The travel bug has bitten our family hard this summer! But instead of planning far away trips, we are focusing on all the fun things there are to do in our area.
It might not seem like there are many fun things to do around northwest Kansas, but I’ve been surprised by the options available in within a half-day’s drive. A long weekend can feel like a mini-vacation and doesn’t have to cost much.
One of the best ways I’ve found to experience local attractions is to take advantage of discounts available. The folks at the Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau reached out to me to help get the word out about their free savings card. Anyone can request one at their website: http://www.visitomaha.com/omaha-adventure/savings-card/#.U5kGXtEg_IU. And while you’re there, you can also request a free travel guide and get all kinds of visitor info.
The card has good discounts at several family-friendly attractions, including the zoo and children’s museum. We plan to visit the zoo later this summer when we visit Omaha, and I’ll be sure to post a review of that, too.
In the meantime, if you live anywhere near Omaha, check out their website…you might be surprised what the city has to offer.
And if you aren’t planning to visit Omaha, take a few minutes to check out the visitor’s bureau websites of the towns near you. You might find discount programs you didn’t even know were out there!