
Rindee on March 10, 2009 at 10:11 p.m.
When we travel, we love to look for the exciting out of the way places that give an opportunity to see the city without so much crowding that make it hard to keep track of our kids. In Seattle, we love visiting the Ballard Locks. You can see the ships go through between water ways and watch the fish swim up the fish ladder. Also, the hills are great to roll down.
Rindee on March 10, 2009 at 10:13 p.m.
Another great out of the way place in an exciting visiting locale is the Cloisters in NYC. The museum and grounds are both beautiful, and it is hard to believe you are in Manhattan!
YEVETTE on March 10, 2009 at 10:33 p.m.
THIS WOULD BE GREAT FOR A FRIEND WHO DOES NOT HAVE INTERNET SHE LIVES IN GERMANY AND TRAVELS HOURS TO GET HERE TO TEXAS THIS WOULD BE GREAT FOR HER!:) KID FRIENDLY PLACE WOULD BE INCREDIBLE PIZZA HERE IN MESQUITE, TX.OR EVEN GREAT WOLF LODGE NOT TO FAR FROM HERE THEY HAVE A INDOOR WATERPARK.
Autumn H. on March 10, 2009 at 10:45 p.m.
I actually like the Maurices in my area because they have coloring books and crayons so my son can color while I try on clothes!
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Cyndi Hua on March 11, 2009 at 12:12 a.m.
My favorite Japanese Restaurant in Diamond Bar is Sushi Koyo. The manager loves taking care of my newborn son while my husband and I eat. The first quiet meal we had in a long time.
Cyndi Hua on March 11, 2009 at 12:13 a.m.
I subscribed to your RSS feed.
Mary on March 11, 2009 at 4:09 a.m.
Cypress Gardens in Lake Wales, FL. They really cater to the smaller children and have special shows just for them.
James Jenkins on March 11, 2009 at 5:11 a.m.
Cynthia C on March 11, 2009 at 5:12 a.m.
If you are in Columbus OH, you must visit COSI, the kid-oriented museum of science and industry.
Kristi C on March 11, 2009 at 5:40 a.m.
Our favorite kid friendly attraction is Ripley's Aquarium.
Amanda on March 11, 2009 at 5:40 a.m.
I live close to HersheyPark in PA. We bought season passes and took our son (2 y/o) a lot last year. The kiddie rides are spread out so if you have older kids it is a nice set-up. The older kids can hit the roller coasters while you take the little ones on the kiddie rides all in the same section of the Park. Also, the new water park is so much fun so don't forget your bathing suit!!
Kristina Jones on March 11, 2009 at 5:40 a.m.
My kids love the kohl children's museum which is north of chicago. It's the best children's museum i've ever taken them to! I love that the exhibits are such that my 1 year old and 3 year old can play side-by-side with their 5 year old cousin! It's great!
Linz on March 11, 2009 at 5:50 a.m.
Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC is very, very kiddie friendly and a fun place as well.
Danielle on March 11, 2009 at 5:52 a.m.
The Cheesecake Factory bring your LOs a tray of fresh bread and banana slices to nibble on before lunch/dinner arrives! The tray arrives almost as soon as you sit down, to keep those fussy babies content while getting in the high chair. They will also bring over to-go silverware for LOs to bang around the table, instead of the real deal. Thanks Cheesecake Factory.
Jennifer Nicholson on March 11, 2009 at 5:56 a.m.
Our family to a trip to lawrenceville, GA and we stayed at the Comfort Inn. Our 4 year old had an asthma attack and we couldn't fly home that day so the hotel found us a room(they were full that night). The manager was so great he told my husband that if we needed another night he would find us another hotel close by.
Jennifer Nicholson on March 11, 2009 at 5:57 a.m.
Barb Cass on March 11, 2009 at 6 a.m.
Prescott Valley, AZ is a beautiful place to visit. We have two new hotels and the area and weather is gorgeous!
jill on March 11, 2009 at 6:20 a.m.
I love EatnPark for dining with the kiddos. They always have enough high chairs and the staff is very friendly.
WEndy Parker on March 11, 2009 at 6:22 a.m.
I would love this for my little girl!
Kelly E on March 11, 2009 at 6:22 a.m.
My suggestion is the Children's Museum in Richmond, Virginia. They have wonderful adventures and learning opportunities for all ages!!! Fun for the entire family!!!
Jessica Bedard on March 11, 2009 at 6:25 a.m.
Whale's Tale waterpark in Lincoln, NH. They have a whole "kid's area" where they can play and not worry about being hassled by the older kids. The water never gets higher than 16" and there are little slides and fountains etc.
Jessica on March 11, 2009 at 6:25 a.m.
I made a recommendation on your city guides.
Krystyn on March 11, 2009 at 6:28 a.m.
My favorite restaurant that is surprisingly kid friendly is Siam Square. It has delicious Thai food and the owner is wonderful. She always comes to check on us. She even sent us a gift card when our first daughter was born.
Lydia on March 11, 2009 at 6:43 a.m.
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Eva on March 11, 2009 at 6:44 a.m.
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Ted on March 11, 2009 at 6:49 a.m.
I live near DC, there are lots of kid friendly places but I think the Museum of Natural History, with it's exhibits of dinosaurs and elephants, full sized, is great for kids. Lots of interactive things to do also.
Heather on March 11, 2009 at 6:52 a.m.
I can't believe no one has recommended the Happiest Place on Earth; Disneyland! I had never been until we took our first family trip five years ago and we have gone back every year since! They truly do everything they can to make your stay magical!
Lydia on March 11, 2009 at 6:53 a.m.
We drive across the US to visit family. Several places come to mind. One place we have stopped several times is out in North Dakota, at the White Buffalo. Kids can be outside in fresh air and see wildlife, along with the white buffalo, and other buffalo. The town is Jamestown along I-94. There is a giant statue of a buffalo that you can see from the Interstate. There are different things to do there, walk along a boardwalk, peek in old buildings, go through a small museum, with a store.
Lia Keller on March 11, 2009 at 6:54 a.m.
My babe is only 7 month old, but we can't wait to take him to Safari Sams in Portland. It is a HUGE indoor obstacle course!
Addrienne Mertens on March 11, 2009 at 6:58 a.m.
a place called Rascals. its like chucky cheese but no cardboard pizza. they have wall climbing and bowling, along with the games to earn tickets for stuff. fun place
Sarah on March 11, 2009 at 7:03 a.m.
I honestly haven't traveled very much with my 4 month old yet. We did take a trip a few weeks ago and I was impressed by the "family" restrooms at the turnpike rest stops. Plenty of room to move around and change the baby, without having to be in the middle of a busy women's room.
sue bowman on March 11, 2009 at 7:04 a.m.
A great kid friendly place in Gainesville, Fl is the butterfly museum
Xiomara Reina on March 11, 2009 at 7:12 a.m.
My favorite kid friendly restaurant is Monty's in South Beach, Fl. It has a pool facing the bay, so the kids can play in the pool while the parents eat on a table facing the pool.
Beth Montgomery on March 11, 2009 at 7:17 a.m.
I live in the Indianapolis area, but I drive two hours north to visit the Ft. Wayne Zoo. It was ranked one of the top children's zoos and for good reason. You get to walk right into the kangaroo cage and many other cages to be with the animals. Some animals are even walking around. There is a petting zoo and rides in each area like a log boat and a train. It only takes about 3 hours to walk through it, but it's absolutely one of the greatest kids' zoos around!
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Emily on March 11, 2009 at 7:21 a.m.
I think this looks like a great product- thanks for the opportunity to win. :D I hate how bulky the pack n play gets for travel.
Emily on March 11, 2009 at 7:22 a.m.
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Donna Long on March 11, 2009 at 7:22 a.m.
I love to keep my infant nephew. We like to go to the park on watch the ducks
Debbie on March 11, 2009 at 7:24 a.m.
I would love to win!
emily on March 11, 2009 at 7:25 a.m.
Oops- forgot to include my tip- sorry!!! I live in the D.C. area and the Great American chain of restaurants is great with kids! They have a team approach, so there is always someone to help or get you something if you need it and they have call ahead seating, so there's no waiting around in a crowded lobby with a squirmy toddler. :D
Jennifer Ladd on March 11, 2009 at 7:27 a.m.
I love the Children's museum in Milwaukee, WI. My daughter has loved it since she was a baby. Something for kids of all ages to do. Her favorite part is the child-sized grocery store.
Ashley P on March 11, 2009 at 7:28 a.m.
We're hoping to make it to Indiana Beach this summer... it's supposed to be EXTREMELY kid and family friendly - even in price!
Jill W. on March 11, 2009 at 7:40 a.m.
We haven't traveled that much with our 2 year old, but are taking a road trip this summer to relatives, so this crib would come in EXTREMELY handy. As for attractions, the zoo is always a good bet, and Boise has a good one! I am from Indy, though, and wish we had the wonderful Children's Museum that they have there! thanks
christine c. on March 11, 2009 at 7:44 a.m.
Fantastic and reasonable Holiday Inn Express in Middleton Wi. This is near Madison. You can find deals for $65.00 a night, there is a small water park, free breakfast, cookies at night by the pool, great rooms, lots to do in Madison! A must do for the person on a budget!
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Lindsay Garrison on March 11, 2009 at 7:44 a.m.
We have a gorgeous park here in Huntsville, Al where the kids can go and feed the ducks! It is a great place to take strollers and also a great place for a photo op!!!
Tiffany on March 11, 2009 at 7:49 a.m.
If you are in the Singapore airport. Rest assured your kids will have fun playing in the indoor playground that is provided. A nice break so that they can let out some pent-up energy from being on an airplane.
Betsy T on March 11, 2009 at 7:51 a.m.
Miami Children's Museum hosts a lot of bilingual activities to help kids learn as they play including: bank, supermarket, vet, port, cruise ship,tv studio, rock climbing wall, everglades park. What makes the museum so kid-friendly are the playful employees. http://www.miamichildrensmuseum.org/
cathi rushing on March 11, 2009 at 7:58 a.m.
we love going to the zoo!
Samantha Rife on March 11, 2009 at 8:12 a.m.
I live in Atlanta, GA and recently discovered Monkey Joes. It is like an inside bouncy house. It is only $5 for kids under 2. My son absolutely loves it!
Sonnet Smith on March 11, 2009 at 8:17 a.m.
The Howard Johnson in Anaheim had the best kids pool area, complete with a Pirate Ship! We would walk from Disneyland to the hotel for a midday swim to cool off. It was great!
Alisha H on March 11, 2009 at 8:19 a.m.
While vacationing on Mackinac Island, Michigan, we stayed at a great family-friendly hotel called the Inn at Stonecliffe. They have a huge yard for children to play and ride bikes and a nice complimentary breakfast that you can share with your family in the dining room every morning. The rooms are large, with plenty of room for children to play. Most of the families in the hotel have children, so new friends are easy to make. In fact, the whole island is family friendly and great for bike rides together.
Marie on March 11, 2009 at 8:20 a.m.
I have not started traveling with my son yet but we will this summer. I am planning to go the zoo with him and take him to see his grandparents. I hope I win! It would come in handy.
shilpa on March 11, 2009 at 8:20 a.m.
we r expecting our second baby this august this will surely help in this economy
Patsy Smith on March 11, 2009 at 8:25 a.m.
As a grandmother to be, I am not familiar with the "kid friendly" places available now (been a long time since I needed one), but would like to win this prize for my baby girl who is expecting her first child in May.
Susan Y on March 11, 2009 at 8:36 a.m.
We love to eat at Eagle Cafe in Barnesville, MN where they have a ton of Mr. Potato head toys for our kids to play with. Also the best area attraction is Potato Days in Barnesville where our town has our annual family 2 day celebration.
Dare on March 11, 2009 at 8:36 a.m.
We took our boys to Myrtle Beach the beginning of September last year and stayed in a great family resort for WAY less because the week we went started "off season" rates. It was still 85-90 degrees outside. The rooms had a full kitchen so we really saved by not having to eat every meal out. The resort had 4 pools, 2 lazy rivers, and even a miniature golf course and it was right on the beach!!! www.landmarkresort.com
Samantha R on March 11, 2009 at 8:39 a.m.
The Discovery Gateway in Salt Lake City is a fun, interactive children's museum. We haven't been yet, but my friends tell me that their kids love it!
Samantha R on March 11, 2009 at 8:40 a.m.
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Elizabeth Moore Reye on March 11, 2009 at 8:41 a.m.
We love Stone Mountain Park right outside of Atlanta - very kid friendly and fun!
Becca Olave on March 11, 2009 at 8:44 a.m.
If you're in Rexburg, Idaho in the summer, you have to stop by Porter Park. It's a huge park with a playground and lots of grass area to run and play. But best of all, it has a free splash park. The kids love running and playing in the water. And next to it is a carousel. It's my kids favorite place!!!
Becca Olave on March 11, 2009 at 8:44 a.m.
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Frances Carty on March 11, 2009 at 8:46 a.m.
The exploratorium in S.F.
Traci on March 11, 2009 at 9:11 a.m.
We love taking our family of 7 to the Chula Vista in Wisconsin Dells. They have a great indoor waterpark for the wonderful cold winters Wisconsin has!
Molly on March 11, 2009 at 9:12 a.m.
The Science Center in Des Moines, IA is FABULOUS for kids (and adults!). Lots of hands on exhibits and classes to stimulate the mind.
April Jacques on March 11, 2009 at 9:13 a.m.
The Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, Wa.
They are great with bunkbeds for the kids and a waterpark right inside.
lynn spence on March 11, 2009 at 9:27 a.m.
MiThey brought our little one her own bowl of Cheerios and a slice of orange before they even brought us menus! Made life so much easier. We went to the one in Columbia, MD
jane boucher on March 11, 2009 at 9:42 a.m.
this looks really handy!!
Caldwell Price on March 11, 2009 at 9:47 a.m.
We recently went to Great Wold Lodge in Centralia, Wa. Our 2 year old loved it, very child friendly, lots to do and wear them out!! Everything is right in the lodge, no need to pack back up in the car.
Kathryn H. on March 11, 2009 at 9:48 a.m.
I love to visit the Michigan State University horticulture gardens in Lansing, MI, with the kids. There is lots of room to run around, great flowers to look at for the adults, but the best part is the children's garden, which includes a tree house and play animals to climb on, and lots of fun activities. There is also a "scent" garden where you can touch the plants. They even have a pizza garden which gets kids interested in how food is grown and what it looks like before it ends up on our plates! Great for kids ages 1.5-110!
Miquelle on March 11, 2009 at 9:51 a.m.
Parc Safari in Montreal, Canada is an awesome place to visit with kids!
Tabitha Killingsworth on March 11, 2009 at 9:55 a.m.
In my area there is a great place called Incredible Pizza Company (think Chucky Cheese). On Tuesday nights they offer a package deal with a childs buffet and a "game card". This game card will allow the child to play as many games as they can within a two hour time slot. This is really a better deal then shelling out money for each and every game your child plays. Great food, and entertainment.
karen zardin on March 11, 2009 at 9:55 a.m.
we go to sivler dollar city . it is in branson mo. you can get a season pass for less then 2 visits. so we go all summer long. they have water rides. carnival rides . and shows. and don't forget the food. lots of food. we love it. it is sit in the mountains so you are in the woods . trees everywhere. it is great. arts and crafts . dancers , singers. you name they have it.
Natalie on March 11, 2009 at 9:58 a.m.
First, thanks for the chance to win. We have 4 kids under age 5 so traveling is hard because I need somewhere to put the youngest 2. I think this could hel psolve the problem and get us on more family vacations. It looks compact, easy to carry and could go anywhere, even the beach.
oh, I'm also a subscriber
Janet Carpenter on March 11, 2009 at 10:01 a.m.
There is a great kids restaurant near us in Schererville Indiana called Tyler's Tender. A train brings your food, there's a train for kids to ride on, and model trains to watch... Even great food!
Kelli Caceres on March 11, 2009 at 10:07 a.m.
I'm expecting in april. Getting things together, but having difficulty. I've been looking into a lot of mom blogs though, and glad i found yours through freebies4mom.
Eva on March 11, 2009 at 10:09 a.m.
The Atlanta Botanical Garden has a fun children's area for kids to run around. It's a great place to be when the weather is nice.
LaureliB on March 11, 2009 at 10:09 a.m.
The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore is a great place to take children. It's fun for the whole family.
evelynmatias on March 11, 2009 at 10:10 a.m.
Jodie Russell on March 11, 2009 at 10:11 a.m.
I really dont know of a kids freindly place here in Sidney OH, But I would love to win!
Dorice on March 11, 2009 at 10:19 a.m.
My recommendation in DC would be the National Building Museum - it is an absolute must for any young budding builders, especially the "Building Zone". The best part is that it is absolutely free!
Valerie Furr on March 11, 2009 at 10:20 a.m.
We have a lovely Zoo in Asheboro, NC great picnic areas and lots of beautiful walking trails.
Tarah on March 11, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.
The Stir Crazy restaurant by us has a special kid menu that lets them try what the adults are eating but gives them better wording/pictures.
Kianna on March 11, 2009 at 10:47 a.m.
My favorite place to take the kids to have fun where I live in Akron, OH is Laser Quest. It's a mixer of laser tag and hide and seek. They also offer birthday and group packages which are awesome!
Karen on March 11, 2009 at 10:48 a.m.
I subscribed to your feed. I love the Maritime Aquarium in Norwalk, CT. It has a great "Play Space" on the second floor for little ones 5 and under.
Denise B. on March 11, 2009 at 10:49 a.m.
We just love the character buffets at Magic Kingdom and Disney Hollywood Studios. Our daughter has so much fun dancing and parading around. Quite frankly, the food on the children's buffet is much better than on the adult buffet.
Sarah Abeyta on March 11, 2009 at 10:53 a.m.
I am a big fan of the restaurant Claim Jumpers. If you go with children then they get the following items for free, plastic table protector, cup to keep, crayons, and for small children a complimentary baby plate. This plate comes with applesauce, cheese, turkey, crackers, and oranges. This is the most kid-friendly restaurant I have ever been to.
Vicki on March 11, 2009 at 11:17 a.m.
We love Mimi's Cafe for kids... they bring applesauce and some snacks for the little ones to enjoy before the meal comes.
Jennifer W. on March 11, 2009 at 11:19 a.m.
We love the Georgia Aquarium!
Bonnie on March 11, 2009 at 11:24 a.m.
We recently stayed at the Wingate in Lynchburg, VA. They were so accomodating to our 8 mo. old. They offered us a pac-n-play and couple snacks!
Regina on March 11, 2009 at 11:26 a.m.
I would love to win this!!!
Andreah on March 11, 2009 at 11:27 a.m.
If you are traveling in the vicinity of Santa Claus, IN you should really check out Holiday World. It is a family friendly theme and water park. The drinks are free and my kids have a blast everytime we go!
Susan C on March 11, 2009 at 11:27 a.m.
The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry(OMSI)in Portland Oregon, has many fun activities for children of all ages. They have a wonderful science playground.
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Holly Kurth on March 11, 2009 at 11:37 a.m.
For kid-friendly and budget-friendly fun in Houston, TX I must say the newest downtown attraction - DISCOVERY GREEN is the place to visit. It is FREE! There are beautiful grounds where kiddos can play (green grass, water works fun, etc) and you can have picnics and all sorts of fun. On weekends there is a farmers' market and there are many concerts, special events, etc. that are open to the public. You can look them up on the web and get all kinds of useful information and a schedule of events. What a wonderful place to play - for the whole family.
Leslie M. on March 11, 2009 at 11:40 a.m.
We stayed in a motel in Lancaster Penn. that was child friendly. I had my 2 little ones, and my Twin sister had her 3 little ones (one was a tiny infant!) The motel manager gave us the last two rooms at the end of the hall across from each other so that that that noise (there really was not much) would NOT bother us!) They Brought whatever we needed.
The name was the BlackForest Motel. I will never forget that.
Maybe he was afraid WE would be noisy?? hahah we weren't!
Monique Rizzo on March 11, 2009 at 11:41 a.m.
Taking our little one to Disneyland this Summer! We would LOVE this. Thanks for the Chance.
Leslie M. on March 11, 2009 at 11:44 a.m.
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Gretchen Jacka on March 11, 2009 at 11:56 a.m.
with a 2 year old charmer it seems like any place we go is good for him. But we especially like to go to our local AppleBees here in Vancouver as well as McGraths Fish House. Both places are very receptive of 'younger patrons' and even cater to him a bit!
Christina Livingston on March 11, 2009 at 11:59 a.m.
We live in Van Buren, AR and one of my girls favorite places to go is Creekmore Park in Fort Smith, AR. It has an awesome playground, huge pools for adults and kids, and the best thing(according to my girls)is the neat rid on train they have that you can take a ride around the park on for .50 cents a trip.
Rachael on March 11, 2009 at 12:07 p.m.
My favorite kid-friendly place is near my parent's home...a coffee shop with its own room to let the kids play while you sip your coffee! Very cool.
chris on March 11, 2009 at 12:15 p.m.
We traveled around Tokyo with a 12 month old, and it was really great. All the places are very kid friendly, especially the shopping malls with comfortable areas for feeding and changing babies.
I highly recommend the book Tokyo for Kids, and to visit Puroland ( Hello Kitty Theme Park )
Robin on March 11, 2009 at 12:18 p.m.
Artist's Point in Grand Marais, MN is a great place to take kids. It is a rocky outcropping right into Lake Superior near a small boreal forest. While you need to keep an eye on toddlers, it is fun to climb all over and the views are amazing. In fact, the entire town of Grand Marais is kid-friendly.
Linda on March 11, 2009 at 12:19 p.m.
We've found Homewood Suites hotels to be very family-friendly. The rooms are large and they'll put a high chair in the room if you ask.
Heather on March 11, 2009 at 12:20 p.m.
How funny--I was about to say OMSI, too. The huge baby/toddler/preschool play room means a family with a wide range of ages can enjoy it.
The Gilbert House in Salem is a smaller, but also fund option. Their outdoor play structure is a huge hit in the spring and summer.
Meg on March 11, 2009 at 12:21 p.m.
I love the Treehouse Museum in Ogden, Utah. It kept both the toddlers and the pre-teens entertained for hours of interactive, physically active, mentally stimulating fun :o)
Elizabeth on March 11, 2009 at 12:26 p.m.
Middleton, WI (best town in America, last year per US News and World Report) has an awesome kids' splash park with sprinkler-type apparati for kids and lots of comfy benches for parents.
Rachel on March 11, 2009 at 12:37 p.m.
We live in Washington, DC and lovelovelove the Building Zone at the National Building Museum. While the adults are off looking at exhibits, the kids (and one accompanying adult) can play with giant legos, a variety of Tonka trucks, different kinds of blocks, books, puzzles, etc. And it's free.
ikate on March 11, 2009 at 12:37 p.m.
I'm a big fan of the Marriott hotel chains, but Fairfield in particular is very kid friendly. Most have pools, a great breakfast and are very accommodating to guests with kids.
Like the time I requested a dozen towels I needed to roll up and create a barrier around the edge of the bed the night our toddler decided she was too big to sleep in a pack-n-play and wanted to sleep in the 2nd queen bed. They were there with my request in moments and even helped me create the nest for our girl.
MonicaR on March 11, 2009 at 12:40 p.m.
My 3 year old loves the San Francisco Zoo. We've had good luck sending her with an Auntie and our membership to spend the day when we need to get some stuff done without tiny hands around!
TK on March 11, 2009 at 12:41 p.m.
In Philadelphia PA, Please Touch Museum is great for kids.
Heather on March 11, 2009 at 12:42 p.m.
Personally, I love the Philadelphia Zoo. A great place to keep young ones entertained - and contained at the same time!
TallyMichelle on March 11, 2009 at 12:46 p.m.
I'm a big fan of places that offer a clean, quiet place to nurse/change the baby. What a great giveaway!
Radford Harrell on March 11, 2009 at 12:46 p.m.
I know this sounds crazy but Chick Fil A in Atlanta, and likely other markets, does a great job of providing high quality food and a fun atmosphere. They appear genuinely family friendly.
Janella on March 11, 2009 at 12:47 p.m.
If you are in Ann Arbor, MI and love food, you should go to Zingerman's Deli. The give out samples of everything in the Deli and have amazing costumer service. Also, they have a special dining area for kids upstairs and a sand box with toys out back for kids.
Janella on March 11, 2009 at 12:49 p.m.
Zingerman's in Ann Arbor, MI is foodie heaven and is very kid friendly. They have a play area out back with a sand box and a chalk board. If it's cold outside they have a very kids friendly seating area upstairs that also has a chalk board.
Jen on March 11, 2009 at 12:58 p.m.
A really great trip with kids is to go car camping. I was nervous the first time, but we found a great place to camp with young children- Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin. It had the nicest campgrounds I have ever seen, and I have seen many. It is beautiful there, with great bike trails (rental bikes and trailers available) and hiking too. Plus, the cute towns of Door County provide things to do in addition to the outdoors.
One Particular Kitchen on March 11, 2009 at 12:59 p.m.
We love LuLu's at Homeport in Orange Beach, Alabama. Giant sand beach + playground + picnic tables + great food = happy family!
Mary C on March 11, 2009 at 1 p.m.
I guess this is bit of a plug, but as a librarian/mom I'd have to say your local library is pretty kid friendly. I know ours is: Pleasanton Public Library. From story times, to summer reading games, local libraries have a lot to offer.
Judy on March 11, 2009 at 1:24 p.m.
Here in Wichita, KS., we love kids. there are many family friendly places to go and enjoy. One unique place is Exploration Place. To say it is a Science Museum is to miss the beauty and charm of this place on the river. There is an unusual golf park and a one of a kind walking bridge that has to be seen to believe.
I would love to win the travel crib. thank you.
Nicole J on March 11, 2009 at 1:28 p.m.
The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia is a kid's dream come true. It's big, interactive, and always something new. Also in Philadelphia, The Smith Memorial Playhouse and Playground is a must-see for kids under 5 and free!
Kate on March 11, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
We love the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. It has several exhibits that young kids would enjoy (making a toy, farms, etc), and doesn't talk down to kids.
Gloria on March 11, 2009 at 1:30 p.m.
I know that this one may seem pretty obvious - but Disney World! We live a few hours away and we all just can't get enough! Disney is fun for everyone...and of course - kid friendly!
Kate on March 11, 2009 at 1:32 p.m.
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Kari VanSlyke on March 11, 2009 at 1:37 p.m.
this is a great item. Just googled it would love to have it!
Shawn on March 11, 2009 at 1:37 p.m.
We found amazingly awesome kid accomodations at Disney World! We had saved for years to go there and it was so wonderful! Our hotel did anything and everything you could think of to make our kids comfortable! Also, my son has a very severe nut allergy and every single restaurant at all of Disney World went above and beyond and made him feel so special! It was the best vacation ever!
Chelsi McFadden on March 11, 2009 at 1:43 p.m.
one of our favorite kid friendly adventures was to the Seattle Zoo in Seattle Washington. the education and animals are fantastic!
Deborah R on March 11, 2009 at 1:44 p.m.
My favorite kid-friendly restaurant is right here in my tiny town: P&H Family Restaurant. They look at you funny if you come in without kids!
Jane on March 11, 2009 at 1:44 p.m.
We recently moved to the St. Louis area and we absolutely LOVE the St. Louis zoo!
Diana on March 11, 2009 at 1:46 p.m.
I'm a huge fan Friendly's restaurants - extremely kid friendly! (no pun intended ;-))
Katharine D on March 11, 2009 at 1:48 p.m.
The nearest kid friendly place near us is the Omaha Zoo. When we travel home to visit family we love the Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia
Heather Bernt on March 11, 2009 at 1:51 p.m.
We were given a trip for three to Vegas and we stayed at Treasure Island. Believe it or not, it was kid friendly. Also, Circus Circus. The entertainment for kids was great there -and free!
Vergie on March 11, 2009 at 1:52 p.m.
HOT DOG STAND AT THE PARK
Sandra Melnick on March 11, 2009 at 2:04 p.m.
Great railroad museum in Sacramento, CA.
Erin on March 11, 2009 at 2:09 p.m.
Children of ALL ages love the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Smithsonian Museum in Dulles, Virginia. The museum is filled with all of the airplanes that don't fit in the Air and Space museum in downtown DC. There is a fee to park, but entrance to the museum is free. Every child I know prefers Udvar-Hazy to its downtown partner.
C Cherng on March 11, 2009 at 2:15 p.m.
Loved this review, would come in so handy as my second son has severe contact allergies and it has been very laborious to travel with him. Also submitted a complete review for the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo.
C Cherng on March 11, 2009 at 2:21 p.m.
I love this site so much I just subscribed to your newsletter. Thank you! (also for the extra entries for baby bjorn crib giveaway.)
Andre de la Reza on March 11, 2009 at 2:22 p.m.
There is a great local diner in Austin called Freddy's Place. It has a kid-loving playscape, they bring kid oriented live music a couple times a week, and great happy hour prices for the parents!
Casey on March 11, 2009 at 2:27 p.m.
The Westin resort on Hilton Head Island, GA was great in accommodating the kids when we traveled.
maureen on March 11, 2009 at 2:37 p.m.
Just over the Wisconsin boarder from Illinois in Lake Geneva is Timber Ridge Lodge. My family as a whole have gone there and so have my siblings taken their families. (I am the oldest of 7 siblings). All my nieces and nephews love this place. It isn't too far from our neck of the woods (northern Illinois) and yet it feels like you aren't at home.
Marci on March 11, 2009 at 3 p.m.
We have a wonderful swimming pool that has a zero entrace side to it and has water splashes and springs. It also has a deep swimming area for the older kids and adults and a water slide too.
It has picnic tables and green grass to sit on with trees if you want some shade. We spend alot of time there during the summer.
Leah Ouzounidis on March 11, 2009 at 3:08 p.m.
We are Currently living in Anchorage, Alaska and one place that we think is child friendly is Seward, Alaska. There is so much scenery and is so gorgeous to take the family hiking or even just all the gorgeous mountain views all around. Also, Alyeska is a wonderful area for skiing, snowboarding, or if you are more of an indoor person they have a wonderful salon and spa all located in the hotel :)
Thank you for what you do. Its awesome to see wonderful and amazing giveaways such as these.
Mia on March 11, 2009 at 3:22 p.m.
I love taking my girls to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on a warm summer day! They have a great kids section & the beach to hang out at when you get tired of all the games & ride... not to mention the food!
Sara on March 11, 2009 at 3:31 p.m.
I love traveling to somewhere warm and beachy with kids. The environment is a huge playground for the kids and they get so worn out during the day they fall to sleep well in the travel lite crib!
Paige on March 11, 2009 at 3:35 p.m.
The Children's Museum in St. Paul, Minnesota... so many activities for a variety of ages, plus a room that changes themes frequently.
Another favorite... the Como Zoo in St. Paul. Right next to a park with space for the kids to run, have a picnic, or grill. Plus the admission to the zoo is free will offering, and you can't beat that!
Tracy Ross on March 11, 2009 at 3:35 p.m.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Crown Paradise Club and Spa
A kid's pool with a pirate ship, castle, and 9 waterslides. All-inclusive eating and activities. Kid's club included for 18 mo. + facilitates parental get-away time. Yoga and spa treatments for Mom. :)
Amy B. on March 11, 2009 at 3:41 p.m.
The closest thing to me is about 2 hours away and it is the Columbus Ohio Zoo. We go every other year and the kids have so much to do. They can get their face painted and ride the little train. They love it.
Sara Davis on March 11, 2009 at 3:42 p.m.
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Gina Stratos on March 11, 2009 at 3:45 p.m.
Check out Barbara's Fishtrap in Princeton-By-The-Sea, California. Great food, totally kid friendly. You can even take-out and eat on the beach which is literally 5 steps away.
Gina Stratos on March 11, 2009 at 3:46 p.m.
Mindy B. on March 11, 2009 at 3:58 p.m.
Pirate Island Pizza is a really cute place - it has an arcade place with fun for all ages! A little noisy, so don't expect a quiet evening!
cynde on March 11, 2009 at 4 p.m.
We really like both the Denver Zoo and the Denver Children's Museum. Our kiddo has a blast and are great outings not too far from us.
Mindy B. on March 11, 2009 at 4 p.m.
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Lesley on March 11, 2009 at 4:02 p.m.
We a place called Catfish Charlies by our home. It has a large lake behind it and the kids are given day old rolls to through to the fish, ducks and alligators! They love it.
jayne on March 11, 2009 at 4:11 p.m.
We love Gattiland Pizza!
Karen Honsinger on March 11, 2009 at 4:20 p.m.
Banyan Tree Cafe in Saint Petersburg FL. They are amazing...great food and two wonderful women run the restaurant. They are the best with kids.
Mindy B. on March 11, 2009 at 4:25 p.m.
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Jenny Bickley on March 11, 2009 at 4:28 p.m.
There is a fabulous park in Cronulla, Australia. The park is enclosed with a soft ground and the cafe across the street 'The Nun's Pool' takes your coffee order and delivers. Not to mention the fact that the beach is a two minute walk from the park.
tuesday on March 11, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.
I love storybook land in Atlantic county NJ. It is family freindly, inexpensive, shady in the hot summer and so much fun for the whole family!
Aura on March 11, 2009 at 4:30 p.m.
The NJ childrens museum is the best children's museum I have visited. It's housed in a warehouse and each room has a theme. My son loves the construction room where he can sit in a real digger and then play in a huge sandbox. There is also a fire truck, helicopter, huge play house section... and they all have costumes.
Judith T on March 11, 2009 at 4:35 p.m.
Hi, we have always felt that a fair distance from us, but close enough, was Hershey Pa. To bring the kids there was delightful, because it is kid friendly, also same vicinity is Dutch Wonderland and that was great too.
Thanks for a chance we have our first Grandchild now 5 months old...prize would be great!
Becky on March 11, 2009 at 4:51 p.m.
If you are staying north of Chicago, the best little kid-friendly restaurant is called the Choo-choo Restaurant in Des Plaines, IL (600 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL 60016 (847) 391-9815)
If it's your child's birthday, it's even better! Your child will get a cupcake delivered by the little locomotive that travels around the restaurant while a boppy form of the Happy Birthday song plays! FUN!
Judith T on March 11, 2009 at 4:52 p.m.
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Meredith Stankiewicz on March 11, 2009 at 4:55 p.m.
City Bakery in the Flatiron District of NYC is definitely a kid friendly place we love. There's marvelous food and even a little toy kitchen where the kids can play.
Kim on March 11, 2009 at 4:57 p.m.
In Pensacola, the National Naval Aviation Museum is a fun place for kids with more than 150 restored aircraft, flight simulators and IMAX Theater. Thanks for the terrific giveaway!
nicole on March 11, 2009 at 4:58 p.m.
My favorite Kid-friendly shopping experience is at IKEA because they have a child drop off center where you can check your child in, receive a pager, and shop kid-free for up to 1 hour. Helps tremendously when you are furniture shopping.
cari k on March 11, 2009 at 4:58 p.m.
We really like the HOlland Aquatic Center. What child doesn't like to swim. The price is not that bad either for a day trip.
Melissa O. on March 11, 2009 at 5:08 p.m.
We have the most amazing free park/petting zoo by us called Maymont. It is right out of Richmond city in VA. There are animals to pet like cows, pigs and sheep and rescued animals to marvel at such as bears, foxes and birds. They have a Japanese garden and a waterfall as well as an small indoor aquarium and cafe. It is a favorite destination for the kids as well as the adults (us). We have picnics on the grass and make a whole day of it. The best part is it is only about 25 minutes from our apartment.
Bess on March 11, 2009 at 5:11 p.m.
The San Diego Wild Animal Park is very fun for grownups and kids. The train takes you on a safari to see all the wild animals up close.
Melinda on March 11, 2009 at 5:28 p.m.
We're just outside of D.C., and the most kid friendly museum is the Air and Space Museum. Kids can't seem to get enough of it!
Carina Howell on March 11, 2009 at 5:32 p.m.
We live in State College, PA and love the Waffle Shop. They have great breakfast and it is very kid friendly.
Melissa O. on March 11, 2009 at 5:47 p.m.
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Heidi S on March 11, 2009 at 6 p.m.
We love the frog pond in Boston Common! In the winter you can ice skate. In the summer it's a water park. This year in the fall it was a beautiful Merry-go-round.
Thanks for the giveaway chance!
Heidi S on March 11, 2009 at 6:01 p.m.
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Hilary on March 11, 2009 at 6:02 p.m.
Mamalu in Williamsburg (Brooklyn), NY - for the food as well as the playspace!
Jill on March 11, 2009 at 6:15 p.m.
The Denver Children's Museum was great and huge. There were so many things for my 1.5 year old to do.
Vicky Boackle on March 11, 2009 at 6:18 p.m.
i go for mcdonald's and their playground.
Karen Gonyea on March 11, 2009 at 6:27 p.m.
frogger on March 11, 2009 at 7:55 p.m.
in New York City, 2 great zoos for the kids are the Bronx Zoo - its huge and so much fun with many special exhibits. and the Central Park Zoo which is much smaller but the kids will still love and can be combined with playing in the beautiful Central Park for the day as well.
Paula on March 11, 2009 at 7:58 p.m.
Cyrus O'Leary's in Spokane, WA - it has tons of cool toys and displays all around the restaurant, and it is close to Riverfront Park and the 'Big Red Wagon' - a huge Red Flyer/slide that keeps kids entertained for hours!
Cecilia on March 11, 2009 at 8:02 p.m.
We haven't taken our 7 month old to too many local attractions yet, but he loves a trip to the beach - Goat Rock Beach on the Sonoma Coast is perfect. And we're planning to take him to the Bay Area Discovery Museum in Sausalito very soon. They have wonderful exhibits, even for very young children (crawlers & early walkers). http://www.baykidsmuseum.org/
Jen on March 11, 2009 at 8:02 p.m.
We love Triple Play in Hayden, Idaho. It is an indoor water park which is so great since we just got 4 inches of snow yesterday and it was 2 degrees outside when I went to work this morning! :)
c. clemens on March 11, 2009 at 8:21 p.m.
we go to our local park in michigan. and walk and look at the tree colors when they change. great place to take kids
Lisa P on March 11, 2009 at 8:27 p.m.
My family really enjoys the Florida Aquarium in Tampa -- they have a Toddler Water Park there that is Awesome! http://www.flaquarium.org/
We also enjoy snow tubing at the Wintergreen Resort in Virginia -- they have a toddler tubing park that my daughter just loved -- just the right size hills for a little one!
Jamie on March 11, 2009 at 8:29 p.m.
I love this local fish and seafood restaurant in our area. It is packed full of airplanes and trains and fun things for little eyes to look at. They also have a barbie and ken doll that they move around everyday that takes some time to try and find while you're eating. My two year old thought this place was so cool.
Sarah thompson on March 11, 2009 at 8:35 p.m.
We have a love are local place called the green grocer. They always have there kids there and toys for the kids to play with! So Friendly
Carol on March 11, 2009 at 8:51 p.m.
We live near Seattle, WA, and we love to go to the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks in Ballard. We love to watch the boats go from the ocean up to the lake and vice versa. Also the salmon runs in the summer are really fun for the kids to see - they have viewing windows at the fish ladder and you can watch the salmon jumping upstream. Lots of fun! The Fish Hatchery in Issaquah is also a great place to see some salmon.
Carol on March 11, 2009 at 8:53 p.m.
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Michelle Y. on March 11, 2009 at 9:10 p.m.
If you're in the SF Bay Area, the best place to bring your kid is "Six
Flags Discovery Kingdom" (FYI, it used to be called "Marine World")
They have "Shouka, the Killer Whale" show, Tiger show, Dolphin show, Sea Lion shows, Animal interactions and educational programs, and a variety of rides, for the kids and the Grown-ups.
kimberly on March 11, 2009 at 9:24 p.m.
Houston has a great zoo and aquarium that we enjoy.
sandra on March 11, 2009 at 9:39 p.m.
I live close to Houston and I love The Children's Museum there. It is fun and educational for kids and even the grown ups. I'd recommend this place to anyone planning on visiting Houston.
Desiree on March 11, 2009 at 10 p.m.
I am a huge fan of Squaw Peak Hotel in Phoenix AZ. It is a nice hotel and has a water park included for guests. Families have all they need for a fun filled vacation without ever needing to leave.
Lacey on March 11, 2009 at 10:09 p.m.
I'm not too familiar with kid friendly places close to me, but I grew up in Colorado and they have a dinosaur museum where your kids can actually dig up some bones themselves. I always loved going there as a kid, and I'll be taking my son there when he's older.
Lisa K. on March 11, 2009 at 10:13 p.m.
Our favorite attraction is the Children's Museum of MN. My toddler and baby love spending time there. It's a great Saturday afternoon activity for the family.
Jill Myrick on March 11, 2009 at 10:15 p.m.
The most child friendly places that I have actually encountered are in our own town.
Our bank has a large childrens play area that my children love to play in while we are inside. And my local grocery store has taken my children to the service desk several times and given them ice cream and entertained them while I have grocery shopped.
We live in a really great and friendly town.
Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway.
Nikki on March 11, 2009 at 10:21 p.m.
I love the Children's Museums in both Indianapolis and Louisville. Also COSI in Columbus, Ohio. These are all about 90 minutes to 2 hour drives from Cincinnati which makes for several great options for day trips with the kids!
amida on March 11, 2009 at 10:28 p.m.
We love San Pedro Valley Park in Pacifica. It has the perfect climbing tree, little traffic, and the kids love to run around and play there. Almost all the birthday parties and get-togethers happen there.
Nikki on March 11, 2009 at 10:30 p.m.
Laura on March 11, 2009 at 10:44 p.m.
What a nice giveaway! I love going to the Oklahoma City Zoo. It's one of the top ten and is awesome! Also, we recently took a trip to Sulphur Springs, OK. and they have a park there with tons of little waterfalls and springs to play in. We just loved it.
Angie Gassner on March 11, 2009 at 11:01 p.m.
great giveway...would love to win this for our upcoming trip to san francisco. here locally in portland the children's museum just opened their brand new baby garden, for children 6 months - 3 years. i'm checking it out soon and am sure others would lOVE it!
Christine Ching on March 11, 2009 at 11:02 p.m.
Great giveaway! Someone else already mentioned the Palo Alto Jr Museum and Zoo, but I have to 2nd it. It's the right size for my 23 month old and not too overwhelming. Best of all, admission is free, although they ask for a suggested donation of $3. Totally worth it.
Michelle on March 11, 2009 at 11:58 p.m.
The Indianpolis Zoo is a great place for kids,big & small! The family membership is a great cost saver and many a wonderful day has been spent there! Very nice giveaway, Thank you!
Kyndra Sherman on March 12, 2009 at 12:17 a.m.
A real kid friendly attraction here is the old train they turned into a playground attraction! I've even taken family pics on it.
Julie on March 12, 2009 at 4:36 a.m.
Our favorite kid-friendly attraction is Frontier Town Campground and Western Theme Park in Berlin, Maryland, just outside Ocean City, Maryland and Assateague Island. The campground is so family-friendly! Besides being close to the beach, there is so much to do right at the campground! They have a great water park, mini golf, the western theme show, plus it's located on the bay, which is great for boating and crabbing. We love it!
Carlye on March 12, 2009 at 4:42 a.m.
We love to travel to St. Georges Island in Florida. It a very family friendly beach and not to crowded!
Julie Wise on March 12, 2009 at 4:44 a.m.
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Lori M on March 12, 2009 at 5:18 a.m.
Residence Inn by Marriott they offer free cookies and milk to children through out the day.
Lori McClarren on March 12, 2009 at 5:22 a.m.
Residence Inn by Marriott they offer free cookies and milk all day to children
Leslie Rioux on March 12, 2009 at 5:31 a.m.
Hailing from NYC: The American Musuem of Natural History's Marine and Ocean life exhibit or "the whale room". There is a massive whale suspended from the ceiling above three levels of aquariums filled with all types of marine life. The BEST part is the huge video screen on the ground floor, suited for romping or rolling around on, with footage of all types of marine life and their various sounds. GREAT for adults too.
Amy Knapp on March 12, 2009 at 5:53 a.m.
I would definitely have to go with Disney World Hotels in Orlando. They know most people come there with kids so they have attractions and amenities on site to entertain the whole family. One day I will stay in the animal kingdom lodge that overlooks a savannah of animals.
Lara in South Riding, VA on March 12, 2009 at 5:54 a.m.
A favorite place to visit is the Brevard Zoo in Florida. We stay in Daytona when we're down there, so it's more than an hour away but so well worth it! You can even feed the giraffes - amazing experience for the kids.
Estelle on March 12, 2009 at 5:59 a.m.
Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT -- GREAT dinosaurs, and fun for kids of all ages.
Kathy on March 12, 2009 at 6 a.m.
In general, Swamp Tours in Louisiana and Florida are kid friendly activities.
If you want to travel, Jamaica is very kid-friendly. The people are kid oriented and the beaches of Montery Bay and Negril are as calm as swimming pools.
A restaurant that we LOVE close to where we live is Montevideo Pizzerea in Elizabeth, NJ. It's a total family place, but the menu is filled with good non-pizza food too.
Emily on March 12, 2009 at 6:11 a.m.
My husband, son & I are going to St. Croix in June and this would be perfect!!! So far our favorite place to travel with our son has been on a Carnival Cruise. He could eat when he was hungry, sleep when he wanted to sleep, swim or play at any time and we had lots of fun too. Thanks for the opportunity!
Angela Fagg on March 12, 2009 at 6:27 a.m.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (runs late Feb - March, yearly) was great for my 13 month old!
He loved the petting zoo, and there were several activities for kids of all ages.
Amanda on March 12, 2009 at 6:32 a.m.
Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburg, Pa is a fabulous place for kids of all ages. So many fun things to do and lots of hands on!
Estelle on March 12, 2009 at 6:46 a.m.
I love taking my kids to the Brookfield Zoo and Shedd Aquarium in the Chicago area. They always have fun.
savvy on March 12, 2009 at 7:16 a.m.
We love Kids in the Rotunda at the Overture Center in Madison, WI. Shows are anything from juggling to steel drums, story telling to plays, lots of music and dance. It's a great way to spend a Saturday morning.
Bezen on March 12, 2009 at 7:22 a.m.
turtleback zoo is our favorite place in north jersey.
Maggie on March 12, 2009 at 7:27 a.m.
We love the Zoo here in Evansville, IN. Also we have a fun Children's Museum with free family night once a month!
Eileen Davenport on March 12, 2009 at 7:28 a.m.
The Imagine That! Children's Museum in 4 Florham Park, N.J is great. Kept my daughter entertained for hours with lots of "hands on" experiences.
Brittney on March 12, 2009 at 7:36 a.m.
Las Palmas in Rome, Ga has kids night on Tuesdays! Kids eat free and there is a clown to entertain them!
Robin Snider on March 12, 2009 at 7:52 a.m.
I live in WNY but we traveled to Lakeland Florida & stayed at a great extended stay hotel called Suburban Extended stay!
angela on March 12, 2009 at 8:26 a.m.
great review and thanks for giveaway
burger king tuesday night kids eat free 4p.m to 7 p.m. southern illinois
Karolien on March 12, 2009 at 8:40 a.m.
A few things comes to mind for travelling near and far with my kids.
We make the trip to South Africa (my home country) almost every other year. The kids are so good travelling for such a long distance!
In South Africa the best family restaurant is the Spur Steak Ranches. The kids get coloring pages and hats, balloons and they almost all have videogame arcades or play areas. They are a chain restaurant all over SA.
In London the best tip is take the City Bus tours - it is worth the money. You can hop on and off anywhere or just stay on.
In Arizona where I currently live there's lots of free camping places in the state, the boys loves just the outdoors and exploring. Also at the Grand Canyon National Park the Maswick Lodge has the best cafeteria style restaurant. Prices are good and you can choose whatever you want to eat -(mac n cheese for the kids) It's always a must stop for us visiting the GC.
Karolien on March 12, 2009 at 8:43 a.m.
We are expecting a new baby in July - Travel Cribs comes in handy!
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Erin R on March 12, 2009 at 8:58 a.m.
I would LOVE this. I can't tell of too many kid friendly places as we haven't traveled much with our little guy yet; however, there is a great event in East Lansing Michigan. It is called the Great Lakes Folk festival and it is extremely kid and family friendly and a wonderful opportunity to expose your kids to a wide variety of international music genres with energetic, live performances. We LOVE this festival and the best part, it is FREE.
Amanda on March 12, 2009 at 9:08 a.m.
I will simply reccomend a country! I think that Argentina is a fabulous place to travel with children. Hotels and resturants are for the most part ALL kid friendly.
Liz on March 12, 2009 at 9:09 a.m.
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Liz on March 12, 2009 at 9:12 a.m.
We love going to the Phoenix zoo. It's just the right size for spending a few hours!
Heather Neroy on March 12, 2009 at 9:34 a.m.
We love Discovery Science Zone (the black cube) in Orange County, CA. So many parents come to OC for Disneyland & miss out on this great place! They rotate the exhibits & our favorite was the Sesame Street one!
becky on March 12, 2009 at 9:52 a.m.
we love the woodland park zoo in seattle. loads to look at, room to run around and if you dare, the zoomazium is always full of kiddos.
Dana on March 12, 2009 at 10:24 a.m.
I live in one of the best cities in America to raise a family...Madison, WI. Some kid-friendly attractions here - Madison Children's Museum, Vilas Zoo (free), activities at the UW Arboretum, Bean Sprouts Kids' Cafe, http://www.beansproutscafe.com
Laura Roman on March 12, 2009 at 10:33 a.m.
Parks are dirty and diggable. They have critters and such to explore. You can run, talk loudly, and be silly. Parks are perfect for kids! Every vacation of ours includes a national, state, or local park visit.
Sarah P on March 12, 2009 at 10:40 a.m.
We've found that typically any hotel, even the cheaper Super 8 motels that we've stayed in, work fine for our little one. As long as you don't stay near an ice machine you're good! Those are loud! But Disney World definitely is the best, without a doubt, for catering to kiddos.
PAT BAKKER on March 12, 2009 at 10:58 a.m.
WHAT A FANTASTIC GIVEAWAY. MY DAUGHTER IS EXPECTING & WOULD LOVE THIS!
Madison's Grandma on March 12, 2009 at 11:41 a.m.
Austin Texas has oodles of things geared towards kids!! Austin has a new Children's Museum! It's a terrific, interactive space that even the smallest toddler will find entertaining. There are cool things to play with, colorful displays, and huge climbing structures to keep the kids amused for hours.
The Austin Austin Nature and Science Center in Zilker Park. It has a collection of native animals that have been injured and can't be returned to the wild for whatever reason. There is a coyote, a coati, a bobcat, and lots of other animals, including a raptor section.
A fav with all the kids is the Dino Pit. The Dino Pit is a great big sand pit where the floor of the pit has replicas of the various dinosaur bones found in the area that the young archeologists can "dig" up.
Best of all, it is FREE. They ask for a donation to help feed the animals, but if you can't afford it, you can still get in.
The Austin Zoo is a very special zoo because it is a "rescue zoo" that provides a home to animals that have been neglected. They have about 100 species of animals. You can buy food at the zoo and feed some of the animals, which is always a hit with the kids.
Ali on March 12, 2009 at 11:51 a.m.
What a great giveaway! In Atlanta, there are a lot of really wonderful restaurants to bring your kids to. In the area called the Virginia Highlands there is a pizza/pasta place called Osteria that is family friendly and has great kids' meals. Right next door is Atkins park that has a play area for kids and they pasted their menu in the front of great children's books. I went every weekend to one of the two places when I babysat for a family over the course of 3 years.
Katie on March 12, 2009 at 12:09 p.m.
Well, I can't say a hotel or restaurant because I haven't had my baby yet...I think it would be amazing to have something this efficent ahead of time!
Thanks for the chance!
Sherri on March 12, 2009 at 12:56 p.m.
Rainforest Cafe is a great place to take the kids. There is plenty to see to keep them occupied, and you don't have to worry about them being too loud. There are locations all over the US.
Jen on March 12, 2009 at 12:58 p.m.
I'm a fan of the Marriott chain for baby friendly hotel service. They provide a nice travel crib, blankets, and even a teddy bear. Also, with Marriott, you always know what you're going to get--so there's none of that trepidation about whether or not the bed will be comfy, sheets scratchy, etc.
Ivory on March 12, 2009 at 1:18 p.m.
This is too perfect! A must have. Hope its me!
Sarah Hirsch on March 12, 2009 at 1:33 p.m.
We recently went to the Atlantis in the Bahamas. They had a kids' pool that my children loved, it had a whole playground in the pool, with multiple kid-size water slides and lots of sprayers!
Kathleen on March 12, 2009 at 1:34 p.m.
The Little Farm in the Berkeley Hills (CA). Way better than a zoo. Free, maybe 10-15 species of animals, and plenty of room to walk and run.
Angelina Lucas on March 12, 2009 at 1:57 p.m.
Great giveaway! I travel a lot with my one year old boy. In Pullman, WA "Dupus Boomers" is a great dining where kids are given drawing sheets and crayons. My baby boy keeps chewing the crayons until we are done with our food. Thanks!
Leah Jordan on March 12, 2009 at 2:19 p.m.
We are in the Dallas area ... Great Wolf Lodge is such a great place for a mini-vacation right down the road (in Grapevine, TX)
Cindy Petrosky on March 12, 2009 at 2:26 p.m.
The Chicago Children's museum is a ton of fun for the kids.
Cindy Petrosky on March 12, 2009 at 2:26 p.m.
Annette on March 12, 2009 at 2:37 p.m.
The Holiday Inn in Bowling Green, KY has a great pool area.
Julie G on March 12, 2009 at 2:40 p.m.
A surprisingly kid-friendly chain restaurant is PF Chang's. We have one near our house and they are so nice to our two kids! They always bring out their food early, give them wiki-sticks to play with and mini-chocolate cakes for dessert. We love them!
April on March 12, 2009 at 2:45 p.m.
I took my kids to Classic Rollerskating in Sandy, UT, for the first time, a couple of weeks ago! They loved it! Not only do they have rollerskating, but they have a ton of kids bouncers and a jungle play area and arcade games. So fun!
April on March 12, 2009 at 2:46 p.m.
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April Jacobson on March 12, 2009 at 2:57 p.m.
I added a recommendation to City Guides!
Michelle Tsang on March 12, 2009 at 3:22 p.m.
We stayed at the Embassy Suites in downtown Portland and the hotel gave the kids these panda bears....and to this day...they still sleep with them and carry them all over! They just love the bears so much!
Becca Bruggers on March 12, 2009 at 3:27 p.m.
Would love to have a travel crib for our trip to Lake Michigan in Holland, MI this spring!
Lori Walker on March 12, 2009 at 3:41 p.m.
we love the play center at our gym :)
Kirsten on March 12, 2009 at 4:13 p.m.
Red Robin in Puyallup. It's loud so your kid being loud doesn't matter, they are nice, casual, great food. And birthday burgers and sundaes on your birthday, no matter how old you are. My granddaughter loves coloring, the balloons and the TV screen in the floor amuses her to no end.
Mia J. on March 12, 2009 at 4:20 p.m.
In Sausalito CA the Bay Area Kids Museum is a great place to take the kids for a day of art, science and various other types of activities in a beautiful location.
Tricia M. on March 12, 2009 at 4:27 p.m.
We love the Indianapolis Children's Museum - the kids have a blast...little tiny ones included!
Sharla on March 12, 2009 at 4:34 p.m.
We were surprised at how kid friendly Cabela's was up by us. So fun! Great giveaway!
janice on March 12, 2009 at 4:54 p.m.
hi my name is janice and i have a little grandson 9 months old and that would be great for wisconsin dells this summer
amy on March 12, 2009 at 5:08 p.m.
the zoo (Ft. Worth) is a GREAT place for the kids!!
Sharon S. on March 12, 2009 at 6:04 p.m.
In Los Angeles and Santa Monica there is a restaurant called Buddha's Belly. It is kid friendly (they even have etch-a-sketch), very reasonable, delicious food and great service. Details at bbfood.com
Karen on March 12, 2009 at 6:06 p.m.
The best place we've taken our son is The Strong Museum in Rochester, NY. They have a kids grocery store, the Sesame Street steps plus rotating exhibits throughout the year. Clifford the Big Red Dog was there when we visited. We stayed at the Country Inn and Suites - very nice pool!!
Brigitte Peterson on March 12, 2009 at 7:13 p.m.
I recommend the Children's Museum of Mn. I never see an unhappy child there. Great for the whole family.
Patricia on March 12, 2009 at 7:19 p.m.
Roger Williams Park Zoo in Providence, RI
Katie Citron on March 12, 2009 at 7:45 p.m.
We took our 14 month old daughter to The Dominican Republic in October. We stayed at Club Med Punta Cana and had the most amazing vacation. They have daycare for children 4 months and up, with tons of scheduled activites. The care providers were amazing and Paige loved to go and play. The had a splash pool and would put water wings and sun screen on all the kids, took them down to the beach with sand toys, and had daily walks around the resort grounds. It was so nice to enjoy some quiet adult time but still have so many activities to share with her too! All the restaurants are super kid friendly too!
Crystal on March 12, 2009 at 7:50 p.m.
The best kid-friendly place near where I live is Tweetsie Railroad. It is a kid's dream come true! Especially when Thomas visits once a year!
Ann Taylor on March 12, 2009 at 7:56 p.m.
Here in Sandy, UT we have an annual membership to The Living Planet Aquarium. We also love The Mayan Restaurant. It has a rainforest setting and divers do a show from high on top the rocks and dive into a pool of water.
Betsy Collins on March 12, 2009 at 8:11 p.m.
Kid friendly: the Field museum in Chicago... during the cold winter months, there is no better place for kids to run up and down the halls pell-mell. It makes for a good nap time!
Ann Taylor on March 12, 2009 at 8:24 p.m.
I'm now a subscriber. Thanks!
Michele on March 12, 2009 at 9:25 p.m.
We have a free outdoor zoo and trails here in Athens, GA. which I'm looking forward to taking my new gandchild soon when he/she arrives! LOL!
Sara Macha on March 12, 2009 at 9:28 p.m.
Although I didn't have any kids at the time, I found the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills to be very unexpectedly kid friendly. They have the most fabulous Sunday Brunch buffet on the planet. They also have a buffet set up for little kids on short tables that are their height. They have gourmet kid friendly food, like mac and cheese, PB & J, pizza. So cute and fun! Thanks!!
Angie on March 12, 2009 at 10:11 p.m.
What a cool giveaway!! My fave kid-friendly place here in Mesa, AZ is Crackers. They're a small-town restaurant with the BEST sandwiches and homemade soups. My son always gets the royal treatment complete with a free cookie!
sherry g. on March 12, 2009 at 10:18 p.m.
in portland, we have a wonderful kid-friendly cafe called airplay cafe. they serve great coffee (for sleep deprived moms) and lots of healthy treats for the kids. every morning, they have live music for kids, and put out lots of fun instruments so that all the kids (and uninhibited adults) can play along. great clean space, lots of toys and space to run around. we love it!
Margaret on March 12, 2009 at 10:26 p.m.
There are so many fabulous kid-friendly attractions in San Francisco - The Zoo, Golden Gate Park, The Exploratorium, and the newly remodeled California Academy of Sciences, to name a few. :)
YR on March 12, 2009 at 11:26 p.m.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium, in Monterey CA, is great. Both my boys (who are 9 years apart!) really enjoyed it. Great for the whole family.
melissa on March 13, 2009 at 12:26 a.m.
SOOO many! Two favorites are the Dinosaur Museum and Discovery Gateway-so many hands-on activites. LOVE IT!
kelly jo on March 13, 2009 at 5:52 a.m.
A great kid friendly (and therefore parent friendly!!) place is the Wildflower Inn in Vermont. They have all kinds of programs for kids during the day so parents can go out by themselves as well. They also have special weeks designed for kids and grandparents and kids. Not to mention, the accommodations are fantastic and the views are amazing! www.wildflowerinn.com
Melissa Thomson on March 13, 2009 at 6 a.m.
I loved the kids museum in Washington, DC. My son loved being able to touch everything. Thanks for the giveaway!
kelly jo on March 13, 2009 at 6 a.m.
I subscribed to your blog through my bloglines, I'm so glad to have found you!
Catalina on March 13, 2009 at 6:04 a.m.
The Botanical Gardens in Singapore is fantastic for kids because there is so much room for them to run, and run and run. And there is water to play in and around. My grandson adores it. Thanks for a great giveaway.
LINDA MAREK on March 13, 2009 at 6:24 a.m.
THIS WOULD COME IN HANDY, I HAVE 3 GRANDCHILDREN AND NICE WEATHER IS ON ITS WAY. THANKS
Allison on March 13, 2009 at 6:36 a.m.
Houston has a great zoo and park area close by as well as a children's museum. Wonderful giveaway!!
Amanda Lundgren on March 13, 2009 at 7:48 a.m.
amie Wilson on March 13, 2009 at 8:04 a.m.
Kansas City Zoo. Kid Friendly and good exercise for mom.
Suzanne on March 13, 2009 at 8:41 a.m.
Our favorite kid friendly spot is The City Museum in Saint Louis, MO. Countless nooks and crannies to explore and more opportunities to run jump and scream than anywhere else! Adored by kids and adults!
Amy Groff on March 13, 2009 at 10:01 a.m.
The Cleveland Zoo is wonderful! Lots of great stuff for kids!
Andrea on March 13, 2009 at 10:19 a.m.
The most fun place I could think of would be the grand rios waterpark hotel in MN
Lana on March 13, 2009 at 11:09 a.m.
We have a nice Children's Museum here in Indianapolis, IN. The Zoo could also count. I wish it were a free one like in St. Louis.
Simone on March 13, 2009 at 11:36 a.m.
Our fav restaurant Matt's El Rancho in Austin, TX is very kid friendly. They have an outdoor section with a pond that the kids love to look at. It is a little noisy inside, so we put the noise canceling headphones on the boy. The kids can scream though and no one notices! Thanks!
andrea m. on March 13, 2009 at 1:05 p.m.
My husband and I took my three year old son to Pensacola Beach, Florida so that he could enjoy it for the first time. The water is incredible, the sand is the whitest around, and it's a very family friendly area...not a party city like a lot of the other areas in the panhandle. We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Fort Pickens Road, and were shocked to find that it was one of the NICEST hotels on Santa Rosa Island. They went above and beyond to make my son feel special. They even gave him a shovel and bucket to build sandcastles with and to hold the hundreds of seashells he found. Great place!
bilie on March 13, 2009 at 1:09 p.m.
I like the blue man group in Las Vegas. It's a clean show with a lot of visual gags. The last time we saw it there wee kids in front of me that were cracking up, it was great. It made the show better.
Jinxy on March 13, 2009 at 1:22 p.m.
We take our 11 week old everywhere with us. Since she is so little its easy and she sleeps through most everything. Something I'm looking forward to doing when she's bigger is taking her to the zoo when we go to central CA to visit family.
Rhonda Clemens on March 13, 2009 at 1:55 p.m.
My family could really use this, please enter me and thanks for the great contest =)
Mike L on March 13, 2009 at 3:48 p.m.
There's a wonderful museum near my house that I take my children too all the time. It's called the Zimmer Childrens Museum. Believe me when I tell you that the kids could spend all day and night in there. So many things to captivate their attention, and the chance to learn so much!
Liz on March 13, 2009 at 3:55 p.m.
I haven't yet had my baby boy, but in WI there is a great place at WI Dells that's kid friendly, kids get in free if under 12 to aot of places in the dells :)
Pamela Sp on March 13, 2009 at 4:15 p.m.
Well in Indianapolis we have one of the highest rated Children's Museums in the world!!! We always have a family membership so we can go on frequent visits and not feel the need to "do it all" every time we go. It's really nice!!
Laura H on March 13, 2009 at 5:09 p.m.
I am from the DfW area and there are so many fun things to do with kids here. Lots of museums, the Fort Worth zoo, Botanical Gardens, the cattle run down Main Street just to name a few!
Don Amos on March 13, 2009 at 5:56 p.m.
Our favorite kid friendly spot is the richmond children's museum. It is not a hotel obviously, but there is a best western close by that is kid friendly
Jessica Remington on March 13, 2009 at 6:39 p.m.
My favorite kid place is IHOP b/c Monday thru Thursday is kids eat free. Plus, they are fast and my boys LOVE pancakes.
Marcy Bock on March 13, 2009 at 6:44 p.m.
We love to go to Seattle and walk around Pike Place market, go the "Dragons Forest" carnival by the Space Needle, and eat at the Spaghetti Factory!
jane jakins on March 13, 2009 at 6:57 p.m.
Marlena L on March 13, 2009 at 7:39 p.m.
YaYa's Island in Paducah, KY is a wonderful place to take your children.
Heather H. on March 13, 2009 at 9:48 p.m.
There is a great natural pizza place near us that gives dough to the kids to play with.
Dawn on March 13, 2009 at 11:31 p.m.
My favorite attraction in my city is the Nashville Zoo. My daughter loves to visit and they have some great kids programs.
Michelle on March 14, 2009 at 12:20 a.m.
Two great kid friendly attractions near me are The Museum of Science and Technology plus the Rosamund Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park.
Marcie on March 14, 2009 at 12:23 a.m.
A wonderful place to visit is Joes Crab Shack it is very kid frinedly. In Bossier City, LA on the Louisiana Boardwalk there is a Joe's Crab Shack. My husband and daughter love to dine there. She is one and always has a good time!
Michelle on March 14, 2009 at 12:23 a.m.
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Marie A on March 14, 2009 at 1:04 a.m.
A great kid friendly attraction to us is the Seattle Children's Museum. Another great one is the zoo and aquarium. Thanks.
JRG on March 14, 2009 at 4:54 a.m.
Some of the best times I had with my son was in the mountains near Seattle, walking around "looking for treasure." Could have stayed there for days.....
Jodi on March 14, 2009 at 7:27 a.m.
We love the Franklin Institute and the Philadelphia Zoo here. Both wonderful days out for the whole fam! Also the Crayola Factory in Easton, PA is really fun too. Thanks for the giveaway!
Deanna Lamadrid-Jensen on March 14, 2009 at 7:39 a.m.
My favorite attractions for my daughter are the businesses that have indoor inflatable jump playgrounds. She absolutely loves them and can play for hours!
Michelle S on March 14, 2009 at 9:27 a.m.
I live in Okinawa and let me tell you, they love kids here. There is almost an entire floor at Jusco that is a kids playland. I think it's great!
Kim Haught on March 14, 2009 at 9:28 a.m.
Applebees in Vienna WV is very kid friendly. My granddaughter always wants to eat at "Applebutters".
Sam Eskenazi on March 14, 2009 at 2:14 p.m.
I subscribe now. thanks!
Michele on March 14, 2009 at 2:55 p.m.
Richmond, VA has two great museums for kids. The Children's Museum and the Science Museum. They are located right next to each other! I also highly recommend the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. They have lots of programs for kids. The Charleston Aquarium is also great!!!
Nina C on March 14, 2009 at 3:43 p.m.
wow, I'm really glad I found your site as we are doing a cross country flight this summer. seriously -restaurants are what I've mostly taken my little one to - dee's is the most kid friendly place...they have clean nice high chairs, kids coloring stuff and a little drink with a lid - noodle and company too.
Amy Isley on March 14, 2009 at 3:49 p.m.
Marriott's Grande Vista in Orlando, Florida is beautiful and kid friendly. It is a private resort that has a pond for fishing, paddle boating and a beach for the kiddos to play. On top of that there is a play ground, cliff to climb and several pools to choose from. Great place to stay with the family!!! Just a couple of miles away from Sea World!!
Gwen on March 14, 2009 at 4:56 p.m.
We haven't travelled that much but local parks are always a hit - my son always loves to explore a new playground.
Katie C on March 14, 2009 at 5:03 p.m.
A super fun place down here in Mesa Arizona is Amazing Jakes. It is a Pizza, pasta & salad place and is VERY kid friendly because it was made for them :) It has go-carts, a bowling alley, games, bumper cars etc...
Katie C on March 14, 2009 at 5:04 p.m.
I subscribed to your feed with my google reader :)
Katie C on March 14, 2009 at 5:05 p.m.
I just posted about your give away :)
Andi Colwill on March 14, 2009 at 5:19 p.m.
We live in Washington, DC. The United States Botanic Garden, on the National Mall just West of the Capital building, is one of our favorite places to spend a free afternoon with our 13-month-old son. It's part of the Smithsonian, so it's FREE, open every day (including holidays), and warm and dry no matter what the weather. There is a nice picnic area as well.
Pauline M on March 14, 2009 at 5:25 p.m.
The last time I took my kids to Disneyland, we stayed at the Doubletree which was not really slated as a children's hotel for the area, but I'll say I was impressed, they gave each of my kids a little backpack with disney treats, made special kids breakfasts for them in the morning, and made my stay very easy! I would highly recommend them!
Pauline Mendes on March 14, 2009 at 5:26 p.m.
Christie on March 14, 2009 at 5:27 p.m.
In Louisville, Ky, we found the Louisville Slugger Museum Factory was a great visit for kids. There is a giant, giant bat leaning against the outside of the building that fascinated them. You get a guided tour of the bat factory and you can buy a bat with your name on it. Great fun.
M Taylor on March 14, 2009 at 5:36 p.m.
We have the Ground Round here. One side is a lounge and the other is the "dining room". They have a calendar of events and specials. Like sporting events and 2 for 1 wings. They also have a family night where you pay what your child weighs. My DD is 19lbs so we only pay .19 for here meal. They also have a person that comes around to each table and does magic tricks and makes balloon animals. We are going to Florida (from Maine) in March 09 and this travel bed would be a big help!
CHRISTA WINANS on March 14, 2009 at 6:06 p.m.
I'M ACTUALLY READING COMMENTS TO GET AN IDEA OF A AGOOD PLACE TO TAKE MY DAUGHTER... THERS NOTHING FUN WHERE I LIVE
Jennifer Elliott on March 14, 2009 at 6:15 p.m.
Thanks for the chance!
My favorite kid friendly attraction is our local AA baseball team, the Missoula Osprey.
Louise Brouillette on March 14, 2009 at 6:38 p.m.
Count me in.
Salsa Mama on March 14, 2009 at 6:47 p.m.
One of my favorite restaurants is Mimi's Cafe. I love that they bring the kids a plate while you wait with cheerios and fruit. They also get a little "dirt pudding" after dinner that is fun for them. It just makes a dinner out more special for the kids and easier on mom and dad!
Sara Kerrigan on March 14, 2009 at 6:48 p.m.
We really like Dynasty Buffet in Davenport, (Quad-cities) Iowa. They are always excited about our little ones, they price by age, and they Chinese food is actually really good, with a HUGE selection. Even the pickiest eater will find plenty to eat here...
Jennifer Jozwiak on March 14, 2009 at 8:16 p.m.
The sheraton suites in atlanta is good for both kids and pets. I would definitely stay there again.
Yvette on March 14, 2009 at 10:13 p.m.
Ok, let's see. Our kids LOVED Hong Kong Disneyland because it was small and easily achievable for small legs. We all enjoyed The Bronx Zoo in New York, and Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney. Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo, in western NSW Australia is an open range style zoo (though you're not actually IN amongst the animals) and the Early Morning Walks there are FABULOUS!
Yvette on March 14, 2009 at 11:43 p.m.
I've scheduled a link to your great post about travelling with severe allergies, to go up tomorrow morning (Monday) Sydney time.
The link: http://www.enjoyingtravelwithkids.blo...
I'd recently talked about anaphylaxis and travelling on my blog, so thought my readers may also be interested in your comprehensive post about it.
Aaron on March 15, 2009 at 3:05 a.m.
Sarah on March 15, 2009 at 4:16 a.m.
I love Dave and Busters. It's fun for adults and the kids have a blast at all the games.
Sarah on March 15, 2009 at 4:19 a.m.
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sarah on March 15, 2009 at 4:25 a.m.
Just blogged about it...
Kathy Scott on March 15, 2009 at 5:59 a.m.
Sun Valley Idaho. Great Skiing on an awesome mountain, and great instructors on Dollar Mountain for the kids.
mirel on March 15, 2009 at 6:48 a.m.
I love simple chuckie chees for the kids. great, cheap food.
mine is in brick, nj where the service is great the workers there are nice and kid friendly and the arcades and stuff are age appropriate. I dont spend alot and we have a great time.
Trina on March 15, 2009 at 8:28 a.m.
Kentucky Lake and LBL is always a great place to travel with the kids!
julieh on March 15, 2009 at 11:11 a.m.
In Tempe, AZ, there is the Tempe Beach Park, which has a fabulous kid friendly play area with fountains and water to splash in!
Sonya on March 15, 2009 at 11:27 a.m.
We love Gilory Gardens. It's an amusement park and garden where almost all the rides can be ridden by everyone!
nonny on March 15, 2009 at 11:43 a.m.
My daughter is having her first baby in September. This would be a great gift since she lives 16 hours away from us. It would make a great bed away from home.
Renee Khan on March 15, 2009 at 12:01 p.m.
Without a doubt the best kid friendly place to go in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada is McNally Robinsons book store. They have a fantastic section for the children and the kids can spend so much time there.
CHERYL BOWE on March 15, 2009 at 1:07 p.m.
I would love to win this.
cheryl bowe on March 15, 2009 at 1:08 p.m.
I blogged about this
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Mandy on March 15, 2009 at 3:51 p.m.
We would love this! Our favorite kid friendly place (besides Disney World) is at the Great Wolf Lodge. It's my kids' favorite place to go, especially the rooms that are decorated to look like a Wolf's Den. They get to share bunk beds, have their own TV, and go swimming indoors all day! It's pricey, so we go just for ONE NIGHT and swim all afternoon and then all day after checkout.:)
Tammie on March 15, 2009 at 5:22 p.m.
Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida - it's all about being kid friendly! :)
valerie on March 15, 2009 at 6:04 p.m.
Red Robin is a great place to take kids to eat. It's nice and noisey, the food is good and priced really well.
tvmom on March 15, 2009 at 8:55 p.m.
The Natural History Museum in Washington DC. Lots of great things to see and it's free (along with all the other Smithsonians).
tvmom on March 15, 2009 at 8:56 p.m.
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Latrice Jones on March 15, 2009 at 10:48 p.m.
Tamara on March 16, 2009 at 2:40 a.m.
Debbie - my absolute favorite child friendly hotel is Calcot Manor (http://www.mrandmrssmith.com/luxury-h...) in the UK. We spent our last Christmas there and it catered brilliantly for everyone - from my 80 year old grandmother to my 1 and a half year old son. Highly recommended.
mitchell h on March 16, 2009 at 3:16 a.m.
kids love the red robin here in denver. they have a cool atmosphere that caters to families. (and the burgers are good!)
JDS on March 16, 2009 at 6:18 a.m.
My favorite Kid Friendly place is the
New England Aquarium in Boston, MA. It is a fantastic Aquarium with so many great displays. Children and adults all love going. There's a great little gift shop, also.
Maureen on March 16, 2009 at 6:18 a.m.
We are fans of the Great Wolf Lodge here in Ohio. Also we stayed at the Disney All Sports when we went there and loved it.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.
Amanda on March 16, 2009 at 6:51 a.m.
I love the Circus Cafe in Saratoga Springs, NY. They are fantastic with kids of all ages!
hazel hunt on March 16, 2009 at 7:35 a.m.
Kerry on March 16, 2009 at 8:03 a.m.
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Rachel Robertson on March 16, 2009 at 10:42 a.m.
My favorite kid friendly place is our newly re-built community park. It was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and was rebuilt by our community. I love the way you can hear the laughter of children for miles away and the way everyone enjoys being together. I love this site as a military mom, I am always trying to find easier ways to travel with my little one.
Audrey on March 16, 2009 at 10:48 a.m.
Always took my kids to the Museum of Science in Boston when they were little. It was such a fun place to spend the day.
shawna on March 16, 2009 at 10:49 a.m.
Would love to win this for our new baby!
amida on March 16, 2009 at 11:23 a.m.
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harvey etter on March 16, 2009 at 11:27 a.m.
Plan to travel lots with our new baby. This product looks fantastic!
lori finke on March 16, 2009 at 11:49 a.m.
great giveaway. We love the inn at the ballpark hotel in Houston, TX. Check it out
LaDawn Brown on March 16, 2009 at 12:15 p.m.
Cedar Point in Ohio is a great spot for kids to have a great time..
Melanie on March 16, 2009 at 12:20 p.m.
I live near Memphis and we have so many amazing places for kids. The Incredible Pizza Company is such a fun place for kids. And they keep it very safe.
Kim on March 16, 2009 at 12:21 p.m.
I am a subscriber.
Kim on March 16, 2009 at 12:26 p.m.
This is my second recommendation. For something free to do in Berkeley CA, there is an incredible park area called Totland, tucked into a residential area at Virginia and McGee. It's designed for children under 5, has lots of toys strewn about for community use, swings, slides picnic area, the works. It's also completely fenced in with clean sand. Oh, and it's free as a bird.
Jovita on March 16, 2009 at 12:55 p.m.
in Seattle, there is a Pacific Science Center!
Its totally hands on and super kid friendly all ages!
Christine on March 16, 2009 at 1:02 p.m.
I like the Wilderness Water Resort in Wisconsin Dells, WI. It is totally geared toward families with children so we never feel out of place or like we are bothering anyone. They have water activities for kids of all ages and plenty of lifeguards keeping watch. Thanks for the chance! firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine on March 16, 2009 at 1:03 p.m.
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mir on March 16, 2009 at 1:25 p.m.
I like the Kalahari Water Parks - things for little kids and adults. Great fun.
Sara on March 16, 2009 at 1:38 p.m.
We visit Naples, FL a lot. The zoo is great, several nice beaches, Tigertail has a sheltered beach for kids with cabanas for families. And the fresh fruit is wonderful!
Kaisa on March 16, 2009 at 1:55 p.m.
If you are in hte Minneapolis /St. Paul area, a very nice day trip with younger kids is the Como Zoo and Conservatory. It's free (donations appreciated) and small, but has a nice variety of animals and some really pretty gardens. There is also a small ride and playground area next to the zoo (for a fee). It's a very nice relaxing way to spend the day.
Christina Lohin on March 16, 2009 at 1:55 p.m.
Osaka (sushi restaurant) in Wayne, Pa, outside of Philadelphia, is surprisingly child friendly.
Dina on March 16, 2009 at 2:07 p.m.
I love Universal Studios in Orlando, FL!
Dina on March 16, 2009 at 2:08 p.m.
Kaisa on March 16, 2009 at 2:11 p.m.
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reva skie on March 16, 2009 at 2:14 p.m.
I think the Rainforest Cafe is one of the kid friendliest places to eat.
Stephanie Adkins on March 16, 2009 at 2:51 p.m.
If you are going to Hawaii, Four Seasons in Maui is the best kid friendly hotel to stay at.
Terra Heck on March 16, 2009 at 2:53 p.m.
There's a place called Going Bonkers in my town that is a huge jungle gym, arcade, and pizzeria for kids. It's quite popular.
Rosanne on March 16, 2009 at 3 p.m.
I my city is a htoel right off the expressway called the Clocktower which has a great indoor water park known as Coco Keys Water Resort.
Megan on March 16, 2009 at 3:02 p.m.
In Seattle, we love to go to Atlas Foods for breakfast. There seems to be at least one kid at every table, and they have no shortage of high chairs or car seat slings. They also have a stroller parking area, and really good food.
Rosanne Morrison on March 16, 2009 at 3:16 p.m.
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Amy on March 16, 2009 at 3:41 p.m.
Hotel trips are usually spent without the kiddos. But our new yearly favorite attraction is the JDRF Walk in Tempe, AZ. You walk a 5k for a great reason and then they always have kid friendly stuff....bouncers, music, games, giveaways, handouts, etc.
Annie on March 16, 2009 at 3:51 p.m.
Kid friendly - and the coolest day ever - at Pacific Science Center in Seattle. Hands-on science, learning, IMAX, dinosaurs, and pretty much everything else you could hope for in a day.
Ginger Stark on March 16, 2009 at 4:04 p.m.
The original kid-friendly restaurant with REAL food (grilled chicken, brocolli, etc..) is Macaroni Grill. Kids even get to color on the table "cloth" with crayons provided.
Kelly on March 16, 2009 at 4:14 p.m.
The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia is extremely kid friendly!
Mark W on March 16, 2009 at 4:54 p.m.
kids really enjoy going to Ben and Jerry's in Waterbury VT. free tours and samples- it doesn't get more kid friendly than that... thanks for the entry
Valerie Ann on March 16, 2009 at 4:54 p.m.
We like to go to New Hampshire in the summer. We stay in North Conway in the MT. Washington Valley. The hotels and restaurants are very child friendly. We take the kids to nearby "StoryLand". It's wonderful for children.....the owner worked for the "mouse" company ( not sure if I should say the name? ) many years ago asnd created a great family park for the perfect day trip. Thanks!
Valerie Ann on March 16, 2009 at 4:56 p.m.
I just subscribed by email. Thanks!
christina singer on March 16, 2009 at 4:57 p.m.
there is a place in WIlliamsburg, Va. called Presidents Park. It;s like a garden of giant stone busts or the US Presidents. Kids love to climb on the heads and the photos are something you'll treasure forever,
jjean on March 16, 2009 at 6:36 p.m.
San Diego Zoo is a fun and kid friendly place. I haven't been there, yet, but I hear that Lego Land is really fun for smaller kids. Thanks for the chance!
Gloria on March 16, 2009 at 7:03 p.m.
Carnival Cruise was one of the very best trips I took with my children. The staff where very helpful and they had things everyday; most of the day for the kids to do. My husband and actually got sometime to ourselves while the kids where busy with activities however; the cold I got when I got home was not a cold - Surprise I was pregnant! Definitely a vacation for both the kids and mommy and daddy!
Penny on March 16, 2009 at 7:04 p.m.
Stone Mountain near Atlanta is a great place to take the family it's really a site to see!!!
Tammy Kennedy on March 16, 2009 at 7:37 p.m.
I live in Florida and about 35 miles from Disney world. We also have tons of other attractions. My family likes the dinner shows such as pirates and Arabian Nights. Also the water parks, sea world.
Thank you so much.
Leah on March 16, 2009 at 7:56 p.m.
We soooooo love Giggles N’ Hugs Children's Restaurant here in L.A.! http://gigglesnhugs.com/aboutUs.html It is such a magical place with the yummiest of foods where my sweet'um can live it up with a passion playing in their playroom! It's definitely kid friendly, and we would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone! : )))
Thanks so much for this fabulous give~away! : )))
Leah on March 16, 2009 at 7:57 p.m.
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carol on March 16, 2009 at 8:08 p.m.
We went to the zoo in San Diego and stayed at the Courtyard when we were there.
t.miller on March 16, 2009 at 9:28 p.m.
one of our favorites is the World of Wonder playground in Athens Ga or WOW as the locals call it- my kids LOVE it!
misty on March 16, 2009 at 9:49 p.m.
Nickelodeon Family Suites in Orlando is the best hotel for kids! Our room had a bunk bed decorated with spongebob stuff, and the hotel has a fun arcade and very nice swimming pool too. Highly recommended.
Catrina Hare on March 16, 2009 at 9:54 p.m.
The Children's Museum in Memphis, TN is a great place for kids to visit.
Barbara Hunt on March 16, 2009 at 10:59 p.m.
Thanks for the contest!
A Casson on March 16, 2009 at 11:40 p.m.
I'd have to say Denny's they are pretty kid friendly, ty.
A Casson on March 16, 2009 at 11:42 p.m.
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MERIMA on March 17, 2009 at 5:53 a.m.
Thanks for the giveaway....
my favorite place is ANY hotel that has a daycare..LOL i have 4 kids so any place we go to i make sure the Hotel has a daycare/playroom and a nice playground.. keep them busy....
David Kern on March 17, 2009 at 6:05 a.m.
Love all the products from Baby Bjorn. Have a 7 day old at the house and that crib would be great
R Hicks on March 17, 2009 at 8:31 a.m.
One kid friendly attraction close to us is Carowinds amusement park in CHarlotte NC. Kids love it!
R Hicks on March 17, 2009 at 8:34 a.m.
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Tammy S on March 17, 2009 at 8:35 a.m.
Atlanta's Fernbank Science Museum...It rocks!
R Hicks on March 17, 2009 at 8:38 a.m.
Chandra on March 17, 2009 at 8:41 a.m.
Chandra on March 17, 2009 at 8:44 a.m.
Table Rock Lake near Branson Missouri. We love camping at any of the campgrounds nearby and then we usually rent a boat. Love it!
Carrie Miyake on March 17, 2009 at 9:03 a.m.
I just had my first baby 8 weeks ago so I have no travel experience yet to write about. We will be taking our first overnight trip in a couple months to visit my husbands family in Wyoming, I hope we find a good child friendly hotel on the way there!
Kelly Scott on March 17, 2009 at 9:23 a.m.
The Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA is a great treat.
angela on March 17, 2009 at 9:46 a.m.
i love going to this hotel in st george, i can't remember the name od it but it has one og those 2 feet pools for little kids...it makes it so much easier to relax and enjoy the day when you aren't worried about your baby in the big pool!!!
kari martin on March 17, 2009 at 10:02 a.m.
I went to ND and stayed at a Holiday Inn. They catered to kids and it was very fun for them and I!
tanya on March 17, 2009 at 11:27 a.m.
My favorite kid friendly attraction in the TwinCities is the Science Museum in St. Paul, MN. Lots for the kids to do, and they have fun while learning.
Lisa Taylor on March 17, 2009 at 12:27 p.m.
Here they have a CiCis Pizza and they have kids eat free night. They also give the kids balloons. It saves us quite a bit of money
Marlena U. on March 17, 2009 at 12:54 p.m.
The aquarium in Monterey Bay, CA is a great place for kids and families! So much fun!!
Brooke on March 17, 2009 at 1:23 p.m.
My favorite kid friendly spot where I've traveled has GOT to be the Berkshires in the summertime. The outdoor concerts at Tanglewood - picnic style - are not to be missed! Plus hiking, great healthy farm-fresh food, farms to visit, outdoor festivals all over the place, the Eric Carle Museum, the Norman Rockwell Museum... I could go on and on!
Brooke on March 17, 2009 at 1:25 p.m.
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Rita G on March 17, 2009 at 2:02 p.m.
The Academy of natural sciences in Philadelphia is beyond educational it is down right fun! You can climb inside a Tyrannosaurus Rex skull, try on horns and claws, and dig for fossils. It is fun for Moms and Dads too!
Rachel on March 17, 2009 at 4:19 p.m.
My family and I are all really big on the outdoors and recently went to Yosemite park in California our boys loved all the trails and wildlife we stayed away from the more dangerous hikes but everything is very clearly marked with age levels and everything!
Rachel C on March 17, 2009 at 5:33 p.m.
I can't really give the best advice because I am pregnant with my first little one - due in May. But when my sibilings and I were little my family always took summer trips to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is so laid back and relaxed there - no big crowds. We always had the best time. Thanks!
Tracy on March 17, 2009 at 6:57 p.m.
The Please Touch Museum is one of our favorite indoor activities in Philadelphia. Not too far away is also the Discovery Museum in CHerry HIll, NJ. My older daughter is a huge fan of both!
Niki O2afi on March 17, 2009 at 7:08 p.m.
I live in Utah & my kids enjoy going to the Mayan Restaurant in Sandy, UT. It is definitely kid-friendly.
Debbie B on March 17, 2009 at 7:44 p.m.
Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX!
Casey Becher on March 17, 2009 at 7:44 p.m.
We love going to The Melting Pot in Kansas City. It's a fondue restaurant and the kids have so much fun there.
Kate on March 17, 2009 at 8:48 p.m.
The Science Museum here in STL is a fabulous place to take kids!!
Lauren on March 17, 2009 at 9:02 p.m.
Hershey Pennsylvania is a fun place I went as a kid. Very fun and tasty chocoloate. This is a really great family trip.
Lauren on March 17, 2009 at 9:04 p.m.
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Caryn B on March 17, 2009 at 9:06 p.m.
It's so interesting but our Ikea in Irvine is very kid-friendly...family parking, a play zone, it's very conducible to shopping with kids
kathleen yohanna on March 17, 2009 at 10:06 p.m.
Magic Mountain in Santa Clarita, California has a large kid-friendly section just for the smaller kids with a petting zoo. Of course the whole park caters to kids young and old.
Lindsay on March 17, 2009 at 10:15 p.m.
The Mayan is a local restaurant that would keep an child entertained for hours. It is HUGE with large cliffs inside the restaurant, where human divers jump off and into the pool of water below.
It is AMAZING. They having talking puppets and loud music that keeps everyone enjoying the experience the entire time.
It's located in SLC, Utah
Amy on March 17, 2009 at 10:39 p.m.
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, IL is kid-friendly and great for all-ages!
Amy on March 17, 2009 at 10:39 p.m.
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Suanne Giddings on March 17, 2009 at 11:23 p.m.
The Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked as the No.1 attraction in the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area and No.19 among the "50 Overall Top-Rated Attractions" in the entire United States by the Zagat Survey U.S. Family Guide. Tree-shaded, winding paths lead to large, lush exhibits that allow you to get close to an amazing variety of creatures – from primates to parrots, from rhinos to raptors. Don’t miss Texas Wild!, an 8-acre exhibit that takes you on a spectacular journey through the various regions on the Lone Star State.
Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway!
Lily Kwan on March 17, 2009 at 11:57 p.m.
The Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada is very fun and educational.
Lily Kwan on March 17, 2009 at 11:59 p.m.
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jenny g. on March 24, 2009 at 8:15 p.m.
Since I live in Florida, my favorite kid friendly attraction would have to be Disney!
Angel Duncan on March 25, 2009 at 4:46 p.m.
I would love to have a crib like that we do alot of camping ... and need some thing like that to put the baby in.....
ml on March 29, 2009 at 9:42 a.m.
The Liberty Science Center in Jersey
City, NJ is great for kids of all ages
Jay S on May 12, 2009 at 8:09 p.m.
We have tried a bunch of places for my little girl.... she loves the park close to home with swings. Other than that, kid friendly place that we frequent for sat morning brunch is Caffe Galleria in Lambertville, NJ. Great food and a quiet place to relax. My little girl loves the muffins they serve there - they toast it and has berries in them - yummy. A cheap option for her is going to the Oxford Valley Mall, PA - they have revamped the place and have a indoor play area for kids with slides, tunnels and the like with a changing area and sanitizers. I let her run around while I sit for sometime. Fun activity while we go window shopping.
Louisa on March 12, 2010 at 11:09 p.m.
The Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia is one of the most interesting places for all ages. Although it's aimed at the kids, my husband and I loved it too. They have one of those musical keyboards on the floor like in the movie big. My 1 year old thought it was amazing. It really is a kids and big kids paradise. A must do!