Island Getaway Less than a Tank of Gas Away!

Island Getaway Less than a Tank of Gas Away!

Every summer, we try to make the most of the warm weather and sunny skies.  In the past, I've compiled a list of free and low cost ideas for families around Erie, PA -- but now that the kids are getting a little older, we thought we'd explore some day trip options. I heard about Put-in-Bay, Ohio and was surprised to find out this lovely little island was less than three hours away.  So, on Memorial Day this year, we packed up the kids, loaded up the Spotify playlists and away we … [Read more...]

Family Fun in Erie, PA  (Summer 2015)

Family Fun in Erie, PA (Summer 2015)

Welcome to another round of Staycation posts just in time for summer!  If you missed the last few years of Erie, PA fun, let me direct you to those posts first: Eat, Sleep, and Play in Erie, PA  Family Fun in Erie, PA  Summer Bucket List for Erie, Pennsylvania Family Fun Ideas, divided by age Now onto some fun in 2015! To begin, I wanted to highlight some great places to look for fun. Events are always changing and it's hard to catch all the good stuff for a particular week, … [Read more...]

Family Activities and Things to Do in Erie, PA

Family Activities and Things to Do in Erie, PA

For the fourth year in a row, I'm joining a great group of bloggers to bring you fabulous family fun ideas for your city or town.  Today, I'll be sharing our bucket list for summer fun in Erie, PA.  Be sure to stop back in tomorrow for fresh new ideas from across the country.   Also, be sure to head on over to my previous staycation posts for more great ideas! Previous Staycation Posts   Family Fun Ideas for Erie, PA from 2012 Broken up into Eating, Sleeping, and Doing -- this post is … [Read more...]

More (Cheap and Free) Summer Fun!

More (Cheap and Free) Summer Fun!

I spotted a great article in the June issue of Woman's Day for saving on Summer fun.  In the spirit of my recent staycation post, I thought I'd share the ideas with readers! Visit a National Park Many have free or cheap ($3) admission Check for a park near you at nps.gov Go Bowling! Check to see if the Kids Bowl Free program is in your area In Erie, check the "Save Around Erie" book for some great BOGO deals Since kids usually take FOREVER to bowl, this activity could last all … [Read more...]

Family Fun and Activities Ideas for Erie, PA!

Family Fun and Activities Ideas for Erie, PA!

It's that time of year again --- Summer!  If you've got kids, that means planning the days ahead in order to make the most of the summer and to ward off that boredom bug.  I had a blast putting together last year's Staycation post and was thrilled to participate in The Happy Housewife's "Year of the Staycation" blog tour again in 2012.    Many of the ideas in last year's post are still applicable for this year, so I won't repeat myself -- just click on over and check out Staycation ideas from … [Read more...]