Fun Lists
from trekaroo family travelers


updated at February 25 2017

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"Kid-friendly Tide Pools on Maui"

Kids of all ages and adults alive find great fascination in discovering ocean critters in tide pools.  It's a fun and free activity that can easily fill a couple of hours.  Unlike what you might expect, Maui didn't have many tide pools for exploring, but had several for swimming in.

1. Olivine Pools
2. Nakalele Blowhole
3. Makena Beach State Park
See all 9 items in list...

updated at February 25 2017

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"Tide Pools for Kids in North Shore Massachusetts "

If you love the outdoors, but don't want to just hit up another beach with the kids, head over to one of these cool tide pools. Full of barnacles, anemones, fish, crabs and more, kids love discovering all that lives and breath in these tiny ecosystems. Here are the best places to find tidepools on the Northern shore of Massachusetts (Salem, Marblehead, Cape Ann, Beverly).

1. Crowninshield Island
2. Chandler Hovey Park and Marblehead Light Tower
3. Winter Island Maritime Park
See all 11 items in list...

updated at February 25 2017

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"Kid-friendly Tide Pools on the Big Island, Hawaii "

Kids of all ages and adults alive find great fascination in discovering ocean critters in tide pools.  It's a fun and free activity that can easily fill a couple of hours.  All the way up around the Big Island of Hawaii there are both accessible and inaccessible tide pools, but these are some of the most accessible or more healthy tide pools you'll find.

1. Kapoho Tide Pools
2. Keauhou Resort Ocean View Townhouse
3. Wawaloli Beach
See all 4 items in list...

updated at February 25 2017

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"Kid-friendly Tide Pools in California"

Not all tide pools area created the same.  Some have such high surf that it isn't very safe for kids. Others tie in rock formations that are nice and flat, easy for little ones to negotiate.  Here is a list of tide pools in California that are great with kids.  The top of the list starts with tide pool beaches north of San Francisco and we head south from there to the Central Coast, Los Angeles and Orange County and finally to San Diego County.

1. MacKerricher State Park
2. Shell Beach
3. Muir Beach
See all 28 items in list...

updated at February 21 2017

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"Family Fun in Winter Park, CO"

Winter Park is a family-friendly ski village 67 miles west of Denver over the Berthoud Pass. Ski lessons, access to a very small bunny hill with magic carpet, and a T-bar pull on a slightly bigger hill make for a perfect place to learn to ski. There are lots of green trails accessible by lifts as well, making it a good place to get lots of variety without having to be an expert, or even intermediate, skier. The village is small and filled with shops so everything is within easy walking distance if you stay in the village. Fellow Texans: Denver is such a quick, cheap flight!

1. The Vintage Hotel
2. Devils Thumb Ranch
3. The Back Bowl Soup Bistro
See all 8 items in list...