Kids Love I-75
If you travel with your kids like I do, then you know all about looking for fun and interesting things to stop and see on your trip. But you also can’t afford to fall down a rabbit hole and lose precious traveling time!
So how do you find interesting and family-friendly attractions that aren’t too far from I-75? Check out the book, Kids Love I-75!
A Family Travel Guide for Exploring the Best “Kid-Tested” Places Along I-75 – from Michigan to Florida. Travel just minutes off the interstate to explore lands of mighty bridges and misty swamps. Meet cowboys and Indians, authors and inventors. Discover fun factory tours or ride the rails past parks & pioneers. Hunt through caves and romp around playful forts. Or, hang out with sly sharks or towering dinos! We’ll tell you exactly how to find unique landmarks and favorite pit stops, too. Make spontaneous or planned sidetrips and get to know your favorite destinations better! All on a tight budget of time and money. Family-Friendly Navigation – 400 kid-tested attractions, restaurants and family lodgings on maps with detailed reviews later in the chapter. 91 maps (20 miles per page) showing every attraction, food and lodging facility worth exiting the highway for. 110 Kid’s Playlands & 33 rest stops, too!
Interstate 75 runs along the eastern side of the United States from Florida to Michigan. For my family, it’s been our highway to Florida from Kentucky that we use frequently to see our family down south. But we also use it every day to commute into Ohio, since we’re right on the border. Of course, we don’t know about roadside attractions or places to explore once we leave our “home” area of Northern Kentucky, so we usually research what we can stop and see before our trips.
I like this book for our family because these places are kid-friendly. Plus, it’s not just your standard tourist traps, but unique places to stop and check out together. So we can start going through the book and the kids can either use a small sticky note to mark the ones they are interested in or keep a written list if they are older.
Each chapter contains information about one particular state. There is a large overview map of the state, plus smaller maps that show the different points of interest. Then the list of attractions for each state are broken down into categories, such as amusement, museums, outdoor activities, etc. Then each location has brief description, may include hours or a website, and directions from I-75.
Then once we have our places marked, we compile a list and decide which ones we’ll stop at going one way, and which ones we’ll try to hit on the way back. Plus, if I can tie it into any lessons, especially history or geography, then I can have the kids learn about these areas ahead of time so they can enjoy the experience better.
A quick note, be sure to check online or call the locations if you’re able, to make sure they are open, the hours, etc. because businesses can change from day to day (and disappointed kids are a bummer)!
If you want to pick up a copy of Kids Love I-75 today, be sure to check it out on Amazon! If you are looking for travel guides for other areas, visit Kids Love Travel. They have guides for highways all over the USA.
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