Looking for a great holiday daytrip to take with the kids? You can all get into the Spirit of the Season at ICE! Gaylord Opry Mills in Nashville. Read our review before you gas up the car.
What is it about trains? They are a source of fascination for young and old alike and there is nothing so pure as the look of delight when a child is face to face with the object of their obsession. Case in point, this lovely video of Madeline who is getting to ride a train […]
Nashville isn’t just honky-tonks and nightlife! Find out how to have a fantastic Nashville family getaway at Opry Mills.
If you’re looking for a family road trip story gone horribly wrong written in the style of Hunter S. Thompson this is for you – it’s gonzo parenting at its best!
Birmingham has a lot to offer when it comes to kid and family activities. Just a quick drive south from Huntsville, you’ll find the Magic City to be the perfect day trip or weekend destination!
Great tips on traveling with toddlers and preschoolers, plus a regional and Huntsville Area Play Map to help you plan roadtrip breaks and pit stops to their fullest. It’s not always the destination – the journey’s pretty great too!
What do 10 year-old twins think of Chattanooga’s family attraction, Rock City? These two Rocket City Mom Kid Reporters share all the details about their recent visit.
So you’ve decided that this is the year you’ll stop banking all those vacation days and actually USE them. Here are our favorite ways to hit the road, explore the world, and spend time with your family.
These tips can come to the rescue when you’re preparing for a long car or plane journey! Holiday traveling with kids doesn’t have to be a nightmare.
Looking for a road trip that your whole family can enjoy AND be there and back by dinner time? Falls Mill is a beautiful drive away and the perfect picnic spot in all seasons.
Summer is a great time for road trips and you don’t have to go far from home to discover many wonderful touristy treats. Over the last few years we’ve been sending area writers out to “test drive” these trips (with kids in tow of course) and they’ve come back and shared their thoughts, tips, and […]
Spring Break is over and that can only mean one thing – time to plan your summer vacation! We here at RCM have so many recommendations about all kinds of things to do in North Alabama but we realize that when summer comes there is nothing quite like a quick trip to the beach. We asked our writers to share their favorite sandy destinations along with a couple “mom tips” about what to do when/if you go.
You don’t need to pack up the minivan to the ceiling with suitcases, or spend tons of money at the beach to have fun this Spring Break. Smaller day trips from Huntsville can be more cost-effective and less stressful than week-long vacations, and tons of fun for the whole family!
Just a short, pleasant hour and a half drive from Huntsville is Chattanooga’s Ruby Falls. Sitting high atop Lookout Mountain, this underground cavern and waterfall has been an area attraction since 1930. Get all the details about this great daytrip your family will love!
Our family review of the McWane Center is full of great tips – exhibit info, food, parking, hours – you’ll have everything you need to plan your trip from Huntsville!
In lieu of a family vacation or staycation, my family decided to take a day trip to Chattanooga. I love how close it is to North Alabama! If you have younger children or grandchildren in your family, you should make plans to check out the Creative Discover Museum, located in downtown Chattanooga and very close to the Tennessee Aquarium and great restaurants.
I was so excited for the taste of fall that we experienced last weekend. There was a chill in the evening air, friends were posting pumpkin recipes on Facebook and we spent several hours at the Redstone Arsenal Oktoberfest. Thanks to the local school systems, this year we are able to plan a Fall Break Vacation without having to pull the kids out of school! As always, the beach will be a popular destination. However, if you don’t want to vacation with the masses, here are a few other ideas for family bonding.
The last time I went to the Tennessee Aquarium, I was a kid and I thought it was the best place in the world to visit. Now that I’m a mom myself, my family decided to go and I was pleasantly surprised at how much is grown! There are now TWO buildings to visit—one is […]
Sheffield, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia and Florence – hit the road with your family for a gorgeous North Alabama road trip!
Recently my family had the chance to visit the Georgia Aquarium something we had only done once before several years ago when my oldest, now 6, was too young to appreciate it. This time around, our visit included a behind the scenes tour. I was especially excited about this because we would get to see […]