Sun Valley is like my home away from home. It is less than 6 hours away from Salt Lake so the drive is not bad at all! Definitely worth the trip! We have gone there once a year for as long as I can remember. The Sun Valley staff is all very friendly and it is fun to get to know them.
Sun Valley employees are from all over the world so it is fun to find out where they are from. Sun Valley is a great place for families to travel year round! I can't wait until I am able to have a family of my own and introduce them to Sun Valley!
We visited the Hot Springs, Arkansas area. We enjoyed this trip very much. We went hiking several times, both in Hot Springs and around nearby Lake DeGray. We toured a Victorian bath house, and saw a local music show which was entertaining and funny.
We stayed at DeGray Lake State Resort for part of our vacation. We were able to rent bicycles to go for a ride there, and we also rented canoes for a short ride around the lakeshore. There was a grocery store nearby, and we would go there to get picnic supplies which we took with us each day for a picnic lunch whether we were hiking or biking.
My parents and I stayed in a small, cheap Best Western to save on costs. After all, you're only sleeping at the hotel and enjoying all there is to see throughout the day. We rented a Ford Taurus from Hertz and explored Yellowstone for four solid days. There is so much to see and five days would have been ideal without feeling like we had run out of things to do.
The Yellowstone Lodge, Old Faithful and the falls were highlights of the area and although Yellowstone does not have a standout landmark like El Capitan or the Half Dome of Yosemite, the entirety of the landscape is breathtaking. Byson have thousands of acres to play with but will often park their giant behinds in the middle of roadways, blocking traffic for significant amounts of time, but the tourists remain more amused than annoyed.
We spent out last day in Jackson Hole, in which there is little to do during the summer, but the gorgeous drive to and from was well worth the journey. I highly recommend Yellowstone if you are want to enjoy nature's beauty. You can move at a snail's pace and still be entertained by the vast beauty on display.
Sixteen hours in a van isn't incredibly fun but the joy of being around family makes up for it. While in Branson we visited Mini-golf courses, bumper cars & Silver Dollar City to name a few things. We also went out to eat at the Golden Corral, a treat that we didn't get very often growing up.
One of the most fun things I can remember doing is going to Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. This was a dinner and a show kind of atmosphere. Horses, rings of fire, and races to name a few things it offered. This city has so much to do, that’s probably why it is nicknamed the Little Vegas. Very fun time, wouldn't trade time with family for the world.
If you visit in late May, you can experience the full beauty of the island when it’s covered from end to end in lilac trees. There are many fun things to do at Mackinac, from relaxing at the water’s edge to visiting the elegant Grand Hotel to shopping in the quaint stores.
Night life is exciting, and the island has a long line of pubs on the main street. Guests of the island do a pub crawl and can purchase tee shirts stating which bars they stopped in. Mackinac Island is perfect for families or couples who just want to get away from their hectic lives. Don’t forget to purchase a block of the famous Mackinac fudge before heading home.