Family Vacations

FUN AND GAMES

“Fun and games” can mean so many different things. It can be something different for everyone. Below are a number of ways that Minnesota vacationers add fun and games to their vacation while at one of our resorts! It is by no means the entire list….. just a small snip-it. What is your “fun and games” activity?

Water fun: Known as the “Land of 10,000 lakes” (and we have lots of rivers too), we have an abundance of water fun, from fishing to just floating, to being pulled behind a boat.

Our water sports are endless: swimming, boating, sail boating, wake surfing, hydroflying, wind surfing, wake boarding or skating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, rafting, tubing and stand up paddleboarding are just a few.
What is your “fun and games” water activity? Click to search resorts with the amenities that are important to you!

Fishing: Some think that if you are taking a Minnesota Resort vacation that it means you have to go fishing. That is not the case. There are so many more reasons to check out a Minnesota Fishing Resort. But, let’s face it, for many, fishing is the ultimate goal. Fishing certainly is considered “fun and games!”

For some walleye fishing is the ultimate experience;
for others it’s the chance to catch the trophy Northern Pike or elusive trophie Muskie.
And for others taking advantage of some of Minnesota’s top Smallmouth Bass fisheries is the ultimate experience.
Maybe it is fishing for perch off the docks with the kids is your best fishing experience.
Whatever trips your trigger is what makes your fishing trip your “fun and games” activity.

Relaxing:  The word relaxing may be what you are longing for the most and that is YOUR “fun and games” activity.

Relaxing might mean a walk in the woods to a paddle on the lake. How about wildlife?

It’s not just us Minnesotans that are wild. Our resorts have wildlife and birding galore. You might not even have to get out of the car to spy some wildlife, get that phone ready. You can see nature from your cabin or sitting by the beach or on a dock.

Enjoy quiet time, finish reading that book, start reading that book, play board games with the family, bring your quilting or scrapbooking project…. What is your “fun and games” activity?

Family time: Life can be busy. Take advantage of your vacation and enjoy some family time by….

Playing board games,
Doing arts and crafts with the kids
Teaching grandkids how to fish
Enjoy beach time in or by the water
Get in the water with those kids as they are swimming
Tell stories by a campfire
Cook meals as a whole family

What is your family time “fun and games” activity?

Camping: perhaps you want to do some tent or RV camping. If that is your “fun and games,” we have resorts that also offer camping. Click here to find your “fun and games” campground.

It’s time for you to do the same and start creating your own MN family fun and games! Search family resorts in Minnesota now!

 

Travel Resources

Minnesota Department of Transportation»
Road maps and more! Navigate your way throughout the state with this downloadable Minnesota maps.

Scenic Byways»
Relax and enjoy Minnesota’s diverse and gorgeous sites. Drive along one of the state’s many scenic drives and take it all in!

511 Traffic and Road Conditions»
Before you get in the car, check this site for road construction, delays and detours – maintained by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Explore Minnesota»
Visit the Explore Minnesota Tourism site.

Keeping Kids Happy

Car trip + kids = Fun or Frantic? Will your family arrive at the resort happy and ready to play? Read these tips on keeping kids busy and happy in the car.

Toys, Toys, Toys – Bring along a variety of interesting object and toys. Soft toys that can be strapped to a car seat are best for infants and toddlers. Toys that do not get lost or drop to the floor will help avoid crying bouts.

Bring out the artist – Slightly older children will enjoy a lunch box or a show box or even an old briefcase to store toys, paper and crayons. They can store mess-free art products in the box while using the surface of the box as a handy tabletop.

Scrapbooks – Compiling and organizing post cards, brochures, and news clipping in the scrapbook will keep kids involved in the trip, while teaching them about where they are going and where they have been. Encourage them to be creative and to write stories and descriptions.

Point and Shoot – Buy your child a disposable camera to take pictures during your Minnesota vacation. These reasonably priced cameras can be purchased at just about any store and allow your child to feel like a grown up, helping to capture fun family vacation memories.