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Michigan – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Sleeping Bear Dunes - view from Lake Michigan Overlook

We visited 101 attractions last summer (literally!) and I can honestly say that Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore ranks way up there as one of my kids’ favorites.

It was about a 40-minute drive from the Bayshore Resort in Traverse City to Sleeping Bear Dunes, where we spent the day. Our first stop was the Dune Climb.

The Dune Climb was undoubtedly the favorite part for my older two kids. Before you start the climb, you should consider how long you might want to hike the dunes. From the parking lot, you can see only the first hill, […]

Nevada – Round Hill Pines Beach & Marina on Lake Tahoe

Stand up paddleboarding at Round Hill Pines Lake Tahoe

Our trip through Nevada was a short one, with not many stops. Visiting Lake Tahoe was a must for us and the representatives from Tahoe South recommended that we stop at Round Hill Pines Beach & Marina which they consider to be a hidden gem for families. We were game.

Round Hill Pines is open in the summer only and has a sandy beach and water sports available. The parking fee ranges from $8-10. You can either bring your own chairs and tents or rent them there. The sand was grainy and pebbly–not the best for building sand castles. […]