As voted by Trekaroo families, here are the Reviews of the Day from back in the day to today.
We went a few months ago and had a great time. I highly recommend taking the tram for a few bucks per person. It's a large zoo and there's a lot of walking. We saw a lot of animals. I used a coupon found in the Entertainment book for a BOGO admission last year. They might have it again for this year. Had a lot of fun at the zoo.
We were able to go to see Martin Luther King Jr Memorial which was one off my family family picks. While on a trip to DC. We saw plenty of pictures but it's nothing like seeing it in person. The kids love that they were able to take pictures and see the exhibit so soon after the holiday. The kids love seeing the Sixteen quotes from Dr. King reach out in permanence along the granite wall facing the Tidal Basin. From his earliest work in the Civil Rights Movement to the days of advancement in the 1960’s, these words reflect the power of Dr. King’s words to inspire to the modern day. quotes from different locations. This was free and clean. I would recommend this to any family.
My wife told me about the Holiday Light display at Shore Acres Park and It is an awesome place to see a well design of Christmas lights I must visit. We broke down and drove nearly 3 hours to check it out and couldn't have enjoyed the trip more. Pathways at night are very well bordered and marked with lights and there are a lot of lights throughout the gardens. The historic home at the park is opened up and serve hot cocoa along with the gift shop which also sells DVD's of the lights for a reasonable $15.00 if you forgot to charge your camera's batteries like I did (it was a spur of the moment trip) We highly reccomend this stop for everyone driving the coastal route or wanting to take a family drive to see some fantastic lights. The only fee to get into the park is for parking which was $5.00 for the car which is very reasonable. We went when it was raining and if you don't mind getting a little wet kept the crowds to a small amount of people. this Christmas venue is normally packed during better weather but is well worth a little bit of moisture from the light sprinkles we encountered during our visit.
If you're looking for nightlife, somewhere to eat, or some shopping... or to just have a place to walk around after a long day of skiing, head to Olympic Plaza. Drop the kids off at the park, grab a coffee, go ice skating, choose one of the many dining locations located on this walking street... possibilities are endless.
For Kids: Park, ice skating, lots of dessert places, kid stores
For Adults: Tons of shopping, tons of dining, Coffee houses, grocery store to pick up odds and ends for your lodging (where we purchased food for our condo rental!). Everything you need in Whistler will probably be right here.
Tip: Some of the parking surrounding the plaza is paid and some is free. Make sure to pay attention to signs!
The racetrack is weekend favorite of ours. On certain weekend, they have a whole kids section setup with pony rides, a petting zoo, and interactive activities... all FREE with admission! My son, is thrilled to watch the horses as they parade around the track. Older kids who understand racing would love watching their chosen horse race around on the large televisions. The food is quite expensive but you can bring you own. There is a limit as to how large the cooler you can bring in, otherwise, you can simply pay $5 and bring any size you want. Well worth it if you have kids who constantly like to eat.
Recently, they now require admission fees for kids 4-18 even though they can't gamble. Kind of makes it a little more expensive than it used to be but again, if you go on a family day, they you definitely gets your money's worth!