Liar o’the Bear Park

If your looking for a great starter spot for your family to hike I couldn’t suggest this place more. Clearly marked paths, well maintained signage, bathrooms, and picnicking areas. But what’s a Colorado hike if it doesn’t have great views! There is a quick hike to the top and great views of the river flowing…

William Frederick Hayden Park

I love local community hiking parks like William Frederick Hayden Park. It’s like a full immersion into the heart of a community via hiking. There were many paths to hike here and we decided to go without following a map which at some points I wish we would have spent a little more time familiarizing…

Broken Compass Brewing

Breweries abound in Colorado and are a favorite apres ski past time. Broken Compass was a perfect fit for us. Large picnic style tables with games made this a family friendly stop. They have a unique selection of beers but not food so be sure to bring your own!

Copper Mountain

Our first trip to Colorado for skiing turned out to be a great one. Copper Mountain took great care of us. The staff was attentive and helpful and we had a great day skiing the mountain. We also spent an evening ice skating on the lake and eating at a restaurant. This resort was great…

Red Rocks Park

We only spent a short time in Red Rocks Park, but it was certainly a rewarding investment. The views are absolutely stunning and the trails were perfect for our family. Be sure to check out the visitor center for a detailed map and a great introduction to the history of the amphitheatre.

Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos Bend State Park is a gorgeous park on the Brazos River. There are several lakes for fishing and alligator sightings are very popular. It’s a great place for bird sightings. Be sure to check out the Visitors Center for the opportunity to pet baby alligators and see the snakes of Texas. The Rangers are…

Laurienzo Brick Oven Cafe

After a hike up Sugarloaf Mountain, Laurienzo Brick Oven Cafe will for now on be our go to spot. This place is a hidden gem! The food is excellent, with a laid back family friendly atmosphere. Long tables and games make this a great spot.

Sam Houston National Forest – Double Lake Park Recreation Area

Texas has many great places for outdoor recreation. Sam Houston National Forest features many activities. Hiking, biking, camping, and fishing are just a few of the highlights. When we visited we didn’t bring our bikes, but if we ever go again we will definitely bring them. Plan ahead by downloading maps on your phone or…

Sugar Loaf Mountain

One of our family’s favorite family travel activities is hiking. It is inexpensive if not free, active, beautiful, and adventurous. Sugarloaf Mountain is a great outdoor adventure and has several paths of varying challenge. Insider’s Tip: If you use Google Maps be sure to check out the map location before navigating. The day we went…

The Bible Museum

The Bible Museum has done an extraordinary job of presenting a historical account of the Bible in a way that will engage many people from different backgrounds and of all ages. There is so much to do and see here from interactive exhibits that tour you through the content of the story the Bible tells,…

Creek’s Edge Winery

There are nearly too many wineries to choose from in Loudon County, but a few set the bar just a little higher and each have their own character and benefits. Creek’s Edge Winery is more the just a place to have a nice glass of wine or a tasting. This place is beautiful inside and…

Rainbow Bagels and Where To Find Them

Yum! Don’t forget a quick stop into Chestnut Street Philly Bagels for some rainbow bagels and funfetti cream cheese. The perfect stop for a unicorntastic breakfast! Insider Tip: There is a quaint park right next door.