Mommy Katie: #ad #Giveaway #RC Get Your Summer On With The Ultimate Prize Pack CLOSED!

Friday, July 5, 2013

#ad #Giveaway #RC Get Your Summer On With The Ultimate Prize Pack CLOSED!


Summer is here, and from the time my kids get up in the mornings to the time we go to bed in the evenings, we are constantly busy. My husband and I try to keep the summer days for the kids interesting, so that they do not get bored. In the mornings and early afternoons, it is my time to keep everyone busy, and we love to go swimming, whether it be at home or at the park, or we might go out and get some art supplies and make lots of fun and creative things. Then when my husband gets home, we like to plan out the rest of the day. My husband loves to go the park as well and he also loves to take the kids to the museums. We also may decide to catch a movie, then go to dinner after with the kids. It all depends on what kind of day we are having. For me, I am all about making memories with the kids, I want them to always look back on their summers and remember them as being fun. On top of the things we do at home, we also take our vacation and we plan the summer camps, but it is up to us to fill in the rest of the days with activities. One thing that I try to do a lot of when we are home is the local restaurants and the local attractions. I love that when I look into things to do locally, I can find things, like our local movie theaters, restaurants, museums, and amusement parks that are all kid friendly and that are all set up and ready to cater to families for the summer, and really at any time through out the year. So when you are looking for things to do with the kids this summer, check out what is available locally by heading over to sites like TripAdvisor and UrbanSpoon, where you can find reviews on local restaurants so you can make sure that you and your family have a great time when you go out with the family! I also love that whey I use sites like TripAdvisor and UrbanSpoon, I can use them for planning a night out, when we go out of town to plan our vacations and for when family comes into town as well! Well, to help with your plans, I will be giving one of my amazing readers an amazing prize pack that includes a 12' x 36' Intex Easy Set Pool, a $100 Fandago Gift Card and a $100 Visa Gift Card!!
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suburban prep said...

A restaurant called Hackneys.
They have a few around the area but they have great corned beef on dark rye and they have been known to have bagpipers on St Patrick's day.

Carmen Van Deursen said...

We love the crayola experience for the kids and the sands casinos for adults.

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Janet W. said...

I'd recommend The Varisty in Atlanta for the best hamburgers and hot dogs you'll ever eat! Lots of past presidents have eaten at The Varsity and their pictures are up on the wall.

Sandy VanHoey said...

We like to go to El Real in our are, great Mexican food

Carrie Phelps said...

I would recommend visiting the Quechee Gorge in Vermont. Not only are you gifted with beautiful views & hiking trails but they have a wonderful snack bar on premise as well as a gift store where you can "mine" for gems, jewels and gold. Just a short drive further north you can find yourself at VINS (The Vermont Institute of Natural Science). One of my all time favorite locations.

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dfraley3 said...

I'd have to say it is Young's Dairy. They not only have 2 great restaurants but great ice cream and lots of entertainment for the whole family.

Mami2jcn said...

Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC.


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Robin O said...

I would like to visit the Conestoga Steak House in our town; lots of people recommend it!

jen said...

Mcguire's Irish pub in Destin Fl! I love that place. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is great too.

kellyr78 said...

I recommend Knoebels amusement park. Free parking & admission, good food prices and great rides.

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Kelly R. said...

Corbin, the town we live in, is the hometown of Colonel Sanders original KFC restaurant.

Darlene said...

I like to go to the Outback to eat and would recommend them.

Nicole Larsen said...

My daughter and I love going to the Family Fun Center & Bullwinkles Restaraunt in Edmonds, WA. I would definitely recommend that!

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scottsgal said...

six flags great amaerica

Cheryl said...

Discovery Place in Charlotte, NC. Lots of other great attractions listed for Charlotte, too.

JC said...

I would recommend to stay at The Westin Minneapolis and visit WALKER ART CENTER and Mpls sculpture garden.

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Jessica To said...

We live within driving distance to New Market Battlefield and would like to visit it.

s said...

Manassas Battlefield

Colleen Maurina said...

One local attraction that we like to visit frequently is our Oregon Zoo. We have a great one!

leanne_mac said...

We would like to visit Great Wolf Lodge in WA

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I enjoy eating at our local Applebees in Kearney, Ne.

Amanda @mommymandy.com said...

We don't have any local attractions except in the winter you can go skiing at Snow Valley. My kids have a blast snowboarding.

618mom said...

I live 30 mins from St. Louis and there is tons of stuff to do!! The Zoo, Science Center, Grants Farm, the Arch I could go on and on!

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Robin Wilson said...

One of our favorite local attractions in Carowinds and its water park. The rides and the park are a lot of fun and my son goes there numerous times over the summer!

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Tamara Chewning said...

We are loving a local place just north of Dallas where there's an awesome splash pad/fountain right outside of a great restaurant, The Purple Cow! We've been going at least once a week for dinner and letting the kids play afterwards while we sit at the tables around. They do a fun light show to music with the water, too. Totally great family fun! (Fairview, TX)

Jennifer Hiles said...

I have to say there isn't much where I'm from (Northwestern PA) but I would love to visit Maine someday. I hear it is beautiful.

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Wanda McHenry said...

There's the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum - Charleston Harbor, SC. It's a great day visit to tour the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier, a guppy submarine, aircraft and more!

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Elizabeth Owens said...

One big attraction in Springfield, IL is the Abraham Lincoln museum. It is a very cool and unique museum that really teaches you a lot about history!

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babymama30549 said...

I would recommend The Varsity here in Atlanta and the Yellow River Game Ranch :)

amber said...

I would recommend Cave Run Lake, b/c it's summertime

jamie braun said...

in my town, I would recommend The White Horse
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Faride said...

I really like Amazing Jakes. It's a buffet and has lots of fun games and rides for kids. Best of all it's indoors, so you stay cool.

marcia goss said...

I would recomment Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA. You can stay overnight in a cabin, golf, fish, swim, and just enjoy the outdoors with your family.
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heymissvirginia said...

I would recommend a restuarnt called The Sandy Hook. It's right on the water with a great view and great food.
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jbmthill said...

We always recommend The Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. Great history!

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Kelly Rae said...

Menil Collection in Houston

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I would recommend Carowinds theme park.
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HappyEnchilada said...

I would recommend The Chop House in Charleston WV. Best steaks in the state.

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I would recommend The Chop House in Charleston WV....best steaks in the state.

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i would recommend nanas tacos in my area

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Laura Lane said...

Our Jasper county courthouse is beautiful. It looks like an old stone castle complete with turrets.

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Ruby said...

I like the whale watching cruise at Newport beach, CA

Alex B said...

I would recommend Delany's, there is a huge sculpture garden in the back he made from anything and everything it's really magical, and it's largely unheard of, you wont find anything about it online!

steve weber said...

I'd recommend Crisp pizza bar in Milwaukee, WI.

Adriane said...

The Long Beach Aquarium is a world class aquarium - so may fun activities and amazing animals. Lots of nearby restaurants.

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Fish Market at Allston MA best sushi in town

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Randi said...

I would recommend Holiday World/Splashing Safari in Southern Indiana...great family theme park :)

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Lake Quannapowitt near me is really nice.

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Sadie said...

I would recommend the outdoor theater production of "Tecumseh" in Chillicothe, OH.

fancygrlnancy said...

I would say Cracker Jax. Its a fun family friendly with games, rides, batting cages, long range golf, and more.
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Kambrea said...

I live in Punxsutawney so of course I would recommend seeing Phil, Gobbler's Knob, and the Groundhog Festival (which just ended 2 days ago.)

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one frugal lady said...

the resort in my town is awesome, it's a great hotel with a waterpark!

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MANDY83 said...

I would recommend the Boston Symphony Orchestra. They are amazing!

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MamaStace said...

Lego Land is probably the best place for kids! They also have a water park for the hot summer days

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Austin Baroudi said...

Old Orchard Beach near Biddeford , ME. I've never been and I heard it was really great up there.
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Gina Wildorchid said...

I would recommend checking out a Richmond Braves baseball game at "The Diamond"!

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DEBIJOT said...

Downtown Mount Airy, NC. You can eat at Aunt Bea's Diner, get your hair cut at Floyd's Barber Shop and ride in Sheriff Taylor's Car.

Kayla said...

Medieval Times in Chicago!

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Fox said...

I would recommend carowinds theme Park and also Tony's ice cream in Gastonia nc

Claudia N said...

I would recommend Great Wolf Lodge Grand Mound, WA.

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Michele P. said...

we go to http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g40947-d819926-Reviews-Buen_Apetito-Waterville_Maine.html Buen apetito when we want great nachos, if you want a lobster roll with sooo much lobster then go to Reds Eats in Wiscasset... but go early, sometimes the lines stretch across the bridge lol http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g40984-d458746-Reviews-Red_s_Eats-Wiscasset_Maine.html

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lana said...

lake lanier beach and water park

Kia89 said...

Discovery Green Park.

Allie B. said...

I would recommend The Parthenon in Nashville!

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My kids love the crayola factory in Pennsylvia. we go there a couple times each year.
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melissaandkeith miller said...

we live a small town with not many attractions. Some places near by include indian lake, and pine lake

McKim said...

I would recommend El Conquistador. They have the best Mexican food around.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

In Pittsburgh, I'd recommend the Carnegie Science Center!

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Mysharona said...

We are near Cedar Point

clc408 said...

I recomment the COSI museum in Columbus OH.

guettel78 said...

One local attraction I'd recommend would be the Hood Museum of Art on Hanover, NH. There are always very interesting and unique exhibits to see there!

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Tamar said...

I like the Southernmost on the Beach - Key West.

jamie braun said...

I would Recommend the House Of Pizza, in my town, saint cloud MN. small family owned pizza place with the best pizza around!

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April said...

Wild Waves theme park in Federal Way!
Looks like something my kids would like!

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mogrill said...

The Space needle! It is a lot of fun and you can see ALL of Seattle.
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Rebecca Graham said...

Jack Daniel Distillery Tour.

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Deb K said...

The Mall Of America!

Tarah said...

There is a great restaurant near us called the "Woodshop" - they smoke all their own meats on site. They also have amazing, stone oven pizza!

Nataly Carbonell said...

I'd recommend Roy's Jacksonville Beach restaurant, for the best food and Sangria :)

Denise S. said...

I recommend the Museum of Natural History in Denver, CO

jmajor4870 said...

bettys pie shop. A 50's grill and pie shop

Carolyn Gonzalez said...

Glenville Lake. It has great boating and fishing

Carolyn Gonzalez said...

Glenville Lake. It has great boating and fishing

Jessica Dobbs said...

I recommend visiting Ober Gatlinburg!

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Tanya White said...

I would recommend our local amusement park Seabreeze because its a day filled with fun.

Danielle PB said...

I'd like to go to try a restaurant in the Old Port, Maine just because I've never really been and could really use a night out. I know there are some great comedy clubs and Bob Marley comes to Maine a few times a year.

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Kris said...

i recommend my local beach at the jersey shore!

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Sherry Compton said...

I recommend the Deanna Rose Farm and Fritz's restaurant with the trains. Simple places that entertain kids.
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sarah said...

i recommend coach insignia restaurant in detroit - great food and great view
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Kitty said...

I'd recommend Wheatsville in Austin!

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Janna Johnson said...

Cosi museum in columbus

Tracy R said...

We have a Mexican restaurant called Celia's in Burlingame, CA. The food and service is great, it's been a favorite place for my family for decades.

Angela M. said...

We love Stonefire Grill!

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Audra Weathers said...

I'd like to try the City Bakery Cafe in Waynesville, NC. I could go for a good coffee and donut today.

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Stephanie Larison said...

There's a miniature toy museum here in town, it's pretty cool to check out!

Karen said...

Dinosaur BBQ in Syracuse, NY !!!

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luckynordberg said...

I'd recommend the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, nj

kyl neusch said...

Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dells

Shanee said...

Six Flags in Eureka, MO! The kids LOVE it!

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crankyyanky1 said...

There are a lot of great places to see where I live the ocean and lots of tourist attractions but one of the best ones that I would recommend is the Acquarium at Fort Fisher on Pleasure Island it is great for the whole family

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i would recommend a bike ride along the d&R canal park

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meegan whitford said...

We like going to our state parks in WI camping all summer.

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Im so lucky to live in the Bay Area...would recommend Golden Gate Park for an all day walk....Capitola for a low key beach hangout...DishDash Sunnyvale for a great meal
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the wright patt air force museum

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ellie said...

We frequent a local Mexican restaurant we love, Dos Charros.

Jammie Morey said...

the Memphis Zoo is a fun attraction in my area.

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