Travel and Tourism Week: Gas Tank Getaways

Little Lake County’s writers and editors love visiting local destinations. After all, Little Lake County represents “LOCAL. Family. Fun.” But there comes a time when even we need to drive beyond the borders of our fair and fine county. In honor of National Travel and Tourism week, Little Lake County brings you our own writer’s suggestions for Gas Tank Getaways, Little Getaways and places that we think are “Worth the Trip” for family travel.

Gas Tank Getaways

Wisconsin Getaways

Is Wisconsin really a destination for Lake County residents? Absolutely. Especially if you are traveling with young children and you’ve schlepped the family and all of their accompanying gear across the border to the north. Wisconsin is convenient, resembles Lake County in a lot of ways, and offers a plethora of places to go and things to do. Some of our writers’ recommendations include:

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Chicago Day Trips

Chicago can be a great day-trip, weekend or week-long adventure. Here are a few of our favorite kid-friendly excursions while in the Windy City:

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Midwest Getaways

A trip to Indiana requires expert GPS skills to effectively circumvent the city traffic. But it can be done. And once you break out of the gridlock, Melissa recommends Hamilton County, Indiana as a great family-oriented family getaway destination.

If your family is ready for a longer trip, Little Lake County writer Cindy actually lived in Columbus, Ohio, and recently moved back to Lake County after a three-year hiatus. Read about what Cindy recommends doing in the Columbus, Ohio area and why.

Little Lake County writer Jennifer V. thought Water Park of America in Bloomington, MN was truly “Worth the Trip.” However, we’ve learned that the waterpark is currently closed for re-branding by Great Wolf Lodge and will be reopened sometime this year (2017). In the meantime, you can sign up for updates on the progress of the remodeled property.

Several of our writers have travelled to St. Louis, and each had their own favorite spot to visit. Read the resulting collaborative itinerary for St. Louis and find several ideas for your next fun-filled trip.

Little Lake County is always on the lookout for new friendly-friendly destinations to recommend to our readers and ways to make travel easier for families. Writer Alli shares her top travel tips in her story, Five Baby Travel Hacks. And Shirin Pope, the owner and CEO of Petite Somme neck pillows offers readers her Five Favorite Resources for Traveling Families. Stay tuned for more exciting trips and travel itineraries as the Little Lake County writers gear up for new adventures in summer travel.

What is your family’s favorite gas tank getaway? Share it with us in the comments section below.


About Jennifer Johnson 52 Articles
Jennifer is mom to a teenage boy and a tween girl, and spends her time changing radio stations in her minivan while driving to band concerts, learning new texting lingo and keeping track of the latest trends in electronics and hairstyles. Jennifer spends any free time she can find trying to stay organized, testing out new recipes that everyone might eat, reading, crafting or trying to beat her own best score in SpellTower. She also serves as a managing editor at Little Lake County.

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